Taras Finikov PhD
Dr. Finikov acts as the manager and coordinator of educational and research projects, both Ukrainian and international, since 1999. These projects include creation of Ukrainian educational legislation, in particular, the Law “On Higher Education” in 2002 and 2014.
In 2009-2010 he worked as Deputy Minister of Education and Science, responsible for matters of higher education, in particular for the implementation of the Bologna system in Ukraine.
Upon the initiative of Dr. Finikov, the long-time program for monitoring the process of entering the Ukrainian higher education system into the European Area of Higher Education and Research is being implemented. Within the framework of this program under his auspices relevant studies were conducted and analytical reports were published (2012 and 2014).
Since 2016 Dr. Finikov is active national expert from Ukraine in Pan-European Platform on ethics, transparency and integrity in education (ETINED), organized by the Council of Europe.
Currently, Dr. Finikov is a member of the Collegium of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Accreditation Commission of Ukraine, and is a consultant to the Committee on Education and Science of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.