Towards the Freedom-Seeking Mission of the Ukrainian University

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dc.contributor.author Kvit, Serhii
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-23T09:17:13Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-23T09:17:13Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Kvit S. Towards the Freedom-Seeking Mission of the Ukrainian University / Serhiy Kvit // Universities & Intellectuals. - 2021. - Vol. 1, no. 1. - P. 30-35. - https://cerc.edu.hku.hk/universities-and-intellectuals/1-1/towards-the-freedom-seeking-mission-of-the-ukrainian-university/ en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/23133
dc.description.abstract What do we know about the challenges faced by universities and intellectuals in the country with a long history of statelessness? In this essay, I address this question by looking at the development of the Ukrainian university. In the post-Soviet environment, institutions that are regarded as higher education entities very often have nothing to do with genuine university traditions. For example, the ability to issue higher education diplomas is not a sufficient condition for being an institution of higher education. However, that is not always obvious in the post-Soviet circumstances. Instead of adhering to global standards of organizational purpose, values and standards, some post-Soviet politicians and academics have a tendency to be proud of the international competitiveness and scientific achievements of the Soviet period, when the totalitarian state spent considerable resources on the needs of the military-industrial complex and communist propaganda. The university communities are thus tempted to stay in the shadow of the narratives created by the colonizer. In this essay, I will explore the implications of this from the viewpoint of decolonization, increased social significance, and, as a matter of fact, (re)establishment of the Ukrainian academia. en_US
dc.language.iso en uk_UA
dc.subject history of statelessness en_US
dc.subject education diplomas en_US
dc.subject Soviet university en_US
dc.subject communist subjects en_US
dc.subject Kyiv-Mohyla Academy en_US
dc.subject safeguard against corruption en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title Towards the Freedom-Seeking Mission of the Ukrainian University en_US
dc.type Article uk_UA
dc.status first published uk_UA
dc.relation.source Universities & Intellectuals en_US

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