Today, July 4, Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko chaired a meeting of the working group on the implementation of the provisions of the Law of Ukraine "On Education" which concern higher education.
The meeting participants were Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Lilia Hrynevich, President of the Union of Rectors of the Institutions of Higher Learning of Ukraine, Rector of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Leonid Hubersky, President of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine Vasyl Kremen and other rectors of the leading institutions of higher learning of Ukraine.
The members of the working group discussed a package of bills designed to improve the financing system of higher education and to increase the financial autonomy of higher education institutions ( the draft laws "On Amendments to the Law of Ukraine" On Higher Education "and other laws of Ukraine on financing higher education", "On Introduction changes to the Tax Code of Ukraine regarding the non-profit status of higher education institutions and scientific institutions, "On Amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine on the Financing of Higher Education").
According to the results of the discussion, participants endorsed a decision on refining the package of laws by taking into account the position of the members of the working group, the public organization "Union of the Rectors of the Institutions of Higher Learning of Ukraine and agreed to consider the finalized documents at the next meeting with a view to submitting the final version of the draft laws to the Parliament.
It should be noted that the Government has established the working group under the chairmanship of Vice Prime Minister Vyacheslav Kyrylenko. The group is considering the draft laws designed to improve the system of financing of higher education, to increase the financial autonomy of higher education institutions and to develop draft government decisions necessary for the implementation of the Law "On Education" (2017).