Session 4: In-Conversation: Perspectives from Ukraine
Luke Drury is Emeritus Professor of Astrophysics in the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. He is a former President of the Royal Irish Academy and is currently a Vice-President of ALLEA, the federation of European Academies of sciences and humanities. He is a member of the advisory board for the MSCA4Ukaine programme and works with the International Science Council on issues of Open Science and Science in crises, most recently as co-organiser of two international conferences on science and Ukraine.
A functioning local and regional research system is important in a crisis to ensure that that the immediate responses and post-crisis reconstruction efforts are evidence-based and reflect local conditions and needs. It is therefore important to support researchers in crisis situations so that they can remain research active and internationally connected. It is also a moral imperative reflective of academic solidarity and the nature of science as a global public good.