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THE PRESIDIUM

The Presidium of the LAS includes: President Prof. VALDEMARAS RAZUMAS, Vice-President Prof. DOMAS KAUNAS, Secretary General Prof. VYTAUTAS BASYS, Members Prof. VLADAS ALGIRDAS BUMELIS, Prof. ALGIS PETRAS PISKARSKAS, and Chairs of the Scientific Divisions.


SCIENTIFIC DIVISIONS

- The Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Chair Prof. DOMAS KAUNAS) assesses the state and prospects for the humanities and social sciences; promotes the ideas of the harmonious development of Lithuanian studies, nationality and statehood; fosters the traditions and heritage of humanistic culture; upholds the values of law, justice and civic responsibility; determines priorities in Lithuania’s economic and social progress. It also provides expertise in developing tasks, projects and strategies for the humanities, examines their state and exchanges with other cultures.

- The Division of Mathematical, Physical and Chemical Sciences (Chair Prof. FELIKSAS IVANAUSKAS) jointly with other national and foreign research and educational institutions, deals with the problems of probability theory, mathematical logic, semiconductor and laser physics, theoretical physics and astronomy, electrochemistry and chemical technology, maintains relations with business partners and specialists in other scientific areas. It also formulates research guidelines for exact sciences, presents suggestions and takes an active part in solving the problems of the national knowledge-based economy.

- The Division of Biological, Medical and Geosciences (Chair Prof. VYTAUTAS BASYS). The Division members representing major branches of biological, biomedical and geological sciences provide expertise, bring together scientists for closer cooperation, hold young scientists’ conferences in the above areas, share their knowledge with teachers of secondary schools at annual conferences; in conjunction with State, science and educational institutions, organize national and international scientific events.

- The Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (Chair Prof. ZENONAS DABKEVIČIUS).
In 1991, an independent Section of Agricultural Sciences was set up in the Division of Biology, Medicine and Agriculture, and in 1995 it was reorganized into the Division of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences. For two terms, the newly founded Division was chaired by Veronika Vasiliauskienė. Its activities are conducted in 5 sections and 4 commissions.
The Division has always been concerned about increasing the role of agricultural and forestry sciences in the solution of scientific and economic problems in this country. It initiated the establishment of the Nemunas Science, Studies and Business Centre (Valley). The members of the Division have carried out important research in many spheres: Leonardas Kairiūkštis has given a theoretical substantiation of stand productivity; Stasys Karazija has originated Lithuanian forest typology; Remigijus Ozolinčius has started forest condition assessment; and Algirdas Sliesaravičius has undertaken plant biotechnology studies. The following scientific schools and trends have been created: grassland husbandry – Leonas Kadžiulis; plant pathology – Mindaugas Strukčinskas; genetics and biotechnology, later oil-bearing plant biotechnology – Algirdas Sliesaravičius; plant protection – Zenonas Dabkevičius; original orchard plant genetics and biotechnology – Vidmantas Stanys; theoretical basis of livestock productivity – Česlovas Jukna; research into the use of enzymes in animal and poultry nutrition – Vytautas Konstantinas Sirvydis; improving livestock reproduction properties – Henrikas Žilinskas, soil science – Algirdas Juozas Motuzas, energy and material exchange processes in biotechnology – Algirdas Jonas Raila, plant physiology – Pavelas Duchovskis, water management – Arvydas Povilaitis, food technology – Pranas Viškelis, agriculture and forest plant breeding – Vytautas Ruzgas and Darius Danusevičius.
The first State scientific project “The Ecological Sustainability of Regional Development” (ECOSLIT) was implemented and the monograph “Lithuania’s Ecological Sustainability in the Historical Context” was published under the supervision of Leonardas Kairiūkštis. It was followed by other important studies: “Lithuania’s Soils”, “Biotechnology of Agricultural Plants”, “Plant Product Stationary Drying of Thick Layers”, and “Dictionary of Agricultural Terms for Plant Breeding and Seed Production”.
For their outstanding scientific achievements Vidmantas Stanys, Algirdas Sliesaravičius, Leonardas Kairiūkštis, Remigijus Ozolinčius, Zenonas Dabkevičius, Darius Danusevičius, Alfas Pliūra, Vytautas Ruzgas were awarded the National Science Prizes. Leonardas Kairiūkštis’s valuable contribution to the European forestry earned him the international Wilhelm Leopold Pfeil Prize. Four members of division: Leonardas Kairiūkštis, Albinas Kusta, Henrikas Žilinskas and Zenonas Dabkevičius are the Foreign fellows of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.
Some members of the Division used to hold or hold now important posts at scientific, educational and other institutions. Zenonas Dabkevičius is the Director of the Centre of Agrarian and Forestry Sciences; Henrikas Žilinskas is the Chancellor of the Veterinary Academy and Antanas Sederavičius - the Vice-Rector of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences. Leonas Kadžiulis was appointed the Minister without portfolio and the Chairman of the Science Council of Lithuania. Antanas Kairys was elected to the Seimas (Parliament) of the Republic of Lithuania; Vidmantas Bižokas was the Rector of the Lithuanian Veterinary Academy, and Albinas Kusta served as the Rector of the Lithuanian University of Agriculture, Remigijus Ozolinčius was the Director of the Lithuanian Forest Research Institute.


- The Division of Technical Sciences (Chair Prof. GINTAUTAS ŽINTELIS). Its members representing various branches of technological sciences carry out, analyze and assess research programs and results in electronics, power engineering, computer science,  mechanics, materials science and construction; they display their expertise in assessing the scientific research, projects, studies, innovations, competitive scientific developments and applications assigned and commissioned by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the ministries, the Research Council of Lithuania and other institutions, provide consultations and make suggestions, take an active part in devising high-tech strategies and projects, expanding cooperation between scientific, educational and business institutions, stimulating the interest of young scientists in research and solving the urgent problems of science and industry.

THE ORGANISING DEPARTMENT, Head Dr. ANDRIUS BERNOTAS
- The International Relations Unit, Chief specialist VIOLETA SKIRGAILIENĖ, Chief specialist MARIJA NIJOLĖ STAČIOKIENĖ

THE PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT, Head ZINA TURČINSKIENĖ
- Publishing scientific periodicals

THE LAS PALACE OF SCIENTISTS, Head ALDONA DAUČIŪNIENĖ

THE ACCOUNTING OFFICE, Chief Financial Manager RASA ALEKNAVIČIENĖ

THE ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, Head Dr. VALDEMARAS LAUKAITIS

THE EU SF PROJECTS MANAGEMENT GROUP, Head GRETA TUMKEVIČIENĖ
- Devising and implementing the national system of science popularization
- In its capacity as a partner, the LAS contributes to:
- the enhancement of the efficiency of the Centre for Physical Sciences and Technology and the LAS joint activities
- the implementation of the program of the Integrated Science, Studies, and Business Centre (Valley) Nemunas by consolidating partnership and institutional activities
- the expansion of the Lithuanian scientific and educational organizations’ thematic networks and development of researchers’ competences

THE WRÓBLEWSKI LIBRARY OF THE LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Director Dr. SIGITAS NARBUTAS) is established by the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. A universal library of State significance rendering its services in compliance with the needs of the Academy and other research and educational institutions.

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