RAS General Meeting underway in Moscow

News, 20 April 2021

JINR Director Academician Grigory Trubnikov takes part in the meeting, which is being held on 20-21 April. The main theme of the event is the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s space flight and the contribution of academic science to the development of the space industry. Moreover, in the frames of the RAS General Meeting, the presentation of RAS gold medals named after M. V. Lomonosov to outstanding scientists was held.

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Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Chernyshenko opened the meeting. “We expect the Academy to regularly monitor global trends in the development of science and technology, as far as the invaluable experience and knowledge of the Academy’s members acquired in our scientific schools are important for the technological development,” Deputy Prime Minister said. Mr Chernyshenko also noted that active measures are necessary to support the scientific youth. In particular, it is planned to substitute scholarships of 30 % of the most talented postgraduates with three-year research grants of about 700 thousand rubles.

Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Valery Falkov highlighted that thanks to joint coordinated work of the Ministry and RAS, the formation of a new Basic Research Programme for the long-term period from 2021 to 2030 was ensured.

Head of the Federation Council Committee of the Russian Federation Lilia Gumerova informed that on 13 May, parliamentary hearings will take place on the topic “Scientific human resource potential of the country: current state, development trends, and growth tools”. Intense preparation for the event was held jointly with RAS representatives.

RAS President Academician Alexander Sergeev presented the report “On priority fields of RAS activities in the implementation of state scientific and technical policy in the Russian Federation and on the most significant scientific achievements reached by Russian scientists in 2020”. He spoke about the recommendations formed by the Academy on the budget financing of fundamental science, as well as about a new management mechanism of the Basic Research Programme in 2020-2021. Alexander Sergeev presented the RAS plans for the upcoming years and noted the necessity to create an effective national innovation system to ensure clear interaction and balance of interests of the state, business, science, and society.

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JINR Director Academician Grigory Trubnikov in his comment for the Internet portal Scientific Russia spoke about mega-science projects being implemented in Russia, as well as about their correlation with scientific and scientific-educational world-level centres and “hundred-million” projects being created in the country. “There are scientific priorities that we have chosen, and there is a work coordination system for all these centres so that they do not duplicate but mutually reinforce each other. In my opinion, we now build one of the most modern systems in the world for the organization of scientific studies. Now, it is very important to fill this framework with human capital and financing from the non-state sector, first of all, so that to ensure that the high-tech industry and the innovative sector of the economy enter this framework with orders, necessities, competence, and equipment,” Grigory Trubnikov noted.

Interview with Grigory Trubnikov for the Internet portal Scientific Russia: