Higher education in Ukraine is managed by the Ministry of Education, which coordinates the activities of higher schools and supervises the higher schools which are under other ministries. According to the “Law on Education”, higher education includes the following levels and categories of establishment: level1 – vocational schools and other HEIs of corresponding level; level ll – colleges and other HEIs of corresponding level which teach bachelor’s and specialist, as well as, junior specialist courses; and level lV – institutes, conservatories, academics and universities which teach bachelor’s, master’s and specialist courses. The degree system is under reform: The old system had only one stage of undergraduate studies, the degree of “specialist”, awarded after 5 years of study. The new system comprises two stages: undergraduate and graduate, with several degree levels. A Union of Rectors was created in 1993.

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