Access to up-to-date patent information, namely Global Patent database, is open in Belarusian Agricultural Library until May 24th
Global Patents database contains over 77 million patent records and over 29 million patents in the full text of 101 patent organizations from all over the world in all fields of knowledge, including agriculture. Access is provided on EBSCOhost platform and EBSCO Discovery Service (select Global Patents Database).
Library users can access remotely from home computers or phones using the link http://search.ebscohost.com and a password. To receive a password, please call 212-11-61 or use the tab "Ask us a question" at the site of the Belarusian Agricultural Library.
Representative of NAS of Belarus takes part in press conference on results of innovative development of Republic of Belarus for five years
On March 30, a press conference on the theme "The Results of Innovative Development of the Republic of Belarus for Five Years. Promising Directions for the Coming Period" was held at the Press Centre of the Press House. The event was attended by the Head of the Department of Scientific, Technical, Innovative and Production Activities of the NAS of Belarus Staff Ivan F. Solonovich, as well as representatives of the State Committee for Science and Technology of the Republic of Belarus and the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Belarus.
Ivan F. Solonovich reported the role of the NAS of Belarus in innovative development of the country and cited the facts concerning the overall amount of work performed by the NAS of Belarus in 2015 and the amount of work in the sphere of innovative activities. He noted that the National Academy of Belarus had been an orderer of all twelve State Research Programs, which were carried out in the five-year period in the country. In addition to scientific work, the NAS of Belarus is actively engaged in technical developments.
The publishing house "Belaruskaya Navuka" ("Belarusian Science") published "Black Book of Belarus Invasive Species of Animals"
The book provides information on the most dangerous invasive species of animals of the Republic of Belarus, namely 6 species of aquatic invertebrates, 21 species of terrestrial invertebrates, 1 species of reptiles, 3 species of fishes and 2 species of mammals. Their description, distribution within the country and general information about their ecology is given in the book. The data on the environmental and economic damage, as well as measures to combat these species can also be found there.
The book is aimed at a wide circle of readers, students, pupils and staff of environmental institutions.
Agricultural scientists hold press conference "Participation of Agricultural Scientists in Preparing and Carrying Out of Sowing Campaign in 2016"
On March 29, 2016 the press conference "Participation of Agricultural Scientists in Preparing and Carrying Out of Sowing Campaign in 2016" was held in the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus.
The event was attended by Deputy Director General for Scientific Work of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "Research and Practical Centre for Arable Farming" of the NAS of Belarus Dmitry Luzhinsky, Deputy Director General for Scientific Work of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "The Scientific and Practical Center for Potato, Vegetable and Fruit Growing" of the NAS of Belarus Vadim Makhanko and Deputy Director General of the Republican Unitary Enterprise "The Scientific and Practical Center for Agriculture Mechanization" of the NAS of Belarus Dmitry Komlach.
Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry of NAS of Belarus is 85 years old
The Institute for Soil Science and Agrochemistry is one of the oldest institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, it was founded on March 29, 1931. This is the only scientific and methodological center for soil and agrochemical research in our country. Scientists of the Institute carry out the development of theoretical and applied aspects of protection and reproduction of soil fertility. Soil and agrochemical research of the Institute determines the long-term perspective on work of agricultural authorities of the republic in the field of efficient use of soil resources, preservation and improvement of soil fertility and efficient use of chemicals.
Scientists of National Academy of Sciences awarded state awards of Republic of Belarus
According to the Presidential Decree of 25 March 2016 No. 110, a large group of professionals in various fields was awarded state awards for many years of fruitful work, exemplary fulfillment of their duties, considerable personal contribution to the strengthening of the international authority of the Republic of Belarus, maintaining law and order, achievement of high production figures in light industries and agriculture, merits in development of the construction industry, social protection of population, health care, science, education and culture. Scientists and specialists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus are among the awardees.
ATTENTION! DIRECT LINE!
On March 31, 2016, 2.30–3.30 p.m., the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir G. Gusakov will hold direct telephone line with the population.
