Author: Serhiy Kvit
Serhiy Kvit is the current and former (2007–14) president of the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy. He was the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine in 2014–16 and head of the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance of Ukraine in 2019–22. He founded the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism (2001) and has headed the Centre for Media Reforms and the Consortium for University Autonomy (2005–10). He is a former champion of Ukraine in fencing. He was awarded Fulbright Scholar grants to Ohio University (2006–07), Stanford University (2017–18), the Kennan Institute (Washington, 2009), and the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service (Cologne, 2010). He graduated from Kyiv Shevchenko National University’s Faculty of Journalism (1986–91) and obtained a D. Phil. from that university’s Institute of Journalism as well as a PhD from the Free Ukrainian University in Munich. Kvit’s works on mass communications, higher education reform, and philosophical hermeneutics have been published in Ukraine, USA, Canada, UK, and Germany.