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How war has impacted science in Ukraine

The recent conflict in Ukraine has caused widespread destruction and damage to scientific institutions, with more than one-third being destroyed or damaged. Tragically, many Ukrainian scientists have lost their lives as a result of the conflict. The displacement of researchers and university teachers has led to a shift to remote work for a third of the workforce. Additionally, the shrinking budget for scientific work has forced cuts in staff salaries, part-time work, and even suspension of employment, impacting productivity in the field of science.

A new study conducted by UNESCO in March 2024 sheds light on the extent of the damage to the Ukrainian science sector and its repercussions over the past two years. The study was carried out by the Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and serves as a crucial first step in developing an emergency recovery plan for Ukraine’s public science sector in light of the ongoing conflict.

The study highlights the devastating impact of the war on the scientific community in Ukraine, underscoring the urgent need for support and resources to rebuild and revitalize the sector. It is clear that concerted efforts are required to mitigate the damage done and to ensure

By Samantha Jones

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