LVIV – DOU (developers.org.ua), a community of Ukrainian programmers, recently publicized its analysis of the ratings of the best institutions of higher education in the information technology (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, which was released on October 5, was based on the results of the admissions campaign of 2020, for which UCU received 189.15 out of 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 that has IT and related specialties on the basis of data from the EDBO, the single government electronic base on questions of education.
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 applications in the IT specialization at the institutions rated. The DOU rating included universities that received no less than 200 applications in the IT field. The Ukrainian Catholic University headed the list of 82 institutions of higher education in Ukraine. In 2019, UCU had shared first place with the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
Yaroslav Prytula, dean of the Applied Sciences Faculty, commented on this year’s rating by DOU: “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.”