Serhiy Kvit is a prominent expert on educational issues, professor of Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism. He has been rector (president) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy since 2007 until 2014. Serhiy Kvit occupied the position of the minister on education and science of Ukraine in 2014-2016 when progressive Law on Higher Education was adopted. In 2002-07 he was dean of the university’s social studies faculty. He founded the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism in 2001 and became president of the Media Reform Centre, set up to initiate open debate and promote more transparent media and government. In 2005-2011 he served as chairman of the Consortium of University Autonomy. Dr Kvit’s research focuses on educational and media reforms, mass communications, and philosophical hermeneutics; he has published several books and numerous articles. He has a PhD from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich and also holds a doctorate in philology. He subsequently held a Fulbright scholarship at Ohio University, US, a Kennan Institute scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington DC and a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship at the University of Cologne. Currently Serhiy Kvit is a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University.