Belarus, Kazakhstan to form scientific consortium

MINSK. January 5. KAZINFORM Belarus and Kazakhstan are planning to form a scientific and educational consortium, BelTA learnt from the Politekhnik technology park of the Belarusian State Technical University; Kazinform refers to BelTA.

All the necessary documents are due to be signed at a joint session of heads of scientific organizations and universities of Belarus and Kazakhstan in Minsk in January.

The consortium will help the two countries integrate their scientific, innovative and technology space. It will also open opportunities for new joint sci-tech projects and boost the promotion of Belarusian innovations on the Kazakh market and vise versa. Apart from that, the consortium will create favorable environment for the exchange of technologies, ideas and scientific data.

In recent years Belarus has significantly expanded participation in research and technological projects in Kazakhstan, including within the framework of the roadmap of bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Belarus and Kazakhstan, and roadmap of industrialization of the country. Among the priority areas of cooperation are new materials, nano-and biotechnology, information and space technology, agriculture, environmental protection. For example, specialists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus take part in a project to create the national automated phonoscope accounting system of Kazakhstan. Belarusian experts also develop modern agricultural technologies and systems of machines for Kazakhstan, implement projects in the field of study and rational use of genetic resources of plants.

Belarus has gained some experience of developing consortiums with foreign countries. For example, Belarus jointly with Russia and China set up a consortium of major technical universities to implement student exchange programs, carry out qualifications enhancement courses and promote cooperation in research; Kazinform cites BelTA.


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