Single register of dissertations expected to be created in Belarus
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A single register of topics for qualifying scientific works (dissertations) is expected to be created in Belarus. Anatoly Suturin, head of the department for planning and forecasting for training of scientific workers of the highest qualification of the SI “BelISA”, said this at the press center of BelTA. ‘The creation of a single register of topics for qualifying scientific works (theses) carried out in educational institutions, and organizations that implement postgraduate education programs, are among the measures to improve the educational process and research activities identified by the Set of Measures to Improve the Efficiency of Postgraduate Studies and Doctoral Studies for 2017-2020,’ he said. According to him, the State Committee on Science and Technology is going to develop a provision on a single register, to determine its legal and organizational status, to create a software and to start its formation in order to ensure an authorized access to its data via the Internet in 2018. Anatoly Suturin explained that at present the state governing bodies are only planning of a quantity of people to be admitted to the postgraduate study and the doctoral studies in the specialties of scientific workers and control the fulfillment of the control figures of the admission plans for obtaining a postgraduate education. At the same time, there is almost no analysis of the topics of future and completed dissertation researches. The creation of a single register will enable to carry out such an analysis and prevent the repetition of previous topics of dissertations, as well as to exclude cases of implementing similar themes in different institutions of postgraduate education. A special attention will be paid to the topic of the prospective dissertation researches aimed at the development of high-tech industries related to the 5th and 6th technological structures of the economy, primarily in the fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, space technologies, medical chemistry and nuclear industry. At present, doctoral studies are prepared in 31 priority specialties. The branch structure is dominated by medical sciences. They make up 52.9%. Biological sciences account for 18.6%, technical sciences account for 20%, and the share of the latter almost doubled during the year. 769 people study in the graduate school students in priority specialties, or more than 16% of all the post-graduate. The proportion of doctoral students who are trained in such specialties is 16.8%. A set of measures to improve the effectiveness of the postgraduate and doctoral studies for 2017-2020 envisages both the optimization of specialties for implementing postgraduate education programs and the updating of the list of priority specialties, Anatoly Suturin emphasized. Corresponding changes for the normative basis are prepared by the SCST.