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 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”:
Key criteria of science, technology and innovation indicators:
Key tasks of science, technology and innovation indicators:
Below is the table of co-publications with the EU researchers in Ukraine and the EU countries:
|Countries||Total number (Thomson Reuters; 2007) ||Part of publications in the world flow, % (Thomson Reuters; 2007)||
|Number of co-publications
with the EU (Scirus; 2010) 
|Poland||7136||0.9||10404||145||25 and more publications|
|Bulgaria||801||0.1||1270||21||More than 10 publications|
|Hungary||2452||0.3||3818||8||Less than 10 publications|
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.
The geography of location of the Ukrainian institutions (in %) which conduct research is as follows (as for 2012):
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):
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:
There are the following sources of funding in Ukraine:
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.
Last update: December 2014
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(Source: NIP, partly updated: February 2015) (URL: http://www.st-gateukr.eu/_media/Ukraine_Country_Report_EN_February_2015.pdf)