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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.

Grigory Rapota
Union State sci-tech council to be launched in 2018
13 December, 10:50
“Research and technology priorities and Union State programs should be chosen by the scientific community. That is why we have decided to set up a sci-tech council. There are a lot of proposals and all of them must be considered carefully,” said Grigory Rapota.
Mikhail Myasnikovich
Opinion: Belarusian science has become more application-oriented
13 December, 09:46
“We need to focus on the technologies and processes that are currently in demand or may be in demand by our industry, the construction complex and other knowledge-intensive spheres of production,” he said.
Latvia interested in cooperation with Belarus in agriculture, forestry
12 December, 18:09
Latvia is interested in developing cooperation with Belarus in agriculture, forestry and food, Vice President of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, President of the Latvian Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences Baiba Rivza told the media on the sidelines of the Second Congress of Scientists of Belarus.
Lukashenko to take part in Congress of Scientists of Belarus on 13 December
12 December, 17:40
The participants will discuss topical issues and priorities of long-term development of the domestic science and technology.
Belarus' pharmaceutical exports at $63.6m in January-September 2017
12 December, 17:12
In his annual address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly in April the Belarusian president noted that this year's target was to export $40 million worth of medical services. “We have already hit this mark,” Valery Malashko said.
Belarus plans to sign agreements on cooperation in science with Spain, Austria, Argentina
12 December, 16:44
Belarus actively promotes cooperation in innovations and science with foreign countries: agreements on cooperation in science and technology have been signed with 46 countries, in innovations with more than 50 states, Alexander Shumilin informed.
Vladimir Aksenov
Long-range space exploration possible only via international cooperation, says cosmonaut in Minsk
12 December, 15:42
Vladimir Aksenov said: “Space exploration missions cannot be accomplished single-handedly. Cooperation of several countries is needed. Long-range flights represent the next stage in space exploration. They are impossible without joint efforts and the implementation of joint programs.”
Aleksei Kubrin
Belarusian-Russian Union State programs geared towards creating innovative products
12 December, 14:49
Aleksei Kubrin said: “High technologies allow creating competitive products, which can enable high living standards for the citizens. This is why using cutting-edge technologies, creating innovative products are the tasks the Belarusian science faces today."
Minsk hosting Congress of Scientists of Belarus
12 December, 09:49
The forum has gathered 2,600 people, including foreign guests. The forum is featuring delegates from all the regions of the country, famous scientists of the Union State, the CIS, leading foreign academies of sciences, world's research organizations and centers.
Belarus' national flag flies in Antarctica in honor of Second Congress of Scientists
11 December, 17:36
The Belarusian explorers in Antarctica have raised Belarus' national flag and the banner of the National Academy of Sciences in honor of the Second Congress of Scie
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