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28 апреля 2016

First Springer Nature Summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia

First Springer Nature Summit held in St. Petersburg, Russia

April 28 marked the day for the first Springer Nature Summit in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. More than 40 attendees joined from across the Russian scientific community. The group was pleased to welcome Andrey Maksimov, Minister for Science of Saint Petersburg, as well as the rector of ITMO, Vladimir Vasiliev. Igor Agamirzyan, Director of RVC and Yuri Simachev, deputy director of RSCF, delegations from the Saint Petersburg State and Polytechnic universities along with other representatives of the Russian scientific community filled the room for a full day of presentations and learning. The event was hosted at the magnificent ITMO University in St. Petersburg. The attendees heard from various members of the Springer Nature team as well as from a local partner, 100K20. Mr. Matthias Aicher, General Director 100K20 LLC and the author of 100K20 initiative shared his view on the Russian scientific output for the next years. Mr. Asdaa Kotani, Springer Nature Vice President Institutional Sales – E. Europe, Middle East and Africa, shared information about the new Springer Nature and also provided an in-depth look at the research trends and output analysis from Russia. Mr. Aliaksandr Birukou, Senior Editor Springer Nature, then addressed the group regarding the services available to scientists that would support the advancement of science and research in the Russian scientific community. The attendees were then treated to presentations from four top Russian institutions: ITMO (Pavel Belov – Nanolab success story), NTF (Pavel Arefiev – Leading Universities) and RASEP (Olga Kirillova – Russian journals on an international level, internationalization). Each provided their own unique look at science and research followed by a lively discussion from the others in attendance. At the end of the event, it was clear that the cooperation between Springer Nature and the Russian scientific community can have a positive influence on the promotion of science and research from this part of the world. We look forward to meeting as a group again in the future!