Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held a meeting
with scientists to tackle urgent problems in the scientific sphere on Monday.
"The state should invest in science - it is an
investment. But this investment should be successful. We have everything we
need for that”, said Volodymyr Groysman. “Science and innovation will allow us
to move forward, to recover from difficult problems and trials."
The Prime Minister called for the formation of a systemic
perspective on reform of the academic sector in Ukraine.
science today requires a high-quality dialogue, including with the Government”,
he said. “We should give an answer to what resources we need, how we are going
to use them, what kind of cooperation there should be between the authorities,
scientists, the Academy of Sciences, what will be indicators of our collaboration,
but not just the sums of money we are to direct to a particular domain”.
participants discussed the current state of scientific sector and academic
science in Ukraine, main problems, proposals how to change the situation.
Scientists, in particular, noted the need for change in the system of financing
the scientific area, as well as for cooperation of entrepreneurs with scientists.
want Ukraine to be strong. I want us to ensure real change within the country, through
quality education, through higher requirements to our students”, stressed the
PM and added that vocational institutions should train real professionals much
needed today in the labor market, while the science and business should closer
was attended by Government members, MPs of Ukraine, members of the National
Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, representatives of higher educational
institutions, enterprises and NGOs.