This study aims at investigating corruption in doctoral education. In order to reach this goal, this study focuses on Ukraine. Specifically, this study researches the market of writing and defending doctoral dissertations, also known as dissertations market.
In this article, we explore affiliations of high-level public officials in East and South-East Europe and Central Asia with higher education institutions, which create a risk of undue influence because of conflict of interest.
Education in Ukraine is marked by integrity violations from early childhood education and care through postgraduate study. In the past decade policy makers and civic organisations have made progress in addressing these challenges. However, much remains to be done.