Scientists from Ukraine and Poland to work together on 15 scientific projects in 2020-2021

Ukrainian and Polish scientists will work together on 15 bilateral scientific projects in 2020-2021. Their list was approved during a meeting of the Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Commission on December 23, 2019 in Warsaw.

The projects will focus on new technologies and materials, ecology, energy efficiency, life sciences, defense capabilities and more.

“Our scientific cooperation with Poland began in 1993, but since 2010 a long break has arisen and the joint work has been resumed only in 2017. At that time, a bilateral competition was announced that attracted considerable interest among scientists from both countries: they submitted more than 200 proposals. As a result, 15 projects were selected for implementation in 2018-2019. I would like to point out that the number of projects is the first indicator among those countries where we had bilateral cooperation this year. We have also selected 15 Polish-Ukrainian projects for 2020-2021. They were selected from 172 proposals that were previously examined in Ukraine and Poland”, said Yuriy Polyukhovych, the head of the Commission from Ukraine, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science.

In total, in 2019, Ukrainian scientists implemented 119 bilateral projects with foreign colleagues. That’s almost a quarter more than last year. These are projects in which the Ukrainian side is financed by the state budget.

Active cooperation continued with 12 countries: more than half were EU members, as well as India, China, the USA, Belarus, Korea. In 2020, after nearly a 20-year break, joint projects with Israel will begin.

On the Ukrainian side, in 2019, projects were implemented by 59 institutions – mostly universities and scientific institutions. In the TOP-3 by the number of projects included T.G. Shevchenko KNU – 10 (7 Partner Countries), Lviv Polytechnic National University – 10 (7 Partner Countries) and V.E. Lashkaryov Institute of Semiconductor Physics of NASU – 7 (6 partner countries). More than 40% of institutions are involved in at least 2 projects.

Geography of the research – 18 settlements all over Ukraine. Most projects are concentrated in Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv.

Background: In the field of scientific and technical cooperation between Ukraine and 57 foreign countries, 82 bilateral agreements are in force. Within these agreements, cooperation takes place through joint meetings of bilateral commissions / committees, various events, contests of joint research projects, implementation of these projects.

Source: МESU

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