When choosing a university in Ukraine, it is necessary to look at the availability of a license and a certificate of accreditation. If any of these documents lack, the activities of the educational institution are considered illegitimate, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhiy Shkarlet said in an interview with the Eastern Europe Bureau of Report.

“Today, all forms of ownership are equal in Ukraine, therefore, in the case of private and state universities, first of all, it is necessary to look at the availability of a license and a certificate of accreditation. The license entitles the university to carry out educational activities. It is impossible to enter any university without a license. As of today, I don’t know of any confirmed cases regarding any university, there were no complaints. If there are any, I am ready to accept the corresponding request from the Ministry of Education of Azerbaijan, from citizens, we will figure it out and see. There may be cases when some indecent universities, conducting economic activities, for example, without a license, simply collect money from foreigners, etc. Such cases are possible. A license is first of all important for parents, applicants themselves, authorized representatives of recruiting companies. The license gives the right to carry out educational activities. Second, an accreditation certificate is important. It speaks of the university’s ability to issue a diploma. If any of these documents lack, the activities of the educational institution are considered illegitimate,” he noted.