They discussed possibly reorganizing Vernadsky Tauride National University (TNU) by merging it with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
On February 3, a special meeting was held in Kyiv. Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk chaired the meeting.
Representatives from TNU, the Ministry of Reintegration, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Permanent Representative of the President of Ukraine in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, MPs, and others attended the event. Additionally, representatives from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy were present.
The parties presented arguments both for and against the reorganization. They also highlighted the importance of considering various circumstances, including TNU’s role in addressing current issues related to Crimea.
The participants concluded that Tauride National University should develop a strategy. This strategy should enable the institution to become a competitive educational institution and an intellectual center for the return and restoration of Ukrainian Crimea.
After the meeting, Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk instructed Taurida National University’s management to create and submit a university development strategy to the Ministry of Education and Science, including a clear implementation plan.
The official summarized that Tauride National University should be a competitive educational institution, with an emphasis on the Crimean component in terms of training and research.