In 2002 91 organizations, i.e. 6,2 % of scientific institutions of the whole country, were engaged in
holding scientific and technical work in our region. Independent scientific, research and designing
organizations are among them as well as the research departments of higher educational institutions, of
industrial and other types of enterprises.
The structure of scientific potential of the region includes the following four sectors:
the academic and branch sectors, the sector of higher education and the sector of plants and factories.
Today 26 higher educational institutions of III-IV levels of accreditation in the Donetsk region
prepare professionals of highest qualification, 16 of them being the state ones. 120,4 thousand young people
study in these institutions, 72,1 thousand are the full-time students. 66,7 thousand students (55,4%) study on
contract basis, and 51,5 thousand (42,8%) — at the cost of the state budget; the education
of 2,1 thousand (1,7%) is paid for by the branch Ministries and Departments,
0,1 thousand (0,1%) — by local budgets.
In the academic year 2001-2002 31,7 thousand students entered the institutions of the
III-IV levels of accreditation.
68 higher educational institutions of the I-II levels of accreditation in the region (4 of them being private) prepare
junior professionals. 51,1 thousand students study in these institutions, 27,7 thousand
(54,2%) — at the cost of the state budget, 4 thousand (7,9%) — at the cost of the local
budgets, 0,3 thousand (0,5%) — at the cost of the branch Ministries and Departments, and 19,1 thousand
(37,4%) — on the basis of contracts.
9,1 thousand of staff lecturers provide educational process in the higher educational institutions of all
levels of accreditation. The students are mostly taught in Russian (76,8 %). During the recent academic year
the per cent of students being taught in Ukrainian grew from 20,5 % to 23,2 %.