On November 30, 2017, the Central House of scientists hosted the General meeting of RAS professors, who gathered to sum up the results of 2017 and set plans for 2018.
The meeting was opened by Chairman of RAS Professors’ Coordination council Al.A. Gromyko, yielding the floor to the Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation A.A. Fursenko who praised RAS Professors for their achievements and set new goals. RAS President A.M. Sergeev expressed his vision of the role of RAS Professors in the context of the challenges RAS is facing today. Deputy Minister of education and science G.V. Trubnikov described the current problems of the Russian science in light of the goals set by the Russian President. After the speeches Al.A. Gromyko presented the report on RAS Professors’ activities in 2017. The meeting was attended by RAS Vice-President A.R. Khokhlov, Academicians-Secretaries and RAS members from various departments.