RAU Researchers in Nanomaterials Physics Win Horizon 2020 Twinning Project
The project Twinning to strengthen Russian-Armenian University's research and innovative capacity in Nanomaterials for Quantum Information and Quantum Optics (NanoQIQO) developed by the researchers of Russian-Armenian University was declared one of the winners of the Horizon 2020 Twinning Project of the European Union (EU).
The Twinning project, aimed at strengthening institutional networking in Europe, will strengthen and extend the collaboration links among three universities: Russian-Armenian University (RAU), University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany and University of Patras (UPatras), Greece which have successfully collaborated in the past and continue to do so. Their targeted field is Nanomaterials Physics with the application in the Quantum Information and Quantum Optics.
RAU Chief Academic Adviser Professor Eduard Ghazaryan, Director of RAU Institute of Physics and Engineering Prof. Hayk Sarkisyan, Head of RAU Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures Associate Professor David Hayrapetyan will coordinate the work at RAU, while Prof. Gabriel Bester and Prof. Sotirius Baskoutas will do their part at University of Hamburg and University of Patras, respectively.
Representatives of the Department of General Physics and Quantum Nanostructures expressed their gratitude to the Rector of Russian-Armenian University Professor Armen Darbinyan for his invaluable support.
Implemented by the European Commission, Horizon 2020 is the eighth framework program funding research, technological development, and innovation. It is the biggest EU Research and Innovation program with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.