Dr. Olga Polotska

is Executive Director of the National Research Foundation of Ukraine (NRFU) and Associate Professor at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. After obtaining her PhD in Philology (Germanic languages) in 2004, she was Head of the Overseas Clients’ Department at Gryshchenko Clinic-IVF until 2020, Head of the English Language Department, (School of Foreign Languages) and Senior Lecturer of the Department of English Philology at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University until 2019. Polotska has a wide experience in teaching and lecturing, administrative experience in the field of education and international partnership as well as developed skills of organization of scientific conferences, seminars, contests and olympiads. During her time at V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, her research was mainly connected with ways of building a sustainable system of academic and research integrity in universities. She has participated in various international partnership projects in the field of management and organization of education. In 2019, Polotska completed the course ‘Content Marketing’ at the Academy of Internet-Marketing WebPromoExperts, Marketing School of Kyiv-Mohyla Business School. She is author of over 65 research publications.

Presentation title: Ukrainian Research System in the Context of the War


  • the NRFU activities before and during the war
  • current situation with the Ukrainian research system
  • threats that Ukrainian scholars experience: UA.Science Reload statistics.