Ukraine today is the most interesting country among the former Soviet Union republics where one can study, work and rest, get acquainted with the history of the country. Higher education in Ukraine has always been and still preserves high quality of education. Over 18 years of independence the country has built a well-developed, competitive and ramified system of national education in European educational area.
More and more foreign students choose Ukraine for study. Annual increase of students is 10%. 40 000 foreign students gain high standard education in Ukraine. The large number of students is from China, Guinea and Turkmenistan.
The most popular professions are Medicine, Computer Engieering, Engineering specialties and Economic & Finance.
The academic year in higher educational establishments in Ukraine starts on the 1st of September. It is divided into two terms, the first term is from September to the end of January and the second begins in February and ends in June. Each term lasts 17-18 weeks, followed by a 3 week examination period.
Foreign citizens who would like to enter the higher educational establishments in Ukraine get visas at the Embassy or diplomatic representative of Ukraine in their countries on grounds of invitation from Ukrainian State Center of International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine or higher educational institution.
Present price of preparation course is 1500-3000 USD; price of accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree programs is 2000-5000 USD per year.
The majority of Ukrainian universities have a special preparation courses for foreigners. During the year the students learn Russian or Ukrainian Language and the main subjects of the profession. The knowledge of English is required on the International Affair or International Economic Faculties. After the preparation course the student can enter any university in Ukraine.
The Structure of higher education system in Ukraine
The structure of higher education system in Ukraine is based on the education systems of the developed nations of the world in accordance with recommendations from the UNESCO, UN and other international organizations. Higher education is an integral part of the Ukrainian education system as laid down in the Law of Ukraine “On Education”. The four-level system provides thorough academic, professional and practical training with the following degrees: Junior Specialist, Bachelor, Specialist, Master. Higher education can be obtained in higher education establishments of a certain level of accreditation. The applicants must have either basic general secondary education, complete secondary education, or hold degrees of the Junior Specialist or Bachelor, as well as of the Specialist or Master if they apply for a postgraduate degree. The students can take either the full-time courses (day), part-time courses (evening classes, distance learning), or take a combination of these. Sometimes they can do an external course. Admission to higher educational establishments is selective and depends on the applicants' ability; it does not depend on the ownership type of the education establishment or the sources of money to pay tuition fees. According to their status, all education establishments fall into four categories: First level – the technical school, vocational school, or other schools of the same level; Second level – the college, or other establishments of the same level; Third and fourth levels (according to their accreditation) – the institute, conservatory, academy, university. Nowadays in Ukraine there 881 institutions of higher education of different accreditation levels. The higher education establishments can award degrees:
Junior Specialist (technical schools, vocational schools, and other education establishments of the first accreditation level); Bachelor (colleges and other...
...HigherEducation in Ukraine: an Overview
For Ukrainians education has always been of the highest value. Universities have been compared with temples, and their mission to serve society by means of education and science has been the priority. During the last 18 years the system of education in Ukraine has undergone deep changes and transformations, the long-term aim of which is to create a system based on the European model of highereducation. This series of articles will be devoted to the process of educational reform, its influence on Ukrainian society, on state activities, on the attitudes of the academic society and of the students to the results achieved thereby, as well as to what is to be done in the future (see below for some relevant facts about Ukraine today, Figure 1 ). According to the Constitution of Ukraine, access to education is granted equally to all citizens. Education in Ukraine comprises a complex structure of the European type. It includes pre-school education, comprehensive secondary education, vocational technical education (VET in EU terminology) and highereducation (Bachelor, Specialist and Master). There is also a postgraduate research education system for science...
In Ukraine, as in other developed countries, highereducation is considered to be one of the main human values. Ukraine has inherited from the past a well-developed and multifunctional system of highereducation.
The highereducation consist of higher educational establishments, scientific and methodological facilities under federal and municipal governments and self-governing bodies in charge of education. The highereducation structure includes also the post-graduate and Ph. D. Programs and self-education. The highereducation includes two major educational levels, namely basic highereducation and full highereducation. The educational level is trait of highereducation by the level of gained quality which provides comprehensive development of an individual and which will do to get an appropriate qualification. The legislation sets the following educational and qualification levels - junior specialist, bachelor, specialist, master, as well as scientific degrees of candidate of sciences (assistant professor) and doctor of sciences (Ph. D.). Educational and qualification level is trait of highereducation by the level of gained qualities which will...
