Presidium held next meeting
ANAS Presidium held next meeting on December 20. First of all, ANAS President, academician Akif Alizadeh awarded Academician-Secretary of the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, academician Ahliman Amiraslanov the Certificate of Honor of ANAS devoted to the 70th anniversary of academicion.
Then, academician Akif Alizadeh told about the orders "On awarding workers of the oil industry in the Republic of Azerbaijan" and "On awarding persons who have merits in the social, economic and cultural development of the city of Ganja" signed by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. He informed that, according to the Order of the Head of State of November 7, 2017, on the occasion of the extraction of two billion tons of oil from the oil fields of Azerbaijan by an industrial method, a group of scientists was awarded a state award for merits in the development of the oil and gas industry, and according to the Order of November 27, 2017, chairman of the Ganja Division of ANAS, academician Fuad Aliyev was awarded the Order of Merit for the Homeland of the 3rd degree. Speaking about the information of the Commission of State Prizes of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Science, Technology, Architecture, Culture and Literature, Academician Akif Alizadeh noted that, the Commission had accepted the receipt of works for receiving state prizes for 2018, relevant documents and materials should be prepared in accordance with the rules, specified in the Regulations of the State Prize Commission and submitted to the Commission till April 1 of the next year.
Then, the meeting considered scientific and organizational issues. First of all Vice-President of ANAS, academician Isa Habibbayli spoke about the tasks connected with the implementation of the order of the head of state "On approval of the new composition of the State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on language". Academician stressed that, in 1978 prominent political figure Heydar Aliyev achieved the status of the state language in the Constitution in the Constitution. Having said that in the years of independence important events were carried out at the state level aimed at further developing and enriching the Azerbaijani language and expanding the use of the mother tongue in the context of globalization, academician Isa Habibbayli added that, the orders of President Ilham Aliyev contribute to preserving the purity of the native language and its development through internal opportunities. After consideration of the issue, Department of Human Sciences was instructed to prepare jointly with the Institute of Linguistics after Nasimi ANAS and other relevant state organizations of the republic the draft of the Action Plan related to preserving the purity of the Azerbaijani language and improving the conditions for the use of the state language and submit it for discussion to the Presidium of ANAS.
Next on the agenda was the issue of registration of a number of legal entities as residents of LLC "Park of High Technologies of ANAS" ("Park VT"). In his speech Vice-President of ANAS, academician Ibrahim Guliyev noted that, at the meeting of the Expert Council of "Park VT" the views of "EPC Group" LLC and "DN TECHNOLOGIES" Ltd. were considered, by secret ballot a corresponding decision was made to grant the above-mentioned legal entities status resident of the Park. The Presidium approved the protocol on registration of these organizations as a resident.
The following issues was considered on the Action Plan related to the implementation of the activities envisaged in the "State Program for the Development of Cocoon and Sericulture in the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2018-2025" at ANAS. Academician-Secretary of the Department of Biological and Medical Sciences, academician Ahliman Amiraslanov said that, the main goal of the program, approved by the decree of the head of state Ilham Aliyev on November 27, 2017, is the implementation of measures aimed at strengthening state support to the development of cocoon and sericulture, which are among the priority ones spheres of agriculture, increase of export potential and provision of employment in rural areas. He stressed that in the plan of measures to implement the document, along with other organizations, important tasks are also set for the ANAS. Considering all the above, the Presidium approved the Action Plan for the implementation of the program. It was decided to provide a report on the work done to the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan. To ensure coordination of activities within ANAS, as well as between the Academy and other performing organizations, a working group was established.
At the event, were adopted resolutions in connection with such issues as the approval of the Action Plan for holding the 85th anniversary of the Institute of Literature named after Nizami Ganjavi ANAS, creation of the Department of Social Affairs in the structure of the Office of the ANAS, the improvement of the activity of the House of Scientists of ANAS.
The following decisions of the Presidium created a joint laboratory of the Institute of Physics and ANAS Shemakha Astrophysical Observatory after N.Tusi, National Academy of Aviation and the Open Joint-Stock Company "Azercosmos" called "Physics of Space and Space around the Earth", the joint laboratory of the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics and the Institute of Biophysics ANAS "Integrative Biology". Also in the Institute of Physics of ANAS the basic laboratory "Quantum Informatics" was created, in the Institute of Mathematics and Mechanics of ANAS - laboratory "Mathematical problems of signal processing". At the event, decisions were taken to hold the 90th anniversary of academician Azad Mirzazhanzadeh, the 60th anniversary of academician Rasim Alguliyev, the 80th anniversary of Academician Ayaz Efendiyev, the 80th anniversary of academician Ajdar Mejidov, the 110th anniversary of academician Musa Aliyev, the 90-year-old the jubilee of academician Teymur Bunyadov, the 80th anniversary of corresponding member of ANAS Garib Jalalov. Also, partial changes were made to the structure of the Institute of Philosophy of ANAS, Division of International Relations and the Public Relations Department were established at the Institute of the History of Science of ANAS.
In conclusion, some personnel questions were considered. By the decisions of the Presidium, academician Valida Alizadeh was confirmed as the director of the Institute of Botany of ANAS, Corresponding Member of ANAS, Tofik Mammadov, as Director of the Institute of Dendrology of ANAS. Also Vasif Abbasov was appointed director of the LLC "Experimental and Industrial Plant of ANAS", and PhD in Biology, Florida Mehraliyeva - a scientific secretary of the Institute of Biophysics of ANAS.