17 October Serhii Kvit met with teaching staff and students of the university, choosing a major topic of discussion the implementation of the Law of Ukraine "On Higher Education". Also, during the visit he met with Heads of educational institutions of Zaporizhzhya.
Serhii Kvit in his speech highlighted the most significant aspects of the law, noting that, of course, its provisions are directly applicable, but requires compulsory and secondary legislation. The guiding principle, according to the minister, was to provide more autonomy to educational institutions - especially financial, with the ability to open their own bank accounts, etc..
To normalize the relevant legislation related work has already begun. Specifically, chairman of the Committee of of MES of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada Liliia Hrynevych has submitted to parliament a draft law "On amendments to the Budget Code of Ukraine".
However, there are norms of direct action, which now gives universities the right to work under the new rules. For example, higher educational institutions should not approve the staffing of the supervisory authorities have the right to create new organizational units recognize the Western diplomas only decision of the Academic Council, and not only after nostrification complex process. By the way, the first such event was held in Kharkiv, acknowledged diploma scholar of astronomy, who had studied in Germany.
No less actively interested students on academic mobility issue. Serhii Kvit noted that, in this area is very active and fruitful should work university Department of International Relations, that would quickly tracked information about grant opportunities of Foreign internships and more. In this regard, the Rector of ZNU Mykola Frolov told the guests about the new concept of learning foreign languages in ZNU. According to its provisions, students in all courses and specialties opanovuvatymut foreign language throughout the study period.
Many questions that addressed the guest concerned scientists proposals concerning regulations, so Serhii Kvit told about the site www.osvita.org.ua, which was created in the Ministry with a view to involving the public in discussions of the Law "On Higher Education". He offered to all who wish to join the process. In addition, the scientists invited to participate in the work of the National Agency for Quality. And also highlighted the fact that universities, especially, have to focus on the development of science, as their main achievement is the powerful teaching staff.
The guests were interested in the prospects of agricultural universities provided this year's entrance campaign, the nuances of credit-rating system, recommended to replace credit-modular, cancellation stamp of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and others.
At the end of the meeting, the guest thanked the administration of Zaporizhzhya National University for hospitality. Also, for him waited excursion in the campus of our university and its sports halls. Serhii Kvit visited the Museum of ZNU and resigned his post in the guestbook of ZNU.