Scientists of National Academy of Sciences awarded state awards of Republic of Belarus
According to the Presidential Decree of 25 March 2016 No. 110, a large group of professionals in various fields was awarded state awards for many years of fruitful work, exemplary fulfillment of their duties, considerable personal contribution to the strengthening of the international authority of the Republic of Belarus, maintaining law and order, achievement of high production figures in light industries and agriculture, merits in development of the construction industry, social protection of population, health care, science, education and culture. Scientists and specialists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus are among the awardees.
ATTENTION! DIRECT LINE!
On March 31, 2016, 2.30–3.30 p.m., the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir G. Gusakov will hold direct telephone line with the population.
Anyone interested in getting answers to questions concerning scientific and innovative policy in the country and the activities of the NAS of Belarus organizations, may call at the specified time on the phone (017) 284-24-67
"Nauka i Innovatsii (Science and Innovations)" journal of NAS of Belarus invites to meeting with one of leading Russian experts in the field of clean rooms and GMP rules
The "Nauka i Innovatsii (Science and Innovations)" journal of the NAS of Belarus supported by the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus holds a meeting with one of the leading Russian experts in the field of clean rooms and GMP* Alexander E. Fedotov. At the event two lectures will be given: "Clean Rooms in the Modern World" and "Rules of GMP: Essence and Implementation."
The book "Fundamentals of GMP" will be realized free of charge and the book "Clean Rooms" (2015, 512 s.) will be available for cash by prior arrangement in the day of the meeting. Use a free-form application for participation with obligatory indication of the organization, participant's name and contact phone number and send it by e-mail to the address email@example.com, or by fax +375 (17) 284 23 42.
Results of NAS of Belarus Delegation Visit to Polish Academy of Sciences
On March 21–23, 2016 at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the Chairman of the Presidium, the Academician Vladimir Gusakov was in Warsaw. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with developments of scientific organizations of the PAS, to negotiate promising fields and mechanisms of expansion of the Belarusian-Polish scientific and technical cooperation, as well as to participate in the International Conference "Polish-Belarusian Research Cooperation in Humanities". Relevant protocol was signed as a result of the visit.
Process of accepting applications for participation in International scientific conference "Problems in Rational Use of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of Polesie" begins
The Institute for Nature Management of the NAS of Belarus began accepting applications for participation in the International scientific conference "Problems in Rational Use of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of Polesie" which will be held on September 14–17, 2016 in Minsk. The conference is organized jointly by the National Academies of Sciences of Belarus, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. The Institute for Nature Management of the NAS of Belarus is responsible for solving work issues on the organization of the conference.
The purpose of the conference is to generalize international experience in use of Polesie natural resources and preservation of the unique Polesie landscapes, to determine scientific and technical priorities in nature management for sustainable social and economic development of the transboundary region of Polesie.
A.V.Lykov Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of NAS of Belarus holds off-site press event devoted to Union programs
On March 24, 2016 the NAS of Belarus and the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus held an off-site press event devoted to the results of implementation of the Union State program "Nanotechnology – SG" and the start of a new Union State program "Technology – SG." The event was held at the A.V.Lykov Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of NAS of Belarus. The Director of the Institute Oleg Penyazkov, the Deputy Director on scientific work and innovation activities Valentin Astashynski and the Head of the Department of scientific support for the scientific and technical programs, Executive Director of both programs Zinaida Parkhomova spoke to the media on these issues.
Institute of Genetics and Cytology of NAS of Belarus to hold scientific and practical seminar "Genetic Diagnosis as Necessary Stage of Personalized and Preventive Medicine"
On March 24, 2016 (Thursday), 10.00 a.m., the scientific and practical seminar "Genetic Diagnosis is Necessary Stage of Personalized and Preventive Medicine" will be held at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, Akademicheskaya st., 27). The seminar is organized by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education. Representatives of the Institute and a number of medical institutions, including BelMAPO experts, will be the speakers in the seminar. It is planned that the seminar will be attended by more than 100 scientists, specialists of institutions of medical and biological profile, medical practitioners, as well as teachers and students of specialized universities.
