Financing higher education: international practice and Ukrainian reality


We often hear that our university teachers are poor, that teaching materials are outdated, classrooms need renovation, etc. "The problem is insufficient funding" – you might say: "the state is not financing higher education well enough." In fact, Ukraine takes one of the leading positions in the world in terms of funding higher education, allocating more than 2% of GDP annually. Moreover, the level of private funding, that is, fees paid by ‘contract’ students, is also not lagging behind the world level, accounting for 0.7% of GDP.

For more details about education funding problems, please, see the report «Financing higher education:  international practice and Ukrainian reality» (ukr).

September 17, 2013