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NASB and Alferov’s Foundation announced competition for Young Scientists Award 2017
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov’s Foundation) announce a competition for young scientists (up to 35 years as of January 1 of the competition year) for the awards of the NASB and Alferov's Foundation for the best research work (a separate scientific work or a set of works united by a common theme) for the year 2017
State awards of Republic of Belarus are conferred to NASB representatives
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 303 of 25 August 2017 "On conferment of state awards." Representatives of various institutions and enterprises received medals and orders in recognition of the many-year productive work, exemplary fulfillment of service duties, a big personal contribution to the production of heavy quarry equipment, the development of optical instrument-making, light industry, railway transport and agriculture, great achievements in healthcare and consumer services, national journalism, science, education, culture and art.
Belarus President’s Letter of commendation is given to NASB representatives
According to Belarus President Decree № 136rp from 24 August 2017 Alexander V. Kilchevsky, the Chief Scientific Secretary of the NASB Presidium, and Vitalij V. Lapa, Director of the Republican Scientific Subsidiary Unitary Enterprise the Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry, received Belarus President’s Letter of commendation in recognition of the many-year productive scientific work, a big personal contribution to the development of agrochemical research and topical areas of biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding, training of top-qualification specialists.
Knowledge Day to be celebrated at the NASB Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library
On 1 September 2017 (Friday) at 10:00, Knowledge Day will be celebrated at the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, vul. Surhanava 15). Event organizer is the NASB Researchers Training Institute. NASB officials, heads of scientific organizations, leading scientists of the country will address the Master's Degree students. The first lecture on "Introduction to Science" will be held as well. On 1 September 2017, 110 Master's Degree students in 9 specialties will begin their training at the NASB Researchers Training Institute.
Representatives of Russian and Union media visit SSI Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research — Sosny
24 August 2017, the representatives of the Russian and Union media visited the State Scientific Institution the Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research — Sosny to meet with atomic scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. This visit was held within the press tour "Cooperation between Belarus and Russia in nuclear energy" organized by the Standing Committee of Union state, the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus and the International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya with the support of the Ministry of energy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
NASB Institute of Economics and China Development Institute sign agreement on scientific cooperation
On 22 August 2017, a delegation of the China Development Institute and JSCC Industrial Park Development Company visited the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The purpose of the visit was to discuss prospects for cooperation between the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Chinese Development Institute (Shenzhen, PRC) and JSCC Industrial Park Development Company.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus presents first Belarusian electric car
On 22 August 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has presented a pilot model of the first Belarusian electric car at the national proving ground for mobile vehicles of the NASB Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering. There were also demonstrated new developments of the NASB scientists on the subject of electric vehicles such as a motor wheel and an electric bike created on its basis (Republican Unitary Enterprise the Instrument Manufacturing Plant "Optron" of the NAS of Belarus), and a super capacitor (the Scientific and Practical Materials Research Center of the NAS of Belarus). The event was attended by Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Semashko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of ministries and departments of the country.
Belarusian scientist Ivan Saverchanka honored with Stars of Commonwealth Award
Ivan Saverchanka, a Belarusian scientist-philologist, the director of the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and a member of The Presidium of the Union of Writers of Belarus, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, has been honored with the interstate Stars of Commonwealth Award. Information was provided by the official letter from the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. Ivan Saverchanka received the award following the decision of the 2016 Commonwealth Stars Council. The solemn award ceremony will take place in Moscow.
Department Head at V. A. Belyi Metal Polymer Research Institute Vladimir Sergienko awarded Honorary Diploma of Council of Ministers
According to the Decree № 594 of 8 August 2017 the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus has decided to award Vladimir Sergienko, head of frictional materials science department at the V. A. Belyi Metal Polymer Research Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Honorary Diploma of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus for many years of fruitful scientific activity and considerable personal contribution to the development and introduction of import substitution technologies, materials and products in machine-building and metallurgical sectors.
New joint venture ACADEM-SERT Ltd established
On 11 August 2017, the limited liability company ACADEM-SERT for carry out research, testing and certification of vehicles was established and registered in Minsk through previous agreements between authorized representatives of the state scientific institution "The Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus" and VEO Standards Technical Co., Ltd. (People's Republic of China).
Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of NASB Presidium, holds meeting with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy
On 11 August 2017, Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the NASB Presidium, met with the cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The focus of the negotiations was the preparations for the 31st International Congress of Association of Space Flights Participants which will be held in Belarus in September 2018. The sides also discussed participation of Russian cosmonauts in this forum.
