MINSK, 16 June (BelTA) – Representatives of research institutions, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, the Healthcare Ministry and the Education Ministry are taking part in the CIS Science Forum that is taking place in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 16-18 June, BelTA learned from the press service of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
The Belarusian delegation is led by Chairman of the Belarusian Foundation for Fundamental Research, academician Sergei Gaponenko. Speaking at the opening of the forum he highlighted the unprecedented scale and frequency of new challenges. “Science, which is at the forefront of solving the most complex problems of mankind, is the first to take on global challenges. Therefore, it is important for scientists to try, including through joint effort, to prevent them and minimize their impact,” he stressed.
The academician noted that the long-term cooperation between scientific organizations of the CIS countries created a good basis for such interaction. The choice of the themes of the forum suggests that the CIS scientists have common interests. These are nanotechnologies and new materials, chemical technologies, energy, biotechnology and genetics, molecular biology, environmental conservation, information and communication technologies, healthcare and the production of medicines, etc.
The head of the Belarusian delegation noted that such a form of academic interaction as the forum of scientists is already becoming traditional. It allows researchers to jointly discuss cooperation matters in scientific and innovative fields.
The fourth edition of the CIS Science Forum seeks to spur cooperation in science and technology in the CIS, to expand the scientific landscape of the CIS, to analyze the state and prospects for the development of fundamental science, to discuss ways to implement promising innovative scientific research in the digital era and to improve the process of digitalization in education and science. The previous edition of the forum was held in Minsk on 25-26 November 2021 and was co-hosted by the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the CIS Executive Committee.