RAS must generate breakthrough ideas, consider in the Ministry of education

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The role of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) should be to generate breakthrough ideas, monitoring global challenges and offer state responses to them, as a significant place should take expert function, said at a forum «tekhnoprom-2017» the Deputy head of the Ministry of education and science of the Russian Federation Grigory Trubnikov.

In 2013, the reform of the Russian Academy of Sciences, to the Academy of Sciences was attached to the Russian Academy of medical Sciences and the Russian Academy of agricultural Sciences. Scientific institutions placed under the control of the Federal Agency of scientific organizations (FANO). Now there is a refinement of the rules for the election of the President of the Russian Academy of Sciences and of the Charter of the Academy of Sciences.

«Ran – major research and brainstorming headquarters. On the one hand, the institutes themselves have to generate ideas and proposals to track and monitor global challenges and to help the state, first, not to miss them, and second, to offer recipes – answers to these great challenges. I believe that this is the main role of the fundamental science of RAS», — said the Deputy Minister told reporters.

He noted that basic science must be supported by the government and financed at a decent level, if a country claims to be one of the global leaders.

According to him, the second priority wounds – examination of integrated programmes and projects not only fundamental, but also of industrial science. The third task is the training of personnel.

«The main challenge for the next 15 years – the struggle for brains. In the world suggested many different projects. If they begin to implement – not enough goals. Already a serious competition. This is one of the main challenges. Another role of the RAS is the popularization of science and the center clustering, offering end-to-end trajectories from kindergarten to the head of a particular project,» he said.