On June 29th 2016, Mr. Bhaskar Balakrishnan, a renowned Indian diplomat and statesman, the President of the Association of Indian Diplomats (an association of former Indian ambassadors) visited Zelinsky Institute. Mr. Bhaskar Balakrishnan holds a university degree in physics, which was one of the reasons why the Indian Government delegated him to visit Russia with a view to get an insight into the current trends of Russian governmental policy in the field of science, technology and education.
The meeting in ZIOC was organized by Prof. Nikolay Nifant’ev. The venue was not selected randomly – ZIOC RAS has longstanding scientific relations with Indian academic community. Also, Prof. Dr. N. Nifant’ev is the head of the RAS Comprehensive Long-Term Program for Cooperation with India.
In the course of the conversation, the Indian guest expressed a particular interest to the Russian governmental policy in support of science and technology and was greatly impressed by the system of continuous chemical education at ZIOC RAS.