Memorandum of Understanding between JSC “Republican Center for Space Communications” (RCSC) and FAI

On June 01, 2023, a memorandum was signed between the RCSC and FAI for the purpose of mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of safe operation of telecommunications geostationary KAZSAT satellites

Collaboration agreement between GRB research group at FAI and ICRANet (Italy) within the framework of the grant AP08855631

The Collaboration agreement between the research groups was signed by the PI of the GRB research group at FAI, senior researcher Dr. Yerlan Aimuratov and the PI of the GRB research group at International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet, Italy) Professor Remo Ruffini.
The main goal of collaboration between groups is: scientific research in the field of high-energy astrophysics and relativistic astrophysics, specifically, the study of Gamma-Ray Bursts associated with Supernovae.

The memorandum of cooperation between FAI and International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (Italy)

A memorandum was signed by FAI director Dr. Chingis Omarov and International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) director professor Remo Ruffini for a period of five years with the possibility of extension. Main purposes of the memorandum were:

I – The institutional exchange of graduate, post-graduate students, researchers and faculty members of ICRANet and the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute;
II – The development of teaching and/or research activities related to the areas of expertise and interest of ICRANet and the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute;
III – The organization of symposia, seminars, conferences and short courses on topics and areas of expertise and interest of ICRANet and the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute;
IV – The promotion and support of technical-scientific and cultural events and activities open to the public;
V – The development of opportunities to form university teachers and researchers, by means of specialized advanced high-level courses in areas of interest and expertise of ICRANet and the Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute;
VI –The organization of training and recycling courses and activities as well as the developing of inter-institutional research areas associated to local graduate programs;
VII –The promotion of joint publications;
VIII – Implementation of socially oriented activities through the academic extension;
IX – Exchange of information concerning teaching and research activities in both institutions signatory of this Cooperation Protocol;
X – Make applications to the international grant programs to promote joint research projects or implement mobility exchange programs.

The memorandum of cooperation between FAI and Astronomisches Rechen-Institut

I. Exchange of visits of researchers. Organization of advanced training courses for
employees. Exchange of employee visits for jointly organized projects;
II. Development and implementation of joint research programs;
III. Organization of academic meetings and symposiums. Joint participation and conduct of
scientific schools with the involvement of specialists from both Parties;
IV. Joint research activities. Joint participation in grants announced by state, international,
public and private foundations and organizations;
V. Joint publication of articles, reports and other scientific materials of the staff of the
VI. Exchange of scientific information, publications, materials and knowledge; Organization
of access to scientific centers and facilities for research.
VII. Other forms of educational and scientific cooperation that will be agreed upon by both

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Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the Sternberg State Astronomical Institute (SAI MSU) and FAI
On March 10, 2022, an agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the SAI MSU and FAI was signed.

The subject of this Agreement is the interaction of the parties in the field of:
I. – Development of cooperation in conducting astronomical research, organizing joint observational experiments, providing mutual assistance in the development of the instrument base;
II. – Carrying out positional and photometric observations of near-Earth bodies of the Solar System, including artificial Earth satellites, space debris objects, asteroids and comets, in the interests of studying the population of space objects, studying ballistic evolution, sources of origin and physical properties;
III. – Observations and study of optical transients associated with gamma-ray bursts;
IV. – Exchange of information on scientific research and events, as well as scientific information in the form of their own publications, bibliographies, chronicles, information about archival materials, a computer data bank on specific research topics carried out by the Parties within the framework of a joint project.

An agreement was concluded with the Pulkovo Observatory on joint scientific activities

In November 2021 year, Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute signed an agreement on joint scientific, technical and academic activities with one of the largest astronomical institutions in Russia – Pulkovo Observatory (St. Petersburg). Within the framework of the agreement, in the next few months at the observation site of the Academician Omarov Assy-Turgen observatory the Meade LX-200 telescope (D=16 inches [~40 cm], F = 406.4 cm) with Schmidt–Cassegrain system, which arrived from St. Petersburg will begin to operate to study dynamic processes in active galactic nuclei. In the foreseeable future, the telescope will be fully automated, which will allow observations without human intervention.