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Transforming University Governance in Ukraine: Collegiums, Bureaucracies, and Political Institutions

Osipian, Ararat (2008): Transforming University Governance in Ukraine: Collegiums, Bureaucracies, and Political Institutions.

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Abstract

The massification of higher education in Ukraine is a fact while financing the system is still an issue. External pressures from the Central government and the market require changes in university governance. Europeanization of educational system and adherence to the principles laid down by the Bologna declaration add to already existing challenges faced by universities. This paper states that there is no one right prescription for changing governance in Ukraine’s universities, because they differ in their history, location, culture, organizational structure, student body, faculty, and educational process and content. It proposes different approaches to the different types of the universities, considering universities as collegiums and bureaucracies, and suggests the political system as a viable form of organizational structure for the task of reforming universities.

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