Ukraine has joined the EGI Council as an Associated Participant after a fruitful collaboration going back for many years.
The Ukrainian National Grid (UNG) is an e-infrastructure set up to share and manage the resources of 26 Ukrainian institutes and universities. The UNG has 14 clusters fully integrated in the EGI Federation since June 2012. The Ukrainian resources are available to researchers through 9 Virtual Organisations (VOs):
The “Digital Agenda for Ukraine 2020” sets up a vision to develop a modern digital infrastructure for research in Ukraine to reduce the technological gap, to establish the use of data-driven science innovation alongside the European Union and the countries of the Eastern Partnership.
The EGI Federation, with its commitment to provide services for research and innovation, is an obvious partner for this ambitious goal. So last year Anatoly Zagorodny, Director at Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics, Vice-president at National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Yannick Legré, managing director of the EGI Foundation, started the discussion on membership options for Ukraine. Ukraine became as Associated Participant, represented by the Bogolyubov Institute in 2018.
The benefits of joining the EGI Council include: