Tag Archive | knowledge-based economy

Science parks in Ukraine

Author: Myroslava Hladchenko

“The science park is conceived as a mechanism by which academic researchers might commercialize their outputs, or where firms might locate in order to access academic expertise and research results.” (Quintas, Wield and Massey 1992:162). Science parks originated in the USA in the 1950s with the first science park being established in Stanford, California. In many European countries it was not until the 1980s and 1990s that a significant number of science parks were established (Storey and Tether, 1998). Science parks are usually based around universities and and the idea of a science park was to provide an infrastructure of technical, logical, as well as administrative help that a young firm needs (Guy 1996). In most cases the science parks were established to stimulate economic development of the region. Read More…

Establishment of research universities in Ukrainian higher education

Author: Myroslava Hladchenko

The idea of the research university as a key institution for social and economic development within a knowledge intensive society is a “global phenomenon” – and its establishment has been adopted as a matter of policy by the Ukrainian government in 2007 (Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, 2007). The system of higher education in Ukraine has inherited many features from the Soviet model, for example, the division between teaching-oriented higher education institutions and research institutes of the Academy of Sciences. Read More…