On 5 October, DOU, a community of Ukrainian programmers, publicized its analysis of the ratings of the best institutions of higher education in the IT field in Ukraine. The Ukrainian Catholic University, in particular its Applied Sciences Faculty, received first place among all Ukraine’s institutions of higher education. This year’s rating was based on the results of admissions campaign 2020, for which UCU received 189.15/200 points on the weighted average of applications in the IT field.
In previous years, the DOU rating was based on a survey of students and graduates of universities who work in the IT field regarding the quality of education at their universities. This year’s analysis rated each university which has IT and related specialties on the basis of data from EDBO (the single government electronic base on questions of education). The researchers focused on indicators of the entrant’s level of preparedness and the popularity of specializations, using the average test score in the category “weighted” for the part of applications in the IT specialization at the institution. The DOU rating included universities which received no less than 200 applications in the IT specialization. In this way, the Ukrainian Catholic University headed the list of 82 institutions of higher education in Ukraine.
In 2019, UCU shared first place with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and, in general, the DOU platform has been doing similar ratings for four years in a row now.
“We are extremely pleased to be in the circle of respected Ukrainian universities and, I think, it is worthwhile for us to test our strength in ‘deep international water.’ A rating according to entrance scores is only one measure of quality, easy to calculate. But there are many measures of quality, difficult to calculate, but which are truly more important and which we are trying to develop at UCU. I am sincerely grateful to the team, teachers for their dedicated work, and our partners, students, applicants, and their parents for their great faith in our university.” Yaroslav Prytula, Dean of the Applied Sciences Faculty, thus comments on this year’s rating.
DOU (developers.org.ua) is a Ukrainian platform of software developers, created to distribute news, analytical articles, and fresh information connected with information technologies.
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