The shifting tides of higher education in Ukraine: Background, expectations and reality

Olesya Gladushyna


The paper presents an analysis of the higher education system in Ukraine, with a particular focus on university governance, its background, and its development in contemporary times and future. The study of the university governance is carried out by applying the model of the governance equalizer. In addition, the shifting trends in state regulation, academic and managerial self-governance, competition and stakeholder guidance are examined. The work concentrates on presenting the revolutionary reforms of the Law On Higher Education from 2014 and its impact on the governance equalizer model pertinent to the Ukrainian higher education system. Furthermore, global and national trends are presented and their connection to the higher education system in the country is outlined.

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