Minsk to host CIS Forum of Scientists on 25-26 November
The 3rd CIS Forum of Scientists will take place in Minsk on 25-26 November, Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences Sergei Kilin told the media on 18 November, BelTA has learned.
“The forum will kick off at 10.00 on 25 November. Delegations will speak at a plenary session to discuss the development of science in the CIS countries. Three round tables will follow: State and prospects of development of fundamental science, Improvement of scientific cooperation in the digital era, Innovative research,” said Sergei Kilin. Plans are also in place to host the Congress of the International Association of the Academies of Sciences and the meeting of the CIS Council for Cooperation in Fundamental Science. The final declaration will be adopted at the end of the forum.
The forum will be held as part of the plan of the CIS humanitarian cooperation priority measures for 2021-2022, adopted at the meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of Government on 6 November 2020. “Special attention has always been given to cooperation in science and technology in the CIS. Over the past 30 years the CIS has managed to preserve the common scientific and educational space. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of scientific and technological cooperation of the CIS countries in the system of long-term interstate relations in the strategic perspective,” said Manuchehr Hojizoda, Deputy Director of the Department of Humanitarian Cooperation, General Political and Social Problems of the CIS Executive Committee.
The forum will bring together more than 150 participants - heads and leading scientists of academies of sciences and major CIS scientific and research centers, educational organizations, including delegations from Belarus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan (online) and Uzbekistan.
The main objectives of the forum are to intensify scientific and technological cooperation of the CIS countries, to stimulate new joint research, to propose ways to develop the CIS innovation policy, to form an international mobility of scientists and young specialists in the CIS professional community. Scientists will analyze the state and prospects of fundamental science, and work out ways to improve scientific cooperation in the digital era.
Among the organizers are the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus and the CIS Executive Committee with the support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.
Two CIS Forums of Scientists have taken place since 2015. The first was held on 25-28 October 2015 in Moscow and was organized by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Russia and the Federal Agency Rossotrudnichestvo with the participation of the CIS Executive Committee. The second Forum of CIS Scientists was held on 15-16 October 2018 in Yerevan with the participation of the CIS Executive Committee and with the support of the CIS Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation.
Written by belta.by