In January 2022, our university won the competition for participation in the project «Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023 (MoI Ukraine)», implemented with the support of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, DAAD, Leibniz University Hannover (Germany) and Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

In addition to K-PNU, 15 universities from all over Ukraine participate in the project: Uzhhorod, Kyiv, Ternopil, Zhytomyr, Kryvyi Rih, Kherson, Nizhyn, Odesa, Poltava, Pereiaslav, Sievierodonetsk and Dnipro.

Main project tasks:

  • support for the internationalization of Ukrainian universities;
  • dissemination of knowledge about various aspects of internationalization;
  • advanced training for university staff for process and task management of internationalization in the field of higher education;
  • improvement of soft skills, intercultural competence, projects, conflicts and changes management;
  • promotion of German-Ukrainian academic cooperation;
  • development and strengthening of scientific cooperation in Ukraine, Germany and abroad.

Every month, project participants joined online training conducted by internationalization specialists from various European universities: Nataliia Butych, regional coordinator in Central and Eastern Europe of the international office of Leibniz University Hannover; dr.Birgit Barden–Läufer, Head of the International Office of Leibniz University Hannover; dr. Fiona Hunter, Head of the Center for Internationalization of Higher Education at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy);  Elspeth Jones, Professor at the University of Leeds (Great Britain); Tania Reiffenrath, Project Coordinator at the University of Göttingen; Sake Jager, project manager of the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).

Last week, the participants presented their projects that will be implemented in universities within the «Management of Internationalisation and German–Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023 (MoI Ukraine)».

Oleksandra Shamarina, leading specialist of the Office for International Cooperation, presented the developed project «Academic Mobility Platform».

The goal of Academic Mobility Platform is to popularize international academic mobility programs among students and increase their motivation to participate in such programs.

Main task of Academic Mobility Platform is:

  1. Organization of meetings on the topic “Programs of international academic mobility” with students of all faculties and the Educational and Research Institute of Ukrainian Philology and Journalism (approximately September-November 2022).
  2. Conducting a survey among students regarding awareness of academic mobility programs and motivation to participate in them (November-December 2022).
  3. Organization of workshops for students who are interested in participating in international academic mobility programs (February – May, 2023).

All meeting materials and other useful information will be placed in the Academic Mobility Platform tab.

We work for the European future of our university!

We keep holding the international line!