MINSK, 27 October (BelTA) – The Belarusian State Committee on Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation are considering a possibility to provide scholarships to Belarusian students who want to undertake internships at Russia's most prestigious universities, Chairman of the Belarusian State Committee on Science and Technology Aleksandr Shumilin said as he took part in the 9th Forum of Engineering and Technology Universities of the Belarus-Russia Union State on 27 October, BelTA has learned.
Belarus provides comprehensive support to talented young people and encourages youth entrepreneurship and innovations. “Innovative business is becoming a locomotive of economic growth all over the world. Therefore, the government will always support and help implement innovative ideas. With this in mind, an effective system has been built in the country, which is the so-called innovative elevator where the ground floor are various competitions, including those held by the State Committee on Science and Technology that provides appropriate grants, and the final destination is the inclusion of projects in the government program of innovative development,” Aleksandr Shumilin said.
He also noted that Belarus has significant potential in the field of education and fosters productive collaboration between universities and the economy. For example, in 2020, Belarusian National Technical University opened new majors in hi-tech disciplines: “design and operation of nuclear power plants”, “innovative equipment for recycling construction waste”, “technical means of diagnostics and treatment”, “technical means of organ replacement and rehabilitation”, additive manufacturing in foundries”, “electric and autonomous transport”.
The 9th Forum of Engineering and Technology Universities of the Belarus-Russia Union State brought together over 200 participants from more than 100 universities. They discuss the most important issues of the last year, determine development strategies and share best practices.