Ukraine to implement KPIs for universities

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Fedorov suggests introducing KPIs for universities

At the IT Ukraine forum “Synergy. IT Business & IT Education” forum, Vice Prime Minister for Innovation, Education, Science and Technology Development Mykhailo Fedorov presented the government’s plan to transform higher education in Ukraine.

In his opinion, all levels of education should be interconnected, so it is necessary to transform education both in kindergartens and universities.

віцепрем'єр-міністр з інновацій, розвитку освіти, науки та технологій Михайло Федоров презентував урядовий план трансформації вищої освіти в Україні

Key focuses for transformation

  • Elections of rectors. The government proposes to introduce an experiment in some key universities to strengthen the role of supervisory boards. Business is becoming more integrated into the education system and will have an impact on the election of university top managers.
  • Financing of higher education institutions. The Cabinet of Ministers is introducing a formula for allocating budget funds, according to which universities receive funds not only for the number of students, but also for specific KPIs, such as the quality of education, scientific achievements, etc.
  • Tuition grants for students. They will choose a university consciously, and with their choice and their grants they will co-finance higher education institutions, which, in turn, will compete with each other by providing better educational services.

“We want our country to have more tech companies worth more than a billion dollars. Changes in education are the foundation for this,” says Fedorov.

Головні фокуси для трансформації

Transformation of the scientific sphere

At the same time, innovations in higher education, according to the official, are impossible without the development of science. Therefore, the Cabinet of Ministers is working on a National Innovation Strategy that will be coordinated with the plan to transform the education system.

“Next year we plan to reform the National Academy of Sciences. We are currently conducting its institutional audit. After it is completed, we will form a conceptual vision of the development of the scientific sphere,” the Vice Prime Minister adds.

In his opinion, education is the first global trend that will have a long-term impact on the development of the state.

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