On February 18, General Meeting of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences was held at the Presidium of ANAS.
In advance, with a minute of silence, the memory of the late academician Bahadir Tagiyev, who was a member of the division, was honored.
Opening the event, the chairman of the division, ANAS vice-president, academician Rasim Alguliyev, informed about the issues on the agenda. Recalling the ANAS General Meeting on December 28, 2019, the scientist said that important decisions were made at the event. He said that in accordance with the decisions made, the ANAS Charter was amended, the new composition of the Presidium consisting of 11 members was elected, the post of academician-secretary of scientific divisions was abolished, and the vice-presidents were entrusted with the leadership of the divisions. In addition, division offices were also abolished and Academic Councils were created.
Academician R. Alguliyev also noted that the “National Development Program of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences for 2020-2025” was adopted at the General Meeting, which provides for the widespread use of artificial intelligence technologies, as well as the balance of fundamental scientific directions based on scientific, technological and innovative the challenges of our time. The scientist emphasized that in accordance with the program, scientific institutions were assigned such important tasks as determining research priorities, carrying out structural reforms and improving management, modernizing the scientific infrastructure, conducting certification of scientific personnel, as well as training highly qualified personnel and evaluating scientific activity.
According to the vice- president, the optimization of scientific management and financing, the acceleration of the integration of science, education and the economy, the further expansion of the Academy’s international relations, the development of joint programs, the development of innovation, in-depth research on issues related to the ideology of Azerbaijan, while improving the social welfare of scientific employees are also one of the priority areas of reforms in ANAS.
Noting that in the ongoing reforms to develop flexible, adaptive structural mechanisms under the leadership of the President of ANAS, academician Ramiz Mehdiyev, international experience is taken as a basis, R. Alguliyev mentioned a number of structural changes carried out in the apparatus of the Presidium. Recalling that the Academy recently held meetings with a number of authorized representatives of the state, the scientist emphasized that the organization and development of cooperation in a new direction between ANAS and relevant state bodies is one of the main goals.
Academician R. Alguliyev also spoke about the division’s report presented at the Presidium meeting held on January 15, 2020. According to him, the purpose of the meeting was to reinforce the material and technical base of scientific institutions included in the division, modernize modern research facilities and scientific and technical equipment, implement scientific results and achievements with innovative potential, commercialize scientific products and implement other issues within the framework of regulatory requirements legal documents.
Then, according to the decision of the Presidium, it was decided to submit proposals on the 75th anniversary of ANAS, which will be held in April this year.
At the event, a vote was taken on the election of the Chairman of the National Center for Nuclear Research CJSC of the Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies, Academician Adil Garibov as a member of the Division of Physical, Mathematical and Technical Sciences.
Academician A. Garibov in his speech gave detailed information about his activities. The scientist said that he will justify the trust and will do everything possible to strengthen the further activities of the Division.
Then acad. R. Alguliyev noted the importance of the activities of the Academic Council in terms of discussing processes in the department and making appropriate decisions, and also noted the importance of elections for the election of council members.
Then, the Counting Commission for the election of members of the Academic Council of the division was created, chaired by academician Muhammed Mehdiyev, and deputy members of the ANAS Ayub Guliyev and Agasi Melikov.
According to the results of the voting, the Scientific Council of the division consisting of 13 people was formed. Academician Rasim Alguliyev was elected chairman, academicians Javad Abdinov and Yusif Mammadov as deputies. The Council includes academicians Nazim Mammadov, Telman Aliyev, Arif Hashimov, Fikret Aliyev, Adil Garibov, corresponding members of ANAS Misir Mardanov, Oktay Gasimov, Oktay Samadov, Namig Jalilov and Afig Hasanov.
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