Youngest rector, supporter of Yanukovych: New Education Minister Serhiy Shkarlet

Author : News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

For now, Serhiy Shkarlet will be an Acting Minister of Education of Ukraine
15:46, 25 June 2020

Acting Minister of Education of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet
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The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has appointed rector of the Chernihiv National University of Technology Serhiy Shkarlet as the Acting Minister of Education of Ukraine.

Thus, he replaced Lyubomyra Mandziy at the position of the head of the ministry.

According to Ukrainian Pravda sources, he was previously recommended as a minister by university rectors during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Today, the name of Serhiy Scarlet is hardly familiar to the average person who is even interested in the news. So let's try to fill in the gaps.

Today, Serhiy Shkarlet's name is hardly familiar to an average person, even interested in the news. So let's try to fill in the gaps.

Who is Serhiy Shkarlet?

Serhiy Shkarlet was born on October 19, 1972, in Kokand (Uzbekistan). He graduated from the Faculty of Applied Mathematics with a degree in Mathematical Support of Automation Systems. He received a diploma in Engineering and Mathematics. He later got another degree in Economics.

He worked as a design engineer at Nizhyn Research and Production Complex Progress, then worked at the Chernihiv Institute of Technology. He later became vice-rector and later rector of the Chernihiv Institute of Information, Business, and Law.

In May 2010 he became the rector of Chernihiv State Technological University. The media called him “the youngest rector” of a large university in Ukraine. He still holds this position.

Yanukovych’s supporter

In 2010, Shkarlet participated in the election to the Chernihiv regional council from the Party of Regions. In an interview with the media, he stressed that he has been a supporter of the Party of Regions since 2004. He stated that he had chosen political guidelines “back in 2004.”

However, the choice of political guidelines did not prevent Shkarlet in 2015 from running for the Regional Council from Petro Poroshenko Bloc. He did not win this election.

Plagiarism charges

The website of errors and falsifications in scientific research published information about alleged plagiarism in a co-authored monograph by rector Serhiy Shkarlet.

According to the author, in the monograph “Financial instruments of the state policy of economic development in Ukraine” (Shkarlet, Marhasova, Korkots, Ruzhitsky) there are “borrowed” parts of the text from Tatiana Buhay’s article “Methodological approaches to assessing the effectiveness of the budget process in Ukraine.”


According to the 2019 declaration, Shkarlet has no property. The apartment with an area of 77 m3 is registered for his wife.

Shkarlet has two cars - a 2011 Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and a 2013 Mitsubishi Pajero Wagon. His wife has a 2012 Ford Kuga Titanium.

In 2019, he received a salary of 19,000 dollars.

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