The quality restriction for the number of higher educational establishments should be in Ukraine for the sake of quality of higher education and concentration of higher school resources is necessary, Vice President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences Volodymyr Luhovy told a round table on the theme: "Problems of Development of Legislation in the Sphere of Higher Education," held on February 10, 2011.

"South Korea, which is approximately the same as Ukraine, has a restriction at 50 universities. In the civilized world, one university is per 0.5-1 million of population. Switzerland has 9 million of population and 12 universities, but seven out of them are included into 200 world's best universities. Higher educational establishments of Ukraine should reach a critical mass of personnel, scientific, financial, technological and organizational potential," the Vice President of the National Academy of Pedagogical Sciences emphasized, UKRINFORM reported.

The scientist called on specialists and legislators to primarily direct efforts to reaching the world quality of education in Ukraine.

The number of higher educational establishments in Ukraine in 2010 reduced against 2009 by 1%, from 861 tо 854. Including, the number of higher educational establishments of the 1st and 2nd accreditation levels reduced by 1.2%, from 511 tо 505, and the number of higher educational establishments of the 3rd and 4th accreditation levels remained almost invariable, 249 in 2010 and 250 - in 2009.
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