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  1. 1. 20-th Anniversary Celebration of the Fulbright Program Activities in Ukraine International Conference “Higher Education in Ukraine: Internationalization, Reform, Innovation” April 20-21, 2012 Ukrainian House, 2 Khreschatyk Str., Kyiv, UkraineThe goal of the conference is to critically assess the past, present, and future of highereducation in Ukraine within the context of international education trends of European andformer Soviet and socialist states.Key topics to be discussed at the conference:  University governance and educational policy  From teaching universities to research universities  Inclusive education/special education for people with special needs in Ukraine  Standardized testing (for admissions, assessment of learning outcomes, etc.)  National qualifications framework  Introduction of PhD programs (in Ukraine and other post-socialist countries)  Employers’ involvement in higher education  University ratings and rankings  The role of foundations and /or NGOs in educational reform  Contributions of exchange programs (Fulbright and others) to higher educationThere are a number of experts from Ukraine, Poland, the United States of America, UnitedKingdom, Russia, France, Austria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Slovakia and other countriesparticipating in the conference.Greetings to conference participants will be presented by the US Ambassador to Ukraine JohnF. Tefft, and president of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Minister ofEducation and Science of Ukraine in 1999-2005 Vasyl Kremen.Conference languages: English and Ukrainian; synchronous translation will be provided inall sessions.Conditions of participation and registration for conference visitors:Registration is open until April 15, 2012 on the conference websitewww.EducationConferenceUA2012.org.uaConference registration fee is 100 UAH (registration on the 1st day) or 75 UAH (registrationon the 2nd day) to be paid at conference registration upon arrival. You will receive conferencematerials, access to coffee-breaks and reception. You are responsible for your own meals,accommodation and travel costs during the conference.Students are not required to pay the registration fee.Conference Organizers:

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