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Cooperation between young scientists of Belarus and Russia will help achieve breakthrough results, Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov said on the sidelines of the Congress of Young Scientists of Belarus and Russia, BelTA has learned.
The decision to hold the congress was taken by the presidents of Belarus and Russia in December 2022. It is timed to the Day of Unity of the Peoples of Belarus and Russia. “Cooperation between scientists of our countries is of particular importance since we have similar tasks, we have no contradictions, we are united in our approaches and aspirations. We should not lag behind the world trends in science. This is very important for the sustainable future of the country, the development of the economy and society. Of course, it is up to young people,” Vladimir Gusakov said.
The National Academy of Sciences of Belarus takes a number of measures to support young scientists, including the organization of various competitions. “We do our best to involve young people in science, get them interested, so that young people show outstanding, breakthrough results. If we do it together with Russia, which has powerful multipurpose science, we will be able to achieve much more. We have serious tasks in microelectronics, new materials, artificial intelligence, synthesis of medications, new methods of treatment, biotechnology, agricultural science and humanities,” the chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences said.
The congress is attended by young researchers from scientific organizations and higher educational institutions of the two countries. There are representatives of the Kurchatov Institute National Research Center and the Russian Academy of Sciences, including the St. Petersburg Scientific Center and the Siberian and Far Eastern Departments.
The congress program on 28 March includes sectional meetings at the organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The main topics comprise physics and artificial intelligence, engineering and industry, chemistry and environmental management, modern biotechnology, medicine and pharmaceutics, innovations for agriculture, humanities as the basis of national security.
The plenary session “Young scientists: tasks and areas of cooperation for developing a single scientific and technological space between Belarus and Russia” is scheduled for 29 March. Reports on priority directions of international scientific and technical cooperation between young scientists of the two countries will be presented there.
The inauguration of a branch of Russia's Kurchatov Institute National Research Center on the basis of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will take place as part of the congress.
Congress participants will visit a number of research organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. The cultural program will include tours around the historical and cultural heritage of Belarus.