MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS

The tasks and functions of the management of science and innovation activity

Realization of the state scientific, scientific, technical and innovation policy in the education system is carried out by the management of science and innovation activity.  

The main tasks of the management are:

  • normative and methodological and organizational support of scientific, scientific, technical and innovative activities in the system of the Ministry of Education;
  • organizational, methodological and financial support for planning and implementation in institutions subordinate to the Ministry of Education, research and development; 
  • organizational and methodological support for the creation and coordination of the activities of innovation structures;
  • organizational and methodological support for the development of international scientific and technical cooperation;
  • organization of exhibition activity of higher education institutions and scientific organizations;
  • ensuring the development and effective use of the material and technical base of higher education institutions in the interests of scientific, scientific, technical and innovative activities;
  • normative-methodical and organizational support for training highly qualified scientific workers in the institutions of the Ministry of Education;
  • development of youth science, research work of students;
  • ensuring the activities of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus.

Management in accordance with the tasks assigned to it performs the following functions:

  • coordination of the activities of subordinate institutions of higher education and scientific organizations in the implementation of scientific, scientific and technical and innovative activities and training of highly qualified scientific workers;
  • assistance in the creation of innovative structures, scientific laboratories, small innovative enterprises on the basis of higher education institutions, methodological support of the organization of innovative structures;
  • organization of work on the financing of scientific, scientific and technical events and participation in international scientific and technical events abroad, the preparation and publication of monographs, the development of the material and technical base of science;
  • accompaniment of documents submitted by higher education institutions and scientific organizations for the State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in the field of science and technology;
  • organization of targeted training of highly qualified scientific workers in accordance with the needs of subordinate institutions;
  • organization of work on the formation and presentation of collective expositions of the Ministry of Education in the sections of scientific and technical developments at exhibitions and fairs in the Republic of Belarus and abroad;
  • coordination of patent-licensing work in higher education institutions and scientific organizations; organizational and methodological support for the use of intellectual property objects when creating competitive products and commercializing the results of intellectual activity