Project activity

Project for cooperation with Cardiff Metropolitan University within the Internationalising Higher Education Programme supported by British Council in Ukraine

Project for cooperation with Cardiff Metropolitan University within the Internationalising Higher Education Programme supported by British Council in Ukraine

(Duration: 2016 – 2018 years)

Grant amount: 12 000 pounds

Funding instrument: British Council Ukraine

Partnership: University Cardiff Metropolitan

Project goals and objectives: the main objectives of the project were development of international strategy of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, improvement of international office management system, activation of participation in the international activity.

The main results of the project:

  • Internationalization strategy of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University was developed;
  • Within the development of the Internationalization strategy general SWOT-analyses of university activities was carried out and 2 strategic sessions within the discussion of the Internationalization strategy of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University were held;
  • During the working visits to the Cardiff Metropolitan University, the project participants got acquainted with the structure of the international department of Cardiff Metropolitan University; took over the experience of developing and implementing a strategy of internationalization for the Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University, outlining directions for reforming the structure of the international services;
  • 2 cycles of questionnaire about the international activity of the Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University were conducted;
  • The page of International Office of Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University in social network Facebook was created.

The Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme in 2016 supported by the British Council in Ukraine

The Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme in 2016 supported by the British Council in Ukraine

(Duration: 2016 – 2017)

Funding instrument: British council in Ukraine

The aim of the Programme was to assist reform in the sector of higher education through the development of universities leadership in Ukraine. The “Strategy of Internationalization for Donetsk National University” project was implemented during 2016 – 2017. The main objectives of the project are internationalization of strategy development, development of English-language Master Programmes in a distant format, development of methods of quality assurance according to British standards, increase of external and internal mobility.

Main results:

Government Programme of the Kingdom of Netherlands – “European partnership Programme “Matra”

Government Programme of the Kingdom of Netherlands – “European partnership Programme “Matra”

(Duration: 2016 – 2017 years)

Grant amount: 1 350 000 UAH

Funding instrument: European partnership Programme “Matra” supporting by Government Programme of the Kingdom of Netherlands.

Grant holder: Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University

The purpose of the programme was to create an educational online platform for development of entrepreneurship and social competences of the population of Donbass, based on the faculty of economics.

Partners:

  • Donetsk Regional Employment Center;
  • Donetsk Regional State Administration;
  • Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Main results:

  • 10 free on-line courses for development of entrepreneurship and social competences of the population of Donbass were created and placed on remote platform Moodle;
  • Consulting centers in Vinnytsia and Kostiantynivka.

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

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

Project acronym: “InterEuLawEast”
(Project duration: 01.12.2013 –31.05.2017)

Project Priority – Reforming of education programmes in the area of Social sciences, Business and Law

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: Masters of Law, lecturers 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 was development and implementation of educational master’s degree programme “International and European law”. It is aimed to increase the quality and actuality of the higher legal education that provided teaching of Master students seeking to obtain double degree diplomas in partner universities and to broaden horizons of knowledge and competences in the sphere of legal science. Partners had the following specific objectives:

  • To reveal needs in obtaining of education under the double-degree master programme “International and European law” in Russia, partner-countries and EU;
  • To study the experience of teaching law master programmes in partner universities;
  • To develop the programme “International and European law” curriculum;
  • To develop teaching materials;
  • To approbate and adjust the programme in partner universities;
  • To launch 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 growth of an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • To provide a comprehensive legal evaluation of the modern international relationships;
  • To develop an internationalization culture in the higher education systems in Russia, Ukraine and in the EU.

Main results:

  1. The development of new forms of learning.
  2. The introduction of modern information technologies to educational process.
  3. Advanced training of bachelors, masters and other students.
  4. Increase of scientific and methodological level of disciplines teaching.
  5. The maximal approximation of the curriculum to the needs of the economy and industry in Russia and the EU.

Results obtained in Vasyl’ Stus Donetsk National University:

  • A joint curriculum of the master’s program “International and European Law” was developed jointly with the NU UIA;
  • “Methodological Recommendations on the Methods of Teaching (Teaching) in Law and Training Based on the Resolution of Concrete, Practical Problem Situations (Case Studies)”) and “Methodological Recommendations on the Methods of Individual Learning; practical teaching tools” were developed;
  • A joint textbook on EU law was prepared;
  • 6 coordination meetings were held (Zagreb-Maribor (02.14.2014), Zagreb (June 25, 2014), Kazan (Nov 14, 2014), Riga (03.30.2015), Zagreb (23.03.2016), Maribor (21.04.2017)
  • 2 monitoring meetings were held (Odessa, 07.5.2014, 5.11.2015).
  • 8 meetings of the Board of the project were held (28.07.14, 21.11.14, 20.01.15, 08.04.15, 26.07.2015, 12.04.2016, 22.07.2016, 16.09.2016).
  • 6 meetings of the Expert Council of the project were held (23.06.2014, 08.08.2014, 24.11.2014, 06.02.2015, 08.12.2015.19.01.2017).

Sustainable Development Areas:

  • On the basis of the Center for International Educational Projects of the Vasyl’ Stus DonNU, courses of advanced training (internship) “Agreement on Association between Ukraine and the European Union: Law, Economy. Society “(10 – 9.12.2016, 35 teachers and lawyers and 15 teachers and applicants of economic faculties)
  • 2 distance courses were developed (European standards of human rights protection, EU transport law).

