Institute of History hosts Republican Panel “Belarus-UN: together for 70 years”
On account of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations Organization, one of the founding countries of which is Belarus, on August 27, 2015 the Centre of Geopolitics History of the NASB Institute of History, the History Department of Belarusian State Pedagogy University named after Maxim Tank in cooperation with the National Archive of the Republic of Belarus organized the Republican Panel “Belarus-UN: together for 70 years”.
The event involved the Academician-Secretary of NASB Department of the Humanities and Arts, Head of the Centre of Geopolitics History of the NASB Institute of History, Corresponding Member Alexander A. Kovalenya, experts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, UN Mission in Belarus, researcher of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, international relations experts the leading Belarusian universities as well as representatives of a range of Belarusian state agencies engaged in implementing projects in the major areas of activities of the UN and its institutions.
VNIIEM Corporation and NAS of Belarus sign Agreement for creating Earth remote sensing craft
VNIIEM Corporation and NAS of Belarus have signed an Agreement for development and further operation of a high resolution Earth remote sensing craft called BKA-2.
The document was signed by Director General, VNIIEM Corporation Leonid Makridenko and Head of NASB Directorate Pyotr Vityaz.
Earlier Russia and Belarus had established a joint Russian and Belarusian infrastructure for controlling Belarusian (BKA) and Russian (KANOPUS-V) spacecraft as well as a system for receiving and processing the data sent by them.
UAE Space Agency delegation visits NAS of Belarus
On August 24, 2015 Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov met with the delegation of the United Arab Emirates Space Agency. The delegation arrived in Belarus to hold negotiations with the NASB leaders about the mechanisms and prospects of promotion of scientific cooperation in the field of space technologies.
As Vladimir Gusakov stressed during the meeting, Belarus is interested in collaborating with the UAE in the space sector.
Director General, UAE Space Agency also noted that in the longer term the United Arab Emirates view Belarus as a partner for research of Mars.
The delegates from the UAE visited the State Enterprise “Geoinformation Systems” of NAS of Belarus as well as JSC “Peleng”.
NAS of Belarus Foreign Member Zhores Alferov: “The country has preserved and develops science”
On August 24, 2015 Zhores Alferov, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Saint-Petersburg Research Centre of the RAS, Foreign Member of NASB, Nobel Prize Laureate met with the teachers and students of Vitebsk State Technological University. Deputy Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Kilin also participated in the event.
As Zhores Alferov stressed during the meeting: “Belarus is the only post-Soviet state, which has fully preserved the achievements of the Soviet Union in the social sphere. And the main thing is that the country has preserved and develops industry, agriculture and science”. Zhores Alferov also said that he was glad that due to the state policies the Academy of Sciences had been preserved, which is the core of Belarusian science and which needs to be developed.
Delegation of Harbin Department of Science and Technology (China) visits NAS of Belarus
On August 21, 2015 the delegation of the Department of Science and Technology of Harbin (China) visited NAS of Belarus upon the invitation of the NASB leaders to discuss advanced areas and mechanisms of cooperation as well as the question of China representatives’ participation in the China Products High Technology and Innovation Expo to be held in Minsk on October 13-16, 2015. The Belarusian delegation was headed by Vice-Chairman of NASB Presidium Sergei Chizhik.
The Chinese guests told that currently 133 technological parks operate in the country, which are engaged in new technology research. It is expected that the delegation, which will come to Minsk to participate in the Expo, will involve over 50 people among whom will be the Mayor of Harbin.
Leaders of NAS of Belarus hold negotiations with LG Electronics delegation
On August 13, 2015 the LG Electronics delegation visited NAS of Belarus. The Korean guests held negotiations with the leaders of the Academy. The Academy was represented by Vice Chairman of Presidium Sergei Chizhik, managers and employees of NASB research institutes.
The main topic of the negotiations was cooperation in the field of heat and mass transfer and the possibilities of signing an agreement for organization of joint research. Among LG Electronics major interests are achievements in the field of heat dissipation and new materials. Academician Vladimir Agabekov, Director of Institute of New Materials Chemistry, noted that the institute had cooperated with LG Electronics for a decade in the field of adhesive technologies, adhesives, LEDs and other fields.
Energy, bio-, nano- and medical technologies will be Belarusian science priorities within the following five years
Energy, bio-, nano- and medical technologies will be priorities of Belarusian science within the following five years. Vladimir Gusakov, Chairman of Presidium, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, reported that to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, BelTA has informed.
The report focused on 13 priority areas of science for the following five-year period. Based on these priorities a catalog of the main research programs has been developed. Currently they are being complemented with certain tasks and projects. Alexander Lukashenko was also reported about the sources of funding the proposed research and the future sales markets. Head of state also said he would like to meet with Belarusian scientists who represent not only NAS of Belarus but also universities and industrial science in order to review what has been achieved and discuss the plans.
NASB scientists speak about development of innovative biotechnologies in Belarus based on modern science and technology trends
On August 11, 2015 the House of Press hosted a press conference, which involved Emilia Kolomiets, Director General, State Scientific and Production Amalgamation “Chemical Synthesis and Biotechnology”, Director, NASB Institute of Microbiology, NASB Corresponding Member; Valentina Lemesh, Director, NASB Institute of Genetics and Cytology; Liudmila Dubovskaya, Director, NASB Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering.
NASB Council of Young Scientists holds press conference “Youth in Science. Preparation for the 1st Eurasian Young Scientists Forum (YES Forum)”
On August 10, 2015 the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus hosted the press conference “Youth in Science. Preparing for the 1st Eurasian Young Scientists Forum (YES Forum)”. The event involved Dr. Andrei Ivanets, Chairman, NASB Council of Young Scientists, Head of Laboratory, Institute of General and Inorganic Chemistry; Dr. Alexei Trukhanov, Vice Chairman, NASB Council of Young Scientists, Lead Researcher, Scientific and Practical Centre for Materials Research; Dr. Alexander Shepshelev, Deputy Director General, Scientific and Practical Centre for Foodstuffs, PhD in Engineering; Dr.Pavel Morozik, Senior Researcher, Institute of Genetics and Cytology; Dr. Pyotr Pekut’ko, Scientific Secretary, Institute of Economics, PhD in Economics.
As Dr. Ivanets said, the 1st Young Scientists Eurasian Forum will be hosted by NAS of Belarus from the 1st to 4th of December. It will become one of the major young scientists events organized in Belarus.
Delegation of representatives of Pakistani scientific organizations visits NAS of Belarus
On August 7, 2015 NAS of Belarus received a delegation of representatives of Pakistani scientific organizations. The delegation was comprised of Dr. Shahzad Alam, Chairman of Pakistan Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Mr. Amjad Hussain, Joint Scientific Advisor of Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of Pakistan, and Arshad Salim Malik, Head of International Office, COMSTAS Institute of Information Technology. Within the framework of the visit the delegation attended the permanent exhibition “Achievements of national science applied for production” and the NASB History Museum.
The delegates also held negotiations with the leaders of NASB and NASB organizations on possible areas and mechanisms of further cooperation.
Moreover, the Pakistani guests visited the B.I.Stepanov Institute of Physics and the Physical-Technical Institute.
Microbial technologies to be discussed in Minsk
On September 7-11, 2015 NAS of Belarus will host the 9th International Scientific Conference “Microbial technologies: fundamental and applied aspects” dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the NASB Institute (Department) of Microbiology. The conference will focus on the latest achievements in the field of microbiology and biotechnology, modern trends and approaches to development of biologics for agriculture, food industry, medicine, environmental protection as well as include discussions of the prospects of use of biotechnological inventions as a basis of scientific-technical progress and innovative development of the country. It has been planned to hold within the framework of the conference a panel on the results of the Eurasian Economic Community Interstate Program implementation and a meeting of the Eastern Palearctic Regional Section of the International Organization for Biological Control.
US Congress House of Representatives delegation headed by Dana Rohrabacher visits NAS of Belarus
NAS of Belarus has hosted the delegation of the US Congress House of Representatives headed by Dana Rohrabacher, Representative for California, Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Science, Space and Technology of the House of Representatives.
During his visit to NAS of Belarus the congressman attended the permanent exhibition “The achievements of national science applied for production”. The visitor showed a special interest in the Belarusian projects in the field of energy. The congressman expressed confidence that if scientists from Belarus as well as from other post-Soviet countries consolidated their efforts with their American colleagues, it would benefit all parties.
The leaders of NAS of Belarus expressed hope that the visit would become a certain stage in establishing closer cooperation between Belarusian and American scientists. Chairman of NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov reminded that presently the chief scientific institution of Belarus and a range of American universities and laboratories had agreements and implemented joint projects. “We already have a range of achievements ready to be implemented in various areas – in the field of materials science, physics, biology and biotechnology, humanities. We think that the capacities of the Academy of Sciences are much greater, we can broaden our cooperation in a variety of areas”.
NASB Council of Young Scientists organizing International Scientific Conference “Youth in Science 2015”
On December 1-4, 2015 within the framework of the 1st Young Eurasian Scientists Forum the NASB Council of Young Scientists will hold the annual international scientific conference “Youth in Science 2015”.
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