Ukraine eyes closer research collaboration with EU

09 Jul 2024 | News

Representatives from the new Horizon Europe Office in Kyiv recently visited Brussels to discuss increasing Ukrainian participation in EU projects

Igor Taranov, head of the Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine. Photo credits: Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine

The new Horizon Europe Office in Ukraine is calling on universities and other research organisations in member states to include Ukrainians in their project proposals, and says it is ready to help by providing contacts.

“We have very good researchers in Ukraine, but we have no possibility to give them opportunities to research in Ukrainian universities,” Igor Taranov, head of the Ukraine office, told Science|Business.

More than 45% of research infrastructure in the country has been damaged or destroyed since the Russian invasion, and the situation is getting worse. Most recently, on 29 June, the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas was hit by a missile attack, just two months after it hosted a Horizon Europe information day.