On July 7, there was the presentation of the Ranking results of the transparency of national universities in Vinnytsia in 2015 conducted by the analytical center CEDOS
On July 7, there was the presentation of the Ranking results of the transparency of national universities in Vinnytsia in 2015 conducted by the analytical center CEDOS in the period from October 2014 to March 2015. The aim of the ranking was to find the best transparency practice and inform students, teachers and community of national universities in oder to learn from that practice.
“The term “transparency” in the Ranking concerns exactly to the access to information. The high position of the university in the Ranking does not mean that the university has no corruption or bribery, that the leadership pursues a transparent administrative policy or that the quality of education is higher than in the universities having lower positions in the Ranking” – explained Yehor Stadnyi, Executive Director of CEDOS.
Ninety-six national universities were selected for monitoring.* From October 2014 to March 2015 we had been carrying out a weekly monitoring of sites and generally sent 596 requests for public information. Universities were evaluated according to a 100-point scale based on 40 indicators.
The National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (71.3 points), Kharkiv National University named after V. Karazin (66.9) and Ternopil National Technical University named after I. Puliui (38.9) occupy the first positions in the Ranking. The universities are the first due to providing more information about the content of the curriculum, the higher than average levels of financial transparency and more careful strategy of the institution development. The results of other universities are very different – 79 of them haven’t even had 50 points. There are Vinnytsia universities among them: Vinnytsia National Technical University (29.1), Vinnytsia National Medical University named after M. Pirogov (28.1), Vinnytsia National Agrarian University (20.4). Moreover, the best financial transparency (15.5 out of 30) and administrative transparency (14 out of 20) has VNTU; Vinnytsia National Agrarian University is ahead of the rest in strategy policy due to its availability and received 5 out of 10 points; Vinnytsia National Medical University named after M. Pirogov is the best on informing about the content of teaching (23.1 out of 40). The last point is especially important for all participants because the content of the training programs is recognized by European colleagues as one of the first and basic tools of quality assurance of higher education. This information suggests the possibility of more advised choice of the applicant and, therefore, the higher motivation in training. However, in general Vinnytsia national universities have fairly good results.
Moreover, Yehor Stadnyi said:
“The recommendations, which we have already sent to each of the 96 universities, Vinnytsya universities will be offerd to learn from the experience not only of the best but in fact from themselves: from some of their departments and divisions that provide full information in a convenient and affordable way.”
* All national universities, except for those that are on the occupied territories, as well as universities of power structures. Universities in this category were chosen for study as such that have more than 800 thousands of students (56% of the public) and the education status of higher quality.