Ukrainian Science and Technology Center as tool for maintaining security and development of Ukrainian science

DOI: 10.46493/2663-2675-2020-7-8-7

Authors:

Maksym Strikha , Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Professor, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2008 - 2010 and in 2014 - 2019

Dmytro Cheberkus , Candidate of Economic Sciences, Head of the Expert Group of the Ministry of Education and Science

Abstract.

In this article, the authors are analyzing the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU) operations. STCU is an intergovernmental institution that has to respond to the priorities of its parties and adapt to the geopolitical movements in the region. Over the past twenty-four years, the STCU has proven to be an efficient tool in promoting international scientific and technological cooperation with a non-proliferation component, as well as cooperative CBRN risk mitigation. The STCU has been an important support mechanism for the integration of scientists, who previously worked with weapons of mass destruction (WMD), into the global scientific and business community through national, regional, and international research collaboration. During its quarter century of existence in Ukraine, the STCU has been a stalwart and valuable tool as part of Ukraine’s non-proliferation activities and its support of international scientific cooperation. The global changes in the area of international security continue to evolve. The STCU is meeting this challenge and working to transform itself to remain a relevant implementation tool for the Founding Parties (EU, US) and the Recipient Countries (Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova). The STCU continues to expand its synergistic cooperation with the EU’s CBRN Centers of Excellence (COEs) and other governmental initiatives to support regional and local priorities. Facing new challenges, such as the corona threat, the STCU can continue as an effective mechanism of biosafety in an EU Eastern Partnership Country.

Keywords : Science and Technology Center in Ukraine, disarmament, non-proliferation treaty, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear weapons

Language of the article : Ukrainian

References :

  1. Статут Українського науково-технологічного центру http://www.stcu.int/documents/stcu_inf/founding_documents/Statute/STCU_Statute_-_44th_GBM.pdf
  2. Угода про створення Українського  науково-технологічного центру від 25 жовтня 1993 року.