Science can do a lot that politicians cannot. What’s more, science often works in defiance of political trends — Vladimir Fortov, Academician, the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Science is one step ahead of politics when it comes to identifying solutions to humanity’s problems, such as water security and food security — Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
Global challenges are becoming ever more serious. <...> This is true of sustainable development and climate change. <...> I worked at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and we reached the conclusion that this was an area where scientists could work freely and collaborate very closely, without any major restrictions from the political arena — Rae Kwon Chung, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Science can often lay the foundation for political rapprochement. An example of this is the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — Markus Ederer, Ambassador of the European Union to the Russian Federation.
In my opinion, sanctions – at any rate those which have affected our university – have strengthened our international ties. I can say that unequivocally. This is in relation to the International Council. — Vladimir Vasiliev, Rector, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics .