Ukraine’s Scientific Future, International Cooperation and Science Diplomacy

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room LL20B (San Jose Convention Center)
The change of government in Ukraine provides an opportunity for long-overdue reforms of the science and education sectors. Ukraine’s new government has enacted legislation to give universities greater autonomy and strengthen university research. Planned legislation to reform the science sector is likely to greatly increase merit-based distribution of research funding and strengthen ties between universities and research institutes. Panelists will discuss these and other ongoing Ukrainian efforts to reform and strengthen science, technology, and innovation with a focus on building economic stability and growth, increasing transparency, and promoting educational excellence. Needed actions by government, universities, industry, and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine will be addressed. Special attention to the potential role of international research and funding partners will highlight the value of science diplomacy and international collaboration to revitalize Ukrainian science.
Michela Greco, Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF) Global
Cathleen Campbell, CRDF Global
Serhiy Kvit, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
How Reforming Higher Education in Ukraine Will Benefit Science
Nataliya Shulga, Ukrainian Science Club
A Historic Chance to Revitalize Ukrainian Science
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