October 19, 2011 with the participation of Nobel Laureate, academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Jaures Alferov and Minister of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine Dmytro Tabachnik opened Ukraine’s first joint scientific-educational center "Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology" Research and Production Concern "Science" and the National Technical University of Ukraine "Kiev Polytechnic Institute".
The Russian-Ukrainian center is able to create competitive on the world market developments. This will revive in Ukraine hi-tech industry and give impetus to the development of the domestic economy
The main goal of the center — the creation in Ukraine of nanotechnology through the use of applied research and the training of highly qualified scientists and engineers, which is very important at the present time. The opening of the center will also provide students with new technologies and to make the connection between education and science.
"To catch up the advanced European countries!"
As noted by Alferov, this center is a collaboration of Russian and Ukrainian scientists. "From now on, young scientists and graduate students will be able to conduct their research here with the most modern technologies in the field of nanoelectronics," — he said.
According to the academician, the main activities of the center should be to conduct research and development in the field of nanoscale physics and nanoelectronics, as well as the creation of competitive scientific and applied research. "In my opinion, the main task of both Ukraine and Russia — the revival of high-tech industry. Need to attract young people to science for young people to work in such enterprises, creating high-tech economy. This is very important. After all, if we are to catch up with advanced European countries in terms of life, we need to develop cutting-edge technologies — only they can ensure the development of our countries. High technology — the road to economic recovery in the dozens of times, "- said Alferov.
In turn, Dmitry Tabachnik said: "There is no need to send masters and young scientists to travel abroad, so that they immediately saw how there are materials with new properties, as there are typologies associated with nanomaterials."
The Minister said that the material-technical base of the Research and Training Center is based on the so far only one in Ukraine nanotech complex "NANOFAB", developed within the framework of Russian-Ukrainian scientific-research program "Nanophysics and Nanoelectronics", which is carried out under the guidance of Academician Alferov Zh and the National Academy of Sciences Academician M. Nakhodkin.