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


  • Osipian, Ararat


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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  • Osipian, Ararat, 2008. "Transforming University Governance in Ukraine: Collegiums, Bureaucracies, and Political Institutions," MPRA Paper 11058, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:11058

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    1. Osipian, Ararat, 2007. "Экономический Рост: Образование Как Фактор Производства
      [Economic Growth: Education as a Factor of Production]
      ," MPRA Paper 7593, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Phillip Arestis & Michelle Baddeley & John S.L. McCombie (ed.), 2007. "Economic Growth," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 3958.
    3. Osipian, Ararat, 2007. "Human capital—economic growth nexus in the former Soviet Bloc," MPRA Paper 8463, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    governance; higher education; reform; university; Ukraine;

    JEL classification:

    • P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
    • I20 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - General
    • I23 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Higher Education; Research Institutions

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