Born in 1965 in Uzhgorod, Professor Kvit teaches at the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism. He was rector (president) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from 2007 to 2014. In 2014-2016, he headed the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and facilitated the adoption of a new, progressive Law on Higher Education. From 2002 to 2007, he served as dean of the university’s social studies faculty. In 2001, he also founded the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism and became president of the Media Reform Centre, established to initiate open debate and promote more transparent media and government. In 2005-2011, Professor Kvit served as chairman of the Consortium of University Autonomy. His research interests and numerous publications focus on educational and media reforms, mass communications, and philosophical hermeneutics. He holds a PhD from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich and another doctorate in philology. He is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship at Ohio University, 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, Professor Serhiy Kvit is a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University.