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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.

Russian Science and Culture Center invites Brest residents to attend Yuri Gagarin's class
12 April, 12:36
On Cosmonautics Day the Russian agency in charge of international humanitarian cooperation Rossotrudnichestvo and the Russian space agency Roscosmos intend to organize a lesson named after Yuri Gagarin.
Sergei Zolotoi. An archive photo
Plans to launch Belarusian university nanosatellite in 2017
10 April, 18:10
The nanosatellite made by the Belarusian State University has all the components its big brother has. Yet the nanosatellite weighs only some 2kg and has extremely compact dimensions — 20x10x10cm. Such a spacecraft is much cheaper than big-sized satellites.
Belarus, Russia to develop high-resolution spacecraft
10 April, 10:03
The parties agreed to unblock the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development tranches for Belarus.
Belarus president promises rewards for runner-up scientists
7 April, 19:48
The head of state stressed: “In the near future I am going to review a draft presidential decree to reward all the outstanding scientists. I truly don't want any young scientist or an experienced specialist or scientist to fall under the radar.”
Belarus president wants breakthrough projects from scientists
7 April, 19:28
“We will surely do it. If you come up with a super project and an export-oriented one at that, a project that can return the investment, trust me we will find money for it. Not $10-15 million but $100 million if necessary. But you will have to prove that the project is vital for us or will pay its way,” said Alexander Lukashenko.
The Minsk Football Manege
Minsk to host robotics and innovation technologies expo on 12-13 May
7 April, 19:09
Roboticon 2017 will occupy four major venues. The expo will feature brand new R&D products of the leading international and domestic manufacturers of robots, 3D printers by domestic developers.
Discussion about Belarusian science prospects to resume in September
7 April, 18:59
Summing up results of the government conference, the head of state decided against assigning strategic tasks to the scientists. Instead he suggested taking a break, for instance, till September. The situation will be thoroughly analyzed by then taking into account all the proposals.
During the conference
Lukashenko wants special approaches to deciding salaries for scientists
7 April, 18:29
Scientists are special, gifted people. They should not be distracted by financial concerns, the head of state said. He noted that scientists should work first of all for the sake of science.
Belarusian scientists expected to contribute more to national projects
7 April, 18:27
Alexander Lukashenko said: “We sometimes fail to tap the potential of Belarusian scientists. And it is our fault. They are experienced, trained, smart, well-read, and educated people. They are geniuses for resolving concrete problems. Why can't the government invite them for consultations?"
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is made familiar with the R&D products at the NASB
Belarus president examines R&D products on display in academy of sciences
7 April, 15:19
The head of state took a look at all stands of the exposition, was interested in the efficiency of the practical application of R&D products. The President paid special attention to the innovations in the energy sector, manufacturing, space and biotechnologies.
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