President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev met with leading scientists of our country on the eve of the New Year- on 30 December 2016.
Members of the government, heads of ministries and agencies, state and public organizations, commercial banks, members of the Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan, rectors of leading higher educational institutions attended the meeting.
The Head of our state congratulated the attendees with the upcoming New year and noted that under the leadership of First President of our country Islam Karimov, a huge attention was paid to strengthening the integration of science and industry, development of the education system, innovation economy. The time itself requires to elevate the scientific development, as all spheres of life, to a new level, since it’s difficult to solve the topical tasks in front of the society without science. A comprehensive support of science and scientists is one of the priority tasks of our state.
The works in this area have been continuing steadily and on a systemic way. The recent decree of the Head of our state Shavkat Mirziyoyev “On measures to further improve and stimulate the activity of academicians of the Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan” determines a row of significant measures on further developing and strengthening the scientific potential of the country, strengthening the role of science in social-economic development, comprehensive support of the activity of academicians, stimulating training of highly qualified scientific staff.
Engaging in science, discovering and inventing something new is an extremely hard work, President of Uzbekistan said. The efforts of our scientists, working in this difficult sphere with dedication, deserve every support.
The development of our country and society in correspondence with modern requirements is hard to imagine without science. Fundamental studies play an important role in the development of science. It is through them knowledge is accumulated and theories are formed, a solid foundation for advanced applied research and innovative developments is created.
The studies, conducted in our country, not always meet the current high level of scientific development.
In order to implement highly technologies scientific products in practice, it’s necessary to establish new modern research and development units, organizations and innovations centres. Marketing and licencing services do not correspond to required levels. This affects broad implementation of scientific-innovative products in our country.
An important significance of further deepening the integration of science, education and industry was particularly underlined. Providing benefits and preferences to the enterprises, introducing new technologies are an important factor in increasing the number of companies, investing in science.
Available scientific potential and the funds should be directed towards priority studies, aimed at solving concrete problems and at the orders of the spheres of the economy.
The time itself requires further development of scientific cooperation with leading world institutions, universities, scientific centres and academies of sciences, Shavkat Mirziyoyev said. The necessity to create optimal conditions for our compatriots, who received education and scientific degrees at the leading foreign educational and scientific institutions, comprehensive stimulation of their scientific works, was particularly underscored.
Our country has many scientists with high potential, acknowledged worldwide. They have to establish their schools. The first phase of educating scientists- school education needs radical improvement. We have to ensure the continuity of the training process of scientific personnel and highly qualified specialists. We will not spare anything for this purpose, President said.
The representatives of scientific community particularly underlined that the proposals, put forward during the pre-election meetings of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, especially on establishing modern technoparks, an Innovation centre in Academician’s quarter with a status of free economic territory, will support increase of competitiveness of scientific-research institutes, educational institutions and manufacturers, attracting domestic and foreign investors into this sphere.
President of the Academy of sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sh.Salikhov, academicians A.Kayumov, M.Salokhiddinov. R.Ubaydullaeva, S.Rashidova, A.Glushenkova, T.Daminov, J.Bazarbaev, B.Yuldashev, B.Nazarov and others noted that recent decree of President of our country will play an important role in developing the sphere and expressed their opinions and proposals on further development of science and innovative activity. They expressed sincere gratitude to the President of our country for the attention to scientists and stimulating their work.
President of our country Shavkat Mirziyoyev particularly highlighted that science has a very important place in developing all spheres of the economy, in this regard the state relies on, first of all, the Academy of sciences. Integration of science and industry has a very important significance today as never before. The Head of our state once again congratulated all attendees of the meeting with the New Year.