NAS of Belarus delegation to take part in Belarusian-Polish conference in Warsaw
On March 21-23, 2016 at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the Chairman of the Presidium, the Academician Vladimir Gusakov is visiting Warsaw. The purpose of the visit is to negotiate future directions and mechanisms of expansion of the Belarusian-Polish scientific and technical cooperation, as well as to participate in the International Conference "Polish-Belarusian Research Cooperation in Humanities" on March 22, 2016. The NAS of Belarus delegation includes leadership of the Department of Humanities and Arts, heads of scientific organizations and famous scientists in the Humanities.
NAS of Belarus holds seminar on use of Anti-Plagiarism system in scientific process
The NAS of Belarus held a seminar “Use of Anti-Plagiarism System in Scientific Process”, focused on practical issues of determining the degree of originality of scientific works and copyright compliance. At the event the possibilities of a new version of the text borrowing system “Anti-Plagiarism” were shown, namely innovative methods of text processing and search of plagiarism, complex functionality for users, convenient and informative forms of reporting and storing of documents, new search capabilities according to collections of documents with more than 130 million sources.
The lecturer of the seminar was the Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Yury V. Chekhovich, who is Executive Director and a co-founder of "Anti-Plagiarism" company.
Contest for best presentation of scientific achievements of 2016 in mass media announced
In order to create a holistic positive image of science, enhance its prestige, attract attention of the general public to the achievements of the Belarusian scientists, present relevant information about the developments carried out for social and economic development of the country, stimulate creative and professional activities of both journalists and amateurish popularizers of science, the National Academy of Sciences has announced a contest of the year 2016. Its winners will be awarded with diplomas and cash bonuses. The contest will be held in four nominations: the best publication, the best story (program) on radio and television, the best publication in popular scientific periodicals, the best presentation of the National Academy of Sciences achievements on the Internet. For each of the nominations three prizes are awarded. Nomination of candidates for the contest is carried out in the manner and within the period established by the Regulations of the contest for the best presentation of scientific achievements in the mass media.
The Regulations of the contest are available here (in Russian).
Genetics hold press conference on theme "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) for Agriculture. Release of GMO into environment"
On March 17, 2016 in the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus the press conference on the theme "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) for Agriculture. Release of GMO into environment" was held.
The event was attended by Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus Valentina Lemesh, Deputy Director for Scientific and Innovative Work of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus Yelena Guzenko and Head of the National Biosafety Coordination Centre Galina Mozgova.
Press conference “Development and Implementation of Scientific Developments of Belarusian Scientists” held
The Press-centre of the Press House hosted a press conference “Development and Implementation of Scientific Developments of Belarusian Scientists.” The event was attended by Chief of Staff of the NAS of Belarus Piotr A. Vityaz, Director of the Heat and Mass Transfer Institute Oleg G. Penyazkov, Deputy Director General of State Research and Production Powder Metallurgy Association Evgeny E. Petyushik, Deputy Director of RUE "Research and Production Center of Multipurpose Unmanned Systems" of the NAS of Belarus Aleksandr A. Shchavlev.
NAS of Belarus leadership and representative of Airbus Group hold negotiations
On March 15, 2016, on the initiative of the French side, negotiations between the NASB leadership and a representative of Airbus Group, Vice-President for the region of Eastern Europe Jacques Garrigue were held. The Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov expressed interest in collaboration with the concern Airbus in the field of space research, development of small aircrafts and airships. The NAS of Belarus gave Jacques Garrigou detailed information about the Belarusian space program, production of unmanned aerial vehicles and formulated its vision on possible areas of collaboration.
As a result of the negotiations the parties agreed to exchange technical experts.
NASB begins work on organization of participation in activities of Belarusian Industrial Forum
The NAS of Belarus began work on organization of participation in activities of the Belarusian Industrial Forum (May 3-6, 2016, 20/2 Pobediteley av., Minsk), such as “Science and Innovations” exhibition, International contest of energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies and equipment, Cooperation exchange “Science and Industry are Strategy of Innovative Cooperation.”
The Belarusian Industrial Forum is held under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and is a large-scale International exhibition project. The purpose of the forum is to assist enterprises and organizations of the Republic of Belarus in the task of increasing the production of high-tech competitive products for the domestic and foreign markets, implementing new high technologies and equipment, developing international cooperation, attracting investments to the Belarusian industry.
