Bulgarian, French Academies of Sciences Sign Cooperation Agreement

Society » EDUCATION | June 12, 2012, Tuesday // 14:55
Bulgaria: Bulgarian, French Academies of Sciences Sign Cooperation Agreement The agreement was signed in Sofia Tuesday by Prof. Catherine Brechignac, Chief Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences (left), and Prof. Nikola Sabotinov, head of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Photo by BGNES

The Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences have signed a cooperation agreement designed to deepen their joint work based on existing projects, officials said.

The agreement was signed in Sofia Tuesday by Prof. Catherine Brechignac, Chief Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Nikola Sabotinov, head of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

"This is a contract drafted jointly by the academies of sciences of Bulgaria and France that focuses on fields in which we have already worked together," Prof. Brechignac told Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency).

"These include earth sciences, biomedicine, nanotechnology, mathematics and computer science, and archaeological sciences. These are the priorities fields, which of course does not exclude cooperation in other fields that are not mentioned in the agreement," she explained further.

Prof. Catherine Br?chignac (born 1946 in Paris) is a French physicist. She is an Officer of the L?gion d'honneur, President of the International Council for Science and former president of the CNRS ("National Center for Scientific Research"), Europe's largest scientific body.

As a president of the CNRS, she was responsible for 25,000 employees, 12,000 of whom are researchers, and a budget of EUR 2.42 B. She has been the Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences since 2011.

Brechignac was in Bulgaria in June 2012 for the signing of a cooperation agreement between the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and the French Academy of Sciences.

Look forward to an interview of Novinite.com (Sofia News Agency) and Novinite.bg with Prof. Brechignac!

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