ONMedU Has Entered the TOP-10 under the Anti-Corruption Policy Transparency Index (APTI-2017)!

Corruption has long been a systemic phenomenon in Ukraine. Its manifestations are found in all spheres of social life with varying intensity and depth of penetration. Higher education is no exception. Despite the noisy statements made by politicians and top management of the country, no significant changes have taken place.

In 2017, under the mission and tasks of the NGO “RCEIP”, its team launched a monitoring campaign aimed at assessing the level of transparency and effectiveness of anti-corruption policies of domestic higher education institutions. At the heart of the methodology there is verification of the facts of the HEIs compliance with Ukrainian legislation on prevention of corruption as well as introduction of internal mechanisms for anti-corruption compliance.

As a result of 9 months of our activists’ work, a Report has been prepared, which analyzes the problems of anti-corruption legislation compliance.

Distribution of higher education institutions (HEI) as to the transparency of anti-corruption activities – 2017

As it turned out, there is low transparency and effectiveness of anticorruption policy in higher education in general. After all, only 14 HEIs of 202 examined could be considered as having a “very high” and “high” level of transparency of anticorruption policy (Fig. 1).

Odessa State Academy of Technical Regulation and Quality with the index of transparency 83.62% is leading among all the educational institutions. It is significant, that the rating was headed by a HEI, whose name reflects the word “quality”. The assessment was done in 30 indices.

Top 10 institutions of higher education under the Anti-Corruption Policy Transparency Index (APTI-2017)

Top 10 institutions of higher education of Ukraine by the level of transparency of anti-corruption policy (APTI – 2017)

Look the rating of all the HEIs

However, 37 educational institutions did not respond to requests for access to public information even after appeals by the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. We note that it is impossible to judge the level of corruption in HEIs on the basis of the Report, and the subject of the study was only the TRANSPARENCY of anticorruption policy in HEIs.

We hope that prospective students will take into account how administrations are prepared to counteract the systemic and systematic evil in Ukraine – corruption in their choice of the future alma mater.