MINSK, 28 September (BelTA) – Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Academician Vladimir Gusakov was re-elected as head of the International Association of Academies of Sciences (IAAS) at the 35th meeting of the IAAS Council, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The meeting of the IAAS Council is taking place at the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and Moscow State University in Moscow on 27-28 September. It has brought together presidents and senior executives of the national academies of sciences of Belarus, Russia, China, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, Moscow State University, the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Russia) and other leading scientific centers.
The participants of the meeting are taking stock of the IAAS work over five years (2017-2022), the activities of the IAAS scientific councils in 2017-2022. They are also discussing the establishment of new scientific councils, the election of full members of the IAAS and key areas of development of modern science.
A number of major international scientific events are taking place on the sidelines of the 35th meeting of the IAAS Council in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Among them are a meeting of the Council of Young Scientists of the IAAS, a meeting of the public council of the CIS base organization on the development of research infrastructure of the megascience class and a meeting on biosafety in the Union State of Belarus and Russia.
The International Association of Academies of Sciences includes 25 organizations (academies of sciences of the CIS countries and other states, universities, large scientific centers). Of these, 20 organizations have the status of a full member of the IAAS, five organizations have the status of an associated member of the IAAS.
Since 2017, the functions of the base academy of sciences in the organizational and methodological support of the IAAS have been performed by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, and the chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Academician Vladimir Gusakov has been the head of the IAAS. The supreme governing body of the IAAS is the IAAS Council. The International Association of Academies of Sciences has 24 scientific councils in major scientific areas, like biology, virology, nanotechnology, geology, history.