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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 to create DNA bank of antarctic animals
24 March, 18:24
Belarus will create its first genetic data bank of antarctic animals at the Center for Bioresources. This will be the first such bank in the Commonwealth of Independent States, Vladislav Myamin said.
Customers queuing up for Belarusian-Chinese telecom satellite services
22 March, 19:42
The first Belarusian telecommunication satellite has been made by China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. It was inserted into orbit using the Chinese space launch facility Xichang on 15 January 2016.
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Climate research center established in Belarusian academy of sciences
10 March, 19:15
The new agency will take care of researching global and regional climate and its changes in response to natural and man-made factors. The agency will also provide scientific support for Belarus' international commitments in the area of climate science.
SPECIAL REPORT: Preparations in progress to launch Belarus' first university nanosatellite
7 March, 13:56
It is the first but not the only university nanosatellite that will be created in Belarus. Specialists of the Belarusian State University are already ready to create another one. It will use only Belarusian modules and components.
An archive photo
Year of Science Strategic Council set up in Belarus
1 March, 17:55
The NASB Presidium approved the council's membership and its rules and regulations. The council is composed of senior officials of the national and local authorities, heads of scientific and other non-governmental organizations, heads of educational institutions, and Belarus' leading scientists from various branches of science.
Belarus to host Sardinia Education and Science Days on 2-3 March
1 March, 15:25
The Education and Science Days will be held as part of the 2017 Year of Science in Belarus. The event will also mark the 25th anniversary of Belarus-Italy diplomatic relations.
One Belt, One Road project seen as closely connected with IT
28 February, 17:03
Xiaobo Xu pointed out that much attention is paid at the state level in China to the development of new technologies, which allows for rapid growth of hi-tech companies there.
Belarus president against perfunctory awards for scientific works
28 February, 14:50
Alexander Lukashenko was made familiar with the research papers nominated in 2016 for the state science and technology prize. The President underlined that state awards for scientific works should not be bestowed in a perfunctory manner. Otherwise, truly precious R&D products and accomplishments may be forfeited.
SPECIAL REPORT: From a gengineered goat to lactoferrin-based medications
27 February, 19:06
An experimental facility to make human lactoferrin out of milk produced by transgenic goats operates in Minsk. BelTA reporters visited the enterprise to learn what products exactly will be made in Belarus out of the unique protein.
Belarus, Russia to set up cross-border biosphere reserve
20 February, 16:35
The relevant draft agreement will be high on the agenda of a meeting of the Belarusian-Russian working group on cooperation in conservation and sustainable use of biological and landscape diversity.
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