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    New Management Challenges for Ukraine’s Universities: Surviving the 2014 Reform
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Wynnyckyj, Mychailo; Винницький, Михайло
    This article is devoted to the challenges that university education in Ukraine faces, including those that appear due to the adoption of the renewed law «On Higher Education». Systemic changes to higher education in Ukraine were needed for a long time even before the Bologna Declaration process started. They should allow the country and its universities, students and professors to feel integrated in the global system of tertiary education leading to the assurance of the quality of education in accordance with the highest international standards in learning and research. University autonomy and university reputation management are new to Ukraine, and present significant challenges to university administrators. The introduction of reforms brings many institutional changes and will lead not only to the creation of the National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education but also to a reduction in the number of universities in Ukraine.
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    International Benchmarking in Higher Education
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Vasilkova, Natalia Volodymyrivna; Василькова, Наталія Володимирівна
    This article is devoted to benchmarking as one of the research and management tools which is undertaken through planning and review processes at various higher education institutions worldwide and is aimed at enhancing their outcome. However, most Ukrainian universities still have to explore this instrument for themselves and incorporate it into their market research, strategic planning and performance evaluation processes.
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    What Can be Learnt from United States Academia: the Case Study of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Khutkyy, Dmytro; Хуткий, Дмитро
    Ukrainian academia in its current state needs fundamental modernization. With the ongoing political reforms, there is a realistic chance to introduce the best education and research standards. A case study conducted through the method of participant observation in a United States university illuminates academic principles and approaches, which are worth implementing in Ukraine. They cover the following domains: transparency, convenience for teachers and students, academic freedom and culture, legitimation of various forms of knowledge, teaching, study, and research patterns, and organization of department functioning. And these points can be introduced by internal decisions at university or departmental level.
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    Implementation of the Bologna Process in Finland and its Impact on Curricula Planning and Quality Assurance
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Syzenko, Anastasia; Сизенко, Анастасія
    This paper presents an overview of the system of higher education in Finland, discusses some important issues related to the implementation of the Bologna Process in Finnish universities, and explores various tools used for quality assurance in curricula planning and development. As Finland traditionally enjoys top positions in various international rankings on education, the experience of this country should be given significant attention when planning and implementing reforms in countries that are still under the process of harmonizing their systems of education with European and international standards.
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    Research at Universities in Germany
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Schiller, Daniel; Шиллер, Даніель
    In Germany, all universities have the task to carry out both research and teaching. However, due to a lack of differentiation and competition combined with chronic underfunding, research quality and attractiveness of the research environment at most universities did not keep up with public research institutes in Germany and lost ground at the global scale. This article discusses reasons for the state of university research in Germany and assesses the strategies that have been applied to improve research at German universities recently, in particular the Excellence Initiative.
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    University autonomy in Europe
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Estermann, Thomas; Естерман, Томас
    The article addresses the questions of University autonomy in Europe and countries of Tempus project ATHENA, which is to contribute to the development, reform and modernisation of higher education systems in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. The «institutional autonomy» is defined as constantly changing relations between the state and universities and the differing degree of control exerted by public authorities, which are dependent on particular national contexts and circumstances. Meanwhile autonomy reforms are an important driver of university modernisation. The article provides a general overview of the main trends in the four areas of university autonomy, namely: organisational autonomy, financial autonomy, staffing autonomy and academic autonomy. Finally, the main directions of further developments are identified.
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    Innovative Strategies of American World-Class Research Universities
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Hardener, Gregory; Antoniuk, Larysa; Антонюк, Лариса Леонтіївна; Tsyrkun, Olena; Циркун, Олена Ігорівна
    The article highlights the important role American research universities play in the US innovation system. It examines the types and specific features of university entrepreneurial activities. The necessity of implementing a transdisciplinary approach to research activity and new models of research alliances has been substantiated. The examples of successful cooperation between universities and business have been researched into.
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    The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Research Universities in Emerging Economies
    (ДВНЗ «Київський національний економічний університет імені Вадима Гетьмана», 2015) Salmi, Jamil; Салмі, Джаміль
    Governments in emerging economies are becoming increasingly aware of the important contribution that high performance research universities make to global competitiveness and economic growth. There is growing recognition of the need to establish one or more world-class research universities that can compete effectively with the best of the best around the world. Contextualizing the drive for world-class higher education institutions and the power of international and domestic university rankings, this article outlines possible strategies and pathways for establishing globally competitive research universities in emerging economies and explores the challenges, costs, and risks involved. The article starts by proposing an operational definition of a world-class research university. It then explores three strategic approaches for establishing a world-class research university and reviews the role of university leaders in this context. It concludes by outlining some of the specific challenges faced by emerging economies.