IFIA 32th Virtual Executive Committee Meeting
IFIA 32th Virtual Executive Committee meeting was organized On Dec 20, 2019, to review the new membership requests submitted to the IFIA Secretariat by The Distinct Guides Institute of Professional Studies from Nigeria which gained the majority of votes and were admitted as IFIA corresponding member.
is aimed at science education development, especially in STEM fields, in Ukraine and all over the world according to the 4th goal of SDG “Quality education”, joining new networks of scientific, educational, and innovative institutions is vital for creating and developing new opportunities for young scientists and innovators.
About JAS of Ukraine
The Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
The Junior Academy of Sciences (JAS, the Academy) of Ukraine is an educational system that aims at providing the organization and coordination of students’ research activities, creating conditions for their intellectual and creative development, spiritual advance, and vocational self-determination to support the scientific potential growth of the country.
Founded nearly 70 years ago, the Academy passed through several stages of its formation and development. The precondition for the extracurricular education entity to be launched was the organization of the extracurricular education institutions’ scientific student clusters the network of which was formed in the 1920s–1940s. According to the USSR Academy of Sciences’ request to strengthen patronage over the children’s scientific organizations in 1939, there was adopted the Resolution on Patronage over the Kyiv Palace of Pioneers Concerning the Work with Talented Children and Youth, so that the scientific clusters got to work in most Ukrainian large cities during next 10 years. Later on, the separate clusters and sections join the students’ scientific societies. Thus, in 1947 there was launched the Science and Technology Students’ Society on the Kyiv Palace of Pioneers base, with the first students’ theoretical and practical conference held in Kyiv in 1950. The first mass scientific entity was the Junior Academy of Sciences of Crimea named “Iskatel’” (“seeker” in English) and established in 1963, this experience became the basis to finding Junior academies of sciences in different Ukrainian regions in the 1960s-1980s.
The voting members :
1-Mr. Majid Elbouazzaoui / Morocco
2-Mr. John Calvert / USA
3-Mr. Winfried Sturm / Germany
4-Gaelle Grosjean / Swiss
5-Hossein Vaezi Ashtiani / Iran
6-Dr. Aynampudi Subbarao/ India
7-Dr. Marcelo Vivacqua, Brazil
8-Mr. Zaran Barisic/ Croatia
9-Mr. Radwan Chouaib/ Lebanon
10-Ms. Megaria Augstina/ Indonesia
11-Mr. Shin Kyoung-ho/ Korea
12-Dr. Zengpei Xuan, China
13-Mrs. Agnieszka Mikołajska/ Poland
14-Dr. Andrei Victor Sandu / Romania
15- Mrs.Vivi Aakjaer/ Danish
16-Mr. Koray Sahin/ Turkey
17-Mr. Dmitry Zezylin, Russia
18-Dr. Adnan Al Naimi/ Qatar
Committee members without a vote:
1–Dr. Mladen Karic / Bosnian
2-Mr. Cenneth Lindkvist, Sweden
3-Dr. Mahmoud Hafez