Anyone interested in getting answers to questions concerning scientific and innovative policy in the country and the activities of the NAS of Belarus organizations, may call at the specified time on the phone (017) 284-24-67
"Nauka i Innovatsii (Science and Innovations)" journal of NAS of Belarus invites to meeting with one of leading Russian experts in the field of clean rooms and GMP rules
The "Nauka i Innovatsii (Science and Innovations)" journal of the NAS of Belarus supported by the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library of the NAS of Belarus holds a meeting with one of the leading Russian experts in the field of clean rooms and GMP* Alexander E. Fedotov. At the event two lectures will be given: "Clean Rooms in the Modern World" and "Rules of GMP: Essence and Implementation."
The book "Fundamentals of GMP" will be realized free of charge and the book "Clean Rooms" (2015, 512 s.) will be available for cash by prior arrangement in the day of the meeting.
Use a free-form application for participation with obligatory indication of the organization, participant's name and contact phone number and send it by e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, or by fax +375 (17) 284 23 42.
Results of NAS of Belarus Delegation Visit to Polish Academy of Sciences
On March 21–23, 2016 at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the Chairman of the Presidium, the Academician Vladimir Gusakov was in Warsaw. The purpose of the visit was to get acquainted with developments of scientific organizations of the PAS, to negotiate promising fields and mechanisms of expansion of the Belarusian-Polish scientific and technical cooperation, as well as to participate in the International Conference "Polish-Belarusian Research Cooperation in Humanities". Relevant protocol was signed as a result of the visit.
Process of accepting applications for participation in International scientific conference "Problems in Rational Use of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of Polesie" begins
The Institute for Nature Management of the NAS of Belarus began accepting applications for participation in the International scientific conference "Problems in Rational Use of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development of Polesie" which will be held on September 14–17, 2016 in Minsk. The conference is organized jointly by the National Academies of Sciences of Belarus, Russia, Poland and Ukraine. The Institute for Nature Management of the NAS of Belarus is responsible for solving work issues on the organization of the conference.
The purpose of the conference is to generalize international experience in use of Polesie natural resources and preservation of the unique Polesie landscapes, to determine scientific and technical priorities in nature management for sustainable social and economic development of the transboundary region of Polesie.
A.V.Lykov Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of NAS of Belarus holds off-site press event devoted to Union programs
On March 24, 2016 the NAS of Belarus and the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus held an off-site press event devoted to the results of implementation of the Union State program "Nanotechnology – SG" and the start of a new Union State program "Technology – SG." The event was held at the A.V.Lykov Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of NAS of Belarus. The Director of the Institute Oleg Penyazkov, the Deputy Director on scientific work and innovation activities Valentin Astashynski and the Head of the Department of scientific support for the scientific and technical programs, Executive Director of both programs Zinaida Parkhomova spoke to the media on these issues.
Institute of Genetics and Cytology of NAS of Belarus to hold scientific and practical seminar "Genetic Diagnosis as Necessary Stage of Personalized and Preventive Medicine"
On March 24, 2016 (Thursday), 10.00 a.m., the scientific and practical seminar "Genetic Diagnosis is Necessary Stage of Personalized and Preventive Medicine" will be held at the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus (Minsk, Akademicheskaya st., 27). The seminar is organized by the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus and the Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-Graduate Education. Representatives of the Institute and a number of medical institutions, including BelMAPO experts, will be the speakers in the seminar. It is planned that the seminar will be attended by more than 100 scientists, specialists of institutions of medical and biological profile, medical practitioners, as well as teachers and students of specialized universities.
NAS of Belarus delegation to take part in Belarusian-Polish conference in Warsaw
On March 21-23, 2016 at the invitation of the Polish Academy of Sciences a delegation of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus headed by the Chairman of the Presidium, the Academician Vladimir Gusakov is visiting Warsaw. The purpose of the visit is to negotiate future directions and mechanisms of expansion of the Belarusian-Polish scientific and technical cooperation, as well as to participate in the International Conference "Polish-Belarusian Research Cooperation in Humanities" on March 22, 2016. The NAS of Belarus delegation includes leadership of the Department of Humanities and Arts, heads of scientific organizations and famous scientists in the Humanities.
