Opening the scientific forum, the Director of the Institute of Sociology Gennady Korshunov reminded that the Institute of Sociology of the NAS of Belarus was established on 16 January 1990, largely thanks to Yevgeny Mikhailovich Babosov, who became its first head, and today is an honorary director. "Over the years, the Institute has not only become a leading branch scientific institution of the country. During this time several sociological schools have been formed in Belarus. At the same time, it was academician Babosov who at the earliest stage caught the huge potential of the formation of the IT-country by publishing a conceptual article on this topic," - Gennady Korshunov said.
Deputy Chairman of the State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Moiseenko congratulated academician Yevgeny Babosov on his recent birthday and on behalf of the Chairman of the State Border Committee presented the jubilee medal "100 years of Border Service of Belarus".
On 17 May, the Institute of Sociology of the NAS of Belarus will host a scientific and methodological seminar on the school of sociology of science founded by Doctor of Sociology Gennady Nesvetaylov. On 27 September, the Institute of Sociology of the NAS of Belarus will host a seminar on the school of sociology of labor and economic sociology founded by Galina Sokolova. A seminar devoted to the school of sociology of social sphere, theory and methodology of sociological research, founded by Sergey Shavel will take place on 15 November.