NGO “Th. Vovk Center of Paleoetnological Researches” PROGRAM
The current state of Ukrainian science requires new approaches in solving urgent problems facing researchers, especially due to the latest processes that take place in society.
In time when solving educational and scientific problems in terms of everyday thinking is a secondary issue, formed negative trend in reduction of studies, narrowed issues of scientific research. Such situation reflects on the general state of science and education and on reducing the level of research in specific areas.
The economic and financial crisis in the first place has a negative impact on the most “non-profit” fields – culture, education and science. This is especially true about humanities – for investment in these disciplines do not provide a rapid return of investment. This situation is found in the permanent downsizing of academic institutions, in reducing of the state order for higher education institutions, in deterioration of regional academic institutions and others. Very cynical is that these processes take place against the backdrop of the active promotion of “patriotic education”, “development of national consciousness” and so on.
Solving the problems of the humanities in modern conditions is possible, especially outside the official scientific organizations. Non-governmental scientific societies, which act as independent research centers, would unite participants not on the principles of structural dependence and accountability system, but on the principals of common research interests and collective solvation of these scientific problems.ection of monuments of prehistoric culture and environment.
Based on the position that the investment in the Humanities and education is an investment in the future, on the position that the neglect of the study of the history of human development and culture leads to deeper dehumanization of society, we state the need for the development of this knowledge and its popularization, especially in modern moment of crisis.
Based on the position that the investment in the Humanities and education is an investment in the future, on the position that the neglect of the study of the history of human development and culture leads to deeper dehumanization of society, we state theConsidering the social significance of research in the humanitarian field, the need to respond to unfavorable conditions for the development of science in modern Ukraine, the initiative group of young researchers declared the establishment of the non-governmental organization “Th. Vovk center of paleoetnological researches”.