This paper discusses the factors, defining scientist’s status in society, mechanisms of interaction between scientists  and  the  scientific  community,  principles  of  the  national  scientific  community,  legal  status  of scientists, formation of scientist’s image in the media.

The  science  system  in  Ukraine  is  in  crisis  and  in  a  deep  depression.  Reforms  and  transformations  are going rather slowly not only because of economic crisis,  cutting down governmental funding, cooperation ruined  within  USSR  and  CMEA,  but  also  because  of  lack  of  a  new  strategy  in  science  development  in  the independent  state.  As  for  academy  science’s  perspectives,  they  are  at  the  forefront  of  global  science  and adaptation  to  the  world  science  environment;  as  for  industry  science,  its  perspectives  are  inseparable  from economic growth, and increasing flow of commercial contracts. However, deep economic recession does not provide  for  decentralization of  industry  science  and  its  transformation into  ”corporate”  science.  Anyway, this is long-range perspective.

To  the  present  stage  the  science  system  of  Ukraine  was  led  by  the  strategy  ”survival  at  any  rate”.  This denied  such  measures  as  cardinal  institutional,  cognitive,  personnel  transformations,  and  was  implemented under  the  principle  –  to  survive  in  the  form,  in  which  they  found  themselves  in  crisis.  In  the  course  of implementing  such  a  strategy  various  kinds  of  compromises  and  concessions  were  put  into  work:  putting aside  objects  and  tasks  of  basic  research, entering into any  sort  of  contracts,  adoption of  part  time  working patterns etc.  During the  period of  crisis  in  the  science system,  the  policy of  ”minor  steps”  in  the  reforming process was adopted.
 

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Crisis of science and fall of scientist profession prestige

Valentin Onoprienko   National Academy of Science, Center for S&T Potential and Science History Studies, Ukraine

Lidiya Kavunenko   National Academy of Science, Center for S&T Potential and Science History Studies, Ukraine

This paper discusses the factors, defining scientist’s status in society, mechanisms of interaction between scientists  and  the  scientific  community,  principles  of  the  national  scientific  community,  legal  status  of scientists, formation of scientist’s image in the media.

The  science  system  in  Ukraine  is  in  crisis  and  in  a  deep  depression.  Reforms  and  transformations  are going rather slowly not only because of economic crisis,  cutting down governmental funding, cooperation ruined  within  USSR  and  CMEA,  but  also  because  of  lack  of  a  new  strategy  in  science  development  in  the independent  state.  As  for  academy  science’s  perspectives,  they  are  at  the  forefront  of  global  science  and adaptation  to  the  world  science  environment;  as  for  industry  science,  its  perspectives  are  inseparable  from economic growth, and increasing flow of commercial contracts. However, deep economic recession does not provide  for  decentralization of  industry  science  and  its  transformation into  ”corporate”  science.  Anyway, this is long-range perspective.

To  the  present  stage  the  science  system  of  Ukraine  was  led  by  the  strategy  ”survival  at  any  rate”.  This denied  such  measures  as  cardinal  institutional,  cognitive,  personnel  transformations,  and  was  implemented under  the  principle  –  to  survive  in  the  form,  in  which  they  found  themselves  in  crisis.  In  the  course  of implementing  such  a  strategy  various  kinds  of  compromises  and  concessions  were  put  into  work:  putting aside  objects  and  tasks  of  basic  research, entering into any  sort  of  contracts,  adoption of  part  time  working patterns etc.  During the  period of  crisis  in  the  science system,  the  policy of  ”minor  steps”  in  the  reforming process was adopted.
 

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