About JAS

Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (JAS) is an educational system that provides organization and coordination of students’ science research activities; creates conditions for their intellectual, spiritual, and creative development and vocational self-determination, and supports as well the scientific potential of growth of the country.

The Development Stages

In 20-30s of XX century, different scientific clusters were created where scientists were invited to engage children in experimental and research work in different educational fields.

In 1939, the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine requested to strengthen support in working with talented children and youth, members of scientific clusters.

In 1947, the Science and Technology Students’ Society, the first scientific students’ society, was launched.

In 1950, the first students’ theoretical and practical conference was held in Kyiv.

In the 1960s-1980s, Junior Academies of Sciences of Ukraine were established in different Ukrainian regions.

In 2000, Presidium of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine approved resolution “On the Enhancement of the Role of Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Work with Creative Students” and Stanislav Dovgyi was appointed as the President of JAS.

In 2004, Extracurricular Education Institution “The Junior Academy of Sciences of Student Youth” was established and its main functions were the organizational and methodological coordination of students’ scientific research directions and the task of creating a network of regional institutions.

In February 2010, the institution was reorganized into Ukrainian State Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

In April 2010, 2010’s State Programme of Economical and Social Development of Ukraine recognized the Ukrainian State Center “Junior of Sciences of Ukraine” as an institution which established the nationwide system for finding and supporting the gifted youth.

In September 2010, according to the President’s of Ukraine Order, the Ukrainian State Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” got the national status and was renamed into the National Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine”.

In 2015, The Law of Ukraine “On Scientific and Technical Activity” defined Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as a network for the formation of the nation’s intellectual capital and for fostering future scientific change. JASU has to maintain research-experimental, scientific, inventive directions of Ukrainian creative youth.

In 2018, the JASU activity fields received worldwide recognition. The Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine got the status of UNESCO Center for Scientific Education of the Second Category. The decision was unanimously adopted at the 39th Session of UNESCO General Conference. The JAS is the first and only Ukrainian educational institution that has received such prestigious status. It provides hundreds of thousands students and educators with exclusive unique opportunities and contributes to the positive image of Ukraine abroad and the development of educational diplomacy.

In September 2018, the Academy received the status of Copernicus Academy. This network brings together 37 countries and aims to promote the European Union’s Earth Observation Programme. Ukraine has become one of the first non-EU members to join this well-respected organization. The Status of Copernicus Academy gives Ukrainian students and researchers an access to 29 European satellites and an opportunity to participate in international events concerning Earth remote sensing.

We always move forward!

Now, the Academy works actively on the international scale, strengthens efficiently Ukrainian international prestige as a country that has a unique positive experience in creating the support system of talented youth. In 2019-2020 academic year, the Academy has had 146 permanent partners in education, science, diplomacy, and museum affairs in 35 countries. Due to JASU extensive network connections with scientific and research institutions from all around the world, Ukrainian talented students and their mentors have various opportunities to extend their expertise, gain necessary experience in leading world laboratories, and present their achievements on the international scale.

There are territorial offices of JASU in all regions of Ukraine. The National Center “Junior Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” coordinates their work. It is maintained both by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

The number of children involved in scientific research areas ofv the Academy increases annually. In 2019-2020 academic year the total number has exceeded more than 250,000 talented students from all around the country.

The key role in educating young researches belongs to the pedagogical and scientific staff of the Academy. The total number of educators and scientists who work with talented youth is around 8,600 and among them, there are approximately 1,600 Science Candidates and 500 PhD teachers.

Scientific and research activity of the Academy is organized in scientific departments and sections according to the structure approved by the Presidium of JAS. To meet the interests and demands in different science and technology fields of talented youth, new sections and scientific departments are being established in the system of the Academy. Thus, in 2008-2009 academic year the system of scientific departments consisted of 48 sections and 8 departments; in 2011-2012 academic year there were 60 sections and 11 departments; and since 2012-2013 academic year the Academy has had 64 sections and 12 scientific departments.

JASU students participate in various regional, national, and international intellectual competitions, tournaments, Olympiads and show very good results and creative abilities.

Since the institution accomplishes nationwide functions of searching, developing and supporting talented youth, the NC JASU carries out a lot of large-scale projects and events for talented Ukrainian youth and educators, such as Open Study Lab, National specialized summer schools, Children Academy Futurum, Destination Imagination in Ukraine, National Scientific Mobile Studios, The Future of Ukraine exhibition-competition of youth innovative projects, etc.

The annual National Research Paper Defense Competition among JASU Students is a remarkable event. The competition is held under the supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The First and Second Stages of competition are run by local education governing bodies; and they are coordinated by regional departments of the Academy.

Nearly 100,000 seniors participate in all Stages of the National Research Paper Defense Competition among JASU Students and more than 1,200 reach the final.

The jury of the National Research Paper Defense Competition consists of specialists being scientific and pedagogical workers from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and other higher education institutions.

To guarantee objectivity, openness, and transparency during the final of the National Research Paper Defense Competition, the NC JASU provides an online broadcasting of the actual research paper defense, a free access for visitors and media, an automated system of determining results, and fast publication of protocols on the JASU website.

Today, the JASU is nurturing vocationally self-determined talented youth good armed with scientific and research tools that knows their vocation and follows the specific direction in a chosen scientific area, while studying at school. And when entering higher education institutions, they have a clear understanding in which scientific field they are willing to work.

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Volyn regional MAcSU branch

Rivne regional MAcSU branch

Zhytomyr regional MAcSU branch

Kyiv regional MAcSU branch

The city of Kyiv regional MAcSU branch

Chernihiv regional MAcSU branch

Sumy regional MAcSU branch

L`viv regional MAcSU branch

Ternopil` regional MAcSU branch

Khmelnytskyi regional MAcSU branch

Vinnytsia regional MAcSU branch

Cherkasy regional MAcSU branch

Poltava regional MAcSU branch

Kharkiv regional MAcSU branch

Luhans`k regional MAcSU branch

Zakarpattya regional MAcSU branch

Ivano-Frankivs`k regional MAcSU branch

Chernivtsi regional MAcSU branch

Kirovohrad regional MAcSU branch

Dnipropetrovs`k regional MAcSU branch

Donets`k regional MAcSU branch

Odesa regional MAcSU branch

Mykolayiv regional MAcSU branch

Kherson regional MAcSU branch

Zaporizhzhia regional MAcSU branch

Autonomous Republic of Crimea regional MAcSU branch

The city of Sevastopol regional MAcSU branch

The city of Sevastopol regional MAcSU branch The city of Kyiv regional MAcSU branch Ivano-Frankivs`k regional MAcSU branch