“Improving the efficiency of student services (IMPRESS)” 530534-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-UK-TEMPUS-SMGR

“Improving the efficiency of student services (IMPRESS)”
530534-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-UK-TEMPUS-SMGR

(Project duration:15 October 2012 – 14 October 2015)

Project acronym: “IMPRESS”

Priority: University Management and Student Services

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]

Project coordinator in Ukraine:
Donetsk National University

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/

Partnership:

  • Universityof Cordoba (Spain);
  • Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic);
  • EuropeanStudentsUnion (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 was to improve the student experience in Higher Education in Ukraine in order to bring it to European standards and so satisfy the current quality assurance standards in conformance with the Bologna Process. It was fulfilled by implementing new management structures in four leading classical Ukrainian universities. These structures had two parts which are the objectives of the project:

  1. The creation of fully operating modern Career and Employability Centers. These centers helped to systematize and modernize student services by covering the whole student experience – before entry (recruitment) during their study (placement, soft skills and student responsibility) and after leaving (graduating).
  2. The establishment of student representation in the management of the universities.
  3. The development of student societies that gave the students opportunity to foresee problems they encountered after graduating.

Activities:

  • Agreement on the Strategy
  • Improvement of existent Career Guidance Centers and Student Employment Structures
  • Dynamic development of student social competencies
  • Modernization of Student Union activity
  • Creation of Employment and Career Centers
  • Participation in the development of a national strategy for improving the efficiency of student services
  • Modernization of Social Network for Students
  • Dissemination
  • Improvement of Quality Control Systems
  • Management of the project

Results:
The outcomes of the project for each of four leading Ukrainian universities:

  1. An improved recruitment process.
  2. The renovated employment services that will increase future employability of students.
  3. The students are trained in “soft skills” to meet career targets.
  4. Modernization of student activities and experience in terms of knowledge about economy.
  5. The upgraded Alumni Societies services and career support.
  6. The retrained University staff with new vision of student competences and lifelong learning.

The outcomes of the project obtained in Donetsk National University:

Line of work “Recruitment”:

  • Web-site of DonNU in English was developed;
  • Pages of DonNU in social networks were created;
  • There were developed printed presentation materials in Ukrainian (35 types) and in English (7 types).
  • Line of project work “Student services”:
  • “Baddy-system”, aimed at the quick adaptation of foreign students to the Ukrainian educational and cultural environment was implemented in DonNU;
  • Students community «Interclub» was organized;
  • The system of student self-government bodies in DonNU was improved.

Line of work “Employment”:

  • Questionnaires for employers were developed;
  • “Passport of vacancies” was developed;
  • Consultations with employers and students were conducted;
  • Filling of the HireFY program with information about employers and students was performed;
  • The HireFY program testing was performed.

Line of work “Soft skills”:

Within the project there were:

  • 2 meetings of Supervisory Board (Zlin (17 – 19.04.2014), Brussel (9 – 11.11.2014);
  • 3 Soft Skills seminars (Newcastle, 1 –8.03.2014, Kyiv, 18 – 20.03.2015, Newcastle 8 – 12.02.2016);
  • 4 monitoring meetings (Kyiv, 7.03.2015, 1.09.2015, 8.12.2015, 4.04.2016);
  • 2 trainings for students (Kyiv, 21 – 23.06.2015., 2 – 3.04.2016).

Project dissemination:

“Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighboring Area”. 530465-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR

“Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighboring Area”. 530465-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-BE-TEMPUS-SMGR

(Project duration: 15 October 2012 – 14 October 2015)

Project acronym: “ATHENA”
Multi-country Structural Measures

Project Priority: Governance Reform

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]

Project coordinator in Ukraine:
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev
Phone: +380 (44) 239-31-82
Fax: +380 (44) 239-31-00
E-mail: [email protected]

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

Contacts:
Phone: +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: +380 (44) 239-31-50
Fax: +380 (44) 239-31-50
E-mail: [email protected]
Donetsk National University, Vinnytsia

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

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
  • DonetskNationalUniversity, 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 aimed to contribute to the development, reform and modernization of higher education systems in the Eastern Neighboring 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 aimed 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 had:

  • fostered the transfer of good practices in order to promote efficient and effective governance and funding reforms;
  • promoted inclusive approaches to governance and funding reforms, involving higher education institutions, public authorities and other relevant higher education stakeholders;
  • built the capacities of universities in the partner countries to modernize 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 (organization 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 and EU countries (organization of study visits, drafting of implementation roadmaps).
  • Third year: focus on policy development and regional benchmarking. Dissemination of project recommendations and policy roadmaps through a widely distributed publication.

Main results:

  1. The data was collected and the situation in the self-management of universities and financing of higher education was analyzed and priorities for each partner country were defined;
  2. The policy dialogue on institutional and financial autonomy in each Partner Country started;
  3. New skills were introduced by the university administration;
  4. The conditions for expanding autonomy and introducing more effective accountability mechanisms for higher education institutions in partner countries were improved.