Ministry of Education and Science Ukraine
The current MESU was formed in April 2013 as the main body in the system of central executive authorities to ensure the development and implementation of the state policy on education, science, technology and innovation. MESU is supervising ca. 150 higher education universities and institutions equipped with their own research and innovation facilities. The programs and projects in the sphere of international S&T cooperation are the base for scientific research aimed at integrating Ukrainian Science in ERA while keeping and protecting the national interests.
MESU is responsible for Horizon 2020 NCP Networks and overall cooperation with EC, EU MS/AC regarding the STI related issues as well as for national research and Higher education institutions
MESU coordinates the scientific cooperation of Ukraine with more than 50 countries, including the EU MS&AC.
With some of them it has bilateral S&T cooperation agreements and programs. Intergovernmental Agreements on S&T cooperation were signed with 20 EU MS&AC: Germany, France, Italy, Greece, Poland, Hungary, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Croatia, Macedonia and Czech Republic. Ukraine cooperates and has inter-governmental S&T agreements with the USA, China, Korea, India, Vietnam, Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Cuba, and Brazil. Traditionally, an important role in R&I cooperation is assigned to the Eastern Partnership countries.