Monday 22nd of July 2024

sciences in ukraine — two sides of a sad story.......

Next month [February 2023] will mark 1 year since Russia escalated its war on Ukraine. The senseless casualties and destruction have been met with stunning resilience by Ukraine and international opposition to Russia. Although the war continues, there is hope that Ukraine will emerge as an open and free democracy, which would include rebuilding its scientific enterprise with new infrastructure and laws.

 

BY NATALIYA SHULGA

 

Transforming the scientific system in Ukraine, which includes education, research, and technological development, began after the country gained independence in 1991. Although progress in moving away from research agendas and programs dictated by the Soviet Union has been slow and inefficient, the unprovoked war that started in 2014 stoked the destruction of educational and scientific institutions by Russian troops. Escalation to full-scale war in 2022 has destroyed at least 15% of Ukraine’s research infrastructure, including an atomic physics laboratory and Karazin National University in Kharkiv, a chemical laboratory at Chernobyl, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in Kyiv. The damage has created economic and political rifts that have affected research in physics, space science, climate, food security, and energy on a global scale. This includes international projects such as ExoMars and Arctic PASSION, which have stimulated discussions about how to best restructure global scientific cooperation models.

 

The European Union will help assess the physical damage to scientific and educational infrastructure. However, damage to human capital will be more difficult to evaluate. More than 200,000 students and scientists have left the country and may never return unless post-war Ukraine shows signs of new potential.

 

Should the end of the war create an opportunity to leapfrog the existing Ukrainian scientific system, what could the new structure look like and how might it be achieved? Ideally, there should be a new funding system to attract the best scientists and personnel. The money for this would come from frozen €19 billion of assets belonging to Russian oligarchs and €300 billion of Russian Central Bank reserves that are blocked in the European Union and other G7 partners. Another improvement would be to consolidate the state-owned higher education network that operates according to a decentralized management model in which each administrative region has at least one public traditional and one public technical research university. This would be supported by regional hybrid financial mechanisms involving state budget and local business in partnership. National academies could maintain the status of nonprofit professional organizations with a focus on scholarly publishing and providing high-level expertise to public and private organizations. Another strategy would be to establish institutions that focus on fundamental research and those that support applied research and production. Here, the government could be guided by recommendations of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (called the Frascati guidelines) to construct, fund, and monitor complex research and development programs.

 

In 2018, Ukraine’s Ministry of Education and Science established the New Ukrainian School, a reform of primary school in which students gained knowledge and skills through more practical activity and engagement with teachers and others. The success of this program suggested a continuation of this approach at the next levels of education. This will require new training for teachers and new curricula.

The world’s scientific and educational community has formed ad hoc groups to help save Ukrainian scientists that have left the country. In September 2022, an international workshop (Rebuilding Research, Education and Innovation in Ukraine) organized by the US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recognized that the future of Ukrainian science must be based on global research networks, paired with global higher education systems and training programs for decision-makers and scientific managers. Other international efforts committed to rebuilding Ukrainian science include the European Commission, which is working on a plan to help Ukraine prepare for its eventual reconstruction.

 

It will be a challenge to bring people back to Ukraine to rebuild. Hopefully, those elected to lead Ukraine will understand that supporting education and science is not an unnecessary cost, but rather an invaluable investment in human capital and the future of the country. But the war must end first.

 

 

SCIENCE

 

12 Jan 2023

 

Vol 379, Issue 6628

 

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YES, THE WAR (THE RUSSIAN INTERVENTION) IS UNFORTUNATE, BUT IT'S COMPLICATED. "UKRAINE" ISN'T ONE COUNTRY AND LIKE IRELAND IN THE 1920s (WHEN "UKRAINE" WAS BEING CONGLOMERATED) THE ETHNIC MIX WAS AT THE SOURCE OF THE CONFLICT. HAD ZELENSKY RESPECTED THE MINSK AGREEMENTS, "UKRAINE" WOULD HAVE STOOD A CHANCE OF UNITY, BUT YOU, NATALIYA, AS MUCH AS OTHER SANE PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE KIEV GOVERNMENT BECAME OVERRUN BY NAZIS. THE DONBASS REGION, MOSTLY POPULATED BY RUSSIANS SUFFERRED HEAVILY. IF YOU DO NOT KNOW THIS, YOU ARE NOT WORTH THE SCIENCE THAT YOU REPRESENT. 

 

SCIENCES BECAME SECONDARY. YES THE RUSSIANS DESTROYED SOME SCIENTIFIC INSTALLATIONS IN UKRAINE. AND FOR GOOD REASONS. YES THE RUSSIANS ARE TRYING TO DESTROY "UKRAINE" AND UNTIL ZELENSKY NEGOTIATES, "UKRAINE" (THE GALICIAN [RUN BY FASCIST NAZI HELPED BY THE WEST] SIDE) WILL SUFFER. ON THIS WEBSITE WE HAVE EXPOSED THE SITUATION AS CLEARLY AS POSSIBLE. SCIENCE IS ABOUT MAKING SENSE OF THINGS. NATURAL THINGS. POLITICS AND ECONOMICS ARE NOT SCIENCES BUT ART FORMS AND THIS IS WHY MANY PEOPLE QUOTE FROM THE "ART OF WAR" BY TZU.

 

STEALING CASH FROM THE RUSSIANS IS NOT A SOLUTION, WHETHER YOU THINK IT HAS BEEN LEGITIMATELY ACQUIRED OR NOT. THE WEST HELPED THE OLIGARCHS BECOME RICH BY THE SYSTEM OF CAPITALISM THAT PLUNDERED RUSSIAN AND UKRAINIAN RESOURCES ALIKE. YOU WOULD HAVE TO KNOW THAT UKRAINIAN OLIGARCHS ALSO PLUNDERED "UKRAINE" WITH THE HELP OF THE WEST AND ONE OF THE MOST CORRUPT GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD: THE KIEV GOVERNMENT SINCE 1991. IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN CORRUPT BEFORE, UNDER THE USSR, SURE. BUT.

