The session of the General meeting of the NAS of Belarus completed its work. It was attended by representatives of academic, university and industry science, heads of republican government bodies. The chief scientific secretary of the NAS of Belarus, doctor of chemistry Andrey Ivenets made a report of the activities of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus for 2020 and tasks for 2021. The first deputy chairman of the presidium of the NAS of Belarus Sergey Chizhik made a report “On changing the Rules of the General Meeting and the Regulations on the department of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus”.
Before the start of the session of the General meeting, the Chairman of the Presidium the NAS of Belarus, Vladimir Gusakov, told reporters that a lot had been done over the previous year and five years. “In private, a new project of the Earth remote sensing spacecraft has been developed, now we are ready to start reading it. In Antarctica, our expedition has successfully completed its mission and is already returning back. In agriculture, a number of the latest varieties of plants have been bred, machines work that are not inferior to foreign analogues in technology, etc. We demonstrated our developments in the field of electric transport, nanomaterials and in various industries, including energy storage, etc.” – Vladimir Gusakov explained.
In addition, seven unified priorities in the field of science and scientific and technical activities were approved, 12 programs of fundamental research for the next five years were developed, which include both the above direction and broader tasks. “We certainly take into account the needs of the state, the proposals on the Government and, of course, the instructions on the Head of the state, which are put for the Academy of Sciences. In general, we will work in the context of the tasks of the 6th Belarusian People’s Congress,” the Chairman of the Presidium the NAS of Belarus emphasized.
Speaking about plans for the near future, Vladimir Gusakov noted that this year it is planned to launch projects on hydrogen energy, the creation of a supercapacitor (energy storage). “We are developing new generation drugs for cancer, antihypertensive effects, as well as a number of biological drugs to regulate plant growth. In addition, it is planned to create the latest varieties of agricultural crops, work has begun on breeding a new breed of cattle,” he added.
Based on the results of the session of session of the General meeting, the Resolution “On the results of scientific and technical innovative activities of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in 2020 and the tasks for 2021” and the Resolution “On changing the Rules of the General Meeting and the Regulations on the department of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus” were accepted. A group of scientists and specialists on the NAS of Belarus were presented with awards.