National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Council of young scientists

The council of young scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is a permanent public body under the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The councils of young scientists were created at the organizations and the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus with the goal of increasing the participation of young scientists in the development of the scientific potential of the Academy, overcoming the negative trends in the age structure of scientific personnel, the formation of science policy and the integration of science and education.

Council of young scientists

Historical background of the Council of young scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus


Bureau of graduate students

It is legitimate to say that the institutionalization of academic youth activities began from the first years of the existence of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences (BAS). In March 1929 the Postgraduate Office was formed - a collegiate body, which included applicants for academic degrees. From that moment on, the history of the Council of young scientists began (and not since 1965, as previously thought). The first documented Chairman of this Bureau is a graduate student by the name of Bobrik (name and patronymic unknown). The bureau did a great job of training young scientists.
Youth Council was one of the first in the USSR. Thus, in the minutes of the general meeting of October 21, 1929, it is noted: “"Comrade Bobryk says that our Bureau called on the social competitions Bureau of graduate students of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, but the call has not yet been accepted because there is not yet organized Bureau".
Already since 1931, the Institute of Graduate Studies was operating in the BAS system. Among the academic youth, many initiatives and future masters of national science were born.
After the liberation of Belarus from the German invaders, there was an acute question not only of restoring the material base of the Academy of Sciences, but also of replenishing its personnel. This problem was one of the central in the activities of the academic komsomol organization.

At the helm of the council

On the proposal of the Komsomol Committee and in accordance with the Presidium resolution of November 20, 1965, the Council of young scientists of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR was established. Its first Chairman was an employee of the Institute of Physics - Vladimir Rubanov.
The Committee of the komsomol and the CYS in 1966 proposed to hold an annual review competition of the work of young scientists. The organizers were: the Presidium, the party committee, the komsomol committee and the CYS. It was these bodies that until the early 1990s determined the youth policy in the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR.
Under the Central Committee of LCUYB, the All-Republican CYS acted. Its chairman for many years was Vladimir Sprindzhuk (Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR).
During the 1960s and 1970s, prominent scientists of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR showed active activities in the youth movement. They have done a lot for the development of youth scientific creativity in the Republic: Alexander Rubanov (academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus), Petr Prokhorenko (then secretary of the Komsomol of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR, later academician). Thanks to the organizational skills of these leaders, many young Belarusian scientists took part in important events. The experience of the scientific and technical society of schoolchildren, which was established in 1975 under the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR, deserves attention.
During the 1960s – 1980s, the CYS of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR became a school of life for many leading figures of Russian science. Their scientific and managerial experience is an example for today's scientific youth. Academician Viktor Parfenov, Nikolai Rumak (corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the BSSR) are worth mention among the former Chairmen of the Council of Ministers of Ukraine. Also, the Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Sergei Kilin, headed the CYS in the early 1980s and was awarded with the Prize of the Komsomol.

In the difficult years

The beginning of the 1990s was marked by socio-political and socio-economic changes in Belarus. There was no party and Komsomol organizations, with which the work of CYS was closely connected.
Despite the difficulties in the activities of the Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the 1990s, young scientists were not deprived of attention. Thus, the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus adopted a number of resolutions aimed at improving their financial situation, as well as on holding competitions for the best youth scientific work.
In accordance with the decree of the Presidium of October 22, 1998, the CYS of the NAS of Belarus was established. Alexander Shablovsky, Candidate of Philology, became its chairman.

Strengthening positions

In connection with the strengthening of the structure of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in the early 2000s, real prerequisites for the development of youth policy emerged. To this end, the Decree of the Presidium of March 20, 2003 approved a new Regulation on the Councils of young scientists at the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Andrei Khudoley was elected Chairman of the renewed CYS (Institute of Heat and Mass Transfer of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus).
An important undertaking in the activity of the CYS was the holding, with the support of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the conference "Youth in Science".
Svetlana Pashkevich (currently Head of the laboratory at the Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus) has done a lot for the development of the youth scientific community. Thanks to her persistence in the institutes, the Councils of young scientists were organized, new forms of work appeared, sports activities became more active.
In recent years, thanks to the comprehensive support of Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus V.G. Gusakov, the Council of young scientists together with the Presidium organized a number of major events: I Eurasian Forum of Young Scientists, School of Young Scientists "Turnkey Scientist", European School of Biotechnology, Festival of Science, founded the youth competition "100 Talents of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus".
Implemented a set of measures to support talented young people in the Academy of Sciences allowed to increase the number of young scientists from 18 to 25% of the total number of researchers in the period from 2014 to 2019.
Our brief insight into history has convincingly shown that the Council of young scientists is the optimal institution in the implementation of academic youth policy, as well as a successful form of youth self-organization for the realization of creativity in scientific activity.

The Council of young scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus is a permanent public body operating under the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The Council heads the system of councils of young scientists in the Academy of Sciences and coordinates its work.

Bureau of the Council of young scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

Ivanets Andrei Ivanovich
Chairman of the CYS of the NAS of Belarus
Ivanets Andrei Ivanovich

Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, Associate Professor

Husakou Yahor Vladimirovich
Deputy Chairman of the CYS of the NAS of Belarus
Husakou Yahor Vladimirovich

Head of the cooperative sector of the RSUE “Institute of System Studies in the Agro-Industrial Complex of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”, Candidate of Economic Sciences

Yuretsky Stanislav Stepanovich
Deputy Chairman of the CYS of the NAS of Belarus
Yuretsky Stanislav Stepanovich

Head specialist of the Department of scientific and analytical work of the Apparatus of the national Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Candidate of Historical Sciences

Krukowskaya Olga Yuryevna
Scientific Secretary of the CYS of the NAS of Belarus
Krukowskaya Olga Yuryevna

Senior Researcher of the SSI "Institute of Environmental Management of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus", Candidate of Geographical Sciences

Sokolovskaya Lyudmila Nikolaevna
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Agrarian Sciences
Sokolovskaya Lyudmila Nikolaevna

Senior Researcher of the RUE “Institute of Meat and Dairy Industry”, Candidate of Engineering Sciences, associate Professor

Malko Marina Sergeevna
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Biological Sciences
Malko Marina Sergeevna

Scientific secretary of SSPA "SPC NAS of Belarus for Bioresources", Candidate of Biological Sciences

Yuretsky Stanislav Stepanovich
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Humanities and Arts
Yuretsky Stanislav Stepanovich

Head specialist of the Department of scientific and analytical work of the Apparatus of the national Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Candidate of Historical Sciences

Dosina Margarita Olegovna
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Medical Sciences
Dosina Margarita Olegovna

Scientific secretary of the SSI "Institute of Physiology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus", Candidate of Biological Sciences

Usachenok Maxim Sergeevich
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics
Usachenok Maxim Sergeevich

Deputy Head of the Center "Plasma Physics", State Scientific Institution "Institute of Physics named after B. Stepanov of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus", Candidate of Physico-Mathematical Sciences

Shparla Dzmitry Alexandrovich
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Physical and Technical Sciences
Shparla Dzmitry Alexandrovich

Researcher of the SSI "Physico-Technical Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus"

Lapko Anastasia Viktorovna
Chairman of the CYS in Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Lapko Anastasia Viktorovna

Researcher of the SSI "Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus"

Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Science

  • Department of Physics, Mathematics and Informatics
  • Department of Physical and Technical Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Medical Sciences
  • Department of Humanities and Arts
  • Department of Agrarian Sciences

REGULATION
about the Council of young scientists
of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

1. GENERAL REGULATIONS

1.1. The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (hereinafter referred to as the NAS of Belarus) proceeds from the need to increase the role and responsibility of young scientists in shaping science policy, developing scientific potential, overcoming negative trends in the age structure of scientific personnel and realizing the integration of science and education. In order to solve these tasks, permanently operating Councils of young scientists are being created in the NAS of Belarus, the branches of science and scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus.
1.2. Young scientists are recognized as researchers, undergraduates, graduate students, applicants and doctoral students of organizations of the NAS of Belarus who have not reached 35 years.
1.3. The overall coordination of the activities of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus is carried out by the Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus.
1.4. The Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus is guided by the current legislation of the Republic of Belarus, the Charter of the NAS of Belarus, resolutions of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus, the Bureau of the Presidium and these Regulations..
1.5. The Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus has its own form, stamp, logo, official Web site, etc.
1.6. Council of young scientists is not a legal entity.

