The National Academy of Sciences should become a powerful center for realizing the potential of young and talented Ukrainian scientists who will shape the future of our country. This was emphasized by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal during a meeting with the President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Anatolii Zahorodnii.
The Head of the Academy informed the Prime Minister about the state of reform of the institution. According to Anatolii Zahorodnii, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has begun work on the reorganization of institutions and has significantly expanded the network of youth research laboratories and groups. In particular, for the first time in Ukraine, it has launched a "postdoc" program to attract talented young people to the Academy.
As Denys Shmyhal noted, the result of the reform of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine should be its transformation into a leading research center, which will allow young scientists to develop.
"Ukraine has a strong scientific potential, which is primarily formed by our youth. We have repeatedly witnessed world-famous innovative startups from young Ukrainians, and our task is to give them a platform for the implementation of their projects and development here in Ukraine," said the Prime Minister.
The President of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine also informed the Head of Government that the Academy was concerned about the decision of the Kyiv District Administrative Court to cancel the new version of the Ukrainian orthography. Anatolii Zahorodnii noted that the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine intends, within its competence, to assist the Cabinet of Ministers in appealing the relevant court decision.
In addition, Denys Shmyhal and Anatolii Zahorodnii discussed the involvement of the Academy in the implementation of the Decree of the President of Ukraine on the drafting of a long-term program for the development of nuclear energy in Ukraine in the framework of the implementation of the Energy Strategy until 2035. The President of the National Academy of Sciences proposed to include scientific and technical support of nuclear energy in the program. According to him, the support will concern the extension of the life of existing power units, the development and mastering of next-generation nuclear technologies, the introduction of modern methods of radioactive waste management and more.