Trends and prospects of science and technology discussed at Professorial Forum

News, 28 September 2021

The Professorial Forum 2021 “Science and technologies in the XXI century: trends and prospects” gathered leaders in science, technology, and education to discuss topical issues of the realms. The Forum is organised by the Russian Professorial Assembly.

Director of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research Grigory Trubnikov sent his speech to the Forum in the video format. Speaking about international cooperation in science, he noted the unique value of JINR in the implementation of the higher integration form of international scientific cooperation.

Grigory Trubnikov named elements necessary in his opinion for the breakthrough development of science and technologies in Russia. They are the following: support of the development of international centres, creation of relevant modern legislative frame, and regulatory manoeuvre in science. “Serious legislative improvements in our field are necessary to let scientific organisations and teams concentrate on their research and multiply their efficiency. Scientific activity should be legally given special status as a special type of activity resulting in the scientific product, new knowledge, and developments,” the Institute’s Director noted.

Participants of the Professorial Forum received greetings and wishes of fruitful work from Valery Falkov, Minister of Science and Higher Education of Russia, Sergey Kravtsov, Minister of Education of Russia, Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Lilia Gumerova, Speaker of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, as well as other representatives of the government, scientific and educational enterprises, and business.

The four-day Forum is being held in a mixed format. The event is dedicated to the Year of Science and Technology and is timed to coincide with the 5-year jubilee of the Russian Professorial Assembly. The goal of the Forum is to support the Year of Science and Technology, promote Russian science and technologies, determine priority tasks for the development of science and education and, as a consequence, the role of the scientific and educational elite of Russia in their fulfilment. The Forum also honoured rectors, deans, and professors of the year.