2. TASKS AND DIRECTIONS OF THE ACTIVITY OF THE COUNCIL OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF THE NAS OF BELARUS

2.1. The work of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus is carried out in the following areas:
2.1.1. Scientific activities of young scientists;
2.1.2. Attracting young people to the NAS of Belarus, namely working with students, councils of young scientists of higher educational institutions of the Republic of Belarus and abroad;
2.1.3. Social issues, including work with the trade union committee, housing issues, cultural and sporting events.
2.2. Main tasks of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus are:
2.2.1. Development of scientific and creative potential of young people, promotion of professional growth, active participation of young scientists in basic and applied scientific research;
2.2.2. Collection and systematization of information on domestic and foreign funds and programs that provide grant support to young scientists;
2.2.3. Ensuring the participation of young scientists in the distribution of funds for programs and grants aimed at stimulating scientific and creative activity (grants, nominal scholarships for young scientists, etc.);
2.2.4. Assistance in creating a database of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus who have gone abroad to establish contacts and scientific and technical links, including in the framework of the implementation of joint international projects;
2.2.5. Facilitating the organization of access for young scientists to the latest information technologies and the material and technical base of scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus (educational technologies, equipment, industrial designs, utility models, etc.);
2.2.6. Organization of conferences, seminars, scientific schools, competitions and other scientific events for young scientists, as well as assistance in the publication of materials on their results;
2.2.7. Assistance in organizing joint research projects and holding events with the Councils of young scientists from institutions providing higher education and research centers, including foreign ones;
2.2.8. Presentation before the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus of the interests and social rights of young scientists based on the analysis of the problems identified;
2.2.9. Preparation and holding of tourist, sport and cultural events with the participation of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus;

3. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND ORDER OF WORK OF THE COUNCIL OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF THE NAS OF BELARUS

3.1. The Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus is formed from representatives of the Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Science and scientific organizations that are their part.
3.2. The organization and management of the work of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus is carried out by the Bureau of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus, which consists of: the Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen, the Scientific Secretary and the Chairmen of the Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Science.
3.3. The organization and management of the work of the Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Science/Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus is carried out by the Chairman, Vice-Chairmen and Scientific Secretary of the Councils of young scientists of the Department of Science/Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus.
3.4. Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus heads the Council and organizes its activities. In the absence of the Chairman, his functions are performed by Deputy Chairman or Academic Secretary.
3.5. The election of Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus is carried out from among candidates nominated by the Council of young scientists of the Departments of Science and Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus. The nomination of candidates starts one month and ends no later than 7 days before the end of the powers of the current membership of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus. Elections are carried out by plenipotentiaries of the Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Science in proportion to the number of young scientists of scientific organizations that are part of the Departments of Science (1 representative from 25 young scientists) by a simple majority of votes, the form of voting is determined by the meeting/conference. Voting is considered valid if at least 2/3 of the total number of authorized representatives of the Council of young scientists of the Departments of Science participate in it.
3.6. Deputy Chairmen and Scientific Secretary are elected at a meeting of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus on the proposal of the Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus from among candidates nominated by the Council of young scientists of the Departments of Science and Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus.
3.7. The election of the Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the Departments of Science/Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus is carried out simultaneously with the nomination of candidates for the position of the Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus at a general meeting of young scientists of the Departments of Science/Scientific Organizations from among the nominated scientific organizations/departments by open voting. At the same time, on the proposal of the newly elected Chairman of the Council of Departments of Science/Scientific Organizations, the Deputy Chairman and Scientific Secretary of the Council of young scientists of the Departments of Science/Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus are elected by simple majority.
3.8. The Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus/Department of Sciences/Scientific Organizations of the NAS of Belarus has the right to participate in the work of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus/Bureau of the Department of Sciences/Scientific Councils of scientific organizations, respectively, with the right to recommend vote.
3.9. The Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus operates on the basis of an annual work plan submitted for approval to the Chief Scientific Secretary of the NAS of Belarus, which is submitted for approval by the Bureau of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus. According to the results of the year, the Council prepares a report, which is reported by the Chairman of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus at a meeting of the Bureau of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus.
3.10. The Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus builds its activity on uniform principles of openness and democracy.
3.11. The term of office of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus, its Bureau/Departments of Sciences/Scientific Organizations is three years from the date of election.

4. RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THE COUNCIL OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF THE NAS OF BELARUS AND ITS BUREAU

4.1. To perform its main functions, the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus has the right to:
4.1.1. Initiate initiatives on the activities of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus and submit relevant proposals for consideration by the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus and the Bureau of the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus;
4.1.2. Interact with the Belarusian trade union of workers of the NAS and delegate their representatives to work in permanent commissions in order to represent the interests of young scientists in solving social issues;
4.1.3. Make proposals on the distribution of funds allocated by the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus to finance grants for research work, including making proposals for the support and encouragement of individual young scientists for their scientific achievements;
4.1.4. Use, in the established manner, the material and financial resources of the NAS of Belarus for the implementation of the Council’s activities.;
4.1.5. To request information from the Apparatus of the NAS of Belarus, bodies and organizations of the NAS of Belarus on issues within the competence of the Council;
4.1.6. Provide information about themselves and their activities.
4.2. Council is required to:
4.2.1. Perform the work of the Council in accordance with the tasks and functions assigned to it;
4.2.2. Prepare proposals, draft documents and informational and analytical materials for the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus and its Bureau on all issues related to the problems of young scientists and the work of the Council;
4.2.3. Participate in the preparation and examination of documents related to the problems of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus;
4.2.4. Hold meetings of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus at least once a year, meetings of the Bureau of the Council of young scientists as necessary, but at least 1 time per quarter.

