Features of public-private partnership in the field of higher education of Ukraine

Issue: №11, 2019

Doi: https://doi.org/10.37634/efp.2019.11.3

Introduction. The global financial crisis of the previous decade, the downturn of the economies of the leading developed countries of the world, the terrorist and military threat in different parts of our planet against the background of serious environmental problems and the depletion of natural resources make the need for comprehensive reforms in many countries of the world. Participation in social projects, stimulation and support of innovations, charity and charitable activity allows to protect vulnerable sections of the population and to promote welfare of the people as a whole. A state-business partnership is a simple and effective way to solve current problems. The purpose of the study is to outline the features of public-private partnerships in higher education. In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to use methods of studying economic phenomena and processes, in particular: comparison, historical and logical methods, systematic approach. Results. Public-private partnership is defined as an agreement made by the government with a private service provider to obtain a service of a certain quality and quantity at a fixed price for a certain period of time. Public-private partnerships may also involve the creation of a joint venture, that is, a consortium, to carry out large-scale projects. The Law of Ukraine “On Higher Education”, passed in 2014, opens up such an opportunity for higher education institutions. Thus, in Article 27 of the enacted normative legal act, the right of a higher education institution to declare the right of a higher educational institution to be the founder (co-founder) of other legal entities that conduct their activity in accordance with the directions of the educational-scientific-production, innovative activity of a higher educational institution and / or ensure the fulfillment of its statutory tasks. Higher education institutions may also form educational, scientific and research facilities, scientific parks and be part of a consortium. All participants of the complex, the consortium maintain the status of legal entity and financial independence. Conclusion. Summarizing the above, we can conclude that public-private partnership between the state and the private sector is a promising way of implementing large-scale projects in the field of higher education, solving current problems and a way to achieve economic development and intellectual potential of our country. Current problems do not seem to be beyond their control. In the process of implementing new PPP projects, ways will be found to solve existing problems, because cognition is seen as development, and in development - cognition of new, unknown and perspective.

Keywords : public-private partnership, higher education

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