SWS ADVISORY BOARD

As every scientist or writer needs one editor to help him elaborate the details of his work, the same way an advisory board is necessity for one modern scientific community. The Scientific Advisory Board consist presenters from our supporting Academies of Science and Arts all over the world.

As every scientist or writer needs one editor to help him elaborate the details of his work, the same way an advisory board is necessity for the scientific community. We are proud to present you two of SWS most distinguished and respectable members – Dr.habil.art. (PhD) OJĀRS SPĀRĪTIS and Acad. Prof. DSc. VALERIY BONDUR. In the role of SWS advisors, such experienced and devoted to their work experts, these top experts are helping us to reduce the mistakes on the way to make a progress in the fields of Science, Art and their interconnections. The SWS Scientific Committee works via face-to-face meetings on the events, teleconferences, and electronic communication. Decisions are taken by consensus or, where needed, using majority voting. Acceptance of membership into the SWS Scientific Committee or of the Advisory Board membership indicates implicit agreement with the outlined responsibilities.

Advisory board members

  • Dr.habil.art. (PhD) OJĀRS SPĀRĪTIS

    President of Latvia Academy of Sciences (LZA), Professor of Art Academy of Latvia (LMA)
    Academic Qualification: Dr.habil.art. (PhD)
    Academic Position: Professor
    Academic Rank: Academician
    Administrative Rank: Professor (LMA), President (LZA)

    Qualifications:
    ---- Foreign Member, Lithuanian Academy of Sciences (since 26 April 2016)
    ---- Full Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences (since 2003)
    ---- Corresponding Member, Latvian Academy of Sciences (26 November 1999)
    ---- Professor, Art Academy of Latvia (28 April 1998)
    ---- Dr.habil.art. (24 March 1998)
    ---- Dr.art. (25 November 1997)
    ---- Studies at the Dpt. of Art History and Theory, Art Academy of Latvia (1981-1987)
    ---- Studies at the Faculty of Philology, University of Latvia (1974-1979)

    Professional Activities
    ---- Member of Promotion Councils of the Art Academy of Latvia, Latvia Agriculture University, Rīga Technical University (Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning)
    ---- Member of the Editorial Boards:
    ----- „Landscape, Architecture and Art” (Series of Research Papers, Latvia Agriculture University)
    ------ “Baltic Journal of Art History” (Tartu, Estonia)
    ------ Journal “Energy and the World” (Riga, Latvia)
    Member of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration

    “France and Latvia are closely linked in their choice in favour of Europe, in their desire to see a strong Europe, a Europe that can protect its citizens and protect itself from external risks”

  • Acad. Prof. DSc. Valeriy Bondur

    Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

    General information
    Acad. Prof. DSc. Valeriy Bondur (born October 28, 1947 ) is Doctor of Technical Sciences (1990), Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences for the Department of Earth Sciences (2003), Vice President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

    Fields of Research
    The main directions and results of his scientific activities are related to the development of the physical bases of remote sensing and system principles for the construction of complex aerospace systems for the study of the ocean, atmosphere, geological environment, environmental monitoring, environmental management, warning of dangerous natural and man-made processes.

    Honours and Memberships
    Chief editor of the journal “Earth Exploration from Space” of the Russian Academy of Sciences; deputy editor of the journal “Bulletin of the Earth Sciences Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences”; member of the editorial board of the Oceanology journal; member of the Bureau of the National Geophysical Committee; member of the working group on the development of the industry of supercomputers; member of other specialized academic councils.
    V. Bondur created the country's youngest leading scientific school in the field of aerospace research of the Earth. He does a great job by training highly qualified specialists. He prepared 24 candidates of science and 8 doctors of science. Under his leadership were defended more than one hundred and twenty theses. He is one of the founders of the Faculty of Applied Cosmonautics of the Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography and founder of the Department of Space Monitoring at the Russian State University.

  • Prof. Mirko Orlic, FCA

    Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
    President of the Croatian Committee for Geodesy& Geophysics, Croatia

    General information
    Prof. Mirko Orlic, FCA (born May 26, 1955) is a full member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and the president of the Croatian Committee for Geodesy and Geophysics.

    Fields of Research
    Initiated and led a series of physical oceanographic experiments in the Adriatic; since 1983 supervises tide gauge station at Bakar. Participated in a number of projects, led five national projects and eight international projects. Major research interests include physical processes in the sea, atmosphere-sea interaction, and methods of data analysis. Particularly well received were findings on the Adriatic current field, a modification of the semi-empirical method used to project global sea level into the future, and the development of the so-called partial wavelet analysis.