 

BUT EVEN AS RECENTLY AS THIS MONTH, ZELENSKY HAD TO "CLEAN UP" OR DO AN IMPRESSION OF CLEANING UP FOR THE WEST'S DESIRE TO SEE THAT UKRAINE ISN'T AS CORRUPT, YET ZELENSKY IS THE MOST CORRUPT OF THE LOT. JOE BIDEN IS ALSO PART OF THIS "UKRAINIAN CORRUPTION". WE HAVE ESTABLISHED HIS SON'S, HUNTER, CONNECTION TO THIS CORRUPTION WHICH JOE BIDEN HELPED ALONG BY "BLACKMAILING" POROSHENKO.

 

RUSSIAN SCIENCES MAY NOT HAVE BEEN TOP CLASS, BUT NOT AS BAD AS YOU MAKE OUT. ACTUALLY, IN THEIR OWN WAY, RUSSIAN SCIENCES HAVE BEEN SUPERIOR TO THE WEST'S IN MANY AREAS.

 

SO THIS EDITORIAL IN SCIENCE MAGAZINE IS TO SOME EXTEND A DISGRACE OF SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION — IN FAVOUR OF A SOMEWHAT CORRUPT BUT IDEALISED POINT OF VIEW.

 

UKRAINE DESERVES BETTER. RUSSIA DESERVES BETTER. RUSSIA IS MAKING SURE THE WEST KNOWS WHERE THE BREAD IS BUTTERED. THE CONFLICT WILL STOP WHEN ZELENSKY AGREES TO THE LOSS OF THE FORMER RUSSIAN TERRITORIES OF UKRAINE, WHICH UKRAINE COULD HAVE KEPT, HAD ZELENSKY ADHERED TO THE MINSK AGREEMENTS. THE WEST HAS TO AGREE NOT TO PUSH NATO (A FASCIST ORGANISATION) INTO "UKRAINE" (THE GALICIAN SIDE) AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE HAS TO SIGN AN AGREEMENT OF NON-AGGRESSION WITH RUSSIA. SOMETHING THAT IS HARD TO DO FOR THIS EMPIRE, KNOWING THAT SINCE 1917, THE AMERICAN LEADERSHIP HAS WANTED TO DESTROY RUSSIA (THE BOLSHEVIKS/ZIONISTS) IN FAVOUR OF THE CAPITALISTS/ZIONISTS.

 

IT'S UP TO THE WEST TO STOP FEEDING A LOSING SIDE WITH WEAPONS OF INCREASING LETHALITY.

 

RUSSIA WILL GET WHAT IT WANTS, AND SCIENCES IN UKRAINE WILL FLOURISH ONCE MORE, MINUS A FEW (AMERICAN SPONSORED) BIOLABS WHICH HAVE BEEN A POX ON YOUR COUNTRY WHERE HISTORY HAS FOR TOO LONG BEEN INFLUENCED BY FASCISTS. 

 

TIME TO MOVE ON. MAKE A DEAL. GET RID OF ZELENSKY.

 

GUS LEONISKY

CARTOONIST

 

 

 

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sanremo bad faith....

by Manlio Dinucci

This Sanremo festival will be remembered as the “Festival of the two presidents”: the President of the Italian Republic Mattarella at the opening and the Ukrainian President Zelensky at the closing. The latter does not appear in images, following the protests which arose in Italy. However, the substance remains: Zelensky sends to the Sanremo Festival an intervention which – announces the presenter Amadeus in charge of reading it – “ is translated by the Ukrainian Embassy in order to be very faithful to the writing of President Zelensky ».

The recitation that Zelensky performs at the Festival will be confronted, in this session of Wide, with the reality of what is happening in Ukraine reconstructed through dramatic visual documentation.

The real role of Zelensky is revealed by a journalistic investigation published by The Guardian. In the 2019 presidential elections actor Zelensky, who gained notoriety in his TV series about the corruption of Ukrainian political tops, pledges to end the war in Donbass and clean up the oligarch-dominated system of government. He accuses the wealthy Petro Poroshenko, current president, of concealing his assets in tax havens abroad.

Regarding his first commitment, once he arrived at the presidency, Zelensky's role was not to put an end to the war in Donbass, which was unleashed in 2014 against the Russian populations of this region, but to fuel the de facto directed war by NATO to hit Russia.

Regarding its second commitment, to eliminate corruption, in particular the export of capital to tax havens, these are the facts of the investigation published by The Guardian who speak. Zelensky is co-owner of three companies with headquarters and capital in Belize, the British Virgin Islands (Central America) and Cyprus. When taking over as president, Zelinsky “transferred” his percentages in these companies to two partners. And, once in office, he appoints his first special assistant associate and the second head of the Ukrainian secret service.

Manlio Dinucci

Brief summary of the international press review Wide from Friday, February 10, 2023 at 20:30 p.m. on the Italian TV channel Byoblu

https://www.byoblu.com/2023/02/10/ucraina-la-recita-e-la-realta-grandangolo-pangea/

 

READ FROM TOP.

 

 

UNTIL ASSANGE IS RELEASED FROM PRISON, ALL THE JOURNALISTS OF THE WORLD SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THE AMERICAN EMPIRE IS MADE OF A BUNCH OF LYING BASTARDS, WHICHEVER SIDE OF THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM THEY CRAP IN. 

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