The meeting of the Presidium of the Council of the Republic National Assembly on "Priority directions of scientific research and the role of young scientists in solving them" is taking place at the NAS of Belarus. The Chairman of the Council of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail V. Myasnikovich, the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir G. Gusakov, Minister of Education of the Republic of Belarus Mikhail A. Zhuravkov, the Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission Gennady V. Palchyk, the Chairman of the State Committee for Science and Technologies Aleksandr G. Shumilin, representatives of the scientific community participate in the meeting.
Opening the meeting, Mikhail Myasnikovich stressed the importance of balanced planning of the economy, the need to explore and develop new innovative industries and activities, but also not to forget the competitiveness of existing traditional industries. A special role in this process, according to the Chairman of the Council of the Republic, belongs to young people which intellectual potential should be used more actively. "Young people who have devoted themselves to science are the property of the Republic, — said Mikhail Myasnikovich, — it is necessary in every possible way to support young people coming into science."
Vladimir Gusakov noted the relevance of the declared theme of the meeting and spoke about the measures taken at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus to support young scientists. According to the Chairman of the NASB Presidium the proportion of researchers up to 29 years in the organizations of the NAS of Belarus is more than 20 percent, which allows us to say that the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is quite a young organization. Every year Institutions of the NAS of Belarus takes about 300 young scientists. Vladimir G. Gusakov recalled that on April 22, 2016 the session of the General Meeting of the NAS of Belarus, which will coincide with the exhibition of developments of young scientists, will be held. Annually the international conference "Youth in Science" is held at the NAS of Belarus. Besides, the First Eurasian Forum of Young Scientists was held in 2015.