President of ANAS: "The 2016th year in the life of the Academy remembered by important scientific achievements and successes" Apr 28, 2017 | 10:29 / Conferences, assemblies

General Meeting devoted to the scientific and scientific-organizational activities of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan in 2016 was held on April 28. Opening the event, President of ANAS, Academician Akif Alizadeh in detail told about the scientific and scientific-organizational activities of the Academy for 2016.

Noting that, last year was remembered by important scientific achievements and successes, Academician Akif Alizadeh said that important state measures aimed at developing the non-oil sector were carried out; social projects that are one of the main priorities of state policy in the country were successfully continued.

Recalling that in the reporting year, due to the 25th anniversary of the restoration of state independence, publication reflecting scientific achievements was published in the Academy, President of ANAS especially noted the book "Towards Independence-25", published under the general editorship of Academician Ramiz Mehdiyev. He said that, publication covered the responsible and fruitful path that had been passed, as well as important achievements in various sectors of public life.

Speaking about the measures taken to increase the international authority of Azerbaijan, the academician spoke about the activity of the Scientific Center of Azerbaijan Studies and Caucasus Studies created by the Oxford University after Nizami Ganjavi, whose leader from the Azerbaijani side is ANAS Corresponding Member Nargiz Pashayeva. He noted that, Center conducts important works aimed at promoting the national science and culture on an international scale.

Academician said that, the V Baku Humanitarian Forum, which was held in 2016, was attended by outstanding figures of world science, Nobel Prize winners, domestic scientists had the opportunity of future cooperation with them.

Recalling that, last year the presidential decree was announced in the republic as the "Year of Multiculturalism", Academician Akif Alizadeh told about the activities carried out in connection with this: "At the events that were carried out in connection with the "Year of Multiculturalism"our scientists took an active part, especially our colleagues engaged in humanitarian scientific fields. The corresponding decision of the Presidium of ANAS approved the Plan of measures aimed at preserving, even more developing and wide propaganda of the traditions of multiculturalism in Azerbaijan. In accordance with the plan, last year scientific and organizational activities dedicated to multiculturalism were implemented. New organizations have been created in ANAS, whose activities will be aimed at studying the relevant issues".

The head of ANAS noted that, in the reporting year the relevant institutes of the Academy carried out research in such areas as Azerbaijani multiculturalism and its historical and theoretical aspects, without alternative of multiculturalism and scientific substantiation of the role of the Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism in this field, important scientific results were obtained.

Academician Akif Alizadeh said that, by approving the Law "On Science" in 2016, the regulatory and legal framework in the scientific sphere was improved. He noted that, according to the Law, the Academy was awarded the status of the highest scientific body of the republic, which organizes and provides the development of science in Azerbaijan, implements the scientific and scientific and technical policy of the state, coordinates and directs scientific research in the country, represents the republic in foreign countries in the field of scientific and technical activities. The document also reflects such important issues as granting the undergraduates and doctoral candidates the right to defer from conscription to military service, accreditation and coordination of scientific activities, etc.

Last year the Presidium of ANAS worked out the project "Doctrine of the development of science in Azerbaijan", corresponding to the requirements of the Law "On Science", as well as calls of modern times; He was widely discussed at a meeting of the Republican Council for the Coordination of Scientific Research. This project, which defines the basic principles of state policy and strategy in the scientific sphere, was presented to the head of state for approval.

Academician Akif Alizadeh reported that, in general, in the reporting year, ANAS took an active part in the implementation of 23 programs of national importance.

Speaking about the achievements in the scientific and organizational sphere, the academician noted that in 2016, comprehensive measures aimed at developing intellectual potential, its involvement in scientific and scientific and organizational activities on a broader scale were carried out at ANAS: "In ANAS were carried out new basis of scientific and organizational activities, training of scientific personnel and scientific and innovation activities were strengthened and legal reforms. Important measures were also taken in such areas as the integration of science and education, the development of electronic science, the construction of international scientific cooperation on new foundations, the popularization of science and the establishment of public relations, the strengthening of the material and technical base, etc."

Positively assessing the last year's activity of ANAS in the field of science and education integration, Academician Akif Alizadeh said that, important measures were implemented aimed at improving the training system in accordance with modern standards, applying research results in the learning process. Having said that, the number of specialties and places in the Master's program of ANAS for 2016/2017 academic year was increased, Academician noted that, 56 people entered to the Master's program in 18 specialties. Academician stressed that, in 2016 was approved a joint scientific session of the General Meeting of ANAS and the Board of the Ministry of Education was held, a Plan of joint actions for the integration of science and education.

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