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CNRS – SAS Workshop in Smolenice

Added by: S. Ščepán, 22.5.2018, 601 visit

Focus, philosophy and vision are clear. If we want to achieve top results on the international front, we are joining forces with the best. One of the concrete steps is to develop cooperation between the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Center national de la reserche scientifique. From May 21 to 23, SAS prepared a three-day workshop on SAS and CNRS collaboration in progressive materials.

The opening ceremony was attended by Christophe Leonzi, Ambassador of France to Slovakia, who referred to the tradition and scope of cooperation of our countries with an emphasis on the current intensification of science and research. He was the initiator of the activation of contacts between CNRS and SAV, with an interest in looking for breakthrough possibilities for closer cooperation. He also highlighted the positive trend of French investment in scientific projects, the opening of study placements and opportunities for foreign applicants, including students from Slovakia.
Chairman of SAS prof. Pavol Šajgalík stressed our need for strong partners for further development and that we are pleased and motivated by France's interest in scientific cooperation with our scientists in specific projects.
The presentation of the deputy director of CNRS for Europe and Russia, Chanla Khan-Malek, presented the mission, structure and in particular the wide scope and potential of CNRS. Generating knowledge for the benefits of society is a common interest, and nowadays also a necessity for the progress of both countries. CNRS has housed twelve Nobel laureates in the past and recent history (most recently Jean Pierre Sauvage received the prize for chemistry in 2016). CNRS has a total potential of 33,000 employees and associates, of which 25,000 are fulltime. Up to 60 percent of French scientists function within CNRS.
Furthermore, SAS Scientific Secretary PhDr. Dušan Gálik, CSc. presented the focus and structure of SAS, highlighting its growing potential, also in the context of the transformation of its institutes and workplaces into public research institutions.
The SAS and CNRS Collaboration Workshop in the area of progressive materials provided several lectures, presentations and discussions over three days with the view to closer cooperation between the scientific teams of both countries in the near future. (spn)
Photo: Marcel Matiašovič

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Workshop CNRS - SAV v Smoleniciach.
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Chantal Khan-Maleková pri prezentácii CNRS.
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Chantal Khan-Maleková pri prezentácii CNRS.
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Smolenice