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7-th International Conference "Floriculture: History, Theory, Practice" held in Central Botanical Garden of NAS of Belarus
The Central Botanical Garden of the NAS of Belarus holds the 7-th International Conference "Floriculture: History, Theory, Practice" on May 24–26, 2016. The conference is attended by over 40 scientists from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia, Azerbaijan and China. 36 botanical gardens present their materials at the conference.
Modern garden trends, tendencies of flower decoration of urban landscapes, the development of collections in botanical gardens and many other issues of selection and breeding of ornamental plants are raised at the conference.
Vladimir V. Shkurko celebrates his 60-th anniversary on May 25, 2016
On May 25, 2016 the Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs of the Researchers Training Institute of the NAS of Belarus, Cand. Sc. (Physics and Mathematics), Docent Vladimir V. Shkurko celebrates his 60-th anniversary. Vladimir V. Shkurko has been working at the Researchers Training Institute since its foundation. First he was the Dean of the Physical Engineering Faculty, later he became the Pro-Rector for Academic Affairs. From December 2005 to April 2015 he was the Rector of the Institute. As soon as Vladimir V. Shkurko was involved in the foundation of the Institute, it is to a large extent through his activities that nowadays a wide range of educational programs, including master's, postgraduate, retraining, training, various courses of further adult education functions and develops successfully at the Institute.
3rd International Expert Seminar on Renewable Energy starts in NAS of Belarus
The 3rd International Expert Seminar on Renewable Energy "Renewable Energy: Potential, Achievements and Prospects" is being held at the National Academy of Belarus on May 25–27, 2016. The seminar program provides reports of experts from academic and university circles of Belarus, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan considering use, assessment of efficiency and implementation of specific solutions based on renewable energy in practice.
VI International Training Seminar “Dynamics, State and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems in Specially Protected Natural Areas” is held on Braslav lakes
VI International Training Seminar “Dynamics, State and Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems in Specially Protected Natural Areas” for students, undergraduates, graduate students and teachers of the specialty “Forestry”, devoted to the International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May), was held on the base of the Braslav Lakes National Park on May 16–22.
State Scientific Institution “The V.F.Kuprevich Institute of Experimental Botany of the NAS of Belarus” together with scientific and environmental institutions and specialized leading universities from Belarus and Russia were the organizers of the seminar.
On May 24, 2016 package of documents on cooperation with organizations of Shandong Province (PRC) signed
On May 24, 2016 within the visit of the Shandong Province (PRC) delegation headed by the Province Vice Governor Wang Shujian to the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, there was the signing of a package of documents on cooperation with organizations of this Chinese region. Among the documents there are the Agreement on Cooperation between the NAS of Belarus and the Linyi City Government, the Framework Agreement on Cooperation in transfer of technologies between the SSPA “Scientific and Practical Materials Research Centre of NAS of Belarus” and the Honghua Company specializing in new materials and a number of other agreements.
Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR) is 25 years old
On May 20, 2016 a solemn meeting of the Scientific Council and the Board of Trustees of the Belarusian Republican Foundation for Fundamental Research (BRFFR), dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Foundation, was held in the NAS of Belarus. The event brought together leading scientists from Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan and Ukraine. The Chairman of the Board of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) Academician Vladislav Panchenko, the Executive Director of the Science Development Fund under the President of Azerbaijan Elchin Babayev, the Vice-president of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine Victor Sydorenko and others were among the guests of honor.
Academy libraries of Belarus and Lithuania agree on further cooperation
On May 19, 2016 representatives of the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the director Alexander Grusha visited the Wróblewski Library of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. During the visit an agreement on cooperation was signed. Libraries confirmed the agreement concerning the mutual exchange of information about the publications received by the parties, expansion of mutual deliveries of scientific literature and cooperation in organization and conducting scientific research. At the workshop the parties agreed on the necessity of more active and close cooperation in these areas. In particular, they confirmed the intention to hold joint scientific and educational events dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Francysk Skaryna publishing activities next year.
