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Vladimir Gusakov: Belarus-US Scientific Workshop is a landmark event for our countries
On December 15, 2015 the Belarus-US Scientific Workshop opened at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The Belarusian side is represented by a group of directors of major research and production organizations, leaders of scientific and technical projects.
Opening the workshop, Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov called it “a landmark event for our academies, our scientific communities and our countries”. The NAS of Belarus expects this workshop to bring good prospects of cooperation with the American side and is open to collaboration in the entire range of areas: “We are ready to demonstrate our results, our institutes, laboratories, so that you can see that Belarusian science has made significant progress and possesses good capacities for cooperation”, said Vladimir Gusakov.
American academic delegation visiting NAS of Belarus
The delegation of representatives of the United States scientific community are visiting the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on December 13-18. Today the American delegates met the Chairman of the Presidium, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov, representatives of the departments and institutes of the NAS of Belarus.
Vladimir Gusakov confirmed the intention to collaborate as equal partners with colleagues from the United States. Chairman of the Presidium noted that scientists of the two countries had already successfully implemented joint projects - in 2013 8 joint projects and in 2014 5 projects were implemented. This year a number of projects, particularly in the field of laser physics, materials, recycling, biotechnology, projects in the scope of the Botanical Garden and others, are being implemented.
Documents for cooperation between Academies of Sciences of Belarus and Turkmenistan signed
On December 10, 2015 Belarus and Turkmenistan signed the roadmap of cooperation for the years 2016-2017. The document was signed during the official visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to Turkmenistan. The document was signed by the two presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. In addition, the documents on cooperation in the food and light industries between the Academy of Sciences of the two countries were signed. The Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation was signed between the Center for Technology of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the Institute of Chemistry of New Materials of NAS of Belarus signed the provision on a joint laboratory for the production of chemical products.
Roadmap of cooperation between the Academies of Sciences of Belarus and Vietnam signed
On November 9, 2015 Belarus and Vietnam signed a program of cooperation in economics, science, education and culture for the years 2016-2018. The document was signed during the official visit of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The document was signed by the two presidents Alexander Lukashenko and Truong Tan Sang. Also during the visit several documents were signed on the interdepartmental level, in particular, the roadmap of cooperation between the Academies of Sciences of the two countries.
Awards for best speakers at YES-Forum
On December 4 the First Young Eurasian Scientist Forum (YES-Forum) and the annual 12th international young scientists conference “Youth in Science 2015” closed at the NAS of Belarus. NASB Chief Scientific Secretary Alexander Kilchevsky presented the best speakers of the forum with awards.
The next Young Eurasian Scientist Forum is expected to be hosted by Kazakhstan.
Lecture by Russian cosmologist Valery Rubakov “Mysteries of universe: dark matter and dark energy”
On November 13, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted a lecture by the famous Russian cosmologist Valery Rubakov. It was organized by the Science and Innovations Journal in cooperation with the Science Around Us Foundation and the NAS of Belarus. The video version of the lecture is now available, which will tell in detail about the scientist’s hypotheses on the main mystery of the 21st century fundamental physics – the nature of dark energy.
20 Belarusian projects presented at Skolkovo pitch session at NAS of Belarus on December 4
Twenty Belarusian projects were presented at a Skolkovo pitch session at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on December 4. Vice-President, Executive Director of Nuclear (Industrial) Technology Cluster, Skolkovo Foundation, Igor Karavaev heard brief presentations by the NASB scientists seeking to get support from the foundation, noted the strong sides of the projects and gave recommendations on how to improve the ideas and developments of Belarusian scientists looking for funding and projects commercialization.
The event was held as part of the Young Eurasian Scientist Forum (YES-Forum), which has ended today.
Vice-Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Kilin holds talks with Japanese business delegation
On December 3, 2015 Vice-Chairman of Presidium, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Sergei Kilin held negotiations with head of sales department, Toshin Kogyo Ltd. (Japan), Ishii Takanori and advisor at Nomura Research Institute (Japan) D.Trufanov.
During the negotiations the parties discussed perspective areas and mechanisms of cooperation.
