Valentyna ANTONIUK


The paper is dedicated to the problems of integration of Ukrainian higher education institutions into the European Higher Education Area. Problems of higher education in Ukraine and the importance of Euro-integration for solving them are analysed. The institutional basis of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and forms of international cooperation in higher education are investigated. The main priorities of the latter’s development at present stage are identified, in particular the indicators for modernizing the higher education system (HES) of Ukraine. Analysis is conducted to examine the development of international cooperation of Ukrainian higher education institutions and their participation in European educational programmes. It is concluded that Ukrainian HEIs are more actively engaging in various forms of international cooperation. Unwavering integration of the Ukrainian higher education system into the EHEA facilitates the advance of Ukrainian universities in the international ratings. However, this reveals the weak spots of the European integration processes, highlighting several directions for improving the state policies and HEI’s activities with regards to creating better conditions for deepening cooperation in the field of higher education.

JEL: I23, I25, F15, F55, О15

Ключові слова

Higher education; European integration; European Higher Education Area; European programmes; higher education institutions; institutional basis; international cooperation; Erasmus+ programme; TEMPUS programme.

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Received: August 9, 2021.

Reviewed: August 16, 2021.

Accepted: August 20, 2021.



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