Scientific Activities

 

     The efforts of the scientists of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine are aimed at fundamental research and applied scientific and technical developments in the field of plant biology, animal biology, biotechnology, chemistry, applied mechanics, physics, ecology, economics, pedagogy, etc.

Scientists of the university conduct research in the following areas:

1. Fundamental research in the fields of study of biological resources and sustainable environmental resources management in Ukraine and training of specialists in corresponding fields of study:

-       Biology and chemistry of plants, soil, water and air (biodiversity, morphology, physiological chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, virology, entomology, parasitology, genetic engineering, ecology, hydrobiology, climatology, quality and safety of plant bioresources).

-       Biology of animals and micro-organisms (biodiversity, morphology, physiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, microbiology, virology, parasitology, biotechnology, genetic engineering, ecology, hydrobiology, climatology, quality and safety of animal bioresources).

-       Chemistry and biochemistry of biologically active substances. Materials science.

-       Mathematics, physics, mechanics, computer science, telecommunications, energetics in sustainable environmental resources management.

-       Humanitarian, socio-political, administrative, educational and philological sciences (history, philosophy, sociology, cultural studies, political economy and strategic management in normal and extreme conditions).

-       Environmental problems and improvement of quality of life of people in rural areas.

-       Social and economic policy in rural areas.

2.   Applied research in the fields of study of biological resources and sustainable environmental resources management in Ukraine and training of specialists in corresponding fields of study:

-       Theory and practice of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of plant (agricultural, food, pharmaceutical, etc.) bioresources and ensuring sustainable environmental resources management.

-       Theory and practice of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of forest bioresources and ensuring sustainable environmental resources management. Recycling of wood. The global importance of forests.

-       Theory and practice of increasing the quantity and improving the quality of animal and aquatic bioresources and ensuring sustainable environmental resources management.

-       Veterinary medicine and phyto-sanitary and veterinary control of agricultural and food raw materials and ready forage and food products.

-       Methods of control of quality and safety of bioresources. Quality Management. Ecosafe agricultural and food technologies.

-       Engineering and technology in environmental resources management; storage and processing of agricultural and food (forage) products. Mechanical engineering, technical management and services, industrial and residential construction in rural areas.

-       Power engineering. Safety precautions and protection of labour in environmental resources management.

-       Biosocial economy and sustainable environmental resources management. Trade. Financial management.

-       Land management and cadastre. Legal regulation of bioresources and sustainable environmental resources management.

-       Information and telecommunication ensuring of sustainable environmental resources management and monitoring of biological resources.

    Scientific research of scientists of the university is a significant contribution to the development of agricultural and environmental fields. The research is conducted in the following areas: new high-yield varieties and hybrids of crops; breeds, types and lines of farm animals; environmentally friendly plant protection substances against diseases and vermins; effective veterinary medicine; new and modernized types of agricultural equipment; advanced bio-and agro-technologies of manufacturing, processing, and preservation of agricultural products; providing high quality of agricultural products; biotechnologies; alternative fuels; computer, telecommunication and GIS technologies, etc.

 

Research of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine in the field of agricultural sciences is conducted at 12 education and research institutes of NULES of Ukraine, 13 research institutes of NULES of Ukraine, 24 problematic research laboratories, over 40 education, research and production centres equipped with the latest machinery. Research is coordinated by the leading scientists and undertaken by more than 300 researchers.

Performance indicators (criteria) that regulate research of the university

In 2013, as a result of extensive research the scientists of the university created:

-       96 new technologies and processes;

-       83 new types of equipment (construction machinery, devices, operating elements);

-       4 vaccines, serums, drugs;

-       2 varieties of crops;

-       37 chemicals;

    152 scientific developments were implemented, including 6 developments conducted at the Southern Branch of the NULES of Ukraine “Crimean Agrotechnical University”.

    Scientific developments of the university scientists were exhibited at 30 international and national exhibitions. For active participation in exhibitions the university received 5 gratitude awards and more than 180 diplomas.

    Scientific and pedagogical staff of the university continues to disseminate scientific and technical information on innovative achievements of scientists of NULES of Ukraine in the full-text database “Scientific and technical achievements of Ukraine”. Information is distributed in all regions of Ukraine and CIS countries, which significantly contributes to the establishment of scientific and technical ties.

Inventive activities of NULES of Ukraine

    In 2013, 263 applications for invention and utility certificates were submitted to the State Institute of Industrial Property of the Ministry Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine.

 

 

 

 

    The following varieties and hybrids were sent to the Ukrainian Institute of Examination of Plant Varieties of the State Veterinary and Phytosanitary Service of Ukraine:

-       Sorghum (Sorghum technikus sonvar (Skifske variety), Sorghum bicolor subsp. drummondii (Charodiyka variety) and Sorghum saccuratum Jakuschev. (Novynka F1 variety));

-       spring rapeseed (Raudis and Polaris);

-       spring durum wheat (Tera).

319 invention and utility certificates were received by the scientists in the year under review.

    Leaders in creation of objects of intellectual property were Education and Research Institute of Technique and Technologies, Education and Research Institute of Natural Sciences and Humanities and Education and Research Institute of Forestry and Park Gardening.

   The most active inventors were: A. Mazurkevich, S. Derkach, P. Lakyda, A. Klyuvadenko, A. Pinchuk,M.  Melnychuk,N.  Antraptseva, I. Ponomaryova, V. Kopilevych, V. Sheremet, I. Chumatchenko, I. Kurbatov, V. Bulgakov, V. Loveykin, V. Rybalka,  I. Revenko, V. Dubrovin, L. Bal-Prylypko,  V. Sukhenko, I. Voynova, S. Melnychuk, V. Drozd, V. Kozyrskyy, A. Petrenko, L. Babytskyy, Yu. Geber, I. Sobolevskyy.

    The National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine also won the All-Ukrainian Competition "Invention of the Year" in two nominations.  “Resources Saving, Energy Efficiency, Environmental Friendliness” award was granted to D. Melnychuk, V. Kopilevych, M. Kosinov, D. Polyakov, V. Kaplunenko, M. Chausov, V. Yaroslovskyy for the patent “Device for cleaning polluted water with the help of electro-coagulation”. M. Moroz received a special award for the invention “Method of productivity improvement of ORIUS NIGER” in the nomination “For effective solution in biotechnology”.

    Inventive work involved 27 students who submitted 25 applications and received 21 patents. Postgraduate students together with their advisors submitted 45 applications and received 40 patents.

Scientific conferences, congresses, workshops

    In 2013, scientific and pedagogical staff of the university, doctoral students and post-graduate students prepared and held 48 international conferences and 15 international workshops, 47 national and 60 university conferences and workshops (170 events).

    University scientists took an active part in congresses, symposia, conferences, workshops and meetings that were held by educational and research institutions in Ukraine and abroad. They prepared 1532 reports, 74 of which were made in eighteen foreign countries, 85 – in two neighbouring countries and the rest –in Ukraine.

 

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