HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE: Researchers offer recommendations for rebuilding Ukrainian science and academia

During a series of HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE events, researchers and experts from Ukraine and more than 20 other countries discussed support measures that are necessary now and will be necessary after the war. The participants’ recommendations have been presented to the education and research ministers of Ukraine and Germany on 9 November. Source: Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

On 5 October 2023, the HUMBOLDT4UKRAINE Online Networking Forum was held with more than 120 guests, including 100 Ukrainian researchers, from more than 20 countries. They discussed measures that would be suitable for rebuilding Ukraine’s science system after the war and, in the long term, make Ukraine an internationally attractive location for conducting research. The resultant recommendations (se  Executive Summary) were discussed by a high-ranking Panel in Berlin on 1 November 2023:

  • Prof. Oleksandra Antoniouk, Chairperson of the Scientific Committee of the National Council of Ukraine on Science and Technology Development/ President of the Humboldt-Club of Ukraine
  • Prof. Olga Garaschuk, Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen/ President of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society
  • Prof. Oleksiy Kolezhuk, Institute of High Technologies, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv/ currently a Philipp Schwartz Fellow, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
  • Assist. Prof. Kateryna Latysh, University of Vilnius, Lithuania/ currently an MSCA4Ukraine fellow
  • Prof. Alexander Wöll, University of Potsdam/ President of the German Association of Scholars of Ukrainian Studies

Moderated by the Humboldt Foundation’s secretary general Dr. Enno Aufderheide, experts discussed necessary steps for research promotion and collaboration.

The results and experiences from these two events have been presented to the Ukrainian delegation led by the Ukrainian science minister Oksen Lisovyi, Germany’s education and research minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger and other high-ranking visitors on 9 November 2023 during a networking reception in Berlin.