Schweitzer, Glenn E.. "1 New Approaches to Cooperation." Interacademy Programs Between the United States and Eastern Europe 1967-2009: The Changing Landscape. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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Interacademy Programs Between the United States and Eastern Europe 1967-2009: The Changing Landscape
tries and use them for the common good of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. A step in this regard was to be the designation of coordination centers for scientific activities throughout the region. These centers were well funded and were to provide technical leadership in selected areas of applied science for the region. According to reports received by the National Research Council (NRC) from specialists in the region, intercountry travel by specialists of the region to the centers was encouraged and readily funded by the governments of the region, although the centers were reported to have served primarily the interests of the host countries and the interests of the USSR. Thus, they seemed to be important components of the science infrastructures of the host countries but less significant as regional hubs. Box 1-1 presents a list of most of the centers.
At the same time, however, the Soviet government apparently was reluctant to place too much responsibility for controlling economic or
Research Coordination Centers of the Council forMutual Economic Assistance
Improvement of Nutritional Content of Food Products, Sofia
Economic Requirements and Standards for International Highways, Sofia
Industrial Robots Research and Development, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Preservation of Ecosystems and Landscapes, Bratislava
Utilization of Raw Materials in Lumbering, Bratislava
Mechanization and Automation in Crop Raising and Livestock Husbandry, Prague
Computer Technology and Mathematical Methods in Transportation, Prague
New Chemical Consumer Goods, Berlin
Defense Against Atmospheric Pollution, Dresden
Biological Problems in Livestock Husbandry, Dummersdorf, GDR
New Types of Mineral Fertilizers, Leipzig
Synthesis of Fuel Supplements, Schwedt, GDR
Utilization of Industrial Wastes, Budapest
Economic Forecasting in Development of Automotive Transport Equipment, Budapest
New Methods of Utilizing Coal, Katowice
New Pesticides and Plant Production Methods, Poznan
Economic, Social, and Legal Aspects of Pollution Control, Warsaw
Crating and Packaging in the Food Industry, Warsaw
Economic Forecasting in Development of Railroad Rolling Stock, Warsaw
SOURCE: NRC Office of Soviet and East European Affairs. 1985. Newsletter 7(1):10-11.