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Reform higher education’s old system of privileges

The last time Ukrainian cities faced occupation and artillery bombing was during World War II. That was until this spring, when Russia annexed Crimea and started to supply rebels who have occupied large cities in the East of Ukraine. This has changed everyday life for millions of Ukrainian citizens, among them thousands of school-leavers who want to enter university.

This year’s admissions campaign is the most difficult one since the very beginning of Ukrainian independence in 1991. The government has lost all possibilities of conducting external independent testing, or EIT, in Crimea and in major parts of the Donbas region. (...) - University World News, by Yegor Stadny, 22 August 2014 Issue No:331

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UKRAINE: Home university rankings are a response to international isolation

Ukrainian universities do not take part in global rankings. The reason is quite simple – the paradoxical structure of universities, implemented by the Soviet government in the early 1920s, still holds sway: academic research takes place outside universities.

Research is formally conducted within the institutes of the National Academy of Sciences, while the university is reserved for teaching. (...) - University World News, by Serhiy Kvit, 11 November 2012, Issue No:247

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[Ukraine] From higher education legislation to implementation

[Ukraine] From higher education legislation to implementation | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

The lights turned green for Ukrainian universities two weeks ago – parliament adopted a new law, which is a starting point for fundamental change in the country’s higher education system.

University World News has repeatedly written about the major changes the law introduces. However, these fruitful results would not have arisen if it wasn’t for several years of struggle by a considerable number of people.

Therefore this is a success story that deserves to be told to the world. (...) - University World News, by Yegor Stadny, 11 July 2014 Issue No:328

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La mobilisation étudiante est mondiale

La mobilisation étudiante est mondiale | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it
Loin de se limiter au Québec, la mobilisation étudiante contre la hausse des droits de scolarité est mondiale. Depuis plusieurs mois, le mouvement de protestation a donné lieu à des manifestations dans des pays aussi différents que les États-Unis, la Grande-Bretagne, la République tchèque, Taïwan, les Philippines, la Corée du Sud, le Chili et l'Ukraine....

 


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