ATHENA

“Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighboring Area”

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Project acronym: “ATHENA”

Multi-country Structural Measures

Project Priority — Governance Reform

Project duration: 15 October 2012 — 14 October 2015

EU funding instrument: Interregional Programme European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument

Tempus grant amount: € 1,191,277.00 Euro

Grant holder: European University Association, Belgium

Target group: Authorities, administration, academics of Higher Educational Establishments

Coordinator:

Thomas Estermann, Head of Governance, Autonomy and Funding Unit

Contacts:

Phone: 00 322 743 1146

Fax: 00 322 230 5751

E-mail: [email protected]

General Manager of the Project:

Thomas Estermann, Head of Governance, Autonomy and Funding Unit

Contacts:

Phone: 00 322 743 1146

Fax: 00 322 230 5751

E-mail: [email protected]

Partnership:

  • University of Coimbra, Portugal
  • Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal
  • University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Science, Finland
  • University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
  • Free International University of Moldova
  • Cahul state university “B. P. Hasdeu”
  • National Rectors’ Council of Moldova
  • Ministry of Education of the Republic of Moldova
  • Yerevan State University
  • Gavar State University
  • State Engineering University of Armenia
  • State Universities Rectors Council of Armenia
  • Republic of Armenia Ministry of Education and Science
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
  • Donetsk National University, Ukraine
  • Odessa I.I. Mechnikov national university, Ukraine
  • Lesya Ukrainka East-European National University, Lutsk, Ukraine
  • National Rectors` Council of Ukraine
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Project goals and objectives:

The ATHENA project aims to contribute to the development, reform and modernization of higher education systems in the Eastern Neighbouring partner countries Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine. As a structural measure, it is designed to support structural reform processes and the development of strategic frameworks at the national level. ATHENA ultimately aims to enhance the quality and relevance of higher education systems in the targeted partner countries and to increase their voluntary convergence with EU developments.

Based on an in-depth assessment of system-specific needs, ATHENA will:

  • foster the transfer of good practices in order to promote efficient and effective governance and funding reforms;
  • promote inclusive approaches to governance and funding reforms, involving higher education institutions, public authorities and other relevant higher education stakeholders;
  • build the capacities of universities in the partner countries to modernise the management of financial and human resources.

Activities:

  • First year: focus on research (data collection and analysis on the situation in university autonomy and funding in the partner countries) and on starting the policy dialogue around these issues (organisation of country workshops to discuss these topics, drafting of policy roadmaps).
  • Second year: focus on capacity building for universities and policy dialogue between public authorities in ENPI East countries and EU countries (organisation of study visits, drafting of implementation roadmaps).
  • Third year: focus on policy development and regional benchmarking exercise. Dissemination of project recommendations and policy roadmaps through a widely distributed publication.

Expected results:

I. Detailed knowledge on the state of play in HE autonomy & funding and identification of priorities in each PC;

II. Start of policy dialogue on institutional & financial autonomy in each PC;

III. Acquisition of new skills by university management staff;

IV. Improved framework conditions for HEIs in the PCs with more autonomy and better accountability mechanisms.

Project coordinator in Ukraine:

Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev

www.univ.kiev.ua

Phone: 00 +380 (44) 239-31-82

Fax: 00 +380 (44) 239-31-00

E-mail: [email protected]

Responsible persons:

Dr Tatyana Trubchaninova, Acting Head, Foreign Languages Department, Law Faculty, Ukraine National Coordinator

Contacts:

Phone: 00 +380 (44) 239-31-55

E-mail: [email protected]

Svitlana Bilous, Group Head, Department for International Cooperation, Teacher of Legal English, Law Faculty

Contacts:

Phone: 00 +380 (44) 239-31-50

Fax: 00 +380 (44) 239-31-50

E-mail: [email protected]

Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia

www.donnu.edu.ua

Responsible person:

