The 2024 budget envisages an increase in investment in science by more than 20%, compared to spending in 2023.
“Modern war is clearly a war of technology, and we need an advantage over the enemy here. So, despite everything, we are significantly increasing the state budget for the development of science in 2024 – by more than 20%, compared to this year’s budget.” – said the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Oksen Lisovyi, at an event on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian-German scientific and technical cooperation, writes “Ukrinform”.
He said that a significant part of these funds will be directed to support the research of young scientists, the development of the system of basic financing of universities and scientific institutions, as well as the financing of priority scientific developments to solve key problems of the economy, society and defense.
During the war, Ukrainians developed and modernized several models of unmanned aerial vehicles, including marine drones, says the head of the Ministry of Education and Culture. Ukrainian defenders were the first to use an FPV drone on the battlefield.
“These kamikaze drones today literally change the situation in certain areas of the front”, – explains the minister.
According to Oksen Lisovoy, about 15% of the research infrastructure in Ukraine was damaged as a result of Russian aggression. These are unique scientific equipment, research laboratories, centers for the collective use of scientific equipment, etc.
We will remind you that earlier we said that in the project of the 2024 state budget, spending on education was increased.
Iryna Batiuk, “UP. Life”
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