COMPENDIUM CULTURAL POLICIES AND TRENDS IN EUROPE
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Ukraine/ 8.3 Arts and cultural education  

8.3.1 Institutional overview

According to amendments to the Law on Education, culture and art institutions of higher education will remain in the basic system of educational establishments of culture, not moving under the competence of the Ministry of Education.

In 2013, there were 12 state-owned institutes of higher education of I-IV level of accreditation and 64 communal colleges of I-III level of accreditation where 29 787 students studied in 26 areas. 8 027 students studied in institutes of I-II accreditation level and 21 760 students – in institutes of III-IV level. The latter include 13 118 students that received support from the state and 8 642 supported themselves.  

Primary arts education is available at 1 473 (1 485 in 2007) art schools, all of which are financed from local budgets and by fees. 344 000 pupils are enrolled and are taught by about 40 000 teachers.

Secondary and special education is provided by 6 state-managed art schools, 2 state-managed professional schools, and 56 municipal-managed colleges. 11 higher education establishments, including the National Academy of Music, the Ukrainian Academy of Arts, two State Conservatories, the Theatre Institute, the Institute of Arts, the University of Culture, and National Academy for Chief Managers in Culture and Art provide post-graduate courses, and 4 provide doctorate courses.

Ukrainian writers have a tradition of actively co-operating with colleges and higher education institutions e.g. there are some special lectures in the National University that are delivered by writers and dedicated to the history and theory of literature.

Recently, especially in the regions, e-facilities found in libraries are being actively used to provide students with, on the one hand, computer skills and on the other hand, up to date information during special study sessions in libraries.


Chapter published: 05-06-2015

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