RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND TOLERANCE IN THE INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTICES

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https://doi.org/10.17721/2523-4064.2021/4-5/12

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internationalization of higher education, religion, tolerance, freedom, cross-cultural communication, Ukraine, international students, multicultural communicative environment

Abstract

This paper presents the recent survey results among 160 international students of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. The survey aimed to analyse the international students' opinion concerning the religiosity of Ukrainians to distinguish the existing or possible problems in cross-cultural communication in higher education. Obtained data was generalised, analysed and compared with the results of the similar surveys conducted among Ukrainian respondents. The comparison revealed that religios ity, religious tolerance and religious freedom of Ukrainians, as perceived by international students, are noticeably lower than reported by Ukrainians themselves. The authors believe that the presented Ukrainian case is representative and valid for some neighbouring countries with cultural and historical connections with Ukraine and can contribute to the establishment of good international educational practices.

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2021-01-22

Author Biographies

Sergii Rudenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Doctor of Philosophical Sciences, Professor, Senior Researcher at the “Belt and Road Initiative” Centre for Chinese-European studies, Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology (Maoming, China), Professor of the Ukrainian Philosophy and Culture Department, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Vadym Tytarenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the His- tory of Philosophy Department

Eugene Piletsky, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Candidate of Philosophical Sciences, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of the History of Philosophy Department

Катерина Ган, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Master of Political Science, Assistant at the Research Group of the Faculty of Philosophy

How to Cite

Rudenko, S. ., Tytarenko, V. ., Piletsky, E. ., & Ган, К. . (2021). RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND TOLERANCE IN THE INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTICES. Bulletin of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv. Philosophy, 4(4), 53-68. https://doi.org/10.17721/2523-4064.2021/4-5/12