Dr Tatyana Vlasova, the Head of the Centre of International Educational Projects

Contacts:

E-mail: [email protected]

Project web-site: http://www.athena-tempus.eu

IMPRESS

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“Improving the efficiency of student services (impress)”

530534-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-UK-TEMPUS-SMGR

Project acronym: “IMPRESS”

Priority: University Management and Student Services

Project duration: 15 October 2012 — 14 October 2015

EU funding instrument: Structural Measures

Tempus grant amount: € 823.937,72 Euro

Grant holder: Northumbria University (Newcastle), Great Britain

Target group: students, graduates, teaching/administrative staff.

Coordinator:

Dr Rebecca Strachan, Associate Dean for Learning (Northumbria University)

Contacts:

Phone: +44 (0) 191 227 3979

Fax: +44 (0) 191 243 7630

E-mail: [email protected]

General Manager of the Project:

Professor Alfredo Moscardini (Northumbria University)

Contacts:

Phone: +44 796 895 0123

Fax: +44 (0) 191 243 7630

E-mail: [email protected] 

Partnership:

  • University of Cordoba (Spain);
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic);
  • European Students Union (Belgium);
  • British Ukrainian Reach Out Centre (United Kingdom);
  • Shoofly Publishing Ltd (United Kingdom).
  • Donetsk National University;
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv;
  • V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University;
  • Ivan Franko Lviv National University
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine;
  • Ukrainian Association of Students’ Self-Government;
  • Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Project goals and objectives:

The primary goal of the project is to improve the Student Experience in Higher Education in Ukraine. This is to bring it to European standards and so satisfy the current quality assurance standards in conformance with the Bologna Process. It will fulfil this goal by implementing new management structures in four leading classical Ukrainian universities. These structures will have two parts which are the objectives of the project:

  1. The creation of fully operating modern Career and Employability Centres. These centres will help to systematise and modernise student services by covering the whole student experience — before entry (recruitment) during their study (placement, soft skills and student responsibility) and after leaving (Alumni).
  2. The establishment of student representation on the management of the universities.
  3. The development of student societies that will give the students a foretaste of problems they will encounter after they leave the university.

Activities:

  • Agreeing the Strategy
  • Creating the New Placement Services
  • Creating Improved Recruitment Services
  • Preparing Students for Life after University
  • To encourage Student Societies at the partner universities
  • Forming the Student Support Service
  • Development of National Strategy
  • Establishing a Social Network for Students
  • Dissemination
  • Promoting Sustainability
  • Establishing Quality Control Systems
  • Managing the project

Results

The expected outcomes from the project are for each of four leading Ukrainian universities:

  1. An improved recruitment process.
  2. A renovated student placement services that will increase future employability.
  3. Students trained in “soft skills” to meet career targets.
  4. The modernisation of student activities and experience in terms of the knowledge based economy.
  5. An upgraded Alumni Societies services and career support.
  6. Retrained University staff with new vision of student competences and lifelong learning.

As it is a structural measure, the wider results will be:

  1. A Strategic Cooperation Framework with the Ministry.
  2. Closer cooperation amongst all stakeholders of the labour and educational markets.
  3. An Improvement to regional economy and social infrastructure.
  4. The introduction and implementation in Ukraine of the Best Practice of Student Services in Europe.

Project coordinator in Ukraine:

Donetsk National University

http://www.donnu.edu.ua

Responsible person:

Dr Tatyana Vlasova, the Head of the Centre of International Educational Projects

Contacts:

E-mail: [email protected]

Project web-site: http://www.impress-eu.com/

InterEuLaEast

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“European and International Law Master programme Development in Eastern Europe — InterEULawEast” 544117-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-HR-TEMPUS-JPCR

Project acronym: “InterEuLawEast”

Project Priority — Curricular reform in the area of Social sciences, Business and Law

Project duration: 3 years — 01.12.2013 — 01.12.2016

EU funding instrument:

