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#9, April 2011
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President of Kyiv-Mohyla
Academy appointed to group of education experts

Fundraising efforts underway to protect the architectural inheritance of Ukraine’s most celebrated university

Serhiy Kvit, president of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy has been appointed to a recently established Group of Experts to draft a new law on higher education to be submitted to Parliament. The Group of Experts was established on March 3, 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports as a result of national and international protests to the proposal of the Ministry. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy vigorously opposed the Ministry's proposals aimed at centralization of control over education. Serhiy Kvit, Vyacheslav Bryukhovetskyj, Volodymyr Morenets, Mykhailo Wynnyckyj, Volodymyr Panchenko, Andriy Meleshevych and other leading members of NaUKMA's faculty and administration participated in an intense campaign opposing the Ministry's proposals. more...

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"Tabachnyk has been tasked to destroy Ukrainian education", – Bryukhovetskyj.

"Changes in the educational process initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science are designed to destroy Ukrainian education", stated Vyacheslav Bryukhovetskyj, honorary president of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy on the air on a TVI program. "Comrade Tabachnyk has a clear set of objectives - to destroy Ukrainian education... Tabachnyk wants to accommodate the law to a rigid centralization of education, in a manner which is not even within the norms of the Soviet Union that we remember, but it is rather from the years of the 30's "- said Bryukhovetskyj. Dr. Bryukhovetskyj also accused the Ministry of Education in lacking transparency. more...

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By-laws of National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy approved by goverment

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports approved Kyiv-Mohyla Academy's By-Laws in March 2011. Since the adoption of the University's Bylaws (Statute) by the Kyiv-Mohyla University Academic Council in the summer of 2010, the government's required approval became riddled in controversy, but the By-laws were finally ratified. Notwithstanding predictions about limits on the university's autonomy and freedom, the Ministry's approval of the By-laws is a positive signal for Ukraine's reforms in education. more...

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Ukraine today: social, political and cultural change before and after the orange revolution – Program for International Students

Applicants are invited to register to Kyiv-Mohyla Academy's International Program focused on Ukraine's current social, political and cultural situation. The program will take place 18 September – 2 October 2011. The course will be directed by Dr. Andreas Umland, Senior Lecturer in Political Science at NaUKMA with lectures by leading analysts. Dr. Umland holds a Master's of Philosophy from Oxford, a Master's and Doctorate from the Free University of Berlin, and a PhD from Cambridge. He is widely published in the international press. more...

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Two stupendous moot court teams from Ukraine in Washington International Competition

Two teams from Ukraine participated in this year's Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in the nation's capital during March 20–26. The Competition is the oldest, largest and most prestigious moot court competition in the world. The two Ukrainian teams were from National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy School of Law, and Taras Shevchenko National University - Kyiv Institute of International Relations. The teams won the Ukrainian national rounds to advance to the international rounds in U.S. The Kyiv-Mohyla team advanced to the final rounds in Washington, DC before being defeated in a close decision. more...

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KMBS and the U.N. in Ukraine sign partnership for corporate social responsibility

On January 20, 2011 the United Nations Office in Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Corporate Social Responsibility with Kyiv Mohyla Business School (KMBS). The two organizations committed to a sustained program to promote corporate social responsibility. KMBS Dean Oleksandr Savruk stated that the principles of corporate responsibility are incorporated in the course "Transformational Leadership" taught at KMBS, and that the partnership with the United Nations initiative will add substantial value to the KMBS endeavor. more...

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Chopivsky Family Foundation announces grant in Ukrainian studies for Kyiv-Mohyla Academy faculty at Stanford

The Chopivsky Family Foundation announ-ced a generous grant for faculty members of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy for a three month research project at Stanford University. The grant is in the area of social studies and humanities (including law, economics, ecology), for research work on a topic related to Ukraine. more...

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Join the Summer Program at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

The Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Summer School delivers a combination of a 4 hour daily study program in Ukrainian Language, History of Ukraine, Literature, and Current Political and Economic Events. In addition, the program also includes excursions to the most historically and culturally significant treasures including: St. Sophia and St. Michael's Cathedrals, Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra, Hanenky Museum of Western and Eastern Art, Museum of Soviet Repressions, Golden Gate, performances at the National Opera, Taras Shevchenko Museum in Kaniv and other interesting sites and events. more...

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