Ukraine cancels licenses of colleges, universities in occupied areas

14:44, 07 February 2017
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Ukraine's Education and Science Ministry has revoked the licenses of higher education institutions located in temporarily occupied territory in Donetsk and Luhansk regions, Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, according to the ministry's press service.

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"After the annexation of Crimea and military aggression of the Russian Federation in the east of Ukraine in 2014, some higher education institutions have turned out to be in towns and cities where the [Ukrainian] government, particularly the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, cannot exercise powers for the time being," the report says.

Read alsoGov't approves new procedure for assignment and payment of scholarshipsIn 2014-2016, nearly two dozen colleges, universities, institutes and academies moved from Donetsk and Luhansk regions and Crimea to Ukrainian-controlled territory.

In particular, 40 "Crimea-Ukraine" and "Donbas-Ukraine" educational centers began work on the basis of these and other licensed universities last year. About 3,350 people applied to them during last year's admissions campaign.

A special qualification procedure has been developed for those students who got education in these institutions in Crimea after February 20, 2014, however, want their proficiency, results and the period of study to be recognized in Ukraine.

Moreover, those students from the uncontrolled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions who were enrolled for education and are in the Ukrainian electronic database have the right to study in Ukraine.

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