Corruption and reform in higher education in Ukraine

Osipian, Ararat L.
Imprint: 2009
Collation: p. 104-122
Series: Canadian and International Education - Education canadienne et internationale, 38, 2, Article 8

At least thirty percent of Ukrainians enter colleges by paying bribes while many others use their connections with the faculty and administration. Corruption increases inequalities in access to higher education, prevents future economic growth in the country, and undermines quality and credentials of academic degrees. This paper considers corruption in higher education in Ukraine, including such aspects as corruption in admissions to higher education institutions and corruption in administering the newly introduced standardized test. The reform of higher education in Ukraine, based on the national examinations, is intended to be a response to the rapidly changing economic environment and the new social order.

Higher education
Access to education, Admission to school / university, Anti-corruption strategies, Legal framework, Corruption, Bribery, Favoritism, Economic and social development, Educational management, University administration, Examinations and diplomas, Social inequality, University staff