Interregional Program European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument Tempus grant amount: 1 037 070, 00 Euro

Grant holder: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business (Croatia)

Target group: Law Master students, academics of Higher Educational Establishments

Coordinator:

Hana Horak, Head of Department of Law

Contacts:

Phone: 00 385 (0) 1 23 83 380

Fax: 00 385 (0) 1 23 35 633

Е-mail: [email protected]

General Manager of the Project:

Hana Horak, Head of Department of Law

Contacts:

Phone: 00 385 (0) 1 23 83 380

Fax.: 00 385 (0) 1 23 35 633

E-mail: [email protected]

Partnership:

  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Economics and Business (Croatia)
  • University of Maribor, Faculty of Law (Slovenia)
  • Higher School of Social Technologies in Riga LLC (Latvia)
  • Kazan (Volga region) Federal University (Russian Federation)
  • Tyumen State University (Russian Federation)
  • Voronezh State University (Russian Federation)
  • Taurida National V.I.Vernadsky University (Ukraine)
  • Donetsk National University (Ukraine)
  • National University “Odesa Law Academy” (Ukraine)

Project goals and objectives:

The broad aim of this project is development and implementation of educational master’s degree programme “International and European law”. It aims to increase the quality and actuality of the higher legal education that will provide teaching of Master students seeking to double degree diplomas obtaining in partner universities to broaden horizons of knowledge and competences application in the sphere of legal science. Partners seek to achieve following specific objectives:

  • Revealing needs in obtaining of education under the double-degree master programme “International and European law” in Russia, partner-countries and EU;
  • Studying the experience of teaching under the legal master programmes in partner universities;
  • Developing the programme “International and European law” curriculum;
  • Developing of teaching materials;
  • Approbation and adjustment of the programme in partner universities;
  • Launching of the programme of scholarships for Russian and Ukrainian sides;
  • To contribute to the development of research capacity in the legal studies;
  • To help promote creativity, competitiveness, employability and the growth of an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • To provide a comprehensive legal evaluation of the modern international relationships;
  • Developing an internationalization culture in the higher education systems in Russia, Ukraine and in the EU.

Activities:

WP 1. Curriculum Development

Content Definition

Content Assessment

Profiling, Trainer Selection

Fine Tuning

WP 2. Accreditation

Local Accreditation

Cooperation Agreements

WP 3. Capacity building for Master Tutors

Study visits to EU partner institutions / stakeholders

1 Training by EU experts at PCUs

WP 4. Implementation of curricula

Guest lectures and internships

Master Thesis Support

Quality Assurance of the Master Implementation

WP 5. Monitoring and quality control

Internal quality control and monitoring

External quality control and per review

Monitoring Reports

WP 6. Dissemination and Sustainability

Develop a web-portal

Organization of seminars and conferences for stakeholders

Reciprocal dissemination of the information among employer-organisations

Final project event

WP 7. Project management

Kick off meeting

Consortium meeting one

Consortium meeting two

Consortium meeting three

Ongoing project and financial coordination

Expected results:

I. The development of new forms of learning.

II. The introduction of modern information technologies to educational process.

III. Increasing training of bachelors, masters and other students.

IV. Increasing scientific and methodological level of disciplines teaching.

V. The maximal approximation of the curriculum to the needs of the economy and industry in Russia and the EU.

Project coordinator in Ukraine:

National University “Odesa Law Academy”, official site: http://onua.edu.ua

E-mail: [email protected]

Responsible persons:

Associate professor Vadym Barskyy, Head of the Department  of International Relations, Ukraine National Coordinator

Contacts:

Phone: 00 +380 (48) 268-93-23

E-mail: [email protected]

Project web-site: http://iele.weebly.com

Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia

www.donnu.edu.ua

Responsible person:

Dr Tatyana Vlasova, the Head of the Centre of International Educational Projects

Contacts:

E-mail: [email protected]