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Belarus, Finland to expand academic partnerships

Society 24.05.2019 | 09:21
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MINSK, 23 May (BelTA) – Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Vladimir Gusakov and Chairman of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters Jukka Meurman met to discuss cooperation prospects on 23 May, BelTA learned from the NASB press service.

“The first visit of the chairman of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters to the National Academy of Sciences is of historical importance. Scientists of the two countries need to establish and expand academic partnerships in the interests of the two peoples,” Vladimir Gusakov said.

Jukka Meurman noted that Finland would like to scale up cooperation across all the areas of mutual interest. First of all, this pertains to cooperation between the Young Academy Finland and the NASB Council of Young Scientists. “Our major task today is to support fledgling scientists, because they are our future. Cooperation should start from establishing close contacts between young researchers of the two states,” Jukka Meurman said. In his turn, Vladimir Gusakov noted that support for young scientists is a priority for the NASB.

Jukka Meurman suggested drafting a memorandum of cooperation between the NASB and the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters. Vladimir Gusakov invited Jukka Meurman to take part in the session of the academies of sciences of Nordic countries to be held in Minsk at the end of the year.

Chairman of the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters Jukka Meurman is visiting Minsk on 22-25 May upon the invitation of the NASB.

Founded in 1838, the Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, is one of the oldest institution of this kind in Europe. Its goal is to promote high-quality research, to disseminate information through presentations, symposia and conferences, to publish research papers, as well as to provide financial support, promote national and international contacts and organize interdisciplinary discussions.

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