Higher Education Systems and Institutions, Ukraine

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9553-1_434-1

Higher Education System Development

General Facts and Most Recent Developments

Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe with a population of 42,558,328 as of 1 February 2017 (State Statistic Service of Ukraine 2017). In 2015, Ukraine’s GDP amounted to US $ 90.4 billion, and the GDP per capita was US $ 2122 (World Bank 2017). Ukraine gained independence in 1991 as a result of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Between 1991 and 2017, Ukraine went through two civil uprisings in order to protect the democratic rights of the citizens and promote economic reforms: the “Orange Revolution” in November and December 2004 and the “Euromaidan” from November 2013 to February 2014. The latter one led to the removal of regime of President Viktor Yanukovych and changed the geopolitical vector of national development toward joining the European Union. In addition, it was the beginning of economic and political reforms. In 2014, Ukraine faced the annexation of one of its parts, the Autonomous Republic of...

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. Approval of Action Plan. 2016. In Ukrainian: Pro zatverdzhennia planu zakhodiv iz vprovadzhennia natsional’noi ramky kvalifikatsiy na 2016–2020 roki (Approval of action plan for implementation of national qualification framework in 2016–2020). http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1077-2016-%D1%80. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  2. ATHENA. 2016. ATHENA University Autonomy in Ukraine: Analyses and roadmap. Governance, Funding and Public Policy Development Unit 2012–2015. http://www.athena-tempus.eu/images/ATHENA%20analysis%20and%20roadmap%20for%20UKRAINE.pdf. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  3. EHEA Members: Ukraine. n.d. http://www.ehea.info/pid34250-cid101611/ukraine.html. Accessed on 17 Apr 2017.
  4. Funding of NAN. 2016. In Ukrainian: Finansuvannia NAN Ukrainy ta galuzevyh akademiy y period z 2012 po 2016 rik ta plan na 2017 rik (Funding of NAN of Ukraine and sectoral academies between 2012 through 2016 and the plan for 2017). http://vnz.org.ua/statti/9565-finansuvannja-nan-ukrayiny-ta-profilnyh-akademiyi-nauk-u-period-z-2012-po-2016-roky-ta-plan-na-2017-rik. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  5. Global Competitiveness Index. 2016. 2016–2017 edition. https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-competitiveness-report-2016-2017-1. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  6. Kurbatov, S. 2014. Before massification: access to university education in Ukraine in 1950s–1980s. International Review of Social Research 4 (2): 75–86. https://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/irsr.2014.4.issue-2/irsr-2014-0012/irsr-2014-0012.pdf. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Major Indicators of Higher Education in Ukraine. 2017. In Ukrainian: Osnovni pokaznyky diialnosti vyshchyh navchalnyh zakladiv Ukrainy na pochatok 2016–2017 navchal’nogo roky. Statystychnyi buleten. (Major indicators of higher education institutions activity as of 2016–2017 academic year start). Kyiv, 2017. http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua/druk/publicat/kat_u/2017/bl/01/BL_VNZ_16.zip. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  8. Methodology of Rankings TOP 200 Ukraine. In Ukrainian: Metodika vyznachennya reytyngiv “TOP 200 Ukraina”. http://www.osvita.org.ua/abitur/entrance/ratings/1.html. Accessed on 30 Mar 2018.
  9. National Qualifications Framework. n.d. In Ukrainian: Natsional’na ramka kvalifikatsiy (National Qualification Framework). URL: http://zakon0.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1341-2011-%D0%BF. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  10. National Report. 2016. In Ukrainian: Natsionalna dopovid’ pro stan ta perspektivi rozvitky osviti v Ukrainy. Kyiv: Znannya, 2016. Short version in English: National Report on the State and Prospects of Education Development in Ukraine, Kyiv, 2017. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6UkMWiy4uKzdDR6ZFU4UVFJdG5tdDZndVZTcnN3NTZTbXJZ/view. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  11. New International Project of SSU Supported by ERASMUS+ Programme. n.d.. http://sumdu.edu.ua/int/en/news/275-new-international-project-of-sumy-state-university-supported-by-erasmus-programme.html. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  12. Postanova “Pro zatverdzhennya poryadky ta kriteriiv nadannya zaklady vyschoi osvity statysy natsional’noho...”. 2017 (In Ukrainian). http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/912-2017-%D0%BF. Accessed on 11 Mar 2018.
  13. QS World University Rankings. 2018. https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2018. Accessed on 30 Mar 2018.
  14. Stadny, Y., and O. Slobodyan. 2016. In Ukrainian: Ukrainsks Studenty za Kordonom: Skil’ky i Chomu? (Ukrainian students abroad: how many and why?). http://www.cedos.org.ua/uk/osvita/ukrainski-studenty-za-kordonom-skilky-ta-chomu. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  15. State Statistic Service of Ukraine. 2017. http://www.ukrstat.gov.ua. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  16. The World Bank. 2017. http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/ukraine/overview. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  17. TOP 200 Ukraine 2017. n.d. In Ukrainian: “TOP 200 Ukraina” 2017. http://www.euroosvita.net/index.php/?category=1&id=5209. Accessed on 30 Mar 2018.
  18. University Rankings “TOP 200 Ukraine” 2010–2017. n.d. In Ukrainian: Universitetski reytyngi “TOP 200 Ukraina 2010–2017. http://www.euroosvita.net/index.php/?category=28&id=1095. Accessed on 30 Mar 2018.
  19. Wells, P., V. Kremen, and S. Nikolajenko. 2006. Higher education in Ukraine. Bucharest: UNESCO-CEPES. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001465/146552e.pdf. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.Google Scholar
  20. Yershova, O., and A. Gordiichuk. 2013. University autonomy in Ukraine: International experience and national interests. American Journal of Education Research 1 (11): 472–476. http://eprints.cdu.edu.ua/695/1/education-1-11-3.pdf. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. Yuryeva, I. 2011. Internationalization of higher education in Ukraine. Kassel University Press. http://www.uni-kassel.de/upress/online/frei/978-3-86219-076-8.volltext.frei.pdf. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.
  22. Zakon Ukraine “Pro osvity”. 2017 (in Ukrainian). http://zakon2.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/2145-19. Accessed on 19 Mar 2018.
  23. Zakon Ukrainy “Pro vyshchu osvitu”. 2014 (in Ukrainian). Kyiv: In Yure. – 164 p. http://zakon3.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/1556-18. Accessed on 14 Apr 2017.

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Higher Education National Academy of Educational Sciences of UkraineKyivUkraine
  2. 2.KyivUkraine

Section editors and affiliations

  • Barbara M. Kehm
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Education, Robert Owen Centre for Educational ChangeUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK