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The reform of the higher education of Ukraine in the conditions of the military-political crisis

Valentina V. Shevchenko

International Journal of Educational Development, 2019, vol. 65, issue C, 237-253

Abstract: Ukraine is going through the consequences of the 2013 revolution and the ongoing hybrid war with the Russian Federation. The quality of life of Ukrainians has decreased, the basic economic indicators have deteriorated, the infrastructure, including educational institutions, has suffered, the level of education has fallen. But the crisis accelerated social reforms, including reform of the higher education system. The reform of Ukrainian high education follows the Bologna model, is conducted slowly, inconsistently, without a clear strategic plan and roadmap, carries the risks of destroying the old system without building a new better one in return. Universities are not provided autonomy, curricula require significant changes, and the system for making such changes is more flexible. Efforts are needed to preserve the attractiveness of Ukraine for international students. The reform of the system of higher education in Ukraine is an indispensable condition for the country to exit the crisis.

Keywords: Higher engineering education; Training of foreign students; Ukraine; Reform of education; Bologna process; Autonomy of universities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2018.08.009

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