Go back

EU countries pulling back from joint research institute in Russia

Image: IAEA Imagebank [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr

Researchers linked to Joint Institute for Nuclear Research warn of impact on science

European countries are freezing or even terminating their involvement with the international Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Russia in response to its host country’s invasion of Ukraine. Researchers linked to the JINR worry that the moves will lead to project delays and hamper scientific progress.

“I sincerely hope that it will not happen and politicians will recognise that science should bring nations together to answer fundamental questions and solve the problems in front of humankind,” said Richard Lednický, a former JINR vice-director who is currently chief researcher of the Laboratory of High Energy Physics in Dubna, where the JINR is also based.

This article is only available to Research Professional News subscribers. If you are a subscriber you can read the article in full on researchprofessional.com

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.