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The International Conferences on Research Infrastructures (ICRI) are a well established international forum encouraging global cooperation and providing a unique opportunity to share views on matters of international relevance in the Research Infrastructures' domain.

The forthcoming ICRI 2016 conference, which will take place in Cape Town (South Africa) from 3 to 5 October 2016, is co-organised by the South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the European Commission. Building on the conclusions of previous ICRIs and the ongoing debates on Research Infrastructures in international fora such as the Group of Senior Officials (GSO) and the OECD-Global Science Forum (GSF), a more structured approach to collaboration on global Research Infrastructures will be discussed with the international community, underlining the strategic importance of Research Infrastructures and exploring their role as a tool for Science Diplomacy.

The official web-site of the Conference:

Three Russian higher educational establishments have been included in the one hundred best universities in the world according to the THE: World Reputation Ranking 2016.

The Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), a participant in the program for the advancement of competitiveness of Russian educational establishments, joined the Moscow State University and the Saint Petersburg State University, which secured places in the ranking’s Top 100 last year.

This year, Moscow State University took 30th place, Saint Petersburg State University is in the group of universities ranking from 81 to 90, and the MIPT is in the 91-100 group.

The Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation announced an open grant competition for the international scientists cooperating with Russian institutions of higher education, scientific research organizations and governmental research centers of the Russian Federation.

The winners of the grant competition will receive grants of the Government of the Russian Federation in the amount of up to 90 million roubles each to be expended on implementation of research projects over the course of three years (2017 – 2019) with the possibility of being renewed for an additional two years.

The deadline for submission of grant applications is 12:00 Moscow time on May 31, 2016.

Within the framework of the 21st international TAP 2016 conference "Transport and Air Pollution" taking place in Lyon (France) on 24-26 May 2016,
the French National Contact Point (N.C.P.), in the field of Transport, organizes a networking event.

This networking event is free of charge and will be held on 25 May 2016 from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

This will provide an opportunity for the participants of the conference looking for partners in the context of the 2017 calls, to meet and present their work and their organization, in relation to the  Work Programme for Research and Innovation Horizon 2020.


On 10 March 2016, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) will present the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap on Research Infrastructures during a one-day conference in Amsterdam.

The venue will be the Trippenhuis Building, the headquarters of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Live stream will be available via

ESFRI Roadmap identifies new Research Infrastructures (RI) of pan-European interest corresponding to the long term needs of the European research communities, covering all scientific areas, regardless of possible location.


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