President Şeker attended the 80th Anniversary of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences

President Şeker attended the 80th Anniversary of the Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences

TÜBA President Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker attended the 80th anniversary of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan and the international conference "Science is the Foundation of New Uzbekistan" in Tashkent, capital of Uzbekistan.

During the program, which was held at the Palace of International Conferences, the participants attended the exhibition of innovative developments of the Academy of Sciences and the screening of the documentary "The Foundation of the Third Renaissance".

The opening ceremony held after the international conference on the 2nd day of the program was attended by the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Academician Yuldashev Behzod Sadiqovich, Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences Rudenko Viktor Nikolayevich, Deputy Director of the United Institute for Nuclear Research Kostov Luchezar, President of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan Isa Habibbayli, President of TÜBA Prof. Dr. Muzaffer Şeker, Rosatom Director Konstantinov Vasiliy Leonardovich, Vice President of the Football Federation of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abduhalimov Bahrom Abdurakhimovich, Director of the Institute of Chemistry of Plant Materials of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sagdullayev Shomansur Shokhsaidovich, Prof. Dr. Zakhidov Anvar Zakhidov from the University of Dallas. Director of the Institute of Astronomy of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan Egamberdiyev Shuhrat Abdumannopovich, Responsible Member and General Director of the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan, Ilyazov Robert Giniyatullovich. Lectures and sessions were organized in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, biological sciences and social sciences.

In the program, where TÜBA President Advisor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cem Korkut also participated, President Şeker introduced the Aziz Sancar Research Fellowship Program, which was launched to promote scientific and technological cooperation between Türkiye and Uzbekistan during and after doctoral studies with the protocol signed between TÜBA and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Türkiye (TÜBİTAK), and planning was made for 2024.

President Şeker started his speech at the event by stating that Uzbekistan, a country rich in history and culture, is a beacon of heritage for the entire Turkic world. "These lands from the depths of history have been the cradle of knowledge and enlightenment. It has gifted the world with scholars and thinkers whose contributions have not only shaped Uzbek history, but have also been instrumental in the formation of our common sense." He gave detailed information about TÜBA's institutional structure, as well as its working groups, award programs, projects, periodical and non-periodical publications. He detailed TÜBA Academy Awards, Outstanding Young Scientists Awards (TÜBA-GEBİP), Scientific Copyright Awards (TÜBA-TESEP).

Informing that TÜBA has launched the Research Support Program for Turkology Studies, Şeker emphasized that Turkologists who are not Turkish citizens and work abroad will be provided with travel, accommodation and financial support for their research in Türkiye within the scope of the topics announced within the scope of the program.

Speaking about the Aziz Sancar Research Scholarship Program, he said: "With the Scholarship Program, which we have established in the name of Prof. Dr. Aziz Sancar, Nobel Prize-winning Honorary Member of our Academy, Uzbek citizens with permanent residence in Uzbekistan will be supported for a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 3 years. The program is planned to be open to PhD or postdoctoral researchers working in the fields of basic sciences, biology, physics, chemistry, mathematics, molecular biology and genetics, engineering, astronomy, earth and space sciences, information technologies, agricultural sciences, agriculture, food, animal husbandry, veterinary medicine, social sciences, international relations, political history, educational sciences."

President Şeker, who emphasized the importance of science diplomacy, and TÜBA's science diplomacy policy and activities, said that through science diplomacy, national borders are crossed to tackle problems such as climate change and global health crises. He underlined that science diplomacy supports international cooperation, promotes peace and sheds light on scientific achievements. He continued on the subject by saying: "For countries and scientific communities, science diplomacy means more resources, shared knowledge and a unified approach to solving global challenges. When countries and scientists share their best ideas, they will find better ways to help our planet and keep people healthy."

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