NAS of Belarus holds seminar on use of Anti-Plagiarism system in scientific process
The NAS of Belarus held a seminar “Use of Anti-Plagiarism System in Scientific Process”, focused on practical issues of determining the degree of originality of scientific works and copyright compliance. At the event the possibilities of a new version of the text borrowing system “Anti-Plagiarism” were shown, namely innovative methods of text processing and search of plagiarism, complex functionality for users, convenient and informative forms of reporting and storing of documents, new search capabilities according to collections of documents with more than 130 million sources.
The lecturer of the seminar was the Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Yury V. Chekhovich, who is Executive Director and a co-founder of "Anti-Plagiarism" company.
Contest for best presentation of scientific achievements of 2016 in mass media announced
In order to create a holistic positive image of science, enhance its prestige, attract attention of the general public to the achievements of the Belarusian scientists, present relevant information about the developments carried out for social and economic development of the country, stimulate creative and professional activities of both journalists and amateurish popularizers of science, the National Academy of Sciences has announced a contest of the year 2016. Its winners will be awarded with diplomas and cash bonuses. The contest will be held in four nominations: the best publication, the best story (program) on radio and television, the best publication in popular scientific periodicals, the best presentation of the National Academy of Sciences achievements on the Internet. For each of the nominations three prizes are awarded. Nomination of candidates for the contest is carried out in the manner and within the period established by the Regulations of the contest for the best presentation of scientific achievements in the mass media.
The Regulations of the contest are available here (in Russian).
Genetics hold press conference on theme "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) for Agriculture. Release of GMO into environment"
On March 17, 2016 in the National Press Centre of the Republic of Belarus the press conference on the theme "Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) for Agriculture. Release of GMO into environment" was held.
The event was attended by Director of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus Valentina Lemesh, Deputy Director for Scientific and Innovative Work of the Institute of Genetics and Cytology of the NAS of Belarus Yelena Guzenko and Head of the National Biosafety Coordination Centre Galina Mozgova.
Press conference “Development and Implementation of Scientific Developments of Belarusian Scientists” held
The Press-centre of the Press House hosted a press conference “Development and Implementation of Scientific Developments of Belarusian Scientists.” The event was attended by Chief of Staff of the NAS of Belarus Piotr A. Vityaz, Director of the Heat and Mass Transfer Institute Oleg G. Penyazkov, Deputy Director General of State Research and Production Powder Metallurgy Association Evgeny E. Petyushik, Deputy Director of RUE "Research and Production Center of Multipurpose Unmanned Systems" of the NAS of Belarus Aleksandr A. Shchavlev.
NAS of Belarus leadership and representative of Airbus Group hold negotiations
On March 15, 2016, on the initiative of the French side, negotiations between the NASB leadership and a representative of Airbus Group, Vice-President for the region of Eastern Europe Jacques Garrigue were held. The Chairman of the NASB Presidium Vladimir Gusakov expressed interest in collaboration with the concern Airbus in the field of space research, development of small aircrafts and airships. The NAS of Belarus gave Jacques Garrigou detailed information about the Belarusian space program, production of unmanned aerial vehicles and formulated its vision on possible areas of collaboration.
As a result of the negotiations the parties agreed to exchange technical experts.
NASB begins work on organization of participation in activities of Belarusian Industrial Forum
The NAS of Belarus began work on organization of participation in activities of the Belarusian Industrial Forum (May 3-6, 2016, 20/2 Pobediteley av., Minsk), such as “Science and Innovations” exhibition, International contest of energy-efficient and resource-saving technologies and equipment, Cooperation exchange “Science and Industry are Strategy of Innovative Cooperation.”
The Belarusian Industrial Forum is held under the patronage of the Government of the Republic of Belarus and is a large-scale International exhibition project. The purpose of the forum is to assist enterprises and organizations of the Republic of Belarus in the task of increasing the production of high-tech competitive products for the domestic and foreign markets, implementing new high technologies and equipment, developing international cooperation, attracting investments to the Belarusian industry.
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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.
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