NATURE: Ukraine’s science revolution stumbles five years on

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Release date: 11/2/2019

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Alexej Verkhratsky, a neuroscientist at the University of Manchester, UK, describes the academy as “outdated”: in his opinion, it should be rebuilt from scratch. Some academy researchers do produce good science — for example, in astronomy, theoretical physics and mathematics, says Verkhratsky, who led a research group at the its Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology in the 1990s. But even for those pockets of excellence, money for activities such as travelling to meetings abroad, or for buying lab equipment, is generally lacking. The academy’s competitive labs should be merged with Ukrainian universities to create European-style research universities and to link research and teaching, suggests Verkhratsky.

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00512-3

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TitleUkraine’s science revolution stumbles five years on
Media name/outletNature
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited States
Date11/02/19
DescriptionAlexej Verkhratsky, a neuroscientist at the University of Manchester, UK, describes the academy as “outdated”: in his opinion, it should be rebuilt from scratch. Some academy researchers do produce good science — for example, in astronomy, theoretical physics and mathematics, says Verkhratsky, who led a research group at the its Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology in the 1990s. But even for those pockets of excellence, money for activities such as travelling to meetings abroad, or for buying lab equipment, is generally lacking. The academy’s competitive labs should be merged with Ukrainian universities to create European-style research universities and to link research and teaching, suggests Verkhratsky.
URLhttps://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00512-3
PersonsAlexej Verkhratsky