XV Minsk International Heat and Mass Transfer Forum to be held at NAS of Belarus on May 23-26, 2016
More than 250 leading scientists from 10 countries will participate in the XV Minsk International Heat and Mass Transfer Forum. The largest scientific event will be held at the National Academy of Sciences on May 23-26, 2016. Scientists from Russia, USA, China, Japan, England, Germany, Norway, Poland and other countries will come to Minsk. Meetings of the world's leading experts on a regular basis (every four years) held in the capital of Belarus from the beginning of the 60s of the last century are the recognition of the national scientific school in the field of heat and mass transfer. And this is a great opportunity for experts to exchange ideas, to compare ongoing research with global trends, to find partners for the expansion of scientific research, investors and potential producers of high-tech products.
International round table on "Intellectual heritage of Imam Khomeini in the discourse of history and geopolitics" to be held at NASB Institute of History
The International round table on "Intellectual heritage of Imam Khomeini in the discourse of history and geopolitics" will take part at the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus on the 1st of June.
The purpose of the round table is to discuss the spiritual, ideological and political legacy of the founder of the modern Iranian state, Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini (1902-1989), his role in formation of modern practice of intercultural and inter-civilizational relations. The discussion will cover issues of the development of modern Belarusian-Iranian cooperation; study the rich heritage of Iranian literature and culture in the Republic of Belarus.
Open National Wildlife Photography Contest "Golden Lynx" starts
Open National Wildlife Photography Contest "Golden Lynx" with international participation started on May 16. Organizer of the photo contest is the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus represented by SSPA "Scientific-Practical Center of NAS of Belarus for Bioresources" and the World Wildlife Support Fund “Krasny Bor”. The organizing committee, in addition to the organizers, includes representatives from national ministries — Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Information of the Republic of Belarus, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus and Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus.
Delegation from Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Jilin Province of People's Republic of China visits NAS of Belarus
On May 19, 2016 at the invitation of the Belarusian side a delegation from the Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Jilin Province of the People's Republic of China, headed by the President of the Academy Wu Xinhong visited the NAS of Belarus.
At the visit members of the delegation were made familiar with the NASB permanent exhibition "Accomplishments of Belarusian scientists to the production sector" and have negotiated with top officials of the NAS of Belarus on the opportunities and mechanisms of cooperation in the field of agriculture on the basis of signed in October 2015 Agreement between the NAS of Belarus and Academy of Agricultural Sciences of Jilin Province.
Water treatment technologies is discussed at Joint IX International Water-Chemistry Forum at NAS of Belarus
On May 17-19, 2016 the joint IX International Water-Chemistry Forum takes place at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The event brought together guests from Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and other countries. The main purpose of the meeting is to familiarize stakeholders engaged in the implementation of scientific developments in the field of water treatment in production, with the latest achievements in the field of water treatment and purification.
At the opening ceremony, representatives of the Institute of Physical Organic Chemistry of the NAS of Belarus told about successful active cooperation with the Russian side: the Ministry of Energy, the company "Hydrotech", CJSC "RPC Mediana-Filter" and others.
Institute of Philosophy of NAS of Belarus holds international round table "Philosopher and time: truth, wisdom, virtue" timed to 95th anniversary of outstanding Belarusian philosopher Alexey Kliment'evich Maneev
On May 19, 2016 at 12:00 (Surganov str., 1, building 2, room 810) the Institute of Philosophy of the NAS of Belarus holds international round table "Philosopher and time: truth, wisdom, virtue" timed to the 95th anniversary of prominent Belarusian philosopher Alexey Kliment’evich Maneev. During the round table topical issues of modern philosophy, logic and methodology of scientific cognition, social anthropology and ecology, associated with various aspects of A. Maneev multifaceted creativity will be discussed. Collection of scientific works, which it is planned to publish on the results of the forum, will be another gift from the philosophical community of the republic for the wonderful celebrant.
Regional development peculiarities of Oshmyany District to be discussed by historians of NAS of Belarus on May 20, 2016
On May 20, 2016 State Scientific Institution "The Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus" together with the Oshmyany District Executive Committee hold VII scientific-practical conference "Golshany Readings": "Oshmyany District - regional development peculiarities in the 10th-20th centuries".
The plenary meeting will be held on May 20, 2016 from 10.00 to 13.00 am at the address Oshmyany, Grodno region, Sovetskaya str. 103, in the large conference room (the building of the Oshmyany District Executive Committee).
The conference will be attended by the historians, journalists, and public figures. The main attention of researchers is focused on identification of mechanisms of interaction in historical perspective of Oshmyany cities and their surroundings.
II International research-to-practice Conference "Antarctic Environment: current state of study" starts to work on May 18, 2016
On May 18-20, 2016 State Scientific and Production Amalgamation "Scientific and Practical Center of NAS of Belarus for Bioresources" holds the II International research-to-practice Conference "Antarctic Environment: current state of study". The conference will take place in the resort town of Naroch (Minsk region, Myadel district, Naroch).
The main activities of the conference: legal and logistic activities in the organization and conduct of Antarctic expeditions; questions and mechanisms for safety protection during expeditions and development of instrumental and technical base for scientific research; biological research in Antarctica; geological and geophysical research in Antarctica; climate, meteorological and aerospace research in Antarctica.
First Vice Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik takes part in Belarusian delegation's visit to Cuba
In early May 2016, the First Vice Chairman of the NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik took part in the visit of the Belarusian delegation to Cuba.
The delegation led by Alexander Shumilin, the Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus also included representatives of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and Republican Unitary Enterprise "Belmedpreparaty". The main purpose of the visit was the participation in the first session of the Joint Belarusian-Cuban Commission on Scientific and Technological Cooperation, which took place at the Ministry of Science and Technology of Cuba, chaired by the Cuban Minister. Scientific and innovation potential of both countries was presented during the meeting. The NAS of Belarus presented the developments in the field of biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanofertilizer, unmanned aerial vehicles, remote sensing, agricultural machinery, instrumentation and others.
Meeting on free electron lasers with a member of Nobel Committee for Physics, Rector of Stockholm University Mats Larsson takes place at NAS of Belarus
On May 16, 2016 the international meeting on free electron lasers started its work at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The official organizers of the event, which will take place on 16 and 17 May 2016, are the NAS of Belarus and Stockholm University. The event brings together leading experts in the field from England, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Belarus, and Ukraine.
Before the meeting, the world-famous Swedish scientist, member of the Nobel Committee for Physics, Rector of Stockholm University, Mats Larsson, speaking on the subject of the meeting, noted that "this area of science in the world is only growing. The participation of Belarusian scientists at the present time is fundamental and theoretical, since such kind of installations exists only in the United States and Japan. But if we evaluate the contribution of Belarusian scientists in the development of laser physics, it is very high. This is well illustrated by the activities of the B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics”.
Saudi Arabia delegation visits NAS of Belarus
On May 16, 2016 a Saudi Arabia delegation visited the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus within the visit to the Republic of Belarus. Members of the delegation were made familiar with the NASB permanent exhibition "Accomplishments of Belarusian scientists to the production sector" and have negotiated with top officials of the NAS of Belarus. The Head of the delegation, Undersecretary for Economic and Cultural Affairs of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Youssuf bin Tarrad Al Sa'doun noted that Belarusian and Saudi Arabian scientists have already produced results in the course of joint work but they are intent on upping the scale of the efforts.
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On May 12-13, 2016 International scientific and practical conference "Results of Archaeological Research on the Territory of Belarus in 2015" is held at the Institute of History of NAS of Belarus
On May 12-13, 2016 the International scientific and practical conference "Results of Archaeological Research on the Territory of Belarus in 2015" was held at the Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus. The conference was attended by Belarusian and foreign scientists from Russia and Ukraine.
The Deputy Director for Science of the Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus, candidate of historical sciences, associate professor Vadim L. Lakiza presented the report on the review of the legislation of the Republic of Belarus in the field of protection of the archaeological heritage, as well as the changes aimed at combating the illegal search of archaeological artifacts and selling them. The report had been discussed by scientists in connection with the adoption of the Decree of the President of the Republic of Belarus №485 dated 14 December 2015.
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