How are following years SAS perceived by its president? How the projects connect interests of scientists from different institutes of one centre? What are anthropologists responsible for? Why did the damping in mining change the work of one of the institute of SAS? How the travelling will look like after pandemic? You can find the answers for these and other questions in last issue of journal Academy/News SAS.
“ The road, which we begin, is right one,” emphasizes in the interview with the same title Pavol Šajgalík, who is one and half of election period in the leadership of SAS. Recently, the assembly of SAS confirmed him in this position for next years. How is last election period seen by the president and how does he see the next one?
The power of the group is for the life of institution very important. And it´s also valid for the case, when talk about three distant workplaces as is the case of Institute of Social and Psychological Sciences SAS. Its director Denisa Fedáková talks about it in the article Today´s world requires flexible approach.
Andrej Belák from Institute of ethnology and social anthropology SAS is award winner White crow 2020. Why? “…based on scientific procedures and data he tried to persuade state authorities about solving the problems caused by Covid-19 in Roma communities to use professional approach and at the same time it would save human rights.” More you can find in the profile of Anthropologist awarded as White crow.
“The fact, that we will become public research institution will not change economic and social environment in Slovakia,” reminds in the interview It´s important to connect with economic practice the head of the Institute of geotechnics SAS Slavomír Hredzák and he talks about prepared transformation to public research institution.
How will travelling look like after pandemic? The answers are prepared by project, where Vladimír Baláž from Institute for Forecast of Centre for social and psychological sciences SAS cooperates with British colleagues. The Covid-19 pandemic will be gone, but other threats will come up. Climate change, terrorism, other pandemics. More about joint British-Slovak research under the heading How Covid-19 will change tourism.
Text: Martin Podstupka
Photo: Denisa Fedáková archive