Serhiy Myronovych Kvit is a Ukrainian literary critic, journalist, educator and social activist. He is president of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. After finishing his secondary education with the advanced "Red Diploma," he entered Kiev State University for the philology faculty. He was appointed Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine by the First Yatsenyuk Government on 27 February 2014. and continued to hold the post under the Second Yatsenyuk Government. He did not retain his post in the Groysman Government that was installed in 14 April 2016.
In the October 2014 parliamentary election Kvit was elected Ukraine's parliament Verkhovna Rada as a non-partisan on the Petro Poroshenko Bloc electoral list (placed 11th on this list). The Verkhovna Rada terminated his powers as people's deputies when he was re-appointed to the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 2 December 2014.
Member of the Ukrainian far-right Ukrainian paramilitary organization the Stepan Bandera All-Ukrainian Organization «Tryzub». Tryzub became the basis for the formation of the right-wing coalition Right Sector, organization which played a significant role in the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, and Tryzub's leader, Dmytro Yarosh, became the leader of Right Sector. Serhiy Kvit is a friend of Dmytro Yarosh.
His specialties are mass communications and philosophical hermeneutics.