Higher Education Institutions

Higher education in Ukraine: legal aspects of their functioning

The article clarifies that the legal mechanism of the system of regulation of higher
education is a set of international legal acts, obligations of Ukraine, the Constitution of
Ukraine, laws of Ukraine, by-laws and individual acts of application, intended to regulate legal
relations between the subjects of educational activities in the process of influencing the
education sector. It is determined that the peculiarities of the organizational and legal
mechanism of state regulation of higher education transformation are independent

Basic Principles of Scientific Research in Higher Education Institutions: Management and Financing

The article analyzes basic principles and specifics of managing and financing research activities in higher education institutions. The state of scientific research and the sources of its financing are analyzed, problems and prospects of scientific activities are explored. The necessity of introduction and implementation of state target scientific and technical programmes, as well as procedures of state certification of scientific activities of higher education institutions is justified.

Tendencies in developing university rankings and the ways of improving them

The article is devoted to university rankings: the problems of their development, the real results of their use based on the role they fulfil in modern society. The university rankings classification according to the level of coverage of universities (international global, international regional, national, intra-university rankings), the target groups of users (rankings for applicants, for employers, for investors and financial donors, for society, general rankings), the methodology of compiling (rankings based on objective indicators, on peer reviews, mixed rankings) is developed.