5. FINANCING THE ACTIVITIES OF THE COUNCIL OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS OF THE NAS OF BELARUS

5.1. The events included in the work plan of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus (international and republican scientific and practical conferences, seminars, contests, exhibitions, etc.) are allocated funds that are formed from the NAS of Belarus, donations of legal and physical persons and other sources in accordance with the legislation of the Republic of Belarus.

6. FINAL REGULATIONS

6.1. This Regulation enters into force upon its approval by the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus.
6.2. Proposals for amending these Regulations are made by the meeting of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus, are considered at a meeting of the Bureau of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus and come into force upon approval by the Presidium of the NAS of Belarus.
6.3. At the end of the term of office of the Council, a new Council is formed. The Bureau of the Council of the previous composition is obliged within one month to transfer the cases to the newly elected Bureau of the Council of young scientists of the NAS of Belarus.

Plan of activities of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus for 2020

Event
Executors
Supervisors
Scheduled time

1. Activities of the CYS in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

1.1 Analysis of qualitative and quantitative composition of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus and efficiency of its activities
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus, Head of Human Resources and Staff Policy Department
Quarter 1
1.2 Analysis of efficiency of young scientists’ training at the conversational English course
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments and scientific organizations
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
Quarter 2
1.3 Series of thematic round tables of young scientists under the auspices of scientific organizations of the NAS of Belarus
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments and scientific organizations
Scientific departments, Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
Throughout the year
1.4 Road to Science Forum of Scientific Youth
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
March 17
1.5 ‘I remember! I am proud!’ Academic Event
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
May
1.5.1 Youth section under International Conference ‘1945. The Year of Great Victory’ (dedicated to 75th anniversary of the Great Victory)
Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
May
1.5.2 Laying flowers at the war glory places. Popular scientific lecture on the Great Victory for young scientists
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
May
1.5.3 Academic event including visit of the Stalin Line Historical and Cultural Complex
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
May
1.6 XVII International Scientific Conference of Young Scientists “Youth in Science – 2020”
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus, scientific departments
September 22-25
1.7 Republican Forum "Intellectual Belarus"
Councils of young scientists of the Departments of Sciences and scientific organizations
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus, scientific departments
November 19
1.8 Training course “Positive self-perception and effective communication technologies: mechanisms of leader competence formation and cooperation among the academic youth”
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts
Department of Humanities and Arts
Throughout the year

2. CYS collaboration with secondary and higher educational institutions. Coverage of young scientists’ activities in media

2.1 Series of meetings of young scientists with talented school pupils in National Children's Health Centre Zubrionok
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments
Scientific departments
Throughout the year
2.2 Lectures for young specialists; advanced training of young specialists in State Educational Institution Institute for Training of Scientific Personnel of the NAS of Belarus
Council of Young Scientists of the Department of Humanities and Arts, Council of Young Scientists of the Institute of Economics of the NAS of Belarus
Scientific departments
Throughout the year
2.3 Series of meetings of young scientists with school pupils “Week of Science and Innovations”
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments
Scientific departments
Throughout the year
2.4 City festival of project and research activities of primary students ‘Knowledge and Creation’ (together with State Educational Institution Minsk City Institute of Education Development)
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments
Scientific departments
Throughout the year
2.5 Science Festival – 2020
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
September 5-6
2.6 VI International tournament of European students and graduate students ‘Student Tournament of Scientific Perspectives – 2020’
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments and scientific organizations
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
September 14-20

3. Sports, social and cultural events

3.1 Winter and summer sports and athletic contests of the organizations of the NAS of Belarus (together with the NAS Labour Union)
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus, Councils of Young Scientists of scientific departments
Academician Secretaries of scientific departments
Quarter 1, 3
3.2 Minsk Semi-marathon 2019
Bureau of the Council of Young Scientists of the NAS of Belarus
Chief Academic Secretary of the NAS of Belarus
September 13