Academician-Secretary of Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts Aleksandr A. Kovalenya awarded Gold Medal of NAS of Belarus
For significant contribution to study of modern Belarusian history, preservation and promotion of historical and cultural heritage, long-term fruitful scientific and organizational activities and on occasion of the 70th birthday anniversary the NAS of Belarus Presidium awarded Academician-Secretary of the Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the NAS of Belarus Aleksandr A. Kovalenya with the Gold Medal of the NAS of Belarus “For Great Contribution to Development of Science,” which is the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus included in the State Heraldic Register of the Republic of Belarus.
On March 14, 2016 Aleksandr A. Kovalenya celebrates his 70th birthday anniversary.
Heads and representatives of NAS of Belarus and Ministry of Natural Resources hold meeting
On March 11, 2016 heads and representatives of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus held a meeting at the NAS of Belarus. Among the participants there were the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov and the Minister of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus Andrei Kovkhuto.
The meeting considered results of scientific research, both fundamental and applied, their application in practice, promising areas of cooperation between organizations of the NAS of Belarus and the Ministry. Experts discussed issues of carrying out environmental monitoring, conducting flora and fauna inventories. The problems of land degradation and desertification and of research in the Antarctic were also the focus of the meeting.
NAS of Belarus invites to seminar "From Science to Business Innovations"
On March 15, 2016 at 02:00 p.m. there will be held a scientific and practical seminar "From Science to Business Innovations: How to Become an Enterprising Researcher?" in the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, 66 Independence Avenue). The seminar is aimed at establishing cooperation between young scientists and business community. The seminar will discuss problems of commercialization of scientific research, aspects of consumer demand for innovative products, development of science-intensive business and entrepreneurship. Young researchers, postgraduate students, researchers of the NAS of Belarus are invited to participate in the seminar.
Unique Concordance of 19th century Belarusian language to be presented in Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus
On March 10 at 3:00 p.m. there will be a presentation of an electronic edition of the Concordance of the Belarusian Language of the 19th Century in the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus (Мinsk, Surganov str., 15).
The Concordance is a unique lexicographic guide which has been released by the publishing house "Belarusian Science." The author of the project is a researcher at the Slavic and Theoretical Linguistics Section of the Yakub Kolas Institute of Linguistics N.M. Senkevich.
The Concordance of the 19th century Belarusian language is the first fundamental project of this type in national linguistics. This is a set of dictionaries compiled on basis of a text corpus, which is, in its turn, based on all works of fiction of the 19th century. All the texts are given as close as possible to the original form. The structure of the Concordance includes the Concordance itself in which every use of a word in a text is accompanied by a text illustration and information about its frequency and location, 6 frequency dictionaries, word pointer and reverse dictionary. Lists of texts in the Concordance represent a systematized bibliography of literature in the Belarusian language of the period.
Congratulations from Chairman of NASB Presidium V.G. Gusakov on Women's Day
On behalf of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and myself I congratulate you on the wonderful spring holiday – Women's Day!
This day provides us, the men, a special occasion to tell you words of sincere gratitude and appreciation for your talent and keenness on science, charm and desire for beauty as well as for your recognized contribution to the Belarusian science.
Your professionalism, creative approach to work and initiative play an extremely important role in the life of the Academy of Sciences. You are successful in fundamental research in mathematics and physics, chemistry and biology, genetics and medicine, agricultural sciences and humanities. Your talent, beauty and attractiveness, combined with the ability to work with enthusiasm, to lead institutes and laboratories, to cope successfully with household chores, conquer us, men, and deserve admiration!
Adviser to NAS of Belarus Petr Nikitenko awarded a medal of Francysk Skaryna
The Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov on behalf of the President Alexander Lukashenko conferred state awards on the best representatives of labor collectives in Belarus. The adviser to the NAS of Belarus, Academician Petr G. Nikitenko was awarded a medal of Francysk Skaryna.
Andrei Kobyakov said that the awards were given for long-term fruitful work, high professionalism, exemplary performance of official duties.