    Honours and Memberships
    Editor of Geofizika journal (1990-1992), of three conference proceedings (1999, 2001, 2008) and of two books (2011, 2019). Guest editor of Journal of Geophysical Research (2004-2007) and of Journal of Marine Systems (2007-2009).
    Member of the Commission Internationale pour l'Exploration Scientifique de la Mer Mediterranee, the American Geophysical Union, and The Oceanography Society.
    Obtained the Fulbright Award, the Croatian State Science Award, the Croatian Academy Science Award, and the Andrija Mohorovicic Award.

  • Acad. Prof. DSc. Baiba Rivža

    President of the Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of Latvia

    General information
    Professor of Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU); ex-minister of Latvia Ministry of Education and Science; President of the Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of Latvia; Full member of the Academy of Sciences of Latvia, member of the Presidium; Foreign member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Science, of the Academia dei Georgofili and of the Lithuania Academy of Sciences.

    Directions of scientific activity:
    Bio economy, support politics and good practice of entrepreneurship in rural areas, market research, animal welfare. Expert from the European Academy of Sciences Academic Advisory Board (EASAC). Coauthor of Research „Circular economy: a commentary from the perspectives of the natural and social sciences” (EASAC). Leader of Latvia Nation Research Program EKOSOC-LV

    Membership of Academic and Professional Bodies:
    Member of the Advisory Group in the 6th EU Framework Programme for Research (FP6) (Foodsafety and quality);Member of the Steering Committee of the European Agricultural, Food and Environmental Academies Association (1999 – 2003); Member of Regional Scientific Committee for Europe and North America in the UNESCO Forum on Higher Education, Research and Knowledge; Member of Committee of Sciences and Education at European Council (Strasbourg); Member of European Commission Sub-Committee for Higher Education; Corresponding Member of the Russia Academy of Agriculture Sciences; Corresponding Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry; Foreign Member of the Academy dei Georgofili, Italy; Foreign member of the Lithuania Academy of Sciences; Full Member of the Academy of Sciences of Latvia, Member of Senates; Professor Baiba Rivza Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences since 2007

    President of the Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of Latvia; Chairperson of the Governing board of Euro Faculty in Baltic countries (Baltic Sea States); Member of Latvia Science Council; Member of National Innovation Program Managerial Council; Chairperson of the Doctoral Degree Defense Committee in Economics; Member of work group on conception output for development of regional higher education institutions; Member of Committee on State’s language development projects evaluation; Member of the 9th Latvian parliament (2006–2010), Union of Greens and Farmers parliamentary group.

    B. Rivza is working with regional rural development problems (types of regions, specially supported areas, entrepreneurship development). She is working with Latvia accession of to EU and its impact on land and environment. She has taken several assignments for the European Council, in the capacity of expert making her familiar with procedures and general policies and routines for projects. She has experience in project identification, formulation, monitoring and evolution, troubleshooting, training and other types of services. Participated in variety of projects, notable is cross – border project management and evaluating experience (Microcredit, Interreg). Has delivered lectures in International summer school in the Netherlands and in University of Cork (Ireland). Take an experience change in Universities of USA, Sweden, Norway, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Germany, Finland, Denmark, Poland and Italy.

    Number of publications: more than 300, including 5 monographs.


    Awards:

    • Certificate of Recognition of the Ministry of Education and Science (1998);
    • Acknowledgement of the Ministry of Environmental protection and Regional Development (1999);
    • Certificate of Recognition of the Cabinet of Ministers;
    • Officer of the Order of the Three Stars (2000 and 2017);
    • The Grand Medal of the Latvian Academy of Sciences (2017).
  • Acad. Radik M. Martirosyan

    President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia

    General information
    President of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia (since 2006), Member of the Presidium of NAS RA (since 1993)

    Associate professor since 1966 and full professor since 1982. Corresponding member (elected in 1986) and academician (elected in 1990) of the National Academy of Sciences
    Rector of Yerevan State University (1993-2006)


    Specialization:
    Radio physics and quantum electronics


    Education:
    Yerevan State University (1958). PhD (1964) and DeS (1980) Institute of Physics of USSR Academy of Sciences after P.N.Lebedev.


    Research Areas:
    Quantum electronics, applied problems of Superconductivity, Space research, Radio astronomy, Radio physics research methods of remote sensing of Earth

    Publications:
    Author of more than 200 scientific articles and two monographs published in USA and Sweden

    Honours:
    Laureate of Armenian and Ukrainian State Prices, Armenian Order of the Saint Mesrop Mashtots, Yu. Gagarin’s medal, different orders and medals of Armenia and USSR, the first-degree Order for “Services to the Motherland” (2017)

  • Acad. Giorgi Kvesitadze

    President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences

    General information
    Avademician
    President of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences

    Biography

    His research interest focuses on the study of Caucasian biodiversity, creation of the collections of microorganisms, including their extremophilic forms and subsequent selection and selection of stable enzymes producers (amylases, cellulases, proteases, lipases, etc.) of industrial importance; structural and functional characterization of enzymes; elaboration of efficient methods for immobilization of microbial hydrolytic enzymes and spheres of their use; enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic and starch-containing renewable substrates (including agro-industrial wastes); enzymes decomposing a new generation of lignocellulose, study of the ability to transform organic pollutant organic toxic substances by microorganisms and plants. On the basis of these studies a new global concept of the environmental protection, bio and phytoremedical technologies has been developed.
    He has written more than 400 publications, holds over 47 patents.