NAS of Belarus hosts round-table discussions dedicated to 50th anniversary of NASB Council of Young Scientists
Within the framework of the YES-Forum the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted round-table discussions dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the NASB Council of Young Scientists as well as the presentation of the book “Youth in science – 50 years of successful work”. The discussions involved Vice-Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Kilin, Chairman of Council of Young Scientists Andrei Ivanets, Chairmen of Young Scientists Councils of the Academies of Sciences of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
NASB Academician Igor Volotovsky, one of the first chairmen of the NASB Council of Young Scientists shared his memories of the establishment and operation of young scientists organizations back in the past.
First Young Eurasian Scientist Forum opens at NAS of Belarus
Around 500 young scientists from Belarus, Kazakhastan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Turkey, Germany (total 12 countries) are participating in the First Young Eurasian Scientist Forum (YES-Forum).
Chairman of Presidium, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov expressed hope that the Forum would serve as a good platform for communication between young generation scientists: “Young people are communicating, sharing their ideas, making contacts, planning on future projects and areas of cooperation”.
Chairman of NASB Council of Young Scientists Andrei Ivanets said: “A peculiar feature of our event is that all the projects presented here are joint ones. These are the biggest innovation projects, many of them have already been implemented”.
NASB Chief Scientific Secretary Alexander Kilchevsky holds talks with President of European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association Munis Dundar
The Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Alexander Kilchevsky has held talks with the President of the European Biotechnology Thematic Network Association (EBTNA) Munis Dundar. The meeting also involved Academician-Secretary of the NASB Department of Biological Sciences Mikhail Nikiforov, Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology Valentina Lemesh, Director of the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering Liudmila Dubovskaya. During the meeting the parties discussed the aspects of arranging Belarusian researchers’ publications in foreign journals, hosting lectures by foreign scientists in Belarus, organizing joint scientific events.
National Academies of Sciences of Belarus and Azerbaijan sign Agreement for cooperation
On November 28, 2015 the National Academies of Sciences of Belarus and Azerbaijan, the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research and the Science Development Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan signed an Agreement for cooperation. The document was signed in the presence of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko and Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
Also, the Agreement for social and economic cooperation between Belarus and Azerbaijan till 2025 and other documents were signed. According to Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, the implementation of the signed documents will contribute to further broadening of mutually beneficial Belarus-Azerbaijan relations in political, economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian collaboration. Summing up the results of the negotiations with Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev, Belarus President noted that the parties had determined new areas of cooperation in information technology, nano-, biotechnology, defense industry, scientific research.
NAS of Belarus to host first Young Eurasian Scientist Forum (YES-Forum)
On December 1-4, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will host the first Young Eurasian Scientist Forum (YES-Forum). The Forum will become one of the largest scientific events held in Belarus in the Year of Youth. Within the framework of the Forum the 12th international scientific conference of young scientists “Youth in Science 2015” will be held. Minsk is expected to host around 100 delegates from 12 countries: the CIS countries, Turkey, Germany, Slovakia.
It is expected that during the Forum the biggest international and interdisciplinary projects implemented with participation of young scientists will be presented. Also, the Forum will include round-table discussions dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the NASB Council of Young Scientists involving Chairmen of the Councils of Young Scientists of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia and the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – the Leader of the Nation. On account of the anniversary the thematic collection is to be presented. The program of the event includes thematic round-table discussions, workshops and foresight seminars.
Joint session of Presidiums of NAS of Belarus and RAS Siberian Branch takes place
On November 26, 2015 a joint session of the Presidiums of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences was held at the NAS of Belarus. The event involved a large delegation of researchers from Siberia. Before the meeting Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of RAS Siberian Branch Alexander Aseev presented the 2015 V.A.Koptyug Prize winners on the Belarusian side with winner’s certificates.
The focus of the joint session was the state and prospects of development of cooperation between the NAS of Belarus and the RAS Siberian Branch. Vice-Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Kilin and Chairman of RAS Siberian Branch Alexander Aseev made reports on the mentioned topic. The event also included reports on the joint activities.
3rd meeting of work group for joint innovation projects with Azerbaijan delegation being held at NAS of Belarus
The meeting of the work group for joint innovation projects with Azerbaijan delegation chaired by Academician-Secretary of NASB Department Physics, Mathematics and Informatics Valentin Orlovich is being held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The parties are to discuss the work program of the next meeting. The Azerbaijan delegation includes experts in physics, medicine, education and high technology. The Belarusian side involves Belarus Ambassador to Azerbaijan Gennady Akhramovich, representatives of the Ministry of Education and the scientific institutions of the NAS of Belarus.
