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Grand opening of the memorial sign "The Tree of Belarusian Science" and the portraits gallery of Full Members (Academicians) and Corresponding Members of the NAS of Belarus
On January 22, 2016 grand opening of the memorial sign "The Tree of Belarusian Science" and the portraits gallery of Full Members (Academicians) and Corresponding Members of the NAS of Belarus was held in the National Academy of Sciences. The event was dedicated to the anniversary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus foundation.
The Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov, appealing to the Academicians, said: “The current year will be determinative in many ways for the Academy of Sciences due to the fact that 12 new state research programs, which should act as a generator of new knowledge and a source of intellectual property in the country, are starting. For this purpose we have created a system of interdisciplinary research centers for advanced research and scientific and technological clusters, their task is to define the points of growth and development for science and technology which have the greatest potential for generation of long-term scientific and technological progress. Scientific collectives and the Academy centers under your leadership should focus on development of solutions for the creation of an integrated system and the close relationship between science, economy and society."
Delegation of Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. visited NAS of Belarus
On January 20, 2016 the NASB leadership held negotiations with members of the delegation of the Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. The focus was on expanding promising areas of cooperation in industry, power and mechanical engineering. In the negotiations, the Belarusian side was represented by the heads of organizations of the NASB Department of Physical-Engineering Sciences. The First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik said, “Activities of the Kawasaki Heavy Industries company is a good example of how one can get good business results using science. The NAS of Belarus is ready to cooperate with the Japanese corporation on a wide range of areas.”
Belarus and Egypt Academies of Sciences signed Memorandum of Understanding
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt signed the Memorandum of Understanding. The event was held on the results of a visit of a NAS of Belarus delegation headed by the First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik to Egypt. In Cairo Belarusian and Egyptian scientists conducted a seminar on the theme "New directions in research and innovation activities in Belarus and Egypt." The sides exchanged experience in research fields relevant for the both countries, including use of inorganic porous materials for water treatment, production of "smart" fertilizer and biosensors, molecular breeding of animals and plants, creation of agricultural machinery and equipment, Earth remote sensing and processing images from space. The delegation of Belarusian scientists also visited the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute
and Zewail City of Science and Technology.
Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov meets Turkey Ambassador to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama
On December 24, 2015 Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov met Turkey Ambassador to Belarus Kezban Nilvana Darama. The focus of the meeting was on the issues related to the expansion of scientific and technical cooperation between Belarus and Turkey and possible participation of the NASB organizations in the Expo 2016 Antalya. “Belarus and Turkey must intensify their scientific-technical collaboration for the benefit of the economies of the two countries,” stressed Vladimir Gusakov at the meeting. He suggested signing a new trilateral agreement on cooperation between the NAS of Belarus, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) and the Turkish Academy of Sciences.
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.
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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.
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