This time the annual competition was organized remotely because of the quarantine. After a two-year break (because of the need to develop new Regulation), this year it took place again. According to Roman Nebesnyi, Head of the R&D Department, the renewed Regulation takes into account the specifics of the Institutes’ structure. This document also updated the evaluation criteria and their importance – now publications in world-class scientific journals are of highest value, as well as the participation of young scientists in Research and Development.
Quarantine restrictions have made adjustments. The competition had to be finished remotely. To ensure maximum transparency of the procedure, all documents were posted on web-resources, and all contestants had access to them.
Ivan Tymchuk, Head of the University Scientific Society of Students, notes:
– 22 young scientists from 12 Institutes joined the final stage of the competition. The participants of the competition are graduate students and Candidates of Sciences under the age of 35 as well as Doctoral Candidates and Doctors of Sciences under the age of 40. Their main place of work or study must be Lviv Polytechnic. It is also necessary to have articles published in journals indexed in scientometric databases Scopus and Web of Science and to have a Hirsch index of at least 1. These are the basic minimum requirements for participation. Each component of the participant’s achievements (publishing activity, grant activity, etc.) has a certain rating scale.
The winners received The Best Young Scientist of the Year Awards and will also be awarded prizes.