Academy of Sciences Gains Momentum
The Decree on measures to further improve the activity of the Academy of Sciences, the organization, management and financing of research activities, signed by the President of the country, defines the main goals and priorities of its activity on the basis of modern requirements. In addition, to further bolster up the research infrastructure as part of the Academy of Sciences it is created a number of research institutions, as well as individual institutions will be back in its management. These measures will allow carrying out wide-range studies, concentrating the available scientific potential in various fields of science and forwarding it to the solution of actual problems of the socio-economic sphere.
The document focuses on the further betterment of the organizational structure of the Academy of Sciences via forming of branches of physical and mathematical and technical, chemical and biological, social and human sciences in it, as well as the creation of a new department of Navoi. This will allow for providing the systemic coordination of scientific researches in these areas, and will contribute to the efficient use of capacities of academic science in the comprehensive advancement of the Navoi region’s industry.
In addition, equating the chairmen’s status of Karakalpakstan and Navoi departments of the Academy of Sciences, as well as the Khorezm Academy of Mamun with the status of vice-president of the Academy of Sciences is a clear confirmation of the importance for the revival of the potential and status enhancement of the science in the regions.
A number of institutions were returned to the structure of the Academy of Sciences that were previously transferred to the system of institutions of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education. Thus, under the Academy there will be created the Vladimir Romanovsky Institute of Mathematics, the Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Institute of Ion-plasma and Laser Technologies named after U. Arifov, among others.
In the Decree special significance was also placed on the promotion of effective science. To this end, the government is to create a fund of material incentives for scientific workers of the Academy of Sciences who have achieved considerable results in scientific research.