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Visit of Syrian International Academy delegation
On September 30, 2015 Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of NASB Presidium, met with Nezar Mihoub, President of the Syrian International Academy. The Syrian delegation arrived in Minsk upon the invitation of the NASB leaders. The purpose of the visit is conducting negotiations on expansion of cooperation in the field of educational services export.
NASB Institute of Biochemistry of Biologically Active Compounds to host 2nd International Symposium “Metabolic Syndrome: Experiment, Clinical Findings, Therapy” from September 30 to October 2
The symposium is aimed at providing exchange of knowledge and experience among experts from various countries who focus on studies of the biochemical, molecular and genetic aspects of the metabolic syndrome development, uniting the efforts of the developers of methods of its preventive treatment, diagnostics, therapy, broadening the interest of researchers from other fields of science in the mentioned problem. Conducting the symposium will facilitate establishing new and promoting the current scientific links, cooperation, creating new promising projects.
The conference will open on September 30, 2015.
NASB Institute of Radiobiology hosts International Scientific Conference “Radiobiology: “Mayak”, Chernobyl, Fukushima”
The NASB Institute of Radiobiology (Gomel, Republic of Belarus) hosted the International Scientific Conference “Radiobiology: “Mayak”, Chernobyl, Fukushima” on September 24-25, 2015. The Conference involved scientists from 40 scientific and practical organizations of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Estonia and Japan.
NAS of Belarus takes active part in Belarusian Manufacturers National Expo at 2nd Forum of Belarus and Russia Regions (September 17-18, 2015, Sochi)
On September 17-18, 2015 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus participated in the Belarusian Manufacturers National Expo held within the framework the 2nd Forum of Belarus and Russia Regions. The expo was co-organized by the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus and the Council of the Federation of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
18 institutes of NAS of Belarus participated in the expo.
The NASB display included over 35 designs, including high-tech systems for polymetallic ores dry method treatment, the Product Legality Monitoring System, modern equipment and materials for water treatment, pharmaceutical substances and dosage forms, biologically active supplements, etc.
28th International Education Fair to be held at NAS of Belarus on October 1, 2015
On October 1, 2015 the Presidium of NAS of Belarus will host the 28th International Education Fair.
The co-organizer of the expo is the Interuniversity Centre for International Educational Programmes (Russia).
The expo is aimed at promoting cooperation between organizations of Belarus, Russian and other countries, which are engaged in education, including researchers training.
Among the participants of the expo will be universities of various countries, national and international organizations and associations, business schools, language study centres, advanced training institutes, agencies providing education and employment abroad, remote learning centres, publishing houses, mass media, producers and distributors of educational books and software.
Meeting regarding promotion of cooperation between NAS of Belarus and Roscosmos held at National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On September 24, 2015 the NAS of Belarus hosted a meeting of the joint Russian-Belarusian Working Group for preparation of proposals on the list and contents of advanced programmes of the Union State and cooperation between the organizations and enterprises of the Russian Federal Space Agency and the NAS of Belarus. The meeting was co-chaired by Head of Office, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Pyotr Vityaz and Head of Department of Strategic Planning, Russian Federal Space Agency, Yuri Makarov.
Scientific Practical Workshop “Detection of GMOs in the Republic of Belarus” to be held on September 21, 2015
The event will be held as part of preparation of the Third National Report on fulfillment of the Cartagena Protocol on Biodiversity to the Convention on Biological Diversity in the Republic of Belarus. It is co-organized by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the National Coordination Centre for Biosafety, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus with participation of the Belarusian Society of Geneticists and Breeders. The workshop will focus on the issues of fulfillment of the Agreement on Eurasian Economic Union in the field of accreditation, the system of biosafety in the Republic of Belarus, monitoring of food products containing GMOs, creation of glyphosate-resistant transgenic plant, etc.
V.F.Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany to host 2nd International Scientific Workshop “Wetlands Flora: Modern Problems of Classification, Mapping, Use and Protection”
On September 24-25, 2015 the NASB Institute of Experimental Botany in cooperation with the Belarusian Botany Society and the State Nature Protection Institution “Republican Landscape Reserve “Elnya” will hold the 2nd International Scientific Workshop “Wetlands Flora: Modern Problems of Classification, Mapping, Use and Protection”.
