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Year of Science

Year of Science

On 23 December 2016 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed the decree to declare 2017 the Year of Science.

The main purpose of the decree is to bolster the role of science in the social and economic development of the country, enable comfortable conditions for preserving and developing the scientific potential, and shape Belarus' international image as a country with a high level of the intellectual and human capital.

Belarus, Slovakia to cooperate in science, technology
9 August, 10:44
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been instructed to send a note informing about the implementation by Belarus of all the domestic procedures necessary for the agreement to take effect.
A Roscosmos-BelTA archive photo
Productive work of Belarusian remote sensing satellite noted
27 July, 16:55
The BKA satellite has been working as part of the Belarusian-Russian orbital group of satellites for the remote sensing of Earth for five years already together with the Russian satellite Canopus-B. In this period the BKA satellite worked without any malfunctions.
Piotr Vityaz. An archive photo
Some $180m needed to create next Belarusian-Russian satellite
27 July, 14:14
There are plans to insert the new satellite into orbit in late 2020 – 2021. It will become part of the existing Belarusian-Russian constellation of satellites, which are designed for the high-resolution remote sensing of Earth.
Photo courtesy of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Belarus' Academy of Sciences, Korean science institute to carry out joint research projects
25 July, 18:51
The document was signed by Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov and Lee Byung Gwon, President of the Korean Science and Technology Institute.
Tenth Belarusian expedition to land in Antarctica in December
19 July, 19:56
According to the preliminary schedule shared by Russia, the ship will reach Antarctica in mid-December. The expedition will be evacuated in late February – early March 2018. For the first time ever the Belarusian expedition will stay in Antarctica for the winter. The necessary conditions are available for it.
Belarus eager to become consultative party to Antarctic Treaty
19 July, 19:19
The preparation of a package of documents to get the consultative party status for Belarus is being discussed. The matter is of strategic importance. This status will allow Belarus to vote, participate in the development and adoption of decisions concerning the present and the future of Antarctica.
Belarus' first berry harvester undergoing testing
19 July, 17:53
Currently, the berries are harvested in Belarus with the help of Polish and Italian made equipment. The new Belarusian harvester will help local farmers replace costly imported equipment.
Vladimir Semashko. An archive photo
Belbiograd residents promised preferences
5 July, 16:30
According to Vladimir Semashko, establishing Belbiograd is an important and topical matter. For now the institution operates on general terms, including taxation. “I don't think it will succeed if we don't give it the preferences on par with the IT park," he said.
Rusnano sees prospects of cooperation with Belarus
5 July, 13:25
Andrei Svinarenko said: “It is too early to talk about joint projects but they can definitely happen judging by the potential showcased by the exhibition of products for nanoindustry. There are opportunities for cooperation between our companies and institutions."
Russia, Belarus sign memorandum to create new Belarusian satellite
30 June, 18:46
According to the source, Belarusian and Russian companies will team up to create the satellite. Belarus will make surveying instruments while Roscosmos will take care of creating the platform and inserting the satellite into orbit.
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