Protocol to the agreement on scientific cooperation between National Academy of Sciences and Bulgarian Academy of Sciences signed
On April 14, 2016 negotiations between Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and President of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Stefan Vodenicharov were held. The sides intend to advance cooperation in biotechnologies and space technologies.
Vladimir Gusakov noted that scientists of both countries are united by long historical relations and, in this regard, mentioned great prospects for advancing cooperation between Bulgarian and Belarusian scientists. In his opinion, they should have common projects and should share the best practices more often. Vladimir Gusakov also intended to suggest advancing interaction in agribusiness, mechanical engineering, materials science, chemistry, biology and pharmaceutics.
Meeting of Chairman of NASB Presidium with academicians held
On April 13, 2016 a meeting of the Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov with academicians was held in the run-up to the session of the General Meeting of the NAS of Belarus, which is scheduled for April 22, 2016. During the meeting possible amendments to the Statute of the National Academy of Sciences, as well as the issues of next elections of corresponding members and full members (academicians) were discussed. Special attention has been paid to the problem of rejuvenation of the staff of the Academy of Sciences, the peculiarities of the director work at scientific institutions, in particular, the age limit for the employment of such a position. In addition, they discussed the problem of finding a new subject for institute research laboratories, exports of high technology products, labor motivation of scientists, filling state programs.
Press conference dedicated to the 85th anniversary of Institute of Philosophy of NAS of Belarus held
On April 13, 2016 the press conference "Products of the Institute of Philosophy to Belarusian society" dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The event was attended by the Director of the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus, candidate of philosophy, Associate Professor Anatoly A. Lazarevich; the Head of the Center for Social Philosophy and Anthropological Studies of the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus, Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Tadeusz I. Adulo; Acting Head of the Centre for the History of Philosophy and Comparative Studies of the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus, candidate of philosophy, senior researcher Sergey I. Sanko; Researcher at the Center of Philosophic-Methodological and Interdisciplinary Studies of the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus Stepan A. Myakchilo.
Republican Scientific and Practical biotechnology cluster to be presented at Institute of Microbiology of NAS of Belarus
On April 14, 2016, 14.30 p.m. the presentation of the Republican Scientific and Practical biotechnology cluster will be held in the Institute of Microbiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (Academician V.F.Kuprevich Str., 2). The event will provide information about the structure, scientific and manufacturing capabilities and strategic directions of activity of the cluster and its role in the formation of highly efficient bioeconomy in the Republic of Belarus.
Book on noblewoman of Belarusian-Lithuanian provinces to be presented in Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus
On April 14, 2016, 15:00 p.m. the Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus and the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NASB invite on the presentation of the book by Natalia Anofrenko “Дваранкі беларуска-літоўскіх губерняў у канцы XVIII – першай палове XIX ст.” (“Noblewoman of Belarusian-Lithuanian provinces in the end of the XVIII – the first half of the XIX century”) published by the publishing house “Belaruskaya Navuka” ("Belarusian Science").
We invite all interested in the Information and Exhibition Center of the Central Scientific Library of the NASB: Minsk, Surganov str., 15, first floor, r. 110.
Results of NAS of Belarus delegation visit to Romania
The delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Sergei Chizhik visited Bucharest (Romania) to participate in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy (3-6 April 2016). During the visit negotiations with the leadership of the Romanian Academy on perspective directions and mechanisms for increased the Belarusian-Romanian scientific and technological cooperation and presentation of the scientific and technical development of the NAS of Belarus were held by the delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The results of mutually beneficial cooperation and the possible directions of its expansion were also discussed with the heads of leading research centers, including the Academies of Sciences, a number of European countries that took part in the celebrations. The President of Romania Klaus Johannis, the Prime Minister of Romania Dacian Ciolos, the Crown Princess Margareta of Romania, the Minister of Education and Research of Romania Adrian Curaj and others met with representatives of the management of foreign academies of sciences.
Press conference dedicated to World Cosmonautics Day held
On April 7, 2016 a press conference dedicated to the World Cosmonautics Day was held at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus.
