In this personal ‘New Year letter’, Dr Oleksiy Gryshchenko writes about his daily life in Kyiv.
Music as a strategic issue of Ukrainian independence: an interview with Lyubov Kyyanovska MAE
Newly-elected MAE Luba Kyyanovska discusses her life as a musicologist, from her early studies in L’viv to life beyond the fall of the Iron Curtain.
About Professor Lyubov Kyyanovska MAE
Lyubov Kyyanovska is a Ukrainian musicologist and a Professor at the National Music Academy in Lysenko, L’viv. She was awarded the Mykola Lysenko Prize in 2006, named Honoured Artist of Ukraine in 2009 and Honoured Artist of Polish Culture in 2010.
She is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine and was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2022.
Life as a Ukrainian scientist: an interview with Yaroslav Shuba MAE
In this important interview, newly-elected MAE Yaroslav Shuba charts his life as a scientist, from the Soviet era to independent Ukraine.
About Professor Yaroslav Shuba MAE
Professor Yaroslav Shuba, is a physiologist from Ukraine working in the Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology (BIPh) in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) in Kyiv. He is Head of the Department of Neuromuscular Physiology.
Professor Shuba was elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in 2021 and to the Academia Europaea in 2022. He has been listed as a noteworthy physiologist by Marquis Who’s Who.
In 2003, Professor Shuba was awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in the field of Sciences and Technologies and in 2010, he received the Honour of excellence from the Ukrainian Parliament. In 2013, he won the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine’s ‘P.G. Kostyuk Prize’ in Physiology, Biophysics and Neurophysiology.
Standing up for scientific freedom at a time of war
In a strongly-worded editorial in the journal FUNCTION, Ole Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky applaud the actions of scientists who oppose the Russian war against Ukraine.
The editorial cites examples where members of academia, both collectively and as individuals, have condemned acts of Russian aggression. They include Nobel Prize winner, Sir John Eccles FRS ML who denounced the crushing of the Prague Spring (1968) by the Soviet Union. In 2022, national academies – including the US National Academy of Sciences, the Royal Society and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina – have issued a statement that calls out the ‘unprovoked attack against Ukraine’. Academia Europaea has made a similar declaration.
Statement by the Scientific Committee of the National Council of Ukraine for Science and Technology Development
The Scientific Committee of the National Council of Ukraine for Science and Technology Development has asked for its statement concerning the Russian war against Ukraine to be signposted throughout Europe.
AE response to the publication of a statement by the Russian University Rectors’ Union
The AE Board of Trustees has released the following statement in response to the publication of a statement by the Russian University Rectors’ Union on 4th March 2022
“The Academia Europaea Board of Trustees joined with many other organisations that condemned, in the strongest possible terms, the statement recently issued by the Russian Union of Rectors through the President of that organisation – Professor Viktor Sadovnichii. The statement explicitly supports Russia’s criminal war against Ukraine. Further to this, the Board of Trustees have today taken the unanimous decision to suspend Professor Viktor Sadovnichii, from his membership of Academia Europaea.
This unprecedented action has been taken to allow for an internal investigation of any possible breaches of the regulations of our academy that may apply in these exceptional circumstances. The Regulations can be found on our website.”
16th March 2022. For further information please contact AECardiffHub@cardiff.ac.uk
Benefits of scientific collaboration between Ukraine and UK
Collaboration between scientists from Kyiv’s Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology and Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences have resulted in important advances.
The Russian criminal war against Ukraine is causing immense suffering in this large European country and has resulted in the worst refugee crisis since the second world war. While we reflect on these terrible events at the Vigil for Ukraine on 9th March at 11 am, led by our Vice-Chancellor Colin Riordan MAE, it is worth noting that collaboration between scientists from Kyiv’s Bogomoletz Institute of Physiology and Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences have resulted in important advances.