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21 January 2020, 18:11

Minsk to host intellectual youth forum in April

MINSK, 21 January (BelTA) - The nationwide forum for intellectual youth will be held in Minsk in April, Chief Scientific Secretary of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB) Andrei Ivanets said at a press conference dedicated to the Belarusian Science Day on 21 January, BelTA has learned.

“We are planing a major forum for intellectual youth in April. The event will highlight the new intellectual economy, education, scientific and innovative support, development of a highly intelligent society. We must understand how young people see the situation today and what ideas they have”, said Andrei Ivanets.

The 3rd edition of the Science Festival will be organized in September. In 2019, it attracted more than 10,000 people. “We are planning to expand both the number of participants and the number of participating countries. We will invite guests from the Russian Federation and also other countries”, he said.

Andrei Ivanets also spoke about the latest achievements of Belarusian scientists. They won the first three places in the finale of the 100 Ideas for the CIS contest. “This suggests that the results of research are recognized at the highest international level,” Andrei Ivanets noted.

Ten young scientists became the winners of the 100 Talents of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus 2019 contest. The NASB has presented the name awards in honor of the outstanding scientists who made a significant contribution to the development of science, including the Alferov, Kuprevich, and Ignatovsky awards.

Andrei Ivanets also noted the importance of state support, including the recent decision on a two-fold increase in scholarships for graduate and doctoral students. According to him, this is a great news for young scientists that will help them face the future with confidence. “More capable, more talented and motivated young people will engage in graduate and doctoral studies," he said.

The Belarusian Science Day is celebrated annually on the last Sunday of January.

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