Unpacking the Ukrainian paradox

In Ukraine, developing good research culture aligns with work against corruption, disrupted but not stopped by Russia’s war.

Ülle Must and Valentyna Andrushchenko

This article provides an overview of the application of ethical principles in Ukrainian higher education and research institutions. This article is based on the results of the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) survey, carried out between June and November 2019. During the study, two contradictory statements caught our attention: “Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world” and “Ukraine is one of the leading countries protesting against corruption”. Solving this paradox was one of our goals.

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