On February 28, president Viktor Yanukovych  signed a decree creating the Ministry of Education and Science and the Ministry of Youth and Sports. The relevant document was published on the website of the head of state. Therefore, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the National Youth Service and Sports were reorganized. The decree […]

Video from Students protest On the 27th of February, 2012 students gathered to protest ongoing hearings of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Education concerning new laws and regulations “On Higher Education.” The students are demanding that a newly proposed Law, authored by Kivalov, Kaletnik, and Soroka be removed from the hearing’s agenda and that the […]

On January 7, the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv rendered a decision in favor of the Ministry of Education, supporting the Ministry’s position prohibiting  students from choosing their own fields of study by cancelling the ability to “cross-over” to elective master’s programs,  a policy considered an encroachment on the educational process in which students shape […]

Speech for the conference with Civil Society (EaP National Platform) and professors/students of Mohyla Academy  I enjoy being in Ukraine, here at Mohyla Academy and I enjoy being proud to call myself a friend of Ukraine. It is a privilege for me to address this audience of students, professors and representatives of civil society.  I […]

 Sergiy Kvit At least three events that could influence the future of higher education have taken place recently in Ukraine. This influence could not only lead to a change in how the sector develops but also, quite possibly, will speed up its post-Soviet demise. Elections to the Ukrainian parliament, held in October 2012, strengthened opposition […]

Kyiv Mohyla Academy hosted Anne Applebaum at the presentation of her new publication “Iron Curtain – The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956”, at the U.S. Ambassador’s Forum on February 7, 2013. The event was attended by John Tefft, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Dr. Viacheslav Bryukhovetsky, Honorary President of NaUKMA, and representatives of the academic community […]

This Statement in Defense of Autonomy and Freedom in Education in Ukraine had over 1500 supporters on Facebook within the first week of its posting. It can be accessed for further support on http://www.causes.com/actions/1726453?email_members=true or http://www.change.org/petitions/all-supporters-of-autonomy-and-freedom-of-education-support-university-autonomy-and-academic-freedom-in-ukraine-2 The Parliamentary Commission on Education in Ukraine will consider several proposals on educational reform. The proposals reflect two different approaches to Ukrainian […]

Sergiy Kvit, President of National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” Full text of lawsuit The National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” has initiated a lawsuit at the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv which challenges the efforts of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine to annul cross-over admissions into  Master degree level programs at its school. The Kyiv-Mohyla academy introduced […]

Marta Farion, President of Kyiv Mohyla Foundation of America http://www.kyivpost.com/opinion/op-ed/kyiv-mohyla-academy-versus-ministry-of-education-318468.html On Jan. 3, the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy filed a lawsuit at the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv challenging the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine to control university autonomy and academic freedom – a policy […]

The Kyiv Mohyla Academy Research Center of Sacred Culture sponsored an exhibit of Ukrainian icons from December 20 to January 10, held at the Kyiv Mohyla Olena Zamostjan Gallery.  The exhibit features icons reflecting the styles influenced by specific versions of Byzantine art that developed in Ukraine through revolution and evolution, creating a tradition that […]

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