International meeting at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań

On November 23 and 24, 2023, the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań  (Republic of Poland) hosted a meeting of the Council of Vice-Rectors’ for International Relations, Heads of International Offices from 56 Ukrainian universities.

The rich event program had become an effective platform for discussing internationalization strategies (tools, priorities, project management, challenges and risks, academic mobility, recognition of results and evaluation). Svitlana Shytikova, coordinator of the Erasmus+ National Office, presented current EU Program competitions open to Ukraine to the participants, and dr. Zofia Sawicka, Deputy Director of the NAWA program, spoke about the directions of academic exchange programs and support for the Ukrainian university community during the Russian-Ukrainian war.

Online meetings with Mykhailo Vinnytskyi, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, and Prof. Jerzy Woźnicki, President of the Polish Rectors Foundation.

Members of the newly created council of Ukrainian universities interactively worked out decisions on the main sections and types of universities’ international activities: Reforming the legislation of Ukraine, Internationalization strategy, Academic mobility, International projects, Cooperation with university alliances, International education (foreign students), Participation and representation in an international professional network.

You can find the video about the meeting at the link:

K-PNU was represented by Tetiana Storchova, the Head of the Office for International Cooperation, PhD, Associate Professor.

We want to express our sincere gratitude to Prof. Rafał Witkowski, Vice-Rector for International Relations of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań and Prof. Ksenia Smirnova, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work (international cooperation) of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, for organizing the international event.

The Council will continue its work on solving pressing issues of the internationalization of the higher education system of Ukraine, since a number of activities are already planned in the near future.

Office for International Cooperation

International meeting at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań