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#26, January 2013

NaUKMA Exhibit of Ukrainian Icons

ramena The Kyiv Mohyla Academy Research Center of Sacred Culture sponsored an exhibit of Ukrainian icons from December 20 to January 10, held at the Kyiv Mohyla Olena Zamostjan Gallery. The exhibit features icons reflecting the styles influenced by specific versions of Byzantine art that developed in Ukraine through revolution and evolution, creating a tradition that incorporated the sacred and mystic elements of icons through centuries of political and religious strife, drawing from Orthodox and Catholic faiths, as well as legends and folklore.

The curator of the exhibit is Dmytro Hordytsia. Dmytro Hordytsia, born in Bukovyna, graduated from the Kosiv College of Applied and Decorative Arts and received his Master’s degree at the Lviv National Academy of Arts in Painting and Restoration at the Department of Sacred Art. He is the Director of the Center of Sacred Culture at Kyiv Mohyla Academy.

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Kyiv Mohyla Academy versus Ministry of Education

NaUKMA On January 3, the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy filed a lawsuit at the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv challenging the efforts of the Ministry of Education and Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine to control university autonomy and academic freedom - a policy that results in lower academic standards and international rankings, prevents European integration and diminishes the country’s security and economic development.

Serhiy Kvit, president of Kyiv Mohyla Academy stated: "The legal action we undertook seeks to prevent the Ministry’s policy of isolation, unification and brutal central control of higher education, and to protect the public and the national interest by raising the quality of Ukrainian universities and improving their competitiveness in the international arena."

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The National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”
Files a Lawsuit against Ukraine’s Ministry of Education

KvitThe National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” Files a Lawsuit against Ukraine’s Ministry of Education in Defense of University Autonomy and Contemporary Standards of Higher Learning.

The National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” has initiated a lawsuit at the Regional Administrative Court in Kyiv which challenges the efforts of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine to annul cross-over admissions into Master degree level programs at its school. The Kyiv-Mohyla academy introduced its Master level program (two years prior to Ukraine’s nationwide implementation) as a second tier of higher learning in 1996, and based it upon conceptual models implemented throughout the world. Since 1998, an anomalous principle of direct correspondence between Bachelor and Master Degree program qualifications is being adhered to even though it violates Ukraine’s current law “On Higher Education.”

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