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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.

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.
The conference in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus
Lukashenko: Scientific accomplishments fail to provide the full effect for the national economy
7 April, 14:55
Alexander Lukashenko mentioned the low level of innovation-driven development of the production sector, the low effectiveness of government programs on innovative development. Alexander Lukashenko also spoke at length about the need to rejuvenate Belarusian science.
Lukashenko: Scientists who show results should be paid more
7 April, 14:10
The Belarusian leader noted that the state is ready to provide science with more funding since the economic and social development of Belarus relies on innovations.
Lukashenko in favor of perfecting instead of reforming Belarusian science
7 April, 13:57
“If we see that the way Belarusian science is run is subpar, let us make decisions,” stressed the head of state. “If it is an anachronism, if the country doesn't need this system now, if it is unacceptable, we should make the relevant decisions. We cannot pretend nothing is going on.”
Call for important decisions to advance Belarusian science
7 April, 12:38
At the beginning of the conference Alexander Lukashenko underlined that the meeting had to be productive. “I would like this conference to produce results. I would like us to once again make all the decisions, which are needed and important for science to advance and develop,” he said.
SPECIAL REPORT: How Belarusian scientists create 3D models to help surgeons
6 April, 15:09
Nowadays scientists of the Heat and Mass Transfer Institute of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus carry out research projects that can benefit not only healthcare and education. The additive technologies they work with can be used by the production sector, too.
Belarus applies new method of treating eye cancer in children
5 April, 15:52
Radiation therapy and chemotherapy are used to treat children with retinoblastoma. In bad cases the eye is removed. The new technology helps keep the eye and residual vision, which improves the quality of the child's life.
Alexander Shumilin. An archive photo
Science crucial to building knowledge economy in Belarus
5 April, 15:23
“Today the Belarusian science plays a key role in building a knowledge economy and implementing the state program for innovative development. The science achieves these things by applying the best research and development results in the real economy,” Alexander Shumilin said.
Iya Malkina. An archive photo
Environment Ministry: Joint project with EU has promoted development of green economy in Belarus
5 April, 14:53
The conference sums up the results of the project Technical Assistance to Support the Development of Green Economy in Belarus funded by the European Union and implemented by the consortium led by Hulla and Co Human Dynamics KG.
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