Address on the occasion of the “Best Young Scientist 2016” award ceremony, honoring Hristijan Gjoreski
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:18   

najdobar_naucnik2Distinguished guests,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a particular honor and great pleasure to address you today, on the Best Young Scientist Award ceremony, attributed for the highest scientific achievements in a calendar year.

This traditional event whose main aim is to value and encourage young Macedonian scientists of up to 30 years of age has been gaining greater significance and importance with every passing year. The successful achievements of applicants are themselves the best proof for the enormous potential of the young Macedonian scientific milieu. The Committee in charge of selecting the best young scientist, whose task is to carefully consider the received applications can also witness the high quality of applications received. I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to the members of the committee, but also to the reviewers, for their contribution in the entire selection process. Of course, I would also like to thank the media, without whose support this event, but also the young Macedonian scientists, would not receive the attention they deserve.

I am convinced that with this for the best young scientist, we contribute to encouraging the interest and promoting the young Macedonian scientific thought. In addition to the great talent, our young scientists have shown notable creativity, dedication and motivation for further scientific endeavors. If we truly want to use their contribution for the benefit of our country, then we must do our utmost in order for them to take their rightful place in education, institutions or the business sector. Of course, their scientific path very often leads the outside of the borders of our country, but even then, contacts and cooperation must continue. On the contrary, their experience from the highest educational and scientific institutions abroad can and should be transposed and used here as well.

mlad_naucnik1Ladies and Gentlemen,

Today, as we are awarding the Best Young Scientist title for the seventh time, we have an honoree whose main interest is artificial intelligence. I am particularly impressed that the interest in this area has led our best scientist to find solutions applicable in the areas of healthcare and sports. It is this humane dimension in the scientific work of Dr. Hristijan Gjoreski that should also serve as a reminder that everything we do should be for the benefit of humans. Regardless of whether our work is in the scientific or the social sphere, we must never forget that it should all serve humanity and a better and more dignified life for all mankind. As for the development and progress that we have had as a human civilization, we owe everything above all to science. In search for knowledge, for something new and improved, scientists are those who improve our lives on a daily basis. Let us be grateful for everything they have achieved and be proud that Macedonian scientists are part of the global scientific milieu.

In conclusion of today's address, I would like to wish Dr. Hristijan Gjoreski, but also all other young scientists who applied for the Best Young Scientist 2016 competition, every success and many years of fruitful scientific work.

Thank you.