The event was attended by Chief of Staff of the NAS of Belarus, Academician of NASB Piotr A. Vityaz; Director General of SSI "The United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus", Corresponding Member of NASB Aleksandr V. Tuzikov; Director of the Scientific and Engineering Republican Unitary Enterprise "Geoinformation Systems" NASB, the chief designer of the Belarusian space system of remote sensing Sergey A. Zolotoy.
Geely Motors LLC, Bureau Veritas Automotiv Product SBU and Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering agrees to establish a joint venture
On March 31, 2016 the Director General of the Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the NAS of Belarus Sergei Poddubko at the invitation of the marketing director of Geely International Corporation Zheng Wenda participated in the Meeting on Cooperation in the field of automotive vehicles certification (Moscow).
At the meeting with Director General for homologation of Bereau Veritas Automotiv Prodact SBU Nickle Lowe and manager of Geely Motors LLC International Trade Lai Yuntszyan the following issues were discussed:
- Certification of Geely projects in 2016-2017;
- Assessment of the resources and capabilities of Member States of the Customs Union;
- Certification and testing BELGEE CKD projects for the localization of components and work on the tests of the complete vehicle;
- Further cooperation to establish a joint venture to work on tests.
Director of Center for Identification Systems Victor Dravitsa is 60 years old
On April 4, 2016 Victor I. Dravitsa, the Director of Scientific and Engineering Republican Unitary Enterprise "The Inter-Branch Scientific and Practical Center for Identification Systems and E-Business Operations" is 60 years old.
Victor I. Dravitsa is actively involved in all developments of the Center for Identification Systems and has given spirit to them. Main directions of research and practical developments of the enterprise are focused on the creation and maintenance of information systems at the national level that are based on automatic identification technologies and electronic business transactions. These activities correspond to the priorities of scientific and technological development of the country approved by the President of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus.
International student tournament is launched at NAS of Belarus
On April 4, 2016 the International Natural Sciences Tournament among students and undergraduates of CIS countries “Student Natural Sciences Tournament – 2016” — “SNST” has been started at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Before the event opening the Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus Andrei Ivanets noted that the tournament treated as a student teams’ competition has no analogue in the CIS space. This year it is expected 16 student teams and some of them are combined, that is, the participants represent different universities. Tournament tasks were prepared by high-level experts and they are as realistic as possible, and also "they are interdisciplinary, so that participants can demonstrate not only theoretical knowledge, but also their ingenuity ", — said Andrei Ivanets.
NAS of Belarus delegation takes part in celebrations dedicated to 150th anniversary of Romanian Academy
On April 3-6, 2016 at the invitation of the Romanian Academy a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the First Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences, the Academician Sergei Chizhik is in Bucharest (Romania). The purpose of the visit is to participate in the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. During the visit negotiations on perspective directions and mechanisms for increased the Belarusian-Romanian scientific and technological cooperation will be held with the leadership of the Romanian Academy. Meetings with the President of the Romanian Academy, the Academician Ionel Valentin Vlad are planned.
XXIII Godnev Readings to open on April 6th at Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On April 6, 2016, 10:00 a.m., XXIII Godnev Readings will be opened at the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering of the NAS of Belarus.
At the opening of Readings the Academician of the RAS, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor, the Head of the Department of Medical Biophysics of the MSU Faculty of Fundamental Medicine Yuriy A. Vladimirov will give a lecture "Biophotonics and free radicals".
The lecture will be held at the address: Minsk, 27 Akademicheskaya Str.
International Natural Sciences Tournament among students and undergraduates of CIS countries to open on April 4th at NAS of Belarus
On April 4, 2016 (Monday), 02.00 p.m., grand opening of the International Natural Sciences Tournament among students and undergraduates of CIS countries “Student Natural Sciences Tournament - 2016” – “SNST” will be held at the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, 66 Independence Avenue). The tournament will take place on the basis of the NAS of Belarus and the Belarusian State University on April 4-8, 2016.
