The Barriers Facing Ukrainian Tertiary Education

Written by Krikor Yeretzian. Published on July 23, 2018. Four years of conflict between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists has had serious consequences on the higher education system in the country. Before the start of the conflict, in February 2014, the ‘Euromaidan Revolution,’ which consisted of two months of protesting and violence, made way for the election of a new pro-democracy government, who prioritized higher education as one of the main factors that would allow for Ukrainian integration into Europe. “One primary purpose,” said Liliya Hrynevych MP, Head of the Parliamentary Committee for Science and Education, “is to achieve true quality improvement in higher education… and the transformation of our educational system to become truly competitive in the European Union.” Read more