The Ukrainian research community needs more active involvement into processes of international production of knowledge, and co-publication analysis opens the way for quantitative assessment of the level of internationalization. The aim of the article is to analyze level and dynamics of joint publication activity of Ukrainian scientists and scholars from the EU countries in 2003-2013. The method of this article is based on analysis of the key international databases of scientific publications and corresponding Ukrainian national data. The main result is the identification of the key sectors and dynamics of scientific co-operation in joint publications between the EU and Ukraine. Thus, the reasons for the decline in number of publications of Ukrainian scientists at the international level in the first two decades of independence are considered. We analyzed the disciplinary aspects of joint publications, trends and prospects of further cooperation between scientists of Ukraine and the EU in this area.
The paper is prepared within EU-sponsored project of the FP7 Programme ‘Enhancing the Bilateral S&T Partnership with Ukraine*Advanced Innovative Approach’.