SCIENTIFIC POTENTIAL OF THE NAS OF UKRAINE AS THE KERNEL OF THE NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL
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Problems of preservation and consolidation of the Ukrainian scientific potential raise the increasing concern of national researchers and draw their attention to the past periods of the Ukrainian science. As a significant share of the national scientific potential is accommodated in institutions of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, analysis of data about the Academy and its members can reveal prospects of the Ukrainian science. The analysis contained in the article deals with personal data on all the Ukrainian academicians over the time of its existence, 1918-2008, divided into the periods of 1918-1930, 1930-1960, 1960-1990, 1992-2008. The personal data cover the number of scientists elected as a full member of the Academy, the age of election as a full member, scientific field of the elected, year of election, periods of birth, places of birth, HEEs graduated by full members, HEEs graduated by the largest share of full members, locations (cities) of the HEEs graduated by the largest share of full members, etc. The conclusion is made that the scientific potential of the NAS of Ukraine, accumulated at the level of full members of the NAS, could remain a factor of the strongest influence even in the periods of crucial socio-economic transformations, and now is able to be the consolidator of the intellectual capital of Ukraine.
- Oleh A. Mekh, G.M.Dobrov Center for Science & Technology Potential and Science History Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Tsentr doslidzhen' naukovo-tekhnichnogo potentsialu ta istorii nauky imeni G.M. Dobrova NAN Ukrainy); 60, bulvar Tarasa Shevchenka, 01032, Kyiv-32, Ukraine
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