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Sectional meeting of Third Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia is held in NAS of Belarus
In the framework of the third Forum of Regions of Belarus and Russia a sectional meeting "Russian-Belarusian scientific and scientific-technical cooperation. Current state and prospects of development" was held in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
Before working the breakout session the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov said that the Belarusian and Russian sides have "a lot of areas for cooperation. If we combine Russia's strong capability in scientific terms with Belarusian, we can do a lot. We need to join efforts in the development of artificial intelligence, in the field of biotechnology, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical products, and new materials”. Also the Chairman of the Presidium noted that cooperation should be developed not only at the management level of leading scientific institutions of the two countries, but also between employees.
The President of the Republic of Belarus signed a decree on awarding
By the Presidential Decree №187 from June 2, 2016 State awards were bestowed upon a number of representatives of the government, ministries, departments and enterprises of the Republic of Belarus “for many-year productive work, exemplary fulfillment of service duties, vigorous public and social activities, attainment of good production results, a big personal contribution to the development of legislation and parliamentarism, construction industry and agriculture, science and education, art, culture, and sport.” Medals of Francysk Skaryna were bestowed upon the Director of the SSI “The Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the NASB” Aliaksandr I. Lakotka and the Head of the laboratory at the SSI “The V.F. Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany of the NASB” Nikolai A. Laman.
Prime Minister of Belarus visits Scientific and Practical Center of NASB for Animal Breeding
During a working trip to Minsk Region on June 3, 2016 Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov visited RUE "The Scientific and Practical Center of NASB for Animal Breeding" in the village Rassoshnoe Smolevichi district, where issues on implementation of the orders of the Head of State and Government on scientific support of the development of animal breeding of the country, as well as the work on the formation of a modern system of selection and breeding in the pig were discussed. Andrei Kobyakov was made familiar with promising resource-saving technologies used in the intensive pig farming. On the dairy farm, the Prime Minister has been reported about the effectiveness of introducing advanced technologies developed by RUE "The Scientific and Practical Center of NASB for Animal Breeding," including the milking of cows with the use of a milking plant "Karusel” with the possibility of using milking robots of the new generation.
Book «Kuzma Chorny. Man is the whole world» to be presented in Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus
On June 8, 2016 at 16.00 pm the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus jointly with the State Museum of History of Belarusian literature hold commemorative event "Prayer for the Fatherland", dedicated to the presentation of the book "Kuzma Chorny. Man is the whole world" (Mіnsk, 2016), which was published in publishing house "Mastatskaya Litaratura" in the series "Life of famous people of Belarus". Compiler — Galina Shablinskaya.
The event will be attended by literary researchers Mihas Mushinski, Vyacheslav Ragoysha Irina Bogdanovich, the grandson K. Chorny, translator Mykola Romanovsky, Director of the Literary Museum of Kuzma Chorny in Timkovichi Lyudmila Nizhevich, writers Kastus Tsvirko, Anatol Butevich, Vasil Zuenok, Director of Belarusian State Archives-Museum of Literature and Art Anna Zapartyko, People's Artists of Belarus Maria Zaharevich, Viktor Manaev, bard Ales Kamotski.
1st European Biothechnological School completes its work in NAS of Belarus
On June 3, 2016 the 1st European Biotechnological School completed its work. About 100 people took part in the work of the School. The lectures of the leading European and Belarusian biotechnologists presented the newest information on the latest achievements of fundamental and applied biotechnology, as well as promising research and development in related fields of science. Young scientists also presented scientific reports about their developments. Following the results of the young scientists’ reports 6 winners were selected and awarded diplomas.
The European Biotechnological School will be scheduled periodically. Also, the organizers decided to prepare a bid to host the European Biotechnological Congress in Minsk in 2018.
Meeting about implementation of developments of NASB organizations takes place in NAS of Belarus
On June 3, 2016 a meeting on the implementation of developments of the NASB organizations in mass production enterprises of the Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Belarus took place in the National Academy of Sciences and was chaired by the First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik. The event was attended by the Minister of Industry of the Republic of Belarus Vitaly Vovk, chief executives of departments, representatives of scientific organizations and enterprises of the Academy of Sciences. The presentations of specific developments and projects, which are ready for implementation at the industrial enterprises of the country were made at the meeting by the representatives of the Scientific and Practical Materials Research Center of the NAS of Belarus, the A.V. Luikov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute, the Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering, the Physical-Engineering Institute, the Powder Metallurgy Institute, the Institute of Physics, the United Institute of Informatics Problems, the Scientific and Practical Center for Agriculture Mechanization. According to the results of the meeting proposals for improvement of the further joint work of the NASB organizations and the Ministry of Industry will be formed.
International school-conference for young scientists and specialists "Modern problems of physics" to start on 8 June, 2016
On June 8-10, 2016, the B. I. Stepanov Institute of Physics of the NAS of Belarus holds the International school-conference for young scientists and specialists "Modern problems of physics". The program includes lectures of famous Belarusian scientists on the promising areas of physics, oral and poster presentations by young scientists, a competition for the best oral and poster presentations.
The opening of the conference will take place on June 8, 2016 at 10.00 am.
Event venue — the B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics, Minsk, Nezavisimosti Ave., 68, 3rd floor, Assembly hall.
