Currently diplomas of Ukrainian universities are recognised in 35 countries on the basis of bilateral agreements of Ukraine on mutual recognition of academic documents and degrees. In particular, to date, such agreements exist with Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, China, Libya, Peru, Guinea, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, France and Estonia. Bilateral agreements on recognition of diplomas are signed with Russia and majority of post-Soviet countries (Uzbekistan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan). In these countries the procedure of qualification recognition is simplified to the utmost.
Ukraine, along with other 43 countries, is a member of the Lisbon Convention on the Recognition of higher education qualifications, which applies to almost all European countries. Besides European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Kazakhstan and Belarus also joined the aforementioned Convention.
In 2005, Ukraine joined the Bologna Declaration. At the moment, together with other 47 European countries, the government of Ukraine is constantly implementing Bologna reforms in the education system. Thereby, the country has chosen the course on European standards of education, integration into the European educational and scientific space. Furthermore, on the basis of the Bologna process and mutual agreements some foreign Universities directly recognise diplomas of certain Ukrainian universities. That means that if a Ukrainian university graduate whose diploma is recognized by a foreign partner has intention to work abroad, he/she does not need to verify his/her diploma.
When applying for a job abroad Ukrainian university graduates need apostille. This is a stamp confirming authentication of seal and signature. Upon obtaining apostille it is easy to check the authenticity of the certificate. If the diploma was issued after 2000, when the plastic documents were introduced, the Ministry of Education have samples of signatures of rectors and seals of all national universities within this period. When presented documents were issued earlier one have to send a request to the archives. Apostille is needed not in all countries, but only those which have joined the Hague Conference. Otherwise at the request of the employer the authenticity of the diploma is verified by queries. In the CIS countries and the countries of the former Eastern bloc Ukrainian diplomas are recognized by agreement.
KhAI recognition in worldwide and European international organizations and associations
International Association of Universities IAU/UNESCO
KhAI has been an active member of the International Association of Universities IAU/UNESCO since 2003. IAU/UNESCO brings together universities and organizations from 150 countries. Being a member of this organization, the university receives complete information about educational systems and institutions of the international community as well as programs, grants and events of IAU/UNESCO. KhAI delegation participated in the IAU/UNESCO General Conference, educational symposia. KhAI takes active part in IAU/UNESCO publications. KhAI is on IAU/UNESCO «World list of Universities and Other Institutions of Higher Education» and in IAU / UNESCO electronic database as well as on the official organisation's website. www.iau-aiu.net/content/institutions.
European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN)
In 2009 KhAI joined the European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) owing to its well-known scientific and technological development. The main goal of the EASN organisation is to develop aeronautics as a science. EASN supports its members in organising joint projects and student exchange programs, which allows universities to find new partners and strengthen existing relationships. Information about KhAI as a partner of EASN can be found on organisation's official website www.easn.net/network-members/cee/224/.
Partnership for European aviation universities PEGASUS
KhAI is the only university in Ukraine, which became an associate partner in the Partnership for European aviation universities PEGASUS in 2010. Membership in the PEGASUS organization gives participants the opportunity to introduce innovation and exchange programs between universities in different countries as well as aerospace industrial enterprises and relevant government agencies. One of the main objectives of the partnership is mutual recognition of programs by PEGASUS participants from different countries which leads to the "Europeanisation" of employment opportunities for graduates. Information about KhAI as a partner of PEGASUS can be found on organisation's official website www.pegasus-europe.org/?Associate_Partners:List_of_Current_Associate_Partners:Ukraine.
International Association of technical universities of CIS
In 2011 KhAI joined International Association of technical universities of the CIS countries, the main goal of association is to improve vocational training, quality of science and engineering education for modernization and technological development of the CIS countries. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on official website atuniversities.ru/index.php/chleny-atu.
Magna Charta Universitatum
In 2010 KhAI signed Magna Charta Universitatum during the 22th anniversary conference of the Association of European Universities in Bologna, Italy. Magna Charta Universitatum initiated the formation of common European educational space and determined the development of such prospectives of higher education as university autonomy, democratic principles of management, academic freedom of students, freedom of scientific research, indivisibility of study and research. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on official website
Educational and Methodological Association of universities of the CIS countries
In 2011 KhAI joined Educational and Methodological Association of universities of the CIS countries in the field of aviation, aerospace and rocket engineering. The association includes 38 universities which train specialists for the aerospace industry. Members of the association have continuous methodological assistance during transition to new international educational standards. Information about KhAI as a partner of the organisation can be found on the following website www.mai.ru/unit/ums/mai-partners/.
In addition, some countries have web resources where you can find out whether Ukrainian institution is recognised abroad. For example, to determine the recognition of university in Germany, you can check for the information on the following website