From the date of its foundation the Vologda Research Center of the RAS maintains active cooperation with Russian and foreign organizations in different directions. The Institute expands the horizons of international collaboration: every year it establishes new contacts for joint research, publications, grants, trainings, and sharing of experience. The Institute focuses its proactive efforts on the strengthening of relations with Russian scientific and educational organizations. VolRC RAS continues its cooperation and regular working contacts with the authorities and enterprises at the municipal and regional levels.
In the modern world international cooperation in science, technologies and innovations constantly expands, being one of the priorities of the state policy. International cooperation is essential at the regional level. One of the most important directions for achieving the goal of the integration of the Russian science into global processes of the science and technology progress is the development of collaboration with foreign partners. Thus, positioning in the international scientific space is one of the vital tasks in the Institute’s development.
During all 25 years the Vologda Research Center of the RAS gives great attention to the development of the collaboration with scientific institutions of the Department of Social Sciences of RAS. This cooperation with scientific institutions comprises the following areas: execution of research projects within the frame of state programs and grants; information sharing; joint publications; exchange programs for researchers; running of joint scientific events.
Cooperation between scientific and educational organizations promotes the formation of an integrated system of science and education. Inclusion of pupils and students into VolRC RAS activities is one of the ways for the reproduction of new personnel for the region’s science and economy. The realization of the goals and tasks of the Research Educational Centre of Economics and Information Technologies of VolRC RAS is carried out on the basis of business partnership development and external contacts expansion.
Since 2005 the Vologda Research Center of the RAS has been carrying out activities to promote transfer and commercialization of technologies for the benefit of higher education institutions, scientific organizations and the region’s enterprises. In November, 2014 a separate division was created – Technology Transfer Center of the Department of scientific and technological development and knowledge economy.
For the Vologda Research Center of the RAS it is very important that interrelations with the representative and executive authorities of the region, government, and administration of the most municipalities develop quite democratic. Partnership development is considered as a part of the Institute’s mission insight.
VolRC RAS continues cooperation and regular working contacts with the region’s and city’s new authorities. Many initiatives of the Institute find support by the Vologda Oblast’s governor, his deputies and the city’s mayor.
Activation of media relations involves providing regular publication of information analysis materials of the Institute in the leading printed periodicals of the region: organization of interviews with the leading researchers of VolRC RAS on the urgent issues of the society’s development in printed publications, TV and radio programs of the regional and federal levels; distribution of the information on the Institute’s activity in Internet on the authorities’ and information agencies’ websites; popularization of VolRC RAS activities in the most distinguished forums and social networks.