As emphasized by Vladimir Gusakov, "We attach particular importance to the holding this Congress in Belarus, which will be attended by representatives of dozens of countries. This event will play an important role in strengthening the image of Belarus as a space power. In this regard, your guidance and advice on organization, plan to carry out, and participants’ visit program are of great importance. "
Agrarian scientists hold press conference dedicated to issues of new agribusiness technologies and contribution of Belarusian scientists in development of agriculture
On August 10, 2017 a press conference dedicated to issues of new agribusiness technologies and contribution of Belarusian scientists in development of agriculture was held at the National Press-Centre of the Republic of Belarus. The event was attended by First Deputy General Director for Science of the Scientific and Practical Center on Animal Husbandry of the NAS of Belarus, the NASB Academician Ivan P. Shejko; Deputy General Director of the Scientific and Practical Center for Arable Farming of the NAS of Belarus Dmitry V. Luzhinsky and Deputy General Director for Science of the Scientific and Practical Center for Foodstuffs Aleksandr A. Shepshelev. Representatives of the scientific and practical centers spoke about the latest scientific developments in agribusiness technologies and answered numerous questions of journalists.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus becomes IAAS reference organization
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will now perform the functions of the reference organization in charge of organizational and methodological support for the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS). The decision was taken on August 9, 2017 at the meeting of the NASB Presidium. In accordance with the decision, Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov was appointed new IAAS president, and the responsibilities of the reference organization were transferred to the NASB.
The participation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the work of the IAAS as a reference organization will enhance role of Belarus in the world and will help to establish new mutually beneficial contacts in the sciences.
Agreements between NASB Researchers Training Institute and three Sudanese leading universities signed
On August 9, 2017 a representative delegation of the Republic of Sudan visited the Researchers Training Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Negotiations on cooperation between higher education institutions of Sudan and the Researchers Training Institute of the NAS of Belarus were held. After the talks, the Rector of Researchers Training Institute of the NAS of Belarus Ihar I. Hancharonak and rectors of three leading universities in Sudan (Bahri, Al Neelain, Kassala) signed agreements on cooperation in the sphere of development of higher education, research training and academic mobility of teaching staff and students.
Republic of Sudan Delegation visits National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
On August 7, 2017 talks between the leadership of the NAS of Belarus and the delegation of the Republic of Sudan led by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Dr. Somaya Mohamed Ahmed Abo Kashwa took place at the NAS of Belarus. As Vladimir Gusakov noted during the meeting the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus attaches special importance to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation with Sudan. "You have considerable scientific and educational potential. Belarus and Sudan have many common scientific interests and the organizations of the Academy of Sciences work in the areas that are of interest to the Sudanese side. We are ready to support in this matter," the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus noted. In turn, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Sudan, Dr. Somaya Mohamed Ahmed Abo Kashwa, stressed that today Sudan is especially interested in Belarusian innovative technologies in water purification, mining and minerals processing, genetics of agricultural animals and plants, medicine, medicine production.
NASB Researchers Training Institute and Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences sign agreement on cooperation
Head of the Researchers Training Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and Head of the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (GSCASS) signed an Agreement on Cooperation. During the meeting, Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Aleksandr Sukalo told Chinese partners about the scientific potential of the Academy’s organizations.
Igor Gancherenok, Rector of the NASB Researchers Training Institute, noted that the parties had held a number of meetings and negotiations, within the framework of which they discussed possible ways of developing researchers training programs for Belarus and China.
Prof. Huang Xiaoyong, GSCASS President, expressed hope for continued cooperation and invited Belarusian specialists to participate in the work of the school for young scientists in China. The leadership of GSCASS also expressed interest in expanding cooperation in the field of energy, in particular, with the NASB Institute of Energy. This area of cooperation may include lectures for specialists of the two countries, joint projects within the framework of fundamental research funds, etc.
Extended meeting of NASB Presidium Bureau held
On 27 July 2017, an extended meeting of the Bureau of the NASB Presidium was held. It aimed to discuss implementation of the indicators of the social and economic development forecast for the last 6 months by the NASB organizations. Foreign economic activity for this period was also characterized.
Nadezhda Stepanova, Head of Planning and Finance Department of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, made a keynote report concerning implementation of the indicators of the social and economic development forecast. On the whole, it was noted that in the first half of the year, the organizations of the Academy of Sciences had reached a positive balance in the foreign trade in goods and services. Attention was drawn to the optimal use of all possible sources of funding for scientific research.
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Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of NASB Presidium, meets with Minister of Forestry and Water Resources of Turkey
Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of the NASB Presidium, met with Veysel Eroğlu, Minister of Forestry and Water Resources of Turkey, Co-chairman of the Belarusian-Turkish Joint Intergovernmental Economic Commission, and with representatives of the Ministry.
Veysel Eroğlu showed interest in the development of the Academy’s pharmacologists in the field of medicines and dietary supplements, and the cultivation of natural raw materials for their production. He was also interested in the Belarusian experience in the field of energy, forestry technology, protection of forest lands, and water and air purification.
Vladimir Gusakov suggested to formulate directions for further cooperation between the parties in the near future.
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