Ukrainian and Lithuanian scientists will jointly implement 12 scientific projects at the expense of their state budgets in 2020-2021. This list was approved during the 8th meeting of the bilateral Ukrainian-Lithuanian Commission for Cooperation in Science and Technology, which was held on October 8, 2019 in Kyiv.
Collaborative research will address disease management, ecology, new materials and technologies, energy conservation and more. The projects will be attended by 8 Ukrainian universities and 4 scientific institutions from different regions of Ukraine – Kyiv, Odessa, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil, Kharkiv. The full list of winning projects is available here.
“Lithuania is our strategic partner in many areas. Yes, we have 26 years of productive dialogue and successful cooperation in the field of science. During this time, our scientists have implemented 38 projects together, and are now completing 13 joint projects for 2018-2019. By the number of projects, this is the second indicator among all countries with which we are currently conducting bilateral studies, more only with Poland,”- said First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Yuriy Polyukhovych, who is the head of the Ukrainian part of the Commission.
He recalled that the competition for 2020-2021 was announced in March this year. In total, it received 72 projects from 53 universities, 18 scientific institutions and 1 laboratory. All of them underwent independent scientific review in both countries – it was on the basis of expert estimates that the Commission decided on the selection of projects. These are the projects that have received the highest expert ratings from both sides. The regional balance and distribution by priority areas were also taken into account.