Moving the INIS-JINR-ICSTI Cooperation Forward

3 October 2007 - Visiting the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna near Moscow on 2 October, INIS and NKM Section Head Mr. Robert Workman met with Professor Alexei N. Sissakian, JINR?s Director, to discuss potential cooperation between INIS, JINR and ICSTI, the International Centre for Scientific and Technical Information. Joint activities, already outlined in a tripartite INIS-JINR-ICSTI framework document that was signed in Vienna in May 2007, will include, e.g. information exchange and the organisation of events such as training seminar and workshops for the young generation of nuclear scientists and engineers to support innovation and technology development.

Discussion at JINR with Prof. A.N. Sissakian (left)

Mr. Workman gave an overview of current activities of the International Nuclear Information System (INIS) and the IAEA's nuclear knowledge management programme, and was interested to learn about JINR?s international cooperation programmes in nuclear research. A tour of the Institute?s nuclear research facilities, including JINR?s cyclotrons, concluded the visit.

Tour of the JINR nuclear research facilities

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is located in Dubna, ?a town of science? near Moscow. The Institute is a world-known centre for fundamental nuclear research combined with applied investigations and university education. At present, JINR has 18 Member States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, D. P. Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam. Established in 1956, JINR now employs over 6000 people, including 1000 scientists, and 2000 engineers and technicians.