Fuelling an interest in science among the younger generation is important, especially in these times and especially in the rapidly developing fields of applied ICT (Information and Computer Technology). The organisation of science differs in different countries. In western Europe, science develops mainly in universities, close to youth. In Belarus, by contrast, the science ‘triangle’ is delineated in academic, university, and corporate as most research takes place in the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (NASB), but scientists often teach at universities. To bring youth to the fore and support their scientific interests, scientists from the United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (UIIP NASB) gave the floor to young presenters in a conference on machine learning and data analysis, with support from the academic network BASNET and connectivity provided through the EU-funded EaPConnect project.
Submitted by Larisa Murashko