- Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic Abbreviation NAN KR Type GO Purpose/focus Fundamental and applied research contributing to the development of productive forces of the country, its scientific and technical potential, culture, education, literature, and arts, the formation of law-governed state, and contributing to peace-building and international friendship Location Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Coordinates 42°52′41″N 74°34′47″E / 42.87806°N 74.57972°E President Sharipa Jorobekova Budget 120,842,000 Kyrgyz soms (2008) Staff 1810 Website http://www.nas.aknet.kg/index.php?menu=0
Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences (official name National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan), originally part of the Soviet Academy of Sciences, was established as an independent entity by government decree in December 1993. The aims of the Academy are to carry out research in natural, engineering, and social sciences, to train scientists in all fields of knowledge, to advise the government in matters of scientific policy, and to disseminate knowledge. The Academy defines the research topics in the national research institutions, coordinates basic research funded by the state, participates in international organizations, and organizes symposia and conferences to discuss scientific issues and coordinate research. As of 2008, there are 37 academicians, 57 corresponding members, and 7 foreign members. The incumbent president is Academician Sharipa Jorobekova; the vice presidents are Professors Amanbek Jainakov and Vladimir Ploskikh.
The history of the Kyrgyz Academy of Sciences begins in 1943 when Kyrgyz Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR was established. It included institutes of geology, biology, chemistry, language, and history. An increasing potential of the branch resulted in establishing the Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR by a decree of the Council of Ministers of the Soviet Union on August 17, 1954. Among 8 research units of the Academy were institutes of: chemistry, geology, botanic, water management and energy, history, zoology and parasitology, language and literature, and medicine. In December 1993, the Academy of Sciences was transformed into National Academy of Sciences with newly established South branch. 
Presidents of the Academy of Sciences
The list of presidents of the Academy of Sciences is as follows: 
Name Dates Organization Konstantin Skryabin January 1943 - July 1952 Kyrgyz branch of the Academy of Sciences of USSR Isa Akhunbaev July 1952 - December 1954 Kyrgyz branch of the Academy of Sciences of USSR Isa Akhunbaev December 1952 - February 1960 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Kurman-Gali Karakeev February 1960 - November 1978 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Musa Adyshev November 1978 - December 1978 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Murzabek Imanaliev July 1979 - March 1987 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Nikolay Laverov July 1987 - March 1989 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Askar Akaev March 1989 - October 1990 Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz SSR Ilgiz Aitmatov December 1990 - December 1993 National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic Turar Koychuev December 1993 - December 1997 National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic Janybek Jeenbaev December 1997 - April 2007 National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic Sharipa Jorobekova since April 2007 National Academy of Sciences of Kyrgyz Republic
- ^ (in Russian) Национальная академия наук Кыргызской Республики [National Academy of Science of Kyrgyz Republic] Bishkek: Ilim 1995 pp. 151 ISBN 5-8355-0850-6
- ^ List of the presidents of the Academy of Sciences (in Russian)
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