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Article

'Catching up' improvement strategy for science and innovation

Belarusian Yearbook. 2014. P. 155-162.
Translator: M. Bence, V. Hapeyeva, V. Kuznetsov, A. Kuznetsov, T. Tulus-Aleksandrovic.
Editor of translation: M. Nuijens, M. Bence.

In the first two months of 2014, the State Committee for Science and Technology (SCST) did not submit traditionally optimistic reports on the advancement of science in 2013. The National Academic of Science of Belarus (NASB) made even more optimistic one instead. In 2013, a reform of the science sector entered an open phase after the NASB presented a draft scientific development program.     

The science sector saw a number of stuff reductions and reshuffles. Thirty-one legislative acts were issued to regulate scientific and innovative activities. However, taken together, all these measures create an ambivalent impression, showing the problem of coherence of education and science reforms.