Ten centuries of Minsk history are discussed at conference of NASB Institute of History
On 7-8 September 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Minsk City Executive Committee, Department of Humanitarian Sciences and Arts of the NAS of Belarus and the Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus carry out an International scientific conference “Minsk and its Citizens: ten centuries of history (to the 950th anniversary of the city)”.
The opening and plenary session of the conference took place on 7 September at the Minsk City Hall. Sections will continue their work on 7 and 8 September at the Institute of History of the NAS of Belarus and the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus.
Results and prospects of entomology development in Eastern Europe to be discussed at NASB conference
On 6-8 September 2017, the State Scientific and Production Association the Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Bioresources holds the second International Scientific and Practical Conference “Results and prospects of entomology development in Eastern Europe”. The opening of the conference will be held on 6 September at 10.00 in the assembly hall of the Scientific and Practical Center of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for Bioresources (vul. Akademičnaja, 27, room 331). The main areas of the conference: taxonomy, chorology (fauna and zoogeography) of insects; insects ecology; agricultural entomology; beekeeping and pollination problems; forest entomology; medical entomology; technical entomology. The conference program and additional information can be found on the website http://entomology2017.biobel.by
On 9-10 September 5th NASB Young Scientists Gathering will take place
On 9-10 September 2017, the 5th NASB Young Scientists Gathering dedicated to the Year of Science will take place on the basis of the "Photon". Psychological trainings, intellectual games, master classes on Chinese hieroglyphics, a seminar of the tenfold world champion in Muay Thai Alexei Ignashev, and many other things will be held during the Gathering.
Press conference on International Forum on traditions and current state of culture and arts held
5 September 2017, a press conference on International Forum on traditions and current state of culture and arts took place at Press House press center. The event was attended by Academician Aliaksandr I. Lakotka, Director of the NASB Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research; Valery I. Zhuk, Director of the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore of the NAS of Belarus; Nadezhda A. Yuvchenko, head of Musical Art Department of the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore of the NAS of Belarus; Antonina A. Karpilova head of Screen Arts Department of the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore of the NAS of Belarus, Candidate of Arts, Associate Professor; Veronica N. Yarmolinskaya, head of Dramatic Art Department of the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore of the NAS of Belarus; Alexandra V. Hurko, head of Ethnography Department of the Kandrat Krapiva Institute of Art Studies, Ethnography and Folklore of the NAS of Belarus.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus celebrates Knowledge Day
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus employs 300-350 graduates and Masters of Science annually. This was announced today by Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov at a solemn event dedicated to the start of a new academic year at the NASB Researchers Training Institute. “Today the Academy of Sciences is not age-specific organization. The average age of Belarusian scientists is about 45 years. Almost a third of the NASB scientists are young people,” he stressed. Speaking about the principles of Academy management in the training of young scientists Vladimir Gusakov noted that in this area the National Academy of Sciences prepares top-qualification scientists. Talented young researchers find support in their endeavors. They work under the guidance of leading scientists of the country. They have an opportunity to do their research in advanced laboratories of the NASB organizations and to participate in major international scientific forums. A system of additional payments is provided for young scientists, and there are also various bonuses. There are excellent opportunities for a career for those who have successfully done their PhD thesis.
2nd Congress of Scientists of the Republic of Belarus to be held
According to the Council of Ministers Decree № 659 of 30 August 2017 the organizing committee for preparing and holding of the 2nd Congress of Scientists of the Republic of Belarus is approved.
Vladimir I. Semashko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, was appointed as a chairman of the organizing committee.
The organizing committee was entrusted with the task of coordinating the work on the preparation and holding the Congress in the IV quarter of 2017 in Minsk. The committee should approve the action plan and the program of the Congress for its preparation and holding, as well as to develop guidelines for selecting representatives and the procedure for electing delegates to the Congress.
Press conference on biotechnology development in Belarus held
30 August 2017, a press conference on key areas of biotechnology development in Belarus, new products and their application took place at BelTA's press center. The event was attended by Emilia Kolomiyets, Director General of the R&D group Chemical Synthesis and Biotechnologies, Director of the Institute of Microbiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Valentina Lemesh, Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and Natalya Pshybytko, deputy director for science and innovations of the Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering at the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences. Heads of NASB organizations told representatives of the media about the work of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in biotechnology and about new scientific developments in this field.
