Ukraine’s Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports on July 8 took aim at one of the nation’s most respected universities, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. Other progressive educational institutions also came in for cuts in the government’s budget next year.
The proposed budget slashes funding by 43 percent to 50 percent for several Kyiv Mohyla departments, including philosophy, economic theory, finance and the law school. It also terminates stipends for students in journalism and social work in the master’s programs.
Kyiv Mohyla Academy was singled out for particularly harsh treatment. University president Serhiy Kvit said “we are troubled by the actions of the ministry and their impact on the education of our country’s young generation.”