For more than 15 years Department of Micro- and Nanoelectronics and the affiliated Center of Nanoelectronics and Novel materials of Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR) have been cooperating with the Mediterranean University and the Interdisciplinary Center of Nanotechnology (CINaM-CNRS) in Marseilles (France). This cooperation was established in 1994 by Professor V. E. Borisenko and Professor J. Derrien represented the both parties. Since 1995, an active role in the collaboration from the French side took Professor F.A. d'Avitaya (Mediterranean University and Laboratory for Research of Advanced Materials and Structures – GEMSA, CNRS).
A number of European research projects were performed together: "Silicon modules for integrated light engineering" (European Commission, Belgium, 1998-2000), "Etude des proprietes chimiques, structurales, electroniques et de transport des jonctions tunnel metal ferromagnetique / oxyde barriere / semiconducteur pour de nouvelles cellules de memoires non volatiles basees sur l'injection d'electrons polarises en spin dans le silicium "(project ECO-NET, France, 2006-2007), "Embedded magnetic components" (European Commission, Belgium, 2006-2008).
With the financial support of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR) four joint projects were realized. The latest is "Electronic and optical properties of semiconductor compounds Cu2(Si, Sn, Ge)S3 as CIGS-substitute materials for photovoltaic energy converters and ternary compounds (Mg, Zn)(Si, Ge, Sn)Sb2 for far-infrared photodetectors" (2011-2013).
The results are regularly published in International journals (Physical Review B, Physica Status Solidi, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Microelectronics and Reliability, Inorganic Materials, Global Journal of Physical Chemistry) and each year presented at prestigious Conferences. One of them, which is International Conference on Physics, Chemistry and Application of Nanostructures (Nanomeeting) is being jointly organized in Minsk each two years since 1995.
The list of other foreign partners include Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), Wuppertal University (Germany), Institute of Semiconductor Nanoelectronics (Julich, Germany), Institute ”Democritos” (Greece), University of Modena (Italy), Far-East University (Vladivostok, Russia)