The Institute of Chemistry of Additives of ANAS has celebrated “March 27 – Science Day”


Academician Ali Guliyev Institute of Chemistry of Additives (ICA) of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences  (ANAS) hosted an event dedicated to March 27 – the Day of Science.

In his opening speech, the Executive Director of the ICA, Doctor of Chemistry, Associate Professor Afsun Sujayev said that the establishment of the “Day of Science” by the order of President Ilham Aliyev on April 9, 2018 was a clear proof of respect for scientists. According to him, this date coincides with a significant time for the country – the day of the creation of ANAS. Sujayev noted that in the first years of independence, the Academy faced the threat of closure, and only with the return of the national leader Heydar Aliyev to political power in Azerbaijan did science, like other areas of public life, enter a new stage of development.

He stressed that the national leader gave ANAS a national status and contributed to its development at a new stage, preserving it as a national treasure of Azerbaijan. He noted that in recent years, there has been carried out the great work  to achieve the development of academic science, its integration into world science, the integration of science and education, increasing the popularity of science and attracting talented youth to science.

A.Sujayev noted that it is possible to create healthy competition between all scientific institutions and researchers in the country on the basis of scientific criteria, as well as improve the quality of science.

Then, speaking at the event, Chairman of the Council of Young Scientists and Specialists of the Institute Gunay Ismayilova, Head of the Laboratory, Doctor of Chemical Sciences, prof. Parvin Mammadova, Leading Researcher, Ph.D. Nusrat Aliyev and Ph.D. Jeyhun Hamidova spoke about the significance of the “Day of Science”, problems and obstacles to the development of science, shared their views and opinions.