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Elsevier Starts Collaboration with Newly Established Far Eastern Consortium in Russia

December 10, 2012

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, December 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Five-year collaboration agreement includes access to ScienceDirect and

Scopus for Consortium Members

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific,
technical, and medical information products and services, today announced its
collaboration with the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), the leading University of
Russia’s Far Eastern Consortium, through a five-year collaboration agreement including
access to ScienceDirect and Scopus for all Consortium members from January 2013 onwards.

Russia’s Far Eastern Federal district has grown to become a key social and political
focus for the Russian Government. Since the APEC Summit
[http://elsevierconnect.com/the-accelerating-pace-of-the-russian-far-east ] held in
September of this year, a Ministry for Far Eastern Affairs has been founded and the region
is designated to become Russia’s growing economic, commercial and research hub in Asia

As the largest university in the region, FEFU plays a key role in this development
plan and has established the Far Eastern Consortium, a consortium of more than 50 regional
universities and academic institutes. Together, these universities and institutes aim to
increase research output for the region, strengthen local academic relations, and drive
international collaboration within the scientific arena.

Dr. Igor Protsenko, Vice-Rector for Science & Innovation at the Far Eastern Federal
University, said of the collaboration with Elsevier, “Supporting innovation and research
development is essential for effective economic growth, not only in this region but also
nationally and globally. By providing the Consortium members with access to high-quality
scholarly resources and information, we are building regional capacity and embracing
knowledge sharing and innovation in the Asia-Pacific scientific community. We look forward
to strengthen our collaboration with Elsevier with this long-term project.”

Dr. Igor Osipov, Regional Director of Elsevier in Russia and Belarus, said, “We are
confident that this collaboration will enable FEFU to successfully fulfill its key role in
the development of the region. We particularly welcome the University’s social function
within the Consortium, helping other, smaller research institutes with fewer resources by
providing them with access to ScienceDirect and Scopus. Elsevier and FEFU share the
strategic goal to drive innovation across research and academic institutions.”

About Far Eastern Federal University, Russia

Far Eastern Federal University is the largest institution of higher education in the
Russian Far East. Its history dates back to 1899 – the year the Oriental Institute was
established. In 2011, three other leading universities in the region were merged with Far
Eastern Federal University: Far Eastern National Technical University, Pacific State
University of Economics and Ussuriisk State Pedagogical Institute. The Far Eastern Federal
University Development Program focuses on six priority areas: ocean resources, energy
resources and energy-conserving technology, nano-systems and nano-materials,
transportation and logistics, biomedical technology, and comprehensive coordination with
Asia-Pacific countries. FEFU offers high quality modern education and vast opportunities
for the career development of its graduates. In the summer of 2012 Dr. Sergey Ivanets,
formerly Russia’s Vice-Minister of Education and Science, was appointed as FEFU’s Rector.


About ScienceDirect

ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ] is a world’s premier full-text
scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from more than 2,500
peer-reviewed journals and 11,000 books. The platform offers search and retrieval
functionalities that enable users to work effectively in the knowledge discovery process.
It carries an ongoing innovation aiming to revolutionize the traditional format of the
academic paper, the interactive elements, enhanced online-readability, alerting services,
and linking options to external datasets help researchers to build insights at the article
level. ScienceDirect has now more than 16 million users, the wide reach makes it an ideal
place for scientists to publish and disseminate their research findings.

About Scopus

Covering the world’s research literature, Scopus [http://www.info.scopus.com ] is the
largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature. Featuring smart tools
to track, analyze and visualize research, Scopus was designed and developed with input
from over 500 users and librarians internationally. Its unique database contains abstracts
and references from nearly 20,500 peer-reviewed journals from more than 5,000 publishers
worldwide, ensuring broad interdisciplinary coverage. Direct links to subscribed full-text
articles, library resources and other applications like reference management software,
make Scopus quicker, easier and more comprehensive to use than any other literature
research tool.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.reaxys.com ], ClinicalKey
[http://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Nursing Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com
], which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal
suite [http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which
help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC
[http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a world-leading publisher and information provider, which
is jointly owned by Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN
(Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange).

        Media contact
        Galina Yakshonak
        Elsevier, Russia

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