Tomorrow the Azerbaijan delegates are to visit several organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, such as the United Institute of Informatics Problems, B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics, Physical Engineering Institute, Institute of Chemistry of New Materials, Academpharm Enterprise.
Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov holds talks with RAS Siberian Branch delegation headed by Alexander Aseev
On November 25, 2015 Chairman of Presidium, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov held talks with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences delegation headed by Chairman of Siberian Branch Alexander Aseev. The parties exchanged their proposals concerning further development of cooperation. In particular, the Siberian colleagues expressed their interest in closer cooperation in the area of chemical synthesis, new materials, biotechnology engineering, production of pharmaceuticals and agricultural fertilizers. The Belarusian party expressed their special interest towards their colleagues’ experience in advanced processing of oil and related products.
Director of B.I.Stepanov Insitute of Physics Nikolai Kazak mentioned a number of projects, under which Belarusian scientists could collaborate with the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, that is radiophotonics, growing semiconductor structures, microwave electronics, piezoelectric elements, laser medicine and electronics, lidars, materials, metamaterials.
Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov meets with President of Estonian Academy of Sciences Tarmo Soomere
On November 25, 2015 Chairman of Presidium, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov met with the President of the Estonian Academy of Sciences Tarmo Soomere. During the meeting the parties exchanged their proposals regarding further development of cooperation. In particular, President of the Estonian Academy expressed his interest in closer collaboration with Belarusian scientists in the areas of physics, mathematics, materials research, mechanical engineering. As far as Estonian scientists are concerned, they have made considerable progress in microbiology, astronomy, physics, anthropology, culture studies.
Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov meets with Director of Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Viktor Matveev
On November 19, 2015 Chairman of Presidium, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov met with the Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Viktor Matveev. The meeting of held as part of the session of the Committee of Plenipotentiaries of JINR member states as well as the meeting of the JINR Finance Committee. During the meeting the perspective areas and mechanisms of cooperation were discussed.
As Vice-Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Kilin said before the meeting, Belarusian researchers would be discussing the possibility of participation in new projects at the Large Hadron Collider. According to him, Belarusian science works in a range of areas: high energy physics, solid state physics, including elements of microelectronics and microtechnology.
Cuba delegation visits NAS of Belarus
On October 17, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted the Cuban Academy of Sciences delegation headed by Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, Science Advisor for the State Council of the Republic of Cuba, Vice-President of the Cuban Academy of Sciences. President of NAS of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov held a meeting with the delegation. During the negotiations the parties discussed the perspective areas and mechanisms of Belarus-Cuba cooperation. The meeting also involved the Ambassador of Cuba to Belarus Gerardo Suarez Alvarez as well as the directors of the NASB research institutions.
The Cuba delegates attended the Museum of the History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the NASB permanent exhibition displaying the achievements of Belarusian science and paid a visit to the NASB United Institute of Informatics Problems.
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2nd international scientific conference “Intellectual culture of Belarus: knowledge management within the framework of social and economic modernization tasks” opens at NASB Institute of Philosophy
Opening the scientific conference the Academician-Secretary of the Department of the Humanities and Arts, Corresponding Member Alexander Kovalenya noted that the scientific forum would contribute to a better understanding of the modern culture of the Belarusian nation as a basis for developing an understanding of vectors of socio-economic, spiritual and cultural development of our country.
A peculiarity of this year’s forum was the shift from theoretical aspects to the problems of practical research. To this end not only scientists, but also knowledge management practitioners, experts and business leaders, representatives of the education system institutions were invited to participate in the conference.
Today, according to Alexander Kovalenya, knowledge management becomes the leading factor in modernization. Improving the competitiveness of enterprises in Belarus cannot be achieved solely by strengthening the capacity of scientific and technical equipment. The Increasing intellectual capital and improving competencies should play a special role in these processes, said the Academician-Secretary. Also, Alexander Kovalenya expressed the hope that this forum would become an annual event and would be held on the eve of World Philosophy Day.
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