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.
Belarusian scientists awarded prizes from Academies of Sciences of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine
Belarusian scientists were awarded prizes for the year 2015 from the National Academies of Sciences of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Prizes were awarded for outstanding scientific results obtained in joint researches and in accordance with the 2015 contest results.
On March 3 the conference "Belarusian Literature in Cultural Space of Modern Society" dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the national writer of Belarus Kandrat Krapiva starts
On March 3–4, 2016 the International Scientific Conference "Belarusian Literature in Cultural Space of Modern Society" dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the national writer of Belarus Kandrat Krapiva is held at the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature which is a branch of the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (1 Surganov Street, Build. 2, Minsk). The forum will be attended by prominent scientists, writers, researchers of Kandrat Krapiva’s works.
Vladimir Gusakov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Belarus Masood Khan Raja
On February 24, 2016 the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Belarus Masood Khan Raja. During the negotiations the parties emphasized the need for adjusting plans in the framework of agreements reached earlier.
V. Gusakov proposed to use the opportunities of the Belarusian Foundation for Fundamental Research for funding of selected projects, including those with the participation of young scientists. Researchers Training Institute of the NAS of Belarus is ready to admit Pakistani postgraduate students.
In his turn, Masood Khan Raja expressed interest in a visit of Belarusian scientists delegation to Pakistan to conduct workshops and lectures for Pakistani specialists.
The parties agreed that the next visit of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Belarus Masood Khan Raja to the NAS of Belarus will be held in March of this year.
It is planned to sign a Protocol on scientific cooperation, which will include specific areas of cooperation of mutual interest.
Academician Yevgeny M. Babosov awarded Gold Medal of NAS of Belarus
The Chairman of the NAS of Belarus Vladimir G. Gusakov awarded the Doctor of Philosophy, Professor, Academician Yevgeny Mikhailovich Babosov with the Gold Medal of the NAS of Belarus “For the Great Contribution to the Development of Science,” which is the highest award of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. According to Decree of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus № 3 of January 26, 2016 the award was given for significant contribution to the development of the theory of sociology, organizing and conducting national representative sociological investigations, training highly qualified researchers.
The rewarding took place at the ceremony dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the Academician in the Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus.
The process of accepting applications for participation in the IX International Water-Chemistry Forum began
The Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus began the process of accepting applications for participation in the IX International Water-Chemistry Forum which will be held at the Institute on May 17–19, 2016. In 2016 the Forum is organized by the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the NAS of Belarus, National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute”, D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia and JSC “Belenergoremnaladka”.
The purpose of the Forum is to inform the experts about the leading foreign and domestic water treatment technologies in various industries, about materials and equipment, experience of their application and implementation in practice, promotion of promising scientific and technical developments.
For more detailed information and application for participation in the Forum, please visit the site of IFOH.
NAS of Belarus hosted Sardinian delegation
On February 23, 2016 the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus hosted a delegation from Autonomous Region of Sardinia. The Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus Aleksandr V. Kilchevskiy familiarized the guests with the structure and activities of the NASB, drew their attention to the Academy experience in the field of agriculture and technologies in food production. A. Kilchevsky also expressed interest in experience of colleagues in production of cheese from cow and sheep milk.
The delegation led by the Head of the Sardinia President Administration Filippo Spanu expressed readiness to cooperate in the areas profiling in this region, such as zootechnics and feed production for agriculture. The guests were also interested in the NAS of Belarus experience in the field of space research.
Congratulations from the Chairman of NASB Presidium Academician Vladimir Gusakov on the Day of Fatherland Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus
I congratulate you on the Day of Fatherland Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus – February 23!
Defence of Fatherland has been considered a sacred duty of everyone in all times of the Belarusian history. On this day we honor those who forged victory on battlefields in times of great troubles, who performed their international duty with valor and honor, who worked to strengthen the might of our army.
Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus preserve traditions and make a worthy contribution to the strengthening of our Homeland's defense capability. Creation of new equipment models, upgrade of protection means, introduction of new technologies and materials provide a high level of the Belarusian army equipment, the reliable security of the country.
On February 23 Academician Yevgeny M. Babosov celebrates his 85th anniversary
On February 23, 2016 the well-known Belarusian scientist and organizer of science, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Yevgeny Mikhailovich Babosov turns 85 years old.
A grand meeting in honor of the scientist’s anniversary and the opening of a book exhibition "The Philosophy and Sociology are My Choice, My Destiny" will be held at the Exhibition Center of the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, Surganova str., 15) on February 23, 2016 at 15.00 p.m. Famous scientists of the NAS of Belarus, representatives of leading Belarusian universities, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Republic of Belarus, and also colleagues and students of Yevgeny Babosov have been invited to participate at the ceremony on the occasion of the anniversary.