After a break of more than 20 years, Ukrainian and Israeli scientists are once again beginning joint research in bilateral scientific projects. By 2020, 4 such projects will be launched. Their list was approved on November 25, 2019 in Kyiv, during the first meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation.
Joint projects are designed for 2 years. Scientists will do research in the field of theoretical physics and problems of common cultural and historical heritage. From the Ukrainian side they will be attended by scientists from 3 universities – Kharkiv, Lviv and Dnipro, as well as 1 scientific institution of the NAS (Bogolyubov Institute of Theoretical Physics, Kyiv).
“It is very important for us today to resume bilateral scientific cooperation with Israel, which unfortunately was interrupted in 2008. Prior to more than 10 years of active cooperation, our scientists have implemented 29 projects together. We are now starting a new page. 4 joint projects will already be written on it”, – said First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Yuriy Polyukhovych.
The competition for these projects was announced by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel on November 1, 2018. Applications were accepted until January 31, 2019. Priorities were applied mathematics and theoretical physics and Jewish heritage. In total, 15 projects were submitted for the competition.
During the meeting, the parties also agreed to hold the next Joint Committee in Jerusalem in the second half of 2021. It is planned to determine the winners of the next competition to be announced in early 2021.