    Professional experience:

    2013 - Present : President
    The Georgian National Academy of Sciences
    2013 - Present: Director
    Durmishidze Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    2012 - Present: Director
    Center of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Georgian Technical University
    2011 - Present: Professor
    Agrarian University of Georgia
    2004-2013: Academician-Secretary of the Department of Biological Sciences
    The Georgian National Academy of Sciences
    1994-1998: Advisor to the Head of State in the field of ecology in science
    Office of the Head of State
    1992-1994: Minister
    The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Processing
    1988-1996: Head of Division of Biotechnology
    Georgian Technical University
    1987-2008: Director
    Durmishidze Institute of Plant Biochemistry
    1984-2008: Professor
    Georgian State University of Subtropical Agriculture
    1984-1987: Deputy Chairman
    State Committee on Science and Technology
    1983-1987: Deputy Director
    The Georgian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Biochemistry
    1972-2010: Invited Professor
    Tbilisi State University, Georgian Technical University, Agrarian University of Georgia
    1966-1983: Head of the Laboratory
    The Georgian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Plant Biochemistry

     

    Awards and prizes:

    2019: Special Consultant for Datong Shuanghuang Industry Association, China
    2017: Qilu Friendship Award
    People’s Government of Shandong Province, China
    2017: Honorary Professor of the Kazakh National Agrarian University
    2017: Medal of Moldova Academy of Sciences
    2017: Honorary Doctor of David Agmashenebeli University of Georgia
    2016: Foreign Member
    Romanian Academy of Sciences
    2016: Honorary citizen of Tbilisi
    2015: Honorary Doctor of Ovidius University of Constanta
    2015: Honorary Doctor of Don State Technical University
    2014: "the Heydar Aliyev Medal" for fruitful collaboration with Azerbaijani scientists
    2014: Commemorative Medal for Science Promotion
    International Association of Academies of Sciences
    2013: Member of the world Academy of Art and Sciences
    2013: Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
    2006: Honorary citizen of State Georgia, USA
    2005-2006: Member of AEHS (The Association for Environmental Health and Sciences)
    1999-2001: Associate Member of NATO, Life Sciences and Technologies Panel

  • Acad. Dragan K. Vukčević

    President of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts

    General information
    President of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts since 1 August 2016

    On December 6, 1996, he was elected for associate member of the Montenegrin Academy of Sciences and Arts, and for full member on December 12, 2003.
    He is chairing the MASA Department of Social Sciences.
    He was heading the Social Sciences Group within the capital MASA project – Encyclopedia of Montenegro.


    Research interests: Sociology, Law sociology, Law philosophy and History of mentality.


    Scientific experience:

    He graduated from the Law science at the Law School of the University of Montenegro (1980).

    In the academic year 1979/1980, he served as a student - vice chancellor.

    He obtained his Master degree in 1983, and defended the PhD thesis with the Law School in Belgrade (Department for Law and Sociology).

    In 1989, he was elected for the Republic Secretary for Foreign relations in the Government of Montenegro.

    He was appointed to professional titles of assistant, docent, associate professor and full professor at the Law School of the University of Montenegro. At the Law School in Podgorica he performed the study program from the subjects: Sociology, Philosophy of Law and Methodology.

    He managed the post-graduate studiesat the Law School.

    He acted as Dean of the Law School of the University of Montenegro in the period 2001–2003.

    He was member of the Commissions for revision of master and doctoral thesis.

    He is Editor in chief in the Publishing House CID in Podgorica, from its founding in 1994.

    Founder of the NGO Sociological center of Montenegro (SOCEN), within which have been organized scientific research activities on: social conscience transformation, religion, national conscience, political culture, conscience on state, parliamentary tradition in Montenegro. The results of this research have been published as special sociological studies.

    One of the founders of the private University “Donja Gorica”, where he also performs the duty of Dean of the Law Faculty.


    Some of the most important books published:

    Sociological thought in Russia (experience of XX century), 1994;
    Economy and Law (relation of general ideas), 1996;
    Beyond the norms (sociological-juridical essay), 2003.


    Honours:

    • He was elected for the member of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) in 2013.
    • He was elected for the member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA) in 2017.

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