Reform efforts in Ukraine’s education sector: the third interview of the “Klartext” series with Ukrainian think tanks

In the context of the project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC), the third interview of the “Klartext” series was published. Yegor Stadny from think tank CEDOS answers questions regarding the education reform in Ukraine.

The primary goal of the education reform is to bring education in Ukraine to a new level of quality and includes a stronger autonomy of universities in higher education along the implementation of European standards for academic degrees.

In the interview, Yegor Stadny, who is a policy analyst at the think tank CEDOS, addresses the reform process, instruments in the fight against plagiarism and possibilities for a sustainable increase in educational quality in detail. He presents first reform achievements and outlines the role of key players in the process, namely think tanks, the Ukrainian government and western donors.

The interview series “Klartext” aims to increase the presence and public awareness of Ukrainian think tanks, both within Ukraine and Germany. Additionally, the series engages to convey an image of the overall think tank landscape and general developments within Ukraine. Particular attention is set on the challenges that Ukrainian think tanks are facing regularly, as well as their role for the implementation of domestic reforms.

The project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC) is conducted by the Institute for European Politics e.V. (IEP, Berlin), in cooperation with the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF, Kiev), the Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation (DIF, Kiev) and the think tank initiative “think twice UA” (Kiev), supported by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Read the full interview in German here. It is also available in Ukrainian.