43 reports by 93 authors from 32 scientific, educational and nature protection organizations of Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania are to be presented at the workshop. The event will focus on the results of wetlands biodiversity research, topical issues of flora classification and mapping, wetlands monitoring and protection.
On September 11, 2015 Rezekne (Latvia) hosted inauguration of Days of Belarusian Culture dedicated to 525th anniversary of birth of Francisk Skaryna, Belarusian first printer
On September 11, 2015 the Days of Belarusian Culture dedicated to the 525th anniversary of birth of the Belarusian first printer Francisk Skaryna were opened in Latvia. The event was organized by the Union of Belarusians of Latvia headed by Valentsina Piskunova. The inauguration took place in Rezekne (Latvia). The Days of Belarusian Culture inauguration ceremony involved Mayor of Rezekne Alexaander Bartoshevich, General Consul of the Republic of Belarus in Daugavpils Vladimir Klimov, Chairman of the Union of Belarusians of Latvia Valentsina Piskunova, member of the Board, Union of Belarusians of Latvia, Chairman of the Belarusian Assiciation “Pramen” (Riga), Member of Advisory Committee for National Minorities, Ministry of Culture of Latvia Alena Lazareva, as well Chairman of R?zekne Belarusian Association “Suzorye” Lyudmila Stets. The inauguration ceremony also involved Vice-Director of the Centre for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature and Alexander Lukashanets and Deputy Director of the National Library of Belarus Alexander Susha who brought a collection of books dedicated to the life and activities of the first Belarusian printer.
Participants of Belarusian Antarctic expeditions to meet with wide public at NAS of Belarus
On September 24, 2015 the representatives of the Republican Centre for Polar Research will meet with wide public and give a lecture “Antarctic: Following the Trail of Polar Expeditions”.
The attendees will learn about the importance of polar research for Belarus, get introduced to the history of the conquest of the South Pole and Belarusian scientists’ contribution to the world Antarctic research. The matters of international cooperation and construction of the Belarusian Antarctic station will be touched upon. The participants of the event will be able to see the beauty of the ice continent’s nature, depicted in photos and video materials as well as get insight into the daily life of Belarusian polar researchers. The lecture will also include a question answering section where everyone can learn first-hand information of interest.
Scientists of NAS of Belarus awarded with Supreme Eurasian Economic Council awards
On September 14, 2015 Head of NASB Office Academician Pyotr Vityaz and Director of the Institute of System Research in the Agroindustrial Complex Alexander Shpak were awarded with medals “For Contribution to Establishing the Eurasian Economic Union”. Academician Pyotr Vityaz received the honorary award for his considerable contribution to promotion of scientific-technical cooperation of the EAEU countries. Alexander Shpak was awarded for developing the fundamental concept regulations of creating the coordinated agroindustrial policies of the EAEU member states, aimed at establishing equal terms of mutual trade in the agroindustrial complex, increasing its sustainability and competitiveness at the domestic and foreign markets.
RAS President Fortov: We will cooperate in the entire range of areas
On September 15, 2015 President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov visited the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. During his visit Vladimir Fortov participated in the inauguration of the 8th International Scientific Conference “Plasma Physics and Plasma Technologies” held at the NASB Institute of Physics on September 14-18, 2015 and made a report “Correlation and quantum effects in nonideal plasmas” at the plenary session.
Also Vladimir Fortov visited the NASB permanent exhibition “Achievements of national science applied in production” and the NASB History Museum.
Talking to the journalists, the Academician noted that Belarusian scientists had traditionally occupied the leading positions in plasma physics. “Mikhail Ilyashevich left a very strong school. And today this school is holding a conference on plasma physics at the Institute of Physics. As well as have the most widespread state of matter in nature, plasma has a very large scope of extensions: plasma medicine, sources of light, surface treatment, plasma electronics, semiconductors. The plasma-based sales in the world equal 3-4 billion dollars. The fact that the high level of academic plasma science has been maintained in Belarus is very important. That is why today scientists from all the over world have come to Minsk in order to exchange ideas, discuss the topic, learn about the activities of the institute, plan joint actions. I know that very soon a number of joint projects will be agreed on”, said Acad. Fortov.
