Ukrainian Higher Education: what is happening and what is still to be done?

Ukrainian Higher Education: what is happening and what is still to be done?

Online event for EUF universities

Date: November 16th, 2023, 10:30AM – 12:00PM CET

Registration is open to academics and International Officers who are interested in the topic of Ukraine and/or wish to further support Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions. Note: This session is exceptionally open to staff members from non-member institutions. 


Ukrainian universities have had to overcome tremendous challenges to continue their mission while dealing with the invasion of their country. More than one and a half years after the beginning of the war, the situation remains dire, demanding the entire academic community to persist in working together. In this KEC session, Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions will share the current state of cooperation in the country and their institutions, highlighting their existing needs and ways in which other Higher Education Institutions can support them to continue their work.


Welcome & introduction
Networking icebreaker
The current situation in Ukraine: developments and impact on Higher Education Institutions
Prof. Yuliia Lysanets, Associate Professor at Poltava State Medical University
Dr. Nataliia Safonova, Associate Professor of Oles Honchar Dnipro National University
Questions & Answers
Cooperation Ukraine-EU: needs and improvements
Prof. Serhiy Riznyk, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation of Ivan Franko University of Lviv
Prof. Yurii Hrinchenko, Head of the International Relations Office of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University
DigiUni project: concept and how can other Higher Education Institutions get involved
Prof. Kseniia Smyrnova, Vice-Rector on Education (International Affairs) of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Conclusions & Wrap-up

Agenda subject to change.