An award for international scientific cooperation will appear in Russia

The prize for international scientific cooperation should appear in Russia in 2024, according to Dmitry Peskov, deputy head of the presidential administration, press secretary of the head of state.

“In the conditions of the present time, in the conditions of our confrontational environment, the role of science in Russia is increasing. We are all talking about the sovereignization of our economy, and here, of course, it is impossible to do without science,” Peskov said, adding that its sovereignization is also important.

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of the Russian Federation made another proposal – to introduce an “innovation-related award” in 2024. “Science still has to make money – it is clear that there is fundamental science as an art cleared of monetaristic problems – but in general, science should bring concrete mundane benefits to our economy, our production, our technologies. We need to popularize more examples of successful implementation,” Peskov explained.

Answering journalists’ questions, the Kremlin representative clarified that the prize for international scientific cooperation can be awarded not only to representatives of Russia. “International cooperation as such implies two or more parties,” he explained. “The point is that now we really have not on our initiative lost a whole area of international cooperation – cooperation with the countries of the collective West, but the world is much more diverse, and very strong scientific schools exist in other countries that show a keen interest in developing cooperation with us in a variety of directions,” Peskov pointed out.

The All-Russian Award “For Loyalty to Science” received three new nominations this year, another one is being discussed.

The Mentor nomination was introduced at the initiative of the Russian Academy of Education. The introduction of another nomination is currently being discussed – it will be international. Seven nominations that have become traditional are “Protection of Historical Truth”, “The best Popular Science Student Project”, “Science as Art”, “Science is fashionable”, “Scientific Press Service of the Year”, “Scientific Journalist of the Year” and a special prize named after Daniil Granin.

The collection of applications for the award will take place from April 17 to September 12, the first round – from September 13 to September 25, its results and the publication of shortlists – from September 26 to September 29. Then, from September 30 to October 4, the second round and the approval of laureates and diploma holders will take place, and in October a solemn award ceremony will take place.

The award “For Loyalty to Science” has been awarded since 2015 for outstanding achievements in the field of scientific communication and popularization of science. The participants can be journalists, science popularizers, scientists and business representatives. Since 2022, the prize has been awarded within the framework of the Decade of Science and Technology announced by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The organizer of the award is the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The partners are traditionally the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Kurchatov Institute Research Center and the Lomonosov Moscow State University. The financial part of the award is formed by the charitable foundation “Art, Science and Sport”.

A source: TASS

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