Ukraine – is a country of Central-East Europe.
Capital Kyiv (Kiev).
State language Ukrainian. Russian language is widely used.
Ukraine is a presidentparliamentary republic with the authority divided between the President, Verkhovna Rada (legislative power, Parliament) and court system. Political life is characterized by a great umber of political parties. The main law is Constitution adopted in 1996.
Ukrainian universities take an active part in work of European educational bodies as well as European Association of International Education. Ukraine was one of the countries that signed the convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in Europe (Lisbon, 1997).
In 1999 the Parliament of Ukraine ratified the convention. Bilateral cooperation between Ukrainian and foreign universities is intensively developed. Ukrainian universities are active participants of the European union Programme TEMPUS.
Nowadays, popularity of higher education is growing.
Nature and Climate of Ukraine