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Ukraine's top university cancels classes until spring

Kyiv National University has no money to pay for heat and electricity.

Kyiv T. Shevchenko National University cancelled classes until springtime, energy expert Andriy Herus wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, 17 January. The information was later confirmed to Hromadske Radio by a KNU student.

According to Herus, the cash-strapped university had to cancel classes because it had no funds to pay for heat and electricity.

KNU students will study in a distant learning mode until March 5, although they have not received relevant instructions. The student told Hromadske Radio that the measure has been rumoured since December.

In the meantime, a rector's decree posted on KNU website contains the schedule of the educational process for 2017/2018. It decree instructs faculties and institutes to develop training schedules from January 24 to February 28 with educational and production practices outside the university walls, the work on thesis papers, and the fulfilment of independent work assignments.

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