Civilization Catalysts

Ukrainian science originated in 10-th to 12-th centuries. The names of scholars of the Kyiv Rus were well known to the medieval Europe. Among them, for instance, was philologist Meletiy Smotrytskiy whose Slovenian Grammar laid the foundation for spelling a great many of Slavic languages. In the 18-th century the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was a major center of science and scholarship.