Set up in 1956, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) is an international intergovernmental scientific research organization in the science city Dubna in the Moscow region.
JINR has at present 18 Member States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Kazakhstan, D. P. Republic of Korea, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.
Participation of Egypt, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Republic of South Africa and Serbia in JINR activities is based on bilateral agreements signed on the governmental level. The Supreme governing body of JINR is the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of the governments of all 18 Member States.
JINR is developing as a large multidisciplinary international scientific centre incorporating basic research in the field of modern nuclear physics, development and application of high technologies, and university education in the relevant fields of knowledge.