It is planned that university teams from Belarus, Russia and Ukraine will participate in the event. It will be held for the second time in Minsk.
NAS of Belarus to take part in the largest industrial and technological forum on 5-8 April 2016
The largest industrial and technological forum will be held in Minsk (Pobediteley Ave., 20/2) on April 5-8, 2016 as a part of well-known and authoritative exhibitions "Mechanical Engineering", "Litmetekspo", "Welding and Cutting" and "Corrosion protection. Coatings ". Exhibits themes are intrinsically linked and cover a wide range of industrial technologies in the field of mechanical engineering, metalworking, construction materials and resources saving.
The International Symposium "Welding and Related Technologies" (April 6, 1.00-5.00 p.m.) to be hosted by State Scientific and Production Powder Metallurgy Association of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will take place under the business program of the exhibition "Welding and Cutting".
Access to up-to-date patent information, namely Global Patent database, is open in Belarusian Agricultural Library until May 24th
Global Patents database contains over 77 million patent records and over 29 million patents in the full text of 101 patent organizations from all over the world in all fields of knowledge, including agriculture. Access is provided on EBSCOhost platform and EBSCO Discovery Service (select Global Patents Database).
Library users can access remotely from home computers or phones using the link http://search.ebscohost.com and a password. To receive a password, please call 212-11-61 or use the tab "Ask us a question" at the site of the Belarusian Agricultural Library.
Representative of NAS of Belarus takes part in press conference on results of innovative development of Republic of Belarus for five years
On March 30, a press conference on the theme "The Results of Innovative Development of the Republic of Belarus for Five Years. Promising Directions for the Coming Period" was held at the Press Centre of the Press House. The event was attended by the Head of the Department of Scientific, Technical, Innovative and Production Activities of the NAS of Belarus Staff Ivan F. Solonovich, as well as representatives of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.
Ivan F. Solonovich reported the role of the NAS of Belarus in innovative development of the country and cited the facts concerning the overall amount of work performed by the NAS of Belarus in 2015 and the amount of work in the sphere of innovative activities. He noted that the National Academy of Belarus had been an orderer of all twelve State Research Programs, which were carried out in the five-year period in the country. In addition to scientific work, the NAS of Belarus is actively engaged in technical developments.
The publishing house "Belaruskaya Navuka" ("Belarusian Science") published "Black Book of Belarus Invasive Species of Animals"
The book provides information on the most dangerous invasive species of animals of the Republic of Belarus, namely 6 species of aquatic invertebrates, 21 species of terrestrial invertebrates, 1 species of reptiles, 3 species of fishes and 2 species of mammals. Their description, distribution within the country and general information about their ecology is given in the book. The data on the environmental and economic damage, as well as measures to combat these species can also be found there.
The book is aimed at a wide circle of readers, students, pupils and staff of environmental institutions.
Agricultural scientists hold press conference "Participation of Agricultural Scientists in Preparing and Carrying Out of Sowing Campaign in 2016"
On March 29, 2016 the press conference "Participation of Agricultural Scientists in Preparing and Carrying Out of Sowing Campaign in 2016" was held in the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus.
The event was attended by Deputy Director General for Scientific Work of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "Research and Practical Centre for Arable Farming" of the NAS of Belarus Dmitry Luzhinsky, Deputy Director General for Scientific Work of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "The Scientific and Practical Center for Potato, Vegetable and Fruit Growing" of the NAS of Belarus Vadim Makhanko and Deputy Director General of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "The Scientific and Practical Center for Agriculture Mechanization" of the NAS of Belarus Dmitry Komlach.
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Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry of NAS of Belarus is 85 years old
The Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry is one of the oldest institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, it was founded on March 29, 1931. This is the only scientific and methodological center for soil and agrochemical research in our country. Scientists of the Institute carry out the development of theoretical and applied aspects of protection and reproduction of soil fertility. Soil and agrochemical research of the Institute determines the long-term perspective on work of agricultural authorities of the republic in the field of efficient use of soil resources, preservation and improvement of soil fertility and efficient use of chemicals.