Scientific cooperation between the Research and Academic Center (RAC) and Eurofins (France)
Eurofins, founded in 1987, is currently the world's largest expert and analytical organization providing research services in agro-industrial, food, environmental and pharmaceutical fields. Today, Eurofins unites more than 400 laboratories in 44 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Asia-Pacific region, which annually carry out more than 350 million tests to study the safety, quality, composition, origin and authenticity of various plant, animal, biotechnological and chemical objects. The total financial performance of the company amounted to 3.7 billion euros in March 2018.
As a developer of the SNIF-NMR® method, Eurofins is currently a recognized international leader in the application of the nuclear magnetic resonance method in studies of the composition of various environmental objects.
At the negotiations the parties discussed issues of scientific cooperation in the food and pharmaceutical spheres and confirmed readiness for cooperation, in particular, participation of the specialists of the Center in the international conference of the FoodIntegrity program of the European Union, which will be held in Nantes, France in November 2018, and the Eurofins conference at RUDN. To ensure implementation of joint research projects and participation in EU grant programs, the parties are going to prepare a draft agreement on scientific and technical cooperation.
The conference “For the sustainable development of civilization: cooperation, science, education, technology (Africa’s Pathway to 17 SDGs: an integrated approach)” opened at RUDN University*. It is attended by ministers of Sierra Leone and Ethiopia, as well as leading world scientists from Algeria, Brazil, Germany, Zambia, India, Indonesia, Morocco, Namibia, Ethiopia, South Africa and other countries.
How to make money on wastewater and turn biological mass into clean energy? What is valorization of waste and sludge? How does this process relate to sustainable development? Dr. Kumar Vinod, professor at the Department of Life Sciences at Graphic Era University (India), spoke about water without treading water.
RUDN University engineers calculated how to collect precipitation for water supply over a large area in an arid region. The results will help solve the problem of water shortages through the construction of several dams and ponds.