Today, Zhaxybay Zhumadilov, the general director of the National Laboratory Astana, Nazarbayev University and Victor Matveyev, the director of an international intergovernmental organization "Joint Institute for Nuclear Research" (JINR) signed a memorandum on cooperation in the sphere of scientific research and scientific activities.
In particular, the parties have agreed to conduct joint work in the field of physics and technology of high-energy charged particle beams; nuclear-physical methods of investigation of different materials and objects of the environment; use of heavy ion beams of high-energy radiation in the field of materials science; methods of X-ray analysis of materials; research methods of micro- and nano-objects; the use of charged particle beams of high energy to biotechnology, ecology and medicine; nuclear power; thermonuclear fusion; the development of nuclear and radiation medicine, formulation and use of radioactive isotopes to diagnose and treat diseases.
“In the framework of this cooperation is planned to organize joint scientific seminars, workshops, and joint participation of scientists in international projects. So this perspective collaboration will provide a spark to the development of nuclear science and technologies for the purpose of peaceful nuclear energy application in Kazakhstan,” said Zhaxybay Zhumadilov.
“Kazakhstan occupies the prominent and worthy place among the JINR Member States. Kazakhstan vastly contributes to the development of education and science, and nurturing young staff. It’s a beautiful example to follow,” concluded the head of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Victor Matveyev.
During the visit the Dubna’s delegation gave several presentation on JINR: structure, main direction of research, links and collaboration in Kazakhstan, including cooperation with Nazarbayev University. Also, the guests held a tour of NLA's facilities, and other research centers of the university.
For information: The Dubna’s delegation visit to NU is the part of "Days of JINR at Kazakhstan" event. The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental scientific research organization in the science city Dubna in the Moscow region. JINR has at present 18 member states, including Kazakhstan. DC-60 cyclotron - heavy ion accelerator - was built by the JINR in Astana and now celebrates its 10 year anniversary, as part of current "Days of JINR at Kazakhstan" event.