We congratulate scientists on the professional holiday – Science Day in Ukraine!

We congratulate scientists on the professional holiday – Science Day in Ukraine!

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Dear colleagues, scientists, from the bottom of our heart we would like to congratulate you on the professional holiday – Science Day in Ukraine! We wish you creative inspiration, encouragement, strength and energy for further scientific activity. You are doing really important work for the development of our country and the welfare of Ukrainians.
We wish you new discoveries and exciting scientific achievements!

 

A basis of economic growth of the state is the development of science, effective use of the results of scientific activities, the introduction of high technologies. Moreover, this is a basis of the intellectual potential of the nation, the key to its future. The scientific potential of Ukraine is considered to be one of the best in Europe. Ukrainian scientists are authors of numerous inventions in different fields of study. Ukraine is a country with high-level education and science. The NAS (the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine) was founded on November 27, 1918. Up to now, it has 3 sections, about 14 departments and 170 institutions and other research establishments as well as 1400 scientific research institutes and 330 higher education institutes where more than 7000 Doctor of Sciences and 78000 Candidate of Sciences work.  

The professional holiday of Ukrainian scientific community was founded in the time of the Soviet Union. It was celebrated on the third Sunday of April and devoted to the famous draft plans of scientific and technical work compiled by V.I. Lenin. Due to the break-up of the Soviet Union, Science Day successfully integrated into the national calendars of new sovereign states.

Science Day is a quite new holiday for Ukrainian scientists. Officially holiday was established in Ukraine “… to support initiatives of famous scientists, academic institutions as well as trades unions of Ukraine” according to the Decree of the President of Ukraine “On Science Day” as of February 14, 1997 No 145/97. The professional holiday of the Ukrainian scientific community is celebrated on the third Saturday of May. This year it is May 18th.

The purpose of the holiday is to honour scientific traditions, achievements of the scientists we are proud of and put high hopes on. On the occasion of this day, in all parts of the country, it is carried out weeks of science, interesting events of school academic communities, Junior Academy of Sciences, open Information Weekend in academic establishments and higher education institutions, lectures of leading domestic and foreign scientists on popular topics, exhibitions, excursions to laboratories and museums, round tables, presentations of innovation concepts, popular science films, etc.

The world annually celebrates Science Day on November 10. Its full name is World Science Day for Peace and Development, or short – World Science Day. World Science Day has a more broad sense than Ukrainian Science Day. It highlights an essential role of science in society and the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives, its critical significance for keeping peace around the world. The objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development are to renew national and international obligations in education towards peace and development and to stress relevant use of science for the good of society; to improve public awareness on the role of science and to bridge a gap between science and society.

The world annually celebrates Science Day on November 10. Its full name is World Science Day for Peace and Development, or short – World Science Day. World Science Day has a more broad sense than Ukrainian Science Day. It highlights an essential role of science in society and the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives, its critical significance for keeping peace around the world. The objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development are to renew national and international obligations in education towards peace and development and to stress relevant use of science for the good of society; to improve public awareness on the role of science and to bridge a gap between science and society.

At the World Conference on Science in Budapest, Hungary, in July 1999, the issue on the need to fix the date in the calendar was raised. Outstanding scientists, environment experts and politicians proposed to establish such a holiday, which would contribute to the dialogue between the public and science in solving the most burning problems of a planetary scale. Following the order of the conference (1999), UNESCO formally established the World Science Day proclaiming it at the General Conference in 2001. Globally, Science Day was first celebrated on November 10, 2002. Since then it has been widely celebrated around the world and accompanied by events promoting science. UNESCO annually carries out extensive work with governmental organizations, scientific and educational groups, and the public on the extension of knowledge about the significance of World Science Day.

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