On 15 June,
Vice-Prime Minister Viacheslav Kyrylenko,
Minister of Education Lilia Hrynevych, Deputy
Minister of Finance Serhii Marchenko
met with representatives of scientific community, in particular with Head of labour union of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine Anatolii Shyrokov, First
Vice-President of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine Yurii Kundiev etc. The meeting
was devoted to the funding problems of scientific institutions and finding ways
how to resolve it.
Ministry of Finance cooperates with the Ministry of Education, Chiefs of
scientific institutions, representatives of labour
unions of the National Academy of Science and public organizations in order to
elaborate a comprehensive reforming strategy of education which contributes to
the modernization of funding system for education.
Ministry of Finance supports the position regarding the necessity to allocate
sufficient funding from the state budget which contributes to the development
of Ukrainian science. At the same time, the Ministry of Education together with
the National Academy of Science elaborate proposals to
increase efficiency of activity at scientific institutions. The top-priority
measure of improving efficiency is to determine the real academic potential of
institutions, to avoid research dublication, to carry
out international audit of scientific system and the state attestation of
step to solve funding issues of Ukrainian science will be the initiation of
round tables with participation of scientists, representatives of the state
authorities and public sector.