Agreement on cooperation between NASB Institute of Energy and Lithuanian Energy Institute is signed
On 26-27 May, 2016 the 13th International conference of young scientists on energy issues was hosted in the Lithuanian Energy Institute (Kaunas). Director of the NASB Institute of Energy Anton Brin took part in this event as Chairman of the section "Materials Science and Technologies" and the official reviewer. At the meeting of the representatives of the Lithuanian and Belarusian energy institutions, the parties exchanged information about their research areas and scientific developments. By results of discussion of possible joint work on the disposal of waste, improvement of incineration technologies, pyrolysis of biomass with obtaining solid, liquid and gaseous fuels, biofuel production, increase the involvement of renewable energy sources in energy balance of the countries the agreement on cooperation was signed.
Belarusian Academic Quantum Center invites to public lecture on discovery of gravitational waves
On June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am a public lecture on the discovery of gravitational waves will be held in the NASB (Large conference hall, Nezavisimosti Ave., 66). The lecture provides information about the event that in the scientific world has been waiting for several decades. After a long search, the international LIGO Observatory discovered gravitational waves predicted by Einstein 100 years ago.
The event, which is the biggest achievement not only for astrophysics, but also for the world science in general, is opening a new branch of Physics — gravitational-wave astronomy. You will learn about the history of the search for gravitational waves, the LIGO experiment and new gravitational-wave experiments aimed at revealing the secrets of the Universe.
Prime Minister of Republic of Belarus Andrey Kobyakov presents state awards
Belarusian Prime Minister Andrey Kobyakov presented state awards to outstanding Belarusian workers. All in all, the Head of Government presented state awards to some 50 outstanding Belarusians on 1 June. Special thanks Andrei Kobyakov expressed to teachers and scholars, who also received state awards. "You are making a great contribution to the development of science, the development of innovative economy, knowledge-based economy, training the younger generation" — the Prime Minister stressed.
Protocol on the visit of Indonesian Institute of Sciences delegation is signed
On June 1, 2016 a ceremony of signing the Protocol on the visit of delegation from Indonesian Institute of Sciences to Minsk was held in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The document was signed by Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences Iskandar Zulkarnain.
The Protocol noted that during the visit there was an active and detailed discussion of current interaction between the parties, as well as activities to promote cooperation in the short and medium term have been identified.
Meeting with delegation of Science and Technology Office of Dalian People's Government is held in NASB
On May 31, 2016 talks with a delegation of Science and Technology Office of Dalian People's Government (China) headed by the Deputy Director General of the Office Mr. Jian Sijin were held in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The delegation included representatives of the departments of science and technology, policy and regulation, market technologies governance, and also heads and managers of Dalian companies —Titanium LTD., Jinma Boron Tech. Group LTD., Dongfang Intellectual Property Agent. From the Belarusian side the negotiations were headed by the Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Aleksandr V. Sukalo.
The parties exchanged views on promising areas of cooperation and development of further joint work.
Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov meets with Chairman of Indonesian Institute of Sciences
On May 31, 2016 Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Vladimir G. Gusakov met with a delegation from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, headed by Chairman Iskandar Zulkarnain.
The guests got familiar with the NASB permanent exhibition "Domestic scientific achievements for manufacturers" and have held talks with the NASB leadership about promising directions of Belarusian-Indonesian cooperation in the field of science and education and the mechanisms for their implementation. The delegation is also set to visit the Powder Metallurgy Institute, Belarusian State University, and the Hi-Tech Park.
1st European Biothechnological School is opened in NAS of Belarus
Grand opening of the 1st European Biotechnological School was held at the NAS of Belarus. Such an event is going to be held for the first time. Leading professors from European Union countries and the Republic of Belarus who work in the field of biotechnologies will lecture young scientists of the Academy of Sciences, representatives of the Agrarian Sciences Department, the Biological Sciences Department and the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. The lectures present the newest information on the latest achievements of fundamental and applied biotechnology, as well as promising research and development. English is the working language of the School.
RAS and NASB prizes laureates of 2015 awarded diplomas
On May 27, 2016 at a meeting of the NASB Presidium the Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov presented diplomas to employees of the NAS of Belarus organizations, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus prizes laureates of 2015. The prizes are awarded for outstanding scientific results obtained in the course of joint research by two groups of authors.
List of unused buildings and non-residential premises of republican property updated
The updated version of List of unused buildings and non-residential premises of republican property which are in operational and economic management of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus organizations and which are owned by open joint stock companies (as of 01/04/2016) is published on the website with proposals for their future use.
1st European Biotechnological School to work in Minsk from May 30 to June 4
On May 30, 2016 at 2.00 p.m. grand opening of the 1st European Biotechnological School will be held at the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, 66 Independence Avenue). The School will work at the Academy of Sciences to June 4. Such an event is going to be held for the first time. Leading professors from European Union countries and the Republic of Belarus who work in the field of biotechnologies will lecture young scientists of the Academy of Sciences, representatives of the Agrarian Sciences Department, the Biological Sciences Department and the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences. English is the working language of the School.
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Institute of Genetics and Cytology of NAS of Belarus holds Round-table on issue of promoting comprehensive implementation of Cartagena Protocol
On May 25, 2016 the Round-table discussion on the international project "Capacity Building in order to Promote a Comprehensive Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety and the Convention on Biological Diversity at the National Level" was held in connection with the International Day of Biodiversity. The Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus which functions as the National Focal Point for Biosafety, with the assistance of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus were the organizers of the event.
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