06 December 2018 - 07 December 2018
Kiev, Ukraine

100 Years of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine

IIASA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Albert van Jaarsveld visited the Ukraine on 6-7 December 2018, to participate in celebrations to mark the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine.

The special general meeting of NASU which took place at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine © NASU

The special general meeting of NASU which took place at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine © NASU

The National Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine (NASU), have been the Ukrainian National Member Organization of IIASA since 1994, and recently marked 25 years membership at the institute.

The 100th anniversary commemorative events in Ukraine, included an exhibition of scientific and scientific-technical achievements of NASU, and a special general meeting of NASU which took place at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine.

In addition, Van Jaarseveld, attended bilateral meetings with Boris E. Paton, President of NASU and Chairman of the National Committee for Systems Analaysis; Anatoly G Zagorodny, Vice President of NASU and the NMO Council Member for IIASA; Yuriy Kostyuchenko, Centre for Aerospace Research of the Earth at NASU and IIASA NMO Secretary; and Vjacheslav Bogdanov, Head of Scientific Organizations, Department of Presidium at NASU.

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is a self-governing state-funded organization in Ukraine that coordinates a system of research institutes in the country. It is the main research-oriented organization along with the five other academies specialized in various scientific disciplines. NAS Ukraine consists of numerous departments, sections, research institutes, scientific centers and various other supporting scientific organizations.

Attendees of the special general meeting of NASU which took place at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine © NASU

100 Years of NASU 

The initiative to create NASU came from the Ukrainian Science Society in April 1917, it was finally established, when on the proposal of the Minister of Education and Arts, a special commission was formed to compose a legal document for the creation of the Academy, this document was signed and approved on 14 November 1918.

The name of the Academy was changed four times. In 1918-1921 it was named the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (UAN), from 1921 to 1936 - the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (VUAN), in 1936-1991 - the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR, from 1991 to 1993 - the Academy of Sciences Ukraine, and since 1994 - the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences was the oldest of the republican academies during the existence of the USSR. In the first year of its activities, it consisted of three scientific departments - history, philology, physics, mathematics and social sciences, which included 3 institutes, 15 commissions and a national library. Now the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine has 3 sections, 14 branches, about 170 institutes and other scientific institutions, in which more than 19,000 scientists work.

A special performance to celebrate 100 years of NASU, which took place at the Taras Shevchenko National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ukraine © NASU

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IIASA and Ukraine

The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the National Member Organization (NMO) and represents Ukraine’s membership of IIASA. The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) is the highest research body in Ukraine and carries out research in various disciplines for the technological, socio-economic and cultural advancement of the nation.

There have been significant research collaborations between IIASA and Ukrainian research institutions. Recent research collaborations include projects focused on sustainable agriculture and food security; integrated management of food, energy, and water security; a sustainable energy future for Ukraine; and financial and natural disaster risk management. 

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Lesiv M, Shvidenko A, Schepaschenko D, See L, & Fritz S (2018). A spatial assessment of the forest carbon budget for Ukraine. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change DOI:10.1007/s11027-018-9795-y. (In Press)

Deppermann A, Balkovic J, Bundle S-C, Di Fulvio F, Havlik P, Leclere D, Lesiv M, Prishchepov A, et al. (2018). Increasing crop production in Russia and Ukraine—regional and global impacts from intensification and recultivation. Environmental Research Letters 13 (2): e025008. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aaa4a4.

Bilous A, Myroniuk V, Holiaka D, Bilous S, See L, & Schepaschenko D (2017). Mapping growing stock volume and forest live biomass: a case study of the Polissya region of Ukraine. Environmental Research Letters 12 (10): e105001. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa8352.

Ermolieva T, Yermoliev Y, Atoyev KL, Golodnikov OM, Gorbachuk VM, Kiriljuk VS, & Knopov PS (2015). Development of Robust Land-use Decisions in Eastern Europe under Technology, Climate, and System Change: The Case of Ukraine. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.

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