Ukraine to Resume Scientific Cooperation with Israel
Ukraine resumes bilateral scientific research cooperation with Israel, which had been halted in 2008
Next year Ukrainian and Israeli scientists will restart joint scientific projects after a long pause.
A list of four projects was approved at the first meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Israeli Committee on Science and Technology Cooperation in Kyiv, on Monday (Nov. 25), the Ukrainian Education and Science Ministry stated.
“It is very important for us to resume bilateral scientific cooperation with Israel, which unfortunately was halted in 2008. We had had more than 10 years of active cooperation before. Our scientists had implemented 29 projects together. We are now starting a new page. Four joint projects will have been already written on it,” First Deputy Minister of Education and Science Yuri Poliukhovych said.
The joint projects are intended for two years. Scientists will do research in the fields of theoretical physics and explore problems of common cultural and historical heritage.
The Ukrainian side will be represented by scientists from three universities – in Kharkiv, Lviv, and Dnipro – as well as one scientific institute (the Kyiv-based Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics).
The competition for next year’s projects was announced by the Education and Science Ministry of Ukraine and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the State of Israel on Nov. 1, 2018.
Among the competition’s priorities were applied mathematics, theoretical physics, and Jewish heritage. Fifteen projects had been submitted.