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Innovations always seen as priority

President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, demands improved training for top scientists
The Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission, Gennady Palchik, has commented on his meeting with the President, saying that the latter has given an instruction ‘to prepare a package of documents regarding training and attestation of the top-qualified scientists, for submission to the Council of Ministers in the near future’.

Scientists have stimulus to influence production

Mr. Palchik notes that his report to the President made reference to tasks set at the 5th All-Belarusian People’s Congress, dedicated to the innovative development of the state. “Perhaps, the involvement of scientists in the production process is the main component of innovative development. Therefore, the meeting with the President focused on the possibility of preserving bonuses for doctors and candidates of sciences working across all sectors of the economy and applying the results of their research. A scientific degree should be viewed as a certain state attestation and qualification, regardless of a scientist’s employment,” Mr. Palchik explained.

Mr. Lukashenko also wanted to know what more can be done to support young scientists. The Special Presidential Fund annually provides scholarships to young scientists and they can also receive a preferential housing construction loan. “Such social support is systematic and productive, and it will be further developed,” stresses the Chairman of the Higher Attestation Commission.

By Alexander Pimenov
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