“The majority moved within the Donbas area, as they had their campuses, their own separate structural departaments. Some of them moved to Vinnytsia, Kryvyi Rih, and other regions. If someone says that he has a [university] license in Donetsk, that’s not true. We believe that there are no more universities in Donetsk and Luhansk; those which announce learning process, they have no legal license or accreditation,” stated Kvit.
He highlighted that the Ministry is to develop a separate law to regulate the matriculation campaign for Crimean applicants. He claimed that documents issued by self-proclaimed LPR, DPR or Crimea are not recognized by the Ministry, and it causes the problems for Crimean pupils, who gets the school certificated issued by Russian Federation. “We believe this regimes are occupational, that is why we cannot recognize their official papers,” stated Kvit. “We can establish some quotas for Crimean marticulants,” said the minister and encouraged to express the ideas for legal solving of the issue.
Minister also emphasized on the crucial role of Russian studies in Ukrainian universities. “We must understand what is really happening in Russia. We may call them bandits, but it is not enough for understanding the situation. We must learn about Russian opposition, economy, and social life”.
According to him, in recent years the interest in IT industry, humanitarian studies, cultural studies, history, and language has increased. Economic and legal studies remain popular among Ukrainian marticulants.