YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Russian Medical-Technical Academy (RMTA) opened its branch in Armenia to bring cooperation between the countries’ specialists to its former level and stimulate exchange of scientific achievemen’s in the field of medical instrument-making. This purpose was stated during a constituent meeting of the RMTA Armenia branch on February 8.
Rewards and diplomas were awarded to corresponding and full members for their services and achievemen’s in the field of medical-technical sciences. Rector of Yerevan State Medical University Vilen Hakobian had a Vernadsky Star of the First Class conferred to him. World-famous scientists such as Dmitry Likhachev–Rem Petrov–2000 Nobel Prize winner Zhores Alferov are the prior recipients of the same honor.
"I am very glad that Armenia could stand up to numerous shocks and that now it has a favorable derivative," famous Russian scientist Vladimir Zagryadsky–RMTA First Vice-President–said. Zagryadsky–speaking about RMTA activities–noted that the Academy is cooperating with many countries. The Inter-Academic Union–which is RMTA’s coordinating body–consists of 46 founders and embraces 800 corresponding and full members.
On behalf of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia–Vice-President Emil Gabrielian congratulated those present and expressed hope that cooperation between the two countries’ scientific communities would continue and flourish.