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Israeli and Czech Science Academies Agree on Cooperation

Details of the cooperation will be determined in future talks, but there is already agreement that one focus will be bilateral scientific workshops.
25/06/2017
The presidents of the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Prof. Eva Zazimalova and Prof. Nili Cohen, signed a Memorandum of Understanding on scientific cooperation in Prague on Friday (June 23rd, 2017). Details of the cooperation will be determined in future talks, but there is already agreement that one focus will be bilateral scientific workshops. Based on the strengths and interests of the two institutions topics are likely to come from the fields of chemistry and biochemistry, literature. A conference on Franz Kafka may be organized, according to Prof. Cohen.
 
She noted that unlike the Israeli Academy—that functions as a learned society—the Czech Academy maintains its own research institutes. The Czech Republic’s leading researchers are found at these institutes, much as Israel’s preeminent scientists are members of the Academy. The accord replaces an earlier agreement, signed in 1993.
 
Israeli Ambassador in Prague, Daniel Meron, who witnessed the signing, said the memorandum is part of the efforts to boost scientific cooperation between the two countries. Israeli Minister for Science, Technology and Space, Ofir Akunis, is to meet Czech Deputy Prime Minister for Science Pavel Belobradek on Monday, June 27th 2017.
 
 
From right: President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof. Eva
Zazimalova and President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Nili Cohen and (photo: Israel Academy)
 
 
From right: Israel's ambassador to the Czech Repulic, Daniel Meron,
President of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities Prof. Nili
Cohen, President of the Czech Academy of Sciences Prof.  Eva Zazimalova,
Deputy to the Vice Prime Minister Dr. Marks and Dr. Anna Sikarova from
the Czech Academy (photo: Israel Academy)
 
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