President of Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts visits NAS of Belarus
On 17–20 June 2018, a delegation of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts (CANU) headed by its President Academician Dragan Vukčević visits Minsk at the invitation of the NASB leadership.
On 18 June 2018, Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov held talks with the CANU President Dragan Vukčević at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The parties discussed possible areas and mechanisms for cooperation between the Academies, promising joint projects, exchange programs for scientists and issues of financing of research projects and research visits of foreign specialists. As a result of the negotiations, the Montenegrin and Belarusian parties highlighted the significant potential for strengthening cooperation and agreed that the results of their joint scientific activities should primarily be aimed at obtaining benefits for the economies of the two countries. Thus, the parties identified their cooperation priorities, namely joint research projects in the field of humanities, social and natural sciences, including projects on a contract basis; participation in conferences and other scientific events; exchange of scientific information; organization of special programs for the exchange of scientists and scientific personnel training.
NAS of Belarus and China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited to cooperate in field of smart electricity networks
On 15 June 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of the Board of the Chinese company Wang Jianping.
According to the document, the parties agreed to collaborate across a broad range of disciplines of fundamental and applied research and work together to commercialize research output. Belarusian and Chinese specialists will develop cooperation in strategic planning, joint research and training of personnel in order to implement innovations in providing service platforms and technical support for the process of building smart electricity networks.
Prominent oncologist, Corresponding Member of NAS of Belarus Iosif Zalutsky passes away
On 13 June 2018, a famous oncologist, Director of the NASB Institute of Physiology, Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor Iosif V. Zalutsky died at the age of 68 after a serious long illness.
Iosif Zalutsky is a prominent scientist in the field of oncology. His main scientific research focused on the development and introduction of methods of reconstructive and plastic surgery in the combined and complex treatment of malignant tumors. Using extensive experimental and clinical material, I.V.Zalutsky for the first time in the CIS countries conducted fundamental research, which allowed to justify the possibility of applying microsurgical technologies in oncology. He developed such a priority research area as the study of possibilities of reconstructive and recovery operations as a leading link in the medical rehabilitation of cancer patients, and that was an important milestone in the development of domestic oncology.
NASB Institute of Philosophy invites to interdisciplinary master class on activation of creativity
The Institute of Philosophy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus invites to the interdisciplinary master class «The Activation of Creativity: Model 5+». The event will be held on 14 June 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
The abilities to create original ideas, critically comprehend established approaches to solving scientific problems, and optimize the research process are important components of scientific research. The master class will focus on the problem of activating the creativity of an individual. It will share the author's model of creativity and the mechanisms of its implementation.
NAS of Belarus participates in Days of Belarusian Science in Autonomous Region of Sardinia
On 4–9 June 2018, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus participates in the Days of Belarusian Science in the Autonomous Region of Sardinia (Italy). The delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus under the leadership of the NASB Chief Scientific Secretary A.V. Kilchevsky came at the invitation of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Belarus on the island of Sardinia to represent the Belarusian scientific potential.
The Days of Belarusian science are held by the leaders of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia in cooperation with the University of Cagliari, the Global Community of Longevity and under the patronage of the Embassy of Belarus in Italy.
Representatives of scientific and analytical centers and business circles of Hong Kong (PRC) visit NASB Institute of Economics
On 5 June 2018, representatives of scientific and analytical centers and business circles of Hong Kong (PRC) visited the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The visit aimed at discussing the prospects for cooperation.
The Chinese and Belarusian parties exchanged views on the results and prospects for the implementation of the projects of the One Belt One Road Initiative on the territory of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. They also discussed directions for the development of Belarus and China scientific, trade and economic cooperation.
NAS of Belarus exhibits unmanned aerial vehicles at KADEX-2018 in Kazakhstan
The NAS of Belarus exhibited unmanned aerial vehicles at the 5th International Exhibition of Weapons Systems and Military Equipment KADEX-2018, which was held in Astana (Republic of Kazakhstan) on May 23-26, 2018.
