Funding of University science and national Academy of Sciences in Ukraine allocated over UAH 6 billion in 2018

For financing of science in Ukraine provided UAH 6.1 billion in 2018. About it reports a press-service of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine.

“This year the funding of science in Ukraine increased by 30%, from 4.7 billion in 2017 to 6.1 billion in 2018”, – stated in the message.

Indicated that the most significantly increased funding for the National Academy of Sciences – more than 38%. At the same time, funds for University science have increased only 12.3%.

The Minister of education and science, Liliya Hrynevych noted that now the main funding for science goes to the National Academy of Sciences, which does not depend on the Ministry and manages its own budget independently.

“So, in 2017, it had 2 billion 719 million hryvnia. For comparison, funding for science, which manages the Mont, and it is funding on the University science was only 621,5 million. In this part of these funds goes towards competitive funding for research projects that can also benefit from the institutes of the Academy. Thus, University science, which is the responsibility of the MES receives only 10% of the total amount of Finance into science,” – said Grinevich.

In addition, the report says that an important innovation in the budget for 2018 is that of the NAS open a new program “Support of development of priority directions of research.” For its implementation, budgeted at 500 million UAH.

We will remind, in the budget for 2018, December 7, took BP, it is provided 61,3 billion UAH subventions for education, nearly 11 billion UAH more than in last year’s budget.