«Round table» in the Council of Federation
In October 29, 2013 the deputy General director of the All-Russian scientific-research institute of aviation materials (VIAM) on scientific work, Candidate of Engineering Sciences Iosif Markovich Demonis took part in the «round table», that was held in the Council of Federation. The event was dedicated to the issues of preparation and certification of scientific-pedagogical personnel. The «Round table» was organized by the CF Committee on science, education, culture and information policy.
In his report Iosif Markovich told about a successfully acting at VIAM system of continuous preparation of scientific and engineering personnel, an interaction with national universities and institutes of technical profile. «A preparation of personnel of higher qualification after graduation from an institute, that is performed at VIAM in cooperation with MSTU and MATI is an example of this activity», – he noted. «In this connection VIAM makes a proposal to consider the issue about a development of standard-legal basis on creation of scientific-educational centers (SEC) of preparation , additional training and improvement of professional skill of scientific personnel on the basis of leading state research centers and large scientific-industrial societies in collaboration with national universities and institutions», – Iosif Demonis told.
According to him, at present against this background in the world scientific association, but now also in Russia a bibliometrical evaluation of activity of scientific organizations and individual investigators is cultivated intensively, for example, a number of publications, citation index, Khirsh index, impact-factor. «Of course, bibliometrical factors are important and necessary, but they are not a sufficient condition for evaluation of results of scientific activity. The practical result and application of new knowledge and researches in various branches of science, industry and economics must be a dominated item in this matter. Unfortunately, nowadays we often observe, that bibliometrical factors are turned into the end in itself instead of being the instrument for analysis of scientific organization activity; a substitution of orientation is taking place»,–the representative of VIAM announced.
«Thus, together with bibliometrical factors it is important to understand, what real contribution a scientific organization makes into a solution of practical tasks, into an achievement of the aims, which are determined by the state strategic planning on the basis of scientific-engineering prediction of development of Russia », – he continued.
Iosif Demonis noted one more problem, arising from the previous one. «Journals abroad are conventionally more «promoted» as for citationing. As the result, home scientists are striving to publish their best papers namely in editions abroad. This fact undermines an international authority and citationing of home scientific journals even more in comparison with foreign ones», – he stressed. As an example of VIAM experience, Iosif Demonis told the participants of the «round table» how results of scientific activity are realized into specific developments оf new materials and manufacture technologies of semifinished products, parts, assemblies from them, articles for aerospace engineering, power machinery building and etc.
It will be recalled, that General director of VIAM, academician of RAS Evgeny Nikolaevich Kablov is the head of the working group under the Ministry of Education & Science on improvement of the state system of certification of scientific and scientific-pedagogical workers in the field of technical science.