RAS President Vladimir Fortov to make a report at plasma physics conference in Minsk
On September, 2015 President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Vladimir Fortov will visit NAS of Belarus. As RAS President, it will be his first visit to the NAS of Belarus. The purpose of the visit is to participate in the 8th International Scientific Conference “Plasma Physics and Plasma Technologies”, make a report and hold negotiations with the leaders of the NAS of Belarus about the mechanisms and prospects of scientific-technical cooperation. RAS President will meet with Chairman of Presidium NASB Vladimir Gusakov and leading researchers of the NASB as well as attend the permanent exhibition “Achievements of national science applied for production” and the NASB History Museum.
The 8th International Conference “Plasma Physics and Plasma Technology” is organized by the NASB Institute of Physics. The conference is held in Minsk on September 14-18, 2015. The subject matter of the Conference covers all the basic aspects of plasma physics and its technological application in a variety of fields, including industry, medicine, biology, environmental protection problems etc. The conference will involve the leading scientists of Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, India and other countries.
On September 14-18, 2015 NAS of Belarus to host International Scientific Conference “Discrete Mathematics, Algebra and Their Application” (DIMA - 2015)
The International Scientific Conference “Discrete Mathematics, Algebra and Their Application” will take place at NAS of Belarus on September 14-18, 2015. The conference commemorates the 100th anniversary of Academician Dmitry Suprunenko’s birth.
The subject matter of the Conference covers the following fields: algebra and algebraic geometry: the structure of algebraic groups and ordinary algebra; permutation groups; linear groups and views, discrete mathematics and mathematical cybernetics: theory of graphs; combinatorial analysis and algebraic combinatorics; algorithms, data structures and computational complexity; application of discrete mathematics in computer science, operations research, algebra, topology, and the theory of probability.
The Conference is organized by NASB Institute of Mathematics and Belarusian State University. The event will involve speakers from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Switzerland.
Academician Nikolai Krutko hosted at oldest Russian technical university
NASB Academician Nikolai Krutko has been hosted at the oldest Russian technical university. The program of the visit included introduction to the educational and laboratory centre of the university as well as discussion of the prospects of establishing a joint engineering centre.
Academician Nikolai Krutko, Director General of the Scientific and Production Association “Chemical products and technologies” brought to Saint Petersburg a draft strategic program of joint enterprise. He discussed the details of the document with Rector Vladimir Litvinenko. The head of the university noted that “in case there is an extensive, thoroughly elaborated plan for establishing and operating the engineering centre, it can be really competitive”.
First Belarusian-Chinese Humanities Forum held in Beijing on September 4
On September 4, 2015 Beijing hosted the first Belarusian-Chinese Humanities Forum. The Academy of Social Sciences gathered the leading experts of the two countries. In order to secure their intention to intensify the dialogue the parties signed an agreement for cooperation. The next Forum will take place in Minsk.
The focus of the Forum was the role of Belarus and China in World War II.
On September 8, 2015 lecture on modern methods of application of scanning probe microscopy given at NAS of Belarus
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus continues the tradition of organizing lectures of the leading scientists of the world research centres on topical issues of science. On September 8, 2015 the lecture “Modern methods of application of scanning probe microscopy” was given at the NAS of Belarus, which focused on the latest achievements in the mentioned field. The lecture was given by Prof. Sergei Magonov, President NT-MDT Development Inc. (USA), a well-known scientist in the field of scanning probe microscopy.
Prof. Sergei Magonov, a Belarusian, is a prominent expert in scanning probe microscopy for studying polymers and has been engaged in this area for more than 20 years.
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Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov attends trade fair of Belarusian science achievements and meets with scientific community
On September 4, 2015 Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov held a meeting with the representatives of scientific community. Following the results of the meeting Andrei Kobyakov instructed the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus to accelerate the development of the bylaw for establishment of the BelBiograd park.
Before the meeting Andrei Kobyakov attended the trade fair showcasing the achievements of Belarusian science, including the stands of the NASB Scientific and Practical Centres for arable farming, potato, fruit and vegetable farming, for animal breeding. Moreover, the Belarusian Prime Minister instructed the NAS of Belarus to consider the issues related to Road M-1 illumination using Belarusian LED technologies as well as increased funding for science and research by means of budget expenses optimization.
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