The Scientific and Production Center of Multifunctional Unmanned Systems of the NAS of Belarus demonstrated the mock-ups of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) "Busel M40", "Busel M50", "Burevestnik", "Yastreb", airship UAV as well as the full-size model of the reconnaissance and combat UAV "Burevestnik MB", all of which are produced in series. The visitors were greatly interested in the technologies for the creation and production of unmanned aerial systems for various purposes and in their application. They also appreciated the high level and tactical characteristics of the products.
Lectures on latest developments in field of HIV to be delivered by Chinese scientists at NAS of Belarus
On 8 June 2018, at 3:00 p.m., open lectures on the latest developments in the field of HIV will be delivered by Chinese scientists at the NASB Presidium. Professor Shibo Jiang, Fudan Univerdity (Shanghai, China), will speak on virus penetration into the cell and viral inhibitors; and Doctor Jinghe Huang, Fudan University (Shanghai, China), will report on broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV-1.
NAS of Belarus hosts Organizational and Technical Council of International Association of Academies of Sciences
On 29 May – 3 June 2018, the NAS of Belarus hosts the Organizational and Technical Council of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS) at the NAS of Belarus. Experts from Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Moldova take part in its work. The event aims at discussing current issues of the IAAS activities and its tasks for the future, as well as issues of preparation and celebration of the 25th anniversary of the International Association of Academies of Sciences. The main celebrations are scheduled to be held at the NAS of Belarus on September 20–21, 2018. Heads of Academies of Sciences of the CIS countries, leading foreign Academies, and famous scientists will come to Minsk.
Contest for scholarships of Belarus President to postgraduate students for 2019 announced
In accordance with the Edict of the President of the Republic of Belarus №398 of September 6, 2011 “On Social Support of Students”, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus jointly with the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus announced an open contest for scholarships of the President of the Republic of Belarus to postgraduate students for 2019. Candidates for the scholarships are nominated in three stages. The first and second stages for the postgraduate students studying at the NASB scientific organizations will be held at the Academy of Sciences. Information on the procedure and conditions of this open contest can be found here.
Intellectual Club at NASB Institute of Philosophy invites to public lecture
The Intellectual Club “Women in Philosophy” at the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus invites to a public lecture on the Metamorphoses of Salomée Regina Rusiecka Life, devoted to the 300th anniversary of Salomée Regina Rusiecka. The lecture will be delivered at the Institute of Philosophy on 5 June 2018, at 3:00 p.m.
President of Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Julian Revalski visits NAS of Belarus
On 27 – 30 May 2018, a delegation of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, headed by its President Julian Revalski, is visiting the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The Bulgarian delegation arrived at the invitation of the NASB leadership. This is the first visit of the head of the leading scientific organization of Bulgaria to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. It aims at visiting the NASB organizations, familiarizing with their activities, discussing perspective directions and mechanisms for development of cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Prospects for scientific and technical cooperation of CIS countries in biotechnologies to be discussed in Minsk
On 29 May 2018, a round table discussion on the prospects of scientific and technical cooperation of the CIS countries in the field of biotechnologies will be held at the State Scientific Institution Institute of Microbiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The event will bring together leading scientists from Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation to discuss the development of trends and needs of the world biotechnology market, the mechanisms for effective implementation of innovative biotechnological developments in the real sector of the economy, their competitiveness improvement and promotion on national and foreign markets.
Solemn meeting with participants of tenth Belarusian Antarctic Expedition to be held at NAS of Belarus
On 29 May 2018 (Tuesday), at 3:00 p.m., a solemn meeting with participants of the tenth Belarusian Antarctic Expedition will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In season 2017/2018, the expedition team consisted of Alexei A. Gaidashov, Head of the expedition; Maxim Gorbatsevich, Radiometric Engineer; Alexey A. Zakhvatov, Mechanical Engineer; Pavel V. Shablyko, Geophysicist; Artur G. Ivashko, Master in Maintenance and Reliability Engineering; Vladimir M. Nesterovich, Specialist in Building Maintenance Services; and Dmitry V. Kovko, Surgeon.
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NAS of Belarus to hold 11th International Water-Chemistry Forum
On 22–25 May 2018, the 11th International Water-Chemistry Forum will be held at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. In 2018, the forum is organized by the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the NAS of Belarus, the National Research University "Moscow Power Engineering Institute", and D. Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.