The Second Congress of Scientists of the Republic of Belarus started its work in Minsk. 2,600 people, including foreign guests, attended the largest scientific forum of our Republic. Delegates from all regions of Belarus, and well-known scientists from the Union State, the CIS countries, leading foreign academies of sciences, world research organizations and centers are present at the Congress. On the first day, nine program sections work on the main directions of scientific development and international cooperation. Among them, there is also a youth section. The sections work at the NASB organizations, as well as at organizations of other ministries and departments. A meeting of the Council of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS) and a meeting of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Transfer under IAAS takes place at this time. Each of the nine sections provides a thematic exhibition.
The "Science and Technology, 2018-2040" Draft Strategy is a key document submitted to the Second Congress of Scientists of Belarus. Currently, it is in the process of public debate. The Strategy defines priorities for the long-term development of science and technologies, and a set of tools for improving scientific and technical spheres that will ensure a new quality of the economic growth of the Republic of Belarus and the country’s future exit to the world level in a number of areas.
The congress will be the final event of the Year of Science.
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