Research Structure

Characteristics of the research system

There are 1143 (source: http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/) research institutions in Ukraine, representing the following sectors of science:

  • academic
  • field
  • industry.

Academic science is presented by the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine which is the highest state-supported research organisation, enrolling academicians, corresponding members and foreign members and integrates all researchers of its institutions and carries out studies in various branches of knowledge, develops scientific fundamentals for technological, socio-economic and cultural advancement of the nation as well as five field academies of sciences – Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, Academy of Pedagogical Sciences, Academy of Legal Sciences and Academy of Arts. Research is also carried out by field institutes, institutions of higher education, industrial research institutes, engineering departments and special engineering bureaus.

As of March 2013, there are 803 universities, colleges and technical schools in Ukraine. The following universities make the top five according to the national rating of 2013 conducted by the Project “Top-200 Ukraine”:

  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • National Technical University of Ukraine “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”;
  • Bogomolets National Medical University;
  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy;
  • V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Indicators

Key criteria of science, technology and innovation indicators:

  • reflection of the situation in science, technology and innovation in the region
  • provide comparability with international standards
  • management effectiveness in different sectors on different levels

Key tasks of science, technology and innovation indicators:

  • specification of the current science, technology and innovation
  • experience, resources, activities, and related policy making infrastructure
  • identification of national, EU and EECA partners based on current objectives and facilities
  • categorization of the national facilities on their potential for science, technology and innovation cooperation in the current EU-EECA projects and tasks

Below is the table of co-publications with the EU researchers in Ukraine and the EU countries:

Countries Total number (Thomson Reuters; 2007) [1] Part of publications in the world flow, % (Thomson Reuters; 2007)[1]

Total number
(Scirus; 2010) [2]

Number of co-publications
with the EU (Scirus; 2010) [2]
Top-groups
UKRAINE 1847 [3] 0.2 1542 942
Germany 44408 5.9 66669 193 Top 10
Poland 7136 0.9 10404 145 25 and more publications
France 30740 4.1 57017 102
United Kingdom 47121 6.2 82663 80
Italy 26544 3.5 46357 67
Spain 20981 2.8 35178 48
Czech 3689 0.5 5752 39
Sweden 9914 1.3 16575 30
Austria 4825 0.6 8763 26
Netherlands 14210 1.9 29393 25
Belgium 7071 0.9 13611 24 Top 10+9
Bulgaria 801 0.1 1270 21 More than 10 publications
Finland 4989 0.7 7798 21
Greece 4980 0.7 9456 18
Ireland 2487 0.3 6440 15
Slovakia 971 0.1 1024 15
Denmark 5236 0.7 10621 11
Lithuania 456 < 0.1 648 11
Slovenia 1280 0.2 1796 11
Hungary 2452 0.3 3818 8 Less than 10 publications
Portugal 3424 0.5 7287 8
Romania 1252 0.2 2541 8
Estonia 502 < 0.1 878 7
Latvia 147 0.0 225 5
Luxembourg 73 0.0 377 3
Cyprus 139 0.0 468 1
Malta 23 0.0 119 0
European Union 245852 32.4 427148
Other countries 758142 100.0
Reference:
[1] "Science and Engineering Indicators 2010". - National Science Foudation (USA). According to Thomson Reuters (SCI, SSCI).
[2] G.M. Dobrov Center for Scientific and Technological Potential and Scientific Studies (STEPS Centre) of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
Search done using Scirus; done on 07-11.07.2011.
[3] 39th position within 212 countries

Ukraine’s scientific and technical potential data is annually published by the State Committee of Statistics of Ukraine. The data analysis enables both to obtain information on the current status of science and evaluate the effect of science on certain tendencies of the country’s social and economic development.

Research performers

The geography of location of the Ukrainian institutions (in %) which conduct research is as follows (as for 2012):

Regions:

Kyiv (city) 26
Kharkiv 16
Lviv 6
Dnipropetrovsk 6
Donetsk 5
Odesa 4
Others 37

According to the State Committee of Statistics of Ukraine, the number of the research institutions personnel is 113 454 of whom 4,3% are researchers (as for 2014), and women-researchers make 45,8%.

The statistical data shows that the most number of Ukrainian researchers (more than 42,3%) work in the field of engineering which reflects the traditional direction of Ukrainian science.

The age distribution of Ukrainian researchers is as follows (age vs. number):

<29 10461
30-39 15340
40-49 13519
50-59 10813
60-69 9772
70> 5564

Research funding system

In accordance with the law, science and technology expenditure is a secured line in the State Budget of Ukraine. Scientific studies are funded from the budget pursuant to the basic and programme-oriented procedures. Basic funding is made available to carry out:

  • fundamental scientific research;
  • research in the most essential for the state directions, including national security and defence RTD;
  • development of S&T infrastructure;
  • preservation of scientific objects of national property;
  • research personnel training.

There are the following sources of funding in Ukraine:

  • state budget;
  • local budgets;
  • non-budget funds;
  • own funds;
  • final users’ funds;
  • other sources

The academic and university sectors are mainly funded from the state budget, whereas RTD organizations that associated with industry are funded subject to the agreements with customers. Also in the case of industry sector foreign investments play primary role. In 2013 the total amount of expenses for research in Ukraine made 11161,1 mln UAH.

Source: NIP
Last update: December 2014

Documents

  • Country Report 2014: Ukraine

    [PDF - 420.9 kB]

    (Source: NIP, partly updated: February 2015) (URL: http://www.st-gateukr.eu/_media/Ukraine_Country_Report_EN_February_2015.pdf)

Contact

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