Elsevier and the Belarus Ministry of Education Honor Researchers with Scopus Awards

Minsk, Belarus, April 3, 2013

Elsevier, the world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, and the Ministry of Education of Belarus todayannounced the 10 winners of the first Belarusian Scopus Awards.

The Belarus Scopus Award program was initiated as part of the collaboration agreement signed last year between Elsevier and the Ministry of Education in Belarus and is aimed to honor young scientists and experienced researchers for their significant contributions to science both nationally and globally. The initiative is supported by the Committee on Science and Technology of Belarus and the National Academy of Sciences, Belarus.

The criteria for nominee selection were based on h-index scores obtained from Scopus data, as well as recognition in academic performance at a national level. The awards were presented by the Minister of Education of Belarus, Prof. Sergey A. Maskevich, together with Dr. Igor A. Osipov, PhD., Elsevier Regional Director Russia and Belarus.

“It has been a pleasure to honor these ten distinguished young scientists and experienced researchers,” said Prof. Sergey A. Maskevich, the Minister of Education, Belarus. “We are proud to share the recognition of Belarus science with the global scientific community together with Elsevier and hope to continue this practice on annual basis.” 

“This is the first time Elsevier presents its Scopus Awards in Belarus and we are honored to do this together with Minister Maskevich,” said Dr. Osipov. “It is a unique opportunity for Elsevier to bring international benchmarking to the efforts of Belorussian scientists in order to look at their academic achievements on a larger, global scale. We are looking forward to continue our collaboration with the Ministry and top Belorussian Universities to further facilitate the development of the academic and university community in the country.”

The winners in the five award disciplines are:

For outstanding contributions to the field of chemistry:
Vadim E. Matulis – Researcher, Director of Lycee at Belarus State University, Minsk.
Mikhail V. Artemiev – Professor at Institute of Physics and Chemistry Problem (Belarus State University), Minsk.

For outstanding contribution to the field of mathematics:
Kirill G. Kuzmin – Researcher at Belarus State University, Minsk.
Alexander N. Dudin – Professor at Belarus State University, Minsk.

For outstanding contribution to the field of physics:
Dmitry V. Guzatov – Researcher at Grodno State University, Grodno.
Nikolay V. Shumeiko – Professor at Belarus State University, Minsk.

For outstanding contributions to the field of biology:
Vladislav V. Khrustalev – Researcher at Belarus State University, Minsk.
Igor V. Semak – Professor at Belarus State University, Minsk.

For outstanding contribution to the field of medicine:
Vera B. Kuznetsova – Researcher at Grodno State Medical University, Grodno.
Yuri E. Demidchik – Professor at Academy Postgraduate Education, Grodno.

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About the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus
The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Belarus is a republican organ of government which pursues governmental policies in the field of education, provides regulation, management and governmental monitoring in the sphere of education as well as coordination of the related activities performed by the republican organs of government. In its activities the Ministry of Education is guided by the Constitution of the Republic of Belarus, the Regulation on the Ministry of Education and other laws of the Republic of Belarus. The Ministry of Education is subordinate to the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus, to which it is responsible for performing the tasks assigned and organizing the operation of the lower organizations.

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