From February 7 to 11, the first stage of training took place within the project «Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023 (MoI Ukraine)». These were busy days, full of new acquaintances and knowledge. The schedule of workshops can be found here.

The speaker of the first workshop was dr. Birgit Barden-Läufer, Head of the International Office at  Leibniz University Hannover. She presented the Leibniz University, shared her work experience in the field of internationalization.

During the first online meeting, the project participants had the opportunity to get to know each other, work in teams and exchange their impressions.

The next speaker was dr. Fiona Hunter, Head of the Center for Internationalization of Higher Education at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy). She considered the issue of higher education internationalization, its definition, goals, main ideas. Participants asked questions, discussed the internationalization of their universities, shared problems and considered ways to solve them. The online meeting took place in a very friendly and warm atmosphere.

Project management is another topic of the first workshop, which was presented by Leo Goudswaard for three days.

He talked about projects from scratch: main characteristics, stages of planning, implementation, possible risks and difficulties, expectations and results.

Before the start of the first training, the participants were given the task to fill out the Project Charter, in which they had to briefly describe the idea of their project, its goals, stakeholders, expected results, possible risks and the main stages of implementation. During the workshop with Leo Goudswaard, project participants presented drafts of their projects, had the opportunity to discuss them and receive very valuable advice on how to improve them.

After the workshops, the participants received homework and a list of literature that needs to be processed before the next meeting, on March 21. So, there will be a lot of interesting things to come!