Scientific and Technical Cooperation between Ukraine and China
Cooperation between Ukraine and China in fields of sciences and technology, space and medicine is in the priorities of our bilateral relations. The main mechanism for its implementation is the Commission for Cooperation between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of China, which was founded in 2011, and a number of relevant Subcomissions:
1. On Scientific and Technical cooperation.
Subcommission established to replace the Joint Ukrainian-Chinese Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation, which from 1997 to 2010 held 8 meetings. During the existance of the previous Commission fields of cooperation were expanded, and 98 research projects were jointly funded under the respective two-year programs on cooperation.
It was agreed to develop cooperation in fields of welding, maritime equipments, new materials, aircraft and shipbuilding, machinery construction, telecommunications technologies, conservancy and medicine.
The first meeting of Subcomission took place on July 2012. In the framework of meeting the Program on science and technical cooperation for 2013-2014 was signed.
On June 23, 2016 in Kiev, the second meeting of the Sub-Commission on Scientific and Technical Cooperation was held. During the meeting the parties discussed the current state and prospects of Ukrainian-Chinese scientific and technological cooperation and approved the list of joint projects to be included to the Program of cooperation between Ukraine and China on 2017-2018.
On June 17, 2016, in the framework of the 27th Harbin International Economic and Trade Fair the session "Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation in the fields of science and technology" was held. A number of Ukrainian scientists and representatives of the industrial and scientific enterprises made presentations of projects which can be carry out with Chinese companies.
On July, 2016 on the base of the Harbin Polytechnic University, with support of the Ministry of Industry Information and Technology of China, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of China, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Technology Academy of Ukraine , the 2nd scientific and technical forum of scientists of Ukraine and China was held.
2. On Cooperation in the field of Space.
The Subcomission on Cooperation in Space field has replaced Ukraine-China Subcommission on Research and Peaceful Use of Outer Space which from 1997 to 2010 held seven meetings. During this period, two joint five-years Programs on cooperation (2001-2005. and 2006-2010) were realised. The third Program on Space Cooperation for 2011-2015 was adopted in 2010.
Two meetings of the new Subcomission have been taken in April 2011 and October 2012. The Subcomission has approved some changes to third Program in order to improve our partnership.
Third Subcomission meeting was held in Ukraine on April 7, 2016, during which the fourth Program on Space Cooperation in 2016-2020 was initialed.
3. On cooperation in the field of medicine.
During the first meeting of the Subcommission on cooperation in the field of medicine held in May 2012 in Kyiv the ways of futrther partnership in the field of medicine were discussed. During the second meeting in November 2013 inGuangzhou (China) the Subcommission has examined best ways of cooperation if the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
In order to strengthen cooperation in the fight against counterfeiting of medicinal products a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Administration Of Ukraine on Medicinal Products and the State Food and Drug Administration of the People’s Republic of China has been signed on 17th of May 2012.
A Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Department of Traditional Chinese Medicine of P.R. of China on cooperation in the field of TCM has been signed on 5th December 2013.
The third meeting of the Sub-Commission was held in September 2016 in Ukraine. During the meeting the parties agreed on promising areas of cooperation, the ability to create in Ukraine a joint scientific medical technopark.
Scientific Cooperation: Ukraine-China High-tech Parks and scientific centers.
Many scientific projects were realised through Ukraine-China High-tech parks and centers.
In 2002, the first Ukraine-China High-tech Park was founded in Jinan (Shandong province). The main goal of this structure is to form an efficient mechanism of mutual transfer of high technologies, to elaborate jointly scientific and technical projects and their manufacturing application, to create joint venture for selling science intensive and high-technological products
In 2003 in Harbin (Heilongjiang province) Centre for Scientific and Technological cooperation and Ukraine-China Welding and Joint Technologies Centre was founded in conformity with the Agreement between the E.O.Paton Electric Welding Institute and Harbin Welding Institute.
In 2011 in Shanghai an Ukraine-China High-tech park was founded which is focused on fields of maritime science and technology, biotechnology, new materials, aerospace technologies and renewable energy.
In 2012 an Ukraine-China Centre on transfer of shipbuilding technology has been created in Zhejian by Science and Tecnology University of Jiansu province and Ukrainian National Shipbilduing University of Mykolaiv.
In June 2016 in Harbin the Sino-Ukrainian Center for Scientific and Technical Cooperation was established as a platform for scientific cooperation in different fields, particularly in the field of welding.