NASB and Alferov’s Foundation announced competition for Young Scientists Award 2017
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Foundation for Support of Education and Science (Alferov’s Foundation) announce a competition for young scientists (up to 35 years as of January 1 of the competition year) for the awards of the NASB and Alferov's Foundation for the best research work (a separate scientific work or a set of works united by a common theme) for the year 2017
State awards of Republic of Belarus are conferred to NASB representatives
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed Decree No. 303 of 25 August 2017 "On conferment of state awards." Representatives of various institutions and enterprises received medals and orders in recognition of the many-year productive work, exemplary fulfillment of service duties, a big personal contribution to the production of heavy quarry equipment, the development of optical instrument-making, light industry, railway transport and agriculture, great achievements in healthcare and consumer services, national journalism, science, education, culture and art.
Belarus President’s Letter of commendation is given to NASB representatives
According to Belarus President Decree № 136rp from 24 August 2017 Alexander V. Kilchevsky, the Chief Scientific Secretary of the NASB Presidium, and Vitalij V. Lapa, Director of the Republican Scientific Subsidiary Unitary Enterprise the Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry, received Belarus President’s Letter of commendation in recognition of the many-year productive scientific work, a big personal contribution to the development of agrochemical research and topical areas of biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding, training of top-qualification specialists.
Knowledge Day to be celebrated at the NASB Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library
On 1 September 2017 (Friday) at 10:00, Knowledge Day will be celebrated at the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, vul. Surhanava 15). Event organizer is the NASB Researchers Training Institute. NASB officials, heads of scientific organizations, leading scientists of the country will address the Master's Degree students. The first lecture on "Introduction to Science" will be held as well. On 1 September 2017, 110 Master's Degree students in 9 specialties will begin their training at the NASB Researchers Training Institute.
Representatives of Russian and Union media visit SSI Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research — Sosny
24 August 2017, the representatives of the Russian and Union media visited the State Scientific Institution the Joint Institute of Power and Nuclear Research — Sosny to meet with atomic scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. This visit was held within the press tour "Cooperation between Belarus and Russia in nuclear energy" organized by the Standing Committee of Union state, the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus and the International Information Agency Rossiya Segodnya with the support of the Ministry of energy of the Republic of Belarus and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
NASB Institute of Economics and China Development Institute sign agreement on scientific cooperation
On 22 August 2017, a delegation of the China Development Institute and JSCC Industrial Park Development Company visited the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The purpose of the visit was to discuss prospects for cooperation between the Institute of Economics of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the Chinese Development Institute (Shenzhen, PRC) and JSCC Industrial Park Development Company.
National Academy of Sciences of Belarus presents first Belarusian electric car
On 22 August 2017, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has presented a pilot model of the first Belarusian electric car at the national proving ground for mobile vehicles of the NASB Joint Institute of Mechanical Engineering. There were also demonstrated new developments of the NASB scientists on the subject of electric vehicles such as a motor wheel and an electric bike created on its basis (Republican Unitary Enterprise the Instrument Manufacturing Plant "Optron" of the NAS of Belarus), and a super capacitor (the Scientific and Practical Materials Research Center of the NAS of Belarus). The event was attended by Mikhail Myasnikovich, Chairman of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus, Vladimir Semashko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus, Alexander Shumilin, Chairman of the State Committee on Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus, representatives of ministries and departments of the country.
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Belarusian scientist Ivan Saverchanka honored with Stars of Commonwealth Award
Ivan Saverchanka, a Belarusian scientist-philologist, the director of the Yanka Kupala Institute of Literature Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and a member of The Presidium of the Union of Writers of Belarus, Doctor of Philological Sciences, Professor, has been honored with the interstate Stars of Commonwealth Award. Information was provided by the official letter from the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation. Ivan Saverchanka received the award following the decision of the 2016 Commonwealth Stars Council. The solemn award ceremony will take place in Moscow.