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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, 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.
Spain interested in Belarusian new materials solutions
17 February, 12:13
A Belarusian delegation led by SSTC Chairman Alexander Shumilin took part in Transfiere 2017, the 6th European Meeting for Science, Technology and Innovation in Malaga, Spain on 15 and 16 February.
Belarus, Spain plan to sign agreement on cooperation in science, technology
16 February, 14:18
A draft of the document was handed over to the Spanish side for consideration. Alexander Shumilin pointed out that the parties have significant potential for mutual technology transfer in such fields as information technology, nano- and biotechnology, medicine, and new materials.
Transfiere 2017
Over 100 Belarusian hi-tech solutions on display at Transfiere expo in Spain
15 February, 18:06
Over 100 hi-tech and knowledge-intensive solutions by the Belarusian Education Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection are currently showcased at the Transfiere expo in Malaga.
Belarus approves Year of Science action plan
15 February, 09:31
The plan of action is a so-called roadmap for the maximum involvement of the scientific sector as the most important driving force of the country's social and economic development in promoting Belarus' competitive ability on the global market.
Belarus to establish cluster in electronics
9 February, 17:08
Thanks to this cluster, researchers and manufacturers will be able to work in coordination to keep up with the global market trends in microelectronics and electronic machinery engineering.
Rectors of Pakistani universities may visit Belarus in 2017
3 February, 18:21
“We are considering the organization of a visit of a delegation of rectors and vice-rectors of the Pakistani higher education institutions in 2017,” Sergei Ablameiko said.
Mian Raza Rabbani
Belarus, Pakistan invited to intensify student, teacher exchange
3 February, 12:12
“We hope for fruitful and considerable expansion of cooperation between our countries,” said Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of Pakistan Mian Raza Rabbani.
Sergei Kruglikov
Office supercomputer SKIF-GEO on display during TIBO 2017 in Minsk
1 February, 17:05
The SKIF-GEO supercomputer is supposed to promptly handle any supercomputing tasks in the field. “In the past certain tasks needed 46-47 hours to accomplish. With supercomputers we can do the same within 7-8 minutes,” explained Sergei Kruglikov.
Geologists plan to continue looking for diamonds in Belarus
1 February, 14:03
Diamond-bearing rocks have not been found in Belarus yet. However, geologists believe it is likely that there are such rocks in Belarus. Therefore, the research will be continued in the future although there will be no large-scale explorations.
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