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NASB scientists invited to compete for Stars of Commonwealth Award for 2018
The CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation announced a competition for the Stars of the Commonwealth Award for 2018.
The Stars of the Commonwealth Award was established by the CIS Humanitarian Cooperation Council and the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. It is awarded annually in recognition of the outstanding contributions and achievements in such areas as humanities, culture, art, education, science, archiving, information and mass communication, sports, tourism, and work with young people. The achievements should contribute to the rapprochement of the peoples of the CIS countries and the development of each of the CIS countries and the Commonwealth as a whole. The award is equal to 2 million Russian rubles and is not bestowed twice.
NAS of Belarus launches 11th Belarusian Antarctic expedition
On 31 October 2018, the 11th Belarusian Antarctic expedition was launched at the extended session of the Bureau of the NASB Presidium attended by the heads of organizations. This year, eight participants will go to the ice continent. They will have to work hard to continue the construction of the Belarusian Antarctic station on the shores of the Antarctic continent.
Both specialists who have already visited the continent and newcomers will go on the expedition. Among them, there are six researchers from such NASB organizations as the Republican Center for Polar Research, the Institute of Physics, the Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, and two participants from the National Research Center for Ozonosphere Monitoring of the Belarusian State University. The expedition crew consists of Alexey Gaidashov, Head of the expedition; Dmitry Lukashanets, Leading Specialist, Deputy Head of the expedition; Sergey Baikov, Meteorological Engineer; Vladislav Bazylevich, Radiometric Engineer; Artur Ivashko, Master in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering; Sergey Sukharev, Surgeon; Alexey Khatkevich, Mechanical Engineer of Diesel Power Plants; and Alexander Lenkevich, Electrician for Repair and Maintenance of Electrical Equipment.
President of Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian visits National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On 30 October 2018, a State Delegation of the Republic of Armenia headed by President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian visited the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The visit aimed at discussing promising areas of Belarus-Armenia scientific and technical cooperation. Today, President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian held talks with the leadership of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, got acquainted with the exposition of the Museum of the NASB History and the permanent NASB exhibition “Native Science Achievements to Production.” The Armenian delegation also visited B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus.
NASB scientists participate in Forum of Belarus and Ukraine Regions
On 25-26 October 2018, Gomel hosted the 1st Forum of Belarus and Ukraine Regions. On the first Forum day, a meeting of the Belarusian-Ukrainian Business Cooperation Advisory Council and negotiations of representatives of Belarusian and Ukrainian companies were held.
At the exhibition venue of the Institute of Forest of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, a Scientific and Practical Conference on Perspective Directions and Mechanisms of Cooperation in Science and Technologies was held. The conference gathered about 120 experts. It discussed current scientific issues related to development of remote Earth sensing and space research, materials science, environmental management, new technologies for industrial production, etc.
NASB Council of Young Scientists to hold 15th International Scientific Conference “Youth in Science 2.0’18” on October 29 – November 1, 2018
On October 29 – November 1, 2018 the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus will hold the 15th International Scientific Conference “Youth in Science 2.0’18”. This anniversary conference will be one of the largest youth scientific events among those being implemented in our country. In 2018, the forum is dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the NAS of Belarus.
A solemn opening will be held on 29 October 2018 (Monday), at 2:00 p.m. The forum is going to present the largest international and interdisciplinary projects, the scientific developments being implemented with the participation of young scientists. The conference will be attended by over 300 scientists from more than 10 countries, including Belarus, Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Lithuania and others. The leadership of the Councils of Young Scientists of the Academies of Sciences which are the IAAS members (IAAS – International Association of Academies of Sciences) will also participate in the conference.
Scientific works on World War I presented at NASB Institute of History
On 25 October 2018, new scientific works were presented at the International Scientific Conference “Belarus in Flames of the World War I (to centenary of the end of the World War I” at the NASB Institute of History. Among them, there was a six-volume book The First World War of 1914–1918. It has been prepared by Russian scientists with the participation of their Belarusian colleagues and is dedicated to the World War I. This multi-volume book has systematized all scientific knowledge on the topic.
The book Belarus in the First World War of 1914–1918 by Mikhail Smolyaninov, Leading Researcher of the NASB Institute of History, was also presented there. It details the fighting, mobilization, occupation regime, and the situation of the population during the war.
Director of NASB Institute of Philosophy takes part in International Scientific and Practical Conference "Metropolitan Iosif (Semashko; 1798–1868): Personality, Epoch, Historical Path of Orthodoxy in Belarus"
On 24 October 2018, a solemn opening of the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Metropolitan Iosif (Semashko; 1798–1868): Personality, Epoch, Historical Path of Orthodoxy in Belarus" was held at the conference hall of the National Library of Belarus. The scientific forum is dedicated to the 220th birth anniversary and the 150th death anniversary of Iosif (Semashko), Metropolitan of Lithuania and Vilnius.