...Types of institution
Spain HigherEducation institutions have been around for centuries. Spain's universities are some of the oldest institutions in the world. One of Spain's institutions was founded in the earlier years of the thirteenth century. Highereducation in Spain is mainly comprised of universities. There are currently around 75 universities where there are approximately 56 state owned and 19 private universities that are ran by private enterprises or by the Catholic Church. (Hampshire, 2003 p.1) Spain's highereducation institutions had experienced a fast growth in student population due to a huge influx of high school graduates or "secondary school leavers. (Mora, n.d., p.1) In Spain's history the nineteenth century was a critical year because of the French Revolution and the huge impact it made on highereducation institutions. One of the impacts that it made was the changing of the structure of the state. Under the Napoleonic system of highereducation, adopted by Spain, the universities were entities hat were totally regulated by laws and norms by the State at a national level. (Mora, n.d, p.1) Professors were considered civil servants and they were to move from one institution to the next. All of the academic programs were unified amongst the universities and they even carried the same syllabi. "Higher...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One who possesses...
Highereducation in the present world has a very long history. Highereducation has deep roots in the early sixth century when first monastic schools were started in Europe which later developed to the famous European university in Bologna during the period between 1088 and 1090. This is the origin of highereducation with all present systems of highereducation borrowing much from this first intuition and system of highereducation. Until early 20th century, highereducation institutions and particularly universities and high level colleges catered only for the elites in the society. Though in this time basic education was enough to secure an individual a well-paying job, the costs of securing a place in the institutions of highereducation as well as maintaining the costs for the period of a given course locked out the middle income earners as well as the poor. Statistically, by the start of 20th century, 3 per cent of the world population had enrolled in universities and other colleges offering highereducation programs. This number was much concentrated in the European continent...
...Ukraine: The New Cold War Heats Up
The Strategic Role of Natural Gas and Pipeline Routes
By Gilbert Mercier
Global Research, March 09, 2014
Region: Europe, Russia and FSU
Theme: US NATO War Agenda
In-depth Report: UKRAINE REPORT
Some Western Europeans say, jokingly, that at least winter is almost over, and if “Putin shuts off the gas,” they will not have to be cold for long.
But as the Ukrainian crisis amplifies, European laughter will be short lived. If the European Union had not been a doormat for Washington’s neocons to wipe their feet on, the crisis in Ukraine would not have been engineered. What were the mock-up EU leadership thinking, if anything at all?
What can the EU gain from forcing the back of Russian President Vladimir Putin against the wall? Further, what can the EU offer to Ukraine at this juncture besides a belt-tightening austerity program similar to the Greek model? It might still be cold in Europe, but the new cold war is heating up.
Economic war on Russia
Europeans should be concerned about the implications of the economic sanctions being pushed by Washington on Putin’s Russia. Russia’s not so secret weapon in Ukraine’s crisis is gas, and it is an economic weapon that could be aimed both at an unruly West Ukraine and at the EU. In effect, 30 percent of the natural gas used by the EU is Russian, and 60 percent of it transits in a...
...Mapping Australian highereducation
Grattan Institute Report No. 2012-1, January 2012
This report was written by Andrew Norton, Grattan Institute HigherEducation Program Director. Grattan Associates Julian Reichl and Ben Weidmann, and Grattan interns Peter Deutscher and ShanVerne Liew, contributed to the report’s research and production. We would like to thank the members of the Grattan Institute’s HigherEducation Reference Group for their helpful comments.
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...The High Price of HigherEducation
In America's society today, students are expected to follow the path of day care, grade school, middle school, high school and hopefully college. Growing up in America today, the importance of education is stressed starting at the earliest stages of development. In a world with a competitive job market and with citizens who want to make the most money that they can, a college education is key in success. For some students, financing college is not a problem. Money should not be a factor in the student's decision-making process when choosing what school to attend, but unfortunately many people are unable to attend the university of their choice due to the high costs. Working through college is not always the best answer because this can have a negative effect on academic performance with the added stress. It is true that financial aid and loans are available, but it is sometimes much harder to take advantage of these than people realize. Although universities offer many forms of aid in paying for college, the continually increasing prices still make it impossible for many people to afford highereducation, and lowering prices would be effective in increasing the amount of people able to obtain a college degree.
In today's society, the average income for middle class families is $49,500 (Preliminary Estimates). This is only a little more than the...