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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.
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.
Preliminary results of scientific, technical and innovative activities of NASB in 2015 and tasks for 2016 considered at enlarged meeting of NASB Presidium Bureau
On February 18, 2016 an enlarged meeting of the Bureau of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus with participation of the heads of organizations was held. At the meeting preliminary results of scientific, technical and innovative activities of the NASB in 2015 and tasks for the year 2016 were considered. The report "About preliminary results of scientific, technical and innovative activities of the NAS of Belarus in 2015 and tasks for 2016" was presented by the Corresponding Member, Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus Aleksandr V. Kilchevskiy. Coreports were presented by the Head of the NASB Department of Planning-Financial and Production Activities Nadezhda Stepanova and the Head of the Department of International Cooperation Vladimir Podkopaev. The results of the State Innovative Development Program of the Republic of Belarus for 2011 – 2015, fulfillment of indicators of social and economic development for 2015 by the NASB organizations, as well as indicators for export of the scientific and technical products were considered at the enlarged meeting of the Bureau.
Also the Awards of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for 2015 were presented.
Four projects of NAS of Belarus won the contest “100 Ideas for Belarus”
The final stage of the national youth contest “100 Ideas for Belarus” considering the results of the year 2015, which for the first time was held in the format of “Technologies Show: An Exhibition of Youth Innovations”, was completed at the National Exhibition Center Belexpo.
The Public Association “Belarusian Republican Youth Union” is the organizer of the contest. The contest selects the best projects in different fields, which can be useful for society, and serves to enhance innovative thinking of young people, involve them in solving problems of Belarus social and economic development, promote civil initiatives to implementation of innovation projects and scientific and technological developments.
Belarus President presented Doctor of Science diplomas to six representatives of NAS of Belarus organizations
The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko presented Doctor of Science diplomas and Professor Certificates at the ceremony on 12 February. Among the awardees there were six representatives of the NAS of Belarus organizations who were presented Doctor of Science diplomas.
Publishing House “Belarusian Science” awarded a first degree diploma of the National Contest “Book Art-2016”
15.02.2016 The Publishing House "Belarusian Science" was awarded a first degree diploma and a Small Golden Folio sign in nomination “Eureka” (scientific, popular science publications) for the publication of the book series "The Traditional Way of Life" at the 55th National Contest “Book Art-2016”. The award was received by the Chief Editor of the Publishing House Georgy K. Kiselyov.
The series includes the following books: Folk Architecture by A. Lakotka; “Jadranoje zyta haspadara klicha…” Сalendar Year in Rites and Customs by T. Valodzina and T. Kukharonak; Folk Arts by J. Sakhuta; Sciezkami Dziadou: People's Way of Life of Belarusians by S. Barys.
NAS of Belarus and Pakistan Academy of Letters agree on cooperation
On February 12, 2016 under the Memorandum of Understanding in the field of scientific cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Pakistan Academy of Letters a meeting of leaders and staff of the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature and the chairman of the Pakistan Academy of Letters Prof. Dr. Muhammad Qasim Bughio and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to the Republic of Belarus Masood Khan Raja was held at the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature.
The sides exchanged information on the structure and activities of the Pakistan Academy of Letters and the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, discussed plans for cooperation, exchange of scientific and fiction literature, the selection of works of classical and contemporary literature for translation into the languages of Pakistan and Belarus. The Ambassador of the Republic of Pakistan Masood Khan Raja said, “It is very important for international relations when scientists of two countries know each other, because the officials, the bureaucracy, the policy may change over time, but when there is a literary touch it remains at all times and creates the basis for a strong relationship and understanding.”
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NASB organizations participate in the 23rd Minsk International Book Fair
12.02.2016 The Publishing House "Belarusian Science" and the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of NAS of Belarus take part in the 23rd Minsk International Book Fair. The Publishing House "Belarusian Science" presented books of a new series "The Traditional Way of Life" authored by NASB ethnographers and art critics. According to the director of the Publishing House Alexander Stashkevich, the series reveals all aspects of the Belarusian people life, namely ceremonies, crafts, food, creativity in different directions. For the current year publication of two more books is planned in this series. Besides that there were other editions of the Publishing House presented at the exhibition. A separate presentation was dedicated to the third edition of the book "Belarusian Folk Costume".
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