The conference was organized by the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Department of Humanities and Arts of the NAS of Belarus, the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus, and the Minsk Theological Academy.
Meeting of CIS Council for Cooperation in Basic Science held in Dushanbe
On 12 October 2018, a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus consisting of Sergei Ya. Kilin, Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium, and Vladimir V. Podkopaev, Head of the Department for International Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the NAS of Belarus, participated in the sixth meeting of the CIS Council for Cooperation in Basic Science (CBS), which was organized at the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan.
Representatives of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the CIS Executive Committee also arrived to participate in Dushanbe meeting.
Conference on centenary of end of World War I to be held in Minsk and Smorgon
2018 On October 25, at 10:00 a.m., a plenary meeting of the International Scientific Conference “Belarus in Flames of the World War I (to centenary of the end of the World War I” will start its work at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The conference will be attended by the Head of a Representative Office of the Federal Agency for the CIS Affairs in the Republic of Belarus (Rossotrudnichestvo); a Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Belarus; diplomatic representatives of the USA and German embassies accredited in the Republic of Belarus; Chief of the Presidium of the Public Chamber of the Union State of Belarus and Russia; Deputy Chairman of the Standing Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus on Legislation.
NASB delegation participates in Third Belarusian-Chinese Scientific Forum on Humanitarian Exchanges and Business Cooperation
On 15–16 October 2018, a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, headed by Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Petr Kazakevich, participated in the Third Belarusian-Chinese Scientific Forum on Humanitarian Exchanges and Business Cooperation «One Belt, One Road» and Chinese-Belarusian cooperation: New Development and New Prospects» (Zhuhai, Guangdong province, China).
The event was organized by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Beijing Pedagogical University and the Zhuhai City Administration to discuss current state and prospects of development of the Belarusian-Chinese scientific, technical, humanitarian, trade and economic cooperation in the context of the implementation of the global «One Belt, One Road» initiative.
Report for media on support and stimulation of scientific activity of NASB young scientists held in Press House
On 19 October 2018, a press conference on support and stimulation of scientific activity of the NASB young scientists was held at the Press Center of the Press House. The event was attended by Olga A. Gaponenko, Head of the Department of Prizes, Scholarships and Awards of the NASB Main Personnel and Personnel Policy Department; Stanislav S. Yuretsky, Researcher of the NASB Institute of History, Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists of the NASB Department of Humanities and Arts; Natalya A. Martseleva, NASB Press Secretary.
First Vice Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik visits Harbin
Sergei Chizhik, First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium, visited Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province (PRC). He took part in a number of scientific forums and negotiations there.
Sergei Chizhik also had a meeting with Guo Chunjing, President of the Heilongjiang Academy of Sciences. The officials discussed possible entry of the Chinese colleagues into the International Association of Academies of Sciences and looked into possibility of establishing a union of the Belarusian and Chinese scientists.
International Scientific Conference "Fundamental and Applied Research to Medicine" held at NASB Institute of Physiology
On 12 October 2018, the International Scientific Conference "Fundamental and Applied Research to Medicine" was held at the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus with the support of the NASB Department of Medical Sciences and the Belarusian Society of Physiologists. It was dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the NASB Institute of Physiology.
About a hundred scientists and clinicians from research institutes, research and practical centers, educational and health care institutions from our country as well as participants from the Republic of Bulgaria, Ukraine, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, the Republic of Moldova, the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Lithuania took part at the event.
Scientific reports looked into both fundamental and current applied biomedical issues of diagnosis and treatment of socially significant diseases.
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Press conference on World War I as turning point in fate of Europe
2018 The press conference “The World War I as a Turning Point in the Fate of Europe and Reconstruction of Forgotten Moments of History”, dedicated to the International Scientific Conference “Belarus in Flames of the World War I” (October 25-26, 2018), was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The following participants took part in the event: Vadim Lakiza, Deputy Director for Science of the NASB Institute of History; Sergei Tretiak, Head of the Department of Modern History of Belarus of the NASB Institute of History; Mikhail Smolyaninov, Senior Researcher of the Department of Military History of Belarus of the NASB Institute of History; Anatoly Sharkov, Researcher of the Belarusian Cultural Center for Spiritual Renewal; and Irina Chikalova, Leading Researcher of the Department of Historiography and Methods of Historical Research of the NASB Institute of History.
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