KCS Roundtable on the topic “Position and perspective of science and technology in Serbia”
09. 12. 2011.

Roundtable on the topic “Position and perspective of science and technology in Serbia” has taken place at Continental hotel, Belgrade

Knowledge Committee of Serbia, Nongovernmental Organization, organized a Roundtable on the topic “State and perspective of science and technology in Serbia” on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at Continental hotel, Belgrade.

Eminent economists, Danijel Cvjetićanin, PhD, and Ljubomir Madžar, PhD, gave their opinion on direct connection between economy and science. They also emphasized the importance of creating an objective need for scientific research in our country, taking into consideration the fact that without good economic structurethe investment in science and technology development will not be appropriate for the affirmation of scientific research.

Ljubiša Topisirović, PhD, represented the work of Institute for molecular genetics and genetic engeneering (IMGGI) and stressed the importance of developing a „knowledge society“, because, according to professor's words „there is no rescue from intellectual colonialism”. In very illustrative and popular way, professor has explained the work of IMGGI’s scientists and enigmas they are trying to solve.

Vladimir Katić, Phd, from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Novi Sad, spoke about renewable energy, considering the fact that in the next hundred years, traditional fossil fuels will slowly disappear. Together with his team, professor Katić is exploring possibilities of using wind energy in our country. They are also making „wind maps“ in order to come up with alternative solutions for this priceless issue.
In line, the first solar mini-power-plant was installed at the roof of their Faculty.

Miodrag Stojković, PhD, a faunder of the first clinic for artificial insemination in Serbia, emphasized the importance of investing in preventive medicine and encouraged its' development. According to his words, preventive medicine provides better life quality to patients and fighting with disease itself is less expensive than any active medical treatement.

Ivan Đorđević, PhD, a researcher at the Institute for multidisciplinar studies, Belgrade, and an active member of Knowledge Committee of Serbia, pointed out the challenges that young scientists are facing with by comming back to Serbia after completion of university studies abroad. He also drew attention to unnecessairly complicated processes such as nostrification of doctoral diplomas.

Radivoje Mitrović, PhD, a State secretary at the Ministry of Education and Science, spoke about State's willingness to support young people as well as to promote Serbian science and make it competitive. He claimed that the unification of Ministries of education and science could have a good impact on active collaboration and coordination of needs of educational and research institutions.

The Roundtable's moderator was Ivan Bagarić, PhD.

Our guests at the round tablewere members of Knowledge Committee of Serbia, NGO's representatives, as well as representatives of scientific and resarch institutes.