News in English     | 21.05.2023. 14:08 |

Conference in Sarajevo: Science can indeed be the voice of reason

FENA Hana Imamović, Photo: Amer Kajmović

SARAJEVO, May 21 (FENA) - The International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was founded two years ago and brought together top experts in multidisciplinary skills, organized yesterday in Sarajevo its annual assembly and conference on the theme "Sarajevo and the World" where experts from numerous fields spoke about current topics, including the challenges of artificial intelligence.

President of the International Academy of Sciences and Arts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and academician Asim Kurjak, who presented a paper on the topic "Can science get us out of the crisis", told FENA that in these two years, it became clear that it was necessary to establish this academy.
He added that the Board of Directors of the Academy received an invitation from the High Representative in BiH, Christian Schmidt, to discuss how to work and cooperate, which, he says, shows their credibility.
“According to relevant data, we are the strongest intellectual society in BiH with more than half a million quotations. This means that half a million people in the world cited our members' works, and 16 members of the Academy are members of the European Academy, which has never happened here,” underlined Kurjak.
Academician and vice-president of the Academy Žarko Papić underlined that the Academy has about 150 members, but that it is neither national nor mono-national, but a multinational and international academy. In two years, two scientific journals "Science and Religion" were published in English about international databases.
Nevertheless, he assesses that nobody listens to science in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and this assertion is supported by the fact that scientific and research work in the gross domestic product (GDP) of BiH participates with 0.19 percent, which is five times less than it was in 1990.
As Academy member Borislav Petrović emphasized, the Academy has gathered experts who are expected to reflect on the current situation in the fields of law, medicine, environmental protection, art and multiculturalism and young people through presentations and discussions, and to articulate challenges in a professional sense that are feasible in real-time.

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