Posted on : 13-04-2012 | By : admin | In : Ukraine associate membership
Ukraine’s gaining associate membership of CERN to help European integration, says premier.
Ukraine’s eventual obtaining associate membership of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) will be an important step towards joining the European Union, Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said during a meeting with an ad hoc working group of CERN in Kyiv on Friday.
“We view [gaining] the status of an associate member of CERN as an opportunity to engage not only science, but also high-tech manufacturing in cooperation,” he said.
According to Azarov, Ukraine has been working with the organization for nearly 20 years. A total of 47 Ukrainian scientists are currently involved in three of its projects. In addition, large industrial enterprises, in particular the Novokramatorsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod (NKMZ, engineering plant, Donetsk region) are taking part in the projects.
Head of the State Committee on Science, Innovation and Information Volodymyr Semynozhenko said earlier that Ukraine could become an associate member of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in 2011. However, this has yet to happen so far.