National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) is the highest state-supported research organisation in Ukraine. It integrates all researchers of its institutions and carries out studies in various areas of science. According to its statute, the Academy enjoys the rights of self-government in making decisions about its own activities.
The National Academy of Sciences by its fields of research is divided into 3 sections (physical-mathematical end engineering, chemical-biological and SSH ones) which comprise 14 research departments. Furthermore, five Regional Science Centers operate within NASU, which are also subordinated to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Their R&D activities address priorities of the respective regions.
NASU has an R&D network which involves pilot-production facilities, design-and-technology bureaus, and engineering centres working on practical application of research results. Small businesses and joint ventures operate within NASU, contributing to the commercialization of new developments and innovations.
NASU is rather active in international cooperation. About 120 agreements for S&T cooperation are in force with research organisations in 50 countries all over the world. The most support annually goes to bilateral cooperation projects with CNRS, TÜBITAK as well as national academies of Danube Region and Central European countries. NASU represents Ukraine in more than 40 international organisations such as IIASA, ALLEA, IAU, COSPAR etc.