Professor Roman Grynyuk, Donetsk National University, Rector

Professor Alfredo Moscardini, University at Northumbria, Newcastle, UK

In a recent report EUROPEAID/119860/C/SV/multi on Tertiary Education Assessment Ukraine, six main areas for improvement are mentioned. We are addressing each issue in turn giving a summary of the challenges and how Donetsk National University has responded to these challenges:

  1. International Cooperation
  2. Bologna Process
  3. Quality Control
  4. Engagement with External bodies and Business
  5. The Student Experience
  6. Governance

Summary

This paper attempts to analyse the weaknesses of the present Ukrainian Education System and show how Donetsk National University has used its very strong International links and projects to address these issues in the Donbas region. Through all its projects, DonNU has experimented with the latest ideas from Europe. It was the first to establish a reach out centre and promote the Knowledge triangle. It is the first to establish a reach out centre and promote the Knowledge triangle. It is the first to introduce EU Quality Assurance standards and processes. It is now creating Student Service Centres, which will help to raise the Ukrainian Student experience to the level of their European counterparts. It is hoped that the Ministry of Education and Science, Ukraine who will promote these ideas throughout Ukraine recognise its achievements.