Universities will publish written theses on their websites

The Ministry of education of Ukraine has obliged the universities to publish the dissertation and reviews the official opponents in the electronic form.

This is stated in the decree of the Minister of education and science Serhiy Kvit, on the website of the Verkhovna Rada, which has not yet entered into force.

The order comes into force from the day of official publication. At the same time on the Parliament website indicates that it has not entered into force. The order was registered by Ministry of justice on July 22.



On the official web-site of higher educational institution (scientific institution), specialized scientific Council attended the dissertation (monograph published) to the protection section, which contains information about the Council’s work, are placed in read mode:

  • a copy of the dissertation in electronic form not later than ten calendar days before the date of protection;
  • reviews of official opponents in the electronic form (not later than ten calendar days before the date of defence);
  • abstract of the thesis not later than 30 calendar days before the date of protection.

These materials should be in the public domain within three months from the date of issue of the diploma of doctor of philosophy or doctor of science. MES hopes that such measures, in particular, to stimulate the fight against plagiarism.

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