HIGHER EDUCATION IN UKRAINE: A LOOK FROM THE CHAIR (Vyscha osvita v Ukrayini: pohlyad z kafedry)
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An analysis of the Bologna process implementation in Ukrainian HEES of technical profile is made, and the related problems are outlined, divided into several categories: (i) absence of training manuals (especially electronic ones), lecturing and methodical materials, test tasks and electronic materials for individual training; (ii) too low computerization of training rooms and hostels; (iii) lack of competencies with lecturing staff, required for teaching students in keeping with employers' demands; (iv) too low level of knowledge in physics, mathematics and computer disciplines with students of technical HEEs, due to the falling level of school education; (v) introduction of test system in Ukraine for recruiting students to HEEs as a measure of fighting corruption, while the testing system elsewhere has the totally different aim, to see the extensiveness and quality of one's school knowledge, that is, the quality (capabilities) of a future student; (vi) prevalence of lectures in the academic (training) program; (vii) poor knowledge of Ukrainian language by lecturers in technical HEEs; (viii) insignificant (if any) research activity of students due to financial constraints; (ix) absence of disciplines in the academic course for software designers, required in routine action, such as informatics (Microsoft Office skills etc.), economics, law; (x) a large part of students trained on contract basis, which expect to gain advanced professional knowledge, but have to listen to basic courses during the two earliest academic years, and are not entitled to preferences if they are excellent students; (xi) fleeing of foreign students from Ukraine.
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