Participation in International Projects




“Leading and Managing Change in Higher Education”


Short project title: La MANCHE

Multinational joint project

Priority: Reform of university governance

Duration: October 15, 2012 – October 14, 2015 (36 months)

The La MANCHE project's specific objectives are:

1) to map out current leadership skills and prevalent management models at HEIs in the participating Partner Countries (PCs)

2) to map out the broader environment and socio-economic conditions in which HE modernization processes in the PCs evolve

3) to transfer context-sensitive good governance practices and models for effective leadership and change management from EU HEIs to HEIs in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

4) to build the leadership capacities of the senior management at PCs HEIs with a focus on transformational leadership

5) to involve EU and PCs HEI leaders in interactive peer learning and exchange of good practices in the field of HE governance

6) to provide a platform for critical dialogue and to promote joint problem solving and interaction among PCs HEIs and other key stakeholders in HE; in particular, to stimulate grassroots leadership initiatives among students

7) to develop and promote a context-sensitive strategy for leading and managing change in HE in the region

8) to raise awareness on the European Higher Education Modernization Agenda and the need for HE reforms in the PCs.



International University College (Dobrich, Bulgaria)

European partners:

University of Thessaly (Volos, Greece)

French National Institute for Agricultural Research – AhroSyup Dijon (Dijon, France)

Polytechnic Institute of Braganca (Braganca, Portugal)

University College Birmingham (Birmingham, UK)

Clevecherri. com (Birmingham, UK)

Partner countries:

Armenian National Agrarian University (Yerevan, Armenia)

Gavar State University (Gavar, Armenia)

State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic) (Yerevan, Armenia)

Yerevan State University (Yerevan, Armenia)

Belorusian State Economic University (Minsk Belarus)

Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (Gomel, Belarus)

P.O. Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel (Gomel, Belarus)

Vitebsk State Technological University (Vitebsk, Belarus)

Caucasus University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Gori Teaching University (Gori, Georgia)

International Black Sea University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)

Comrat State University (Komrat, Republic of Moldova)

Moldova State University (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

State Agrarian University of Moldova (Chisinau, Republic of Moldova)

Alecu Russo Balti State University (Balti, Moldova)

Ukrainian Partners:

National Coordinator – Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (Severodonetsk)

Cherkasy State Technological University (Cherkasy)

National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute” (Kharkiv)

Lviv Academy of Commerce (Lviv)

Lutsk National Technical University (Lutsk)

National University “Lviv Polytechnic” (Lviv)

Odesa National Economic University (Odesa)

Expected results

At the institutional level:

  • Self-assessment and external analysis of leadership and management skills and models in HEI of PCs.
  • Development of university programmes and recommendation materials on leadership and management changes.
  • Strengthening potential of young leaders and women leaders.

At the national level:

  • Understanding the process of modernization of higher education in the partner countries and its impact on HEI.
  • Defining effective European models in the field of leadership and management changes.
  • Conducting trainings on leadership and management changes, organization of local trainings aimed at both managers and administrators of HEI in partner countries.
  • Organization of national conferences on the subject of changes that contribute to modernization of partner countries.
  • Development of Strategies for management changes in higher education of partner countries.

At the international level:

Promoting transnational cooperation of leaders of European universities and universities of partner countries and other stakeholders in higher education through the virtual scientific and research institute.

Project Contact Information:

Official Project Website:

Official Project Email:



Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University has become the first university in Luhansk region to become a full partner of Erasmus Mundus “HERMES”!

Erasmus Mundus is an educational programme of the European Union aimed at increasing attractiveness of European higher education, fostering international cooperation, accelerating mobility for university students, teachers and scholars in the EU and worldwide.     

The programme was opened in 2004 for countries, which did not become the members of the European Union. In 2013, there were selected 57 Erasmus Mundus projects. Thirty Ukrainian universities became participants of the approved projects. The project “HERMES” allows students, teachers and researchers to study or undergo training in the best European universities for free. The project will last 4 years, its total funding is 2,299,375 Euros.

The project coordinator is National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athens, Greece).

Partner institutions:

Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria,

Tallinn University, Estonia,

Europa-Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany;

Ca’Foscari University of Venice, Italy;

University of Salerno, Italy;

Linköping University, Sweden;

Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, Armenia;

Gavar State University, Armenia;

Azerbaijan University of Languages, Azerbaijan,

Belarusian State University, Belarus,

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Georgia.




“Fostering the Knowledge Triangle in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova”


Short title and project number:


Aim of the project:

  • Formation of a knowledge system for the university heads of Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova on modern approaches to organization and management of the knowledge triangle.
  • Detailed analysis of the conditions that create obstacles for effective integration of higher education, research and innovation in Partner countries.
  • Development of activities for preparing long-term use of project results and support of the knowledge triangle in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.
  • Initiation of national processes for creating a legal framework that would help to accelerate the process of integration of higher education, research and innovation in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine.

Summary of the project:

The project aims to support the ministries of Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine in implementation of the process of integration of higher education, research and innovation. Partners simultaneously carry out the analysis in the three countries, study problems, needs and target priorities. Coordination of activities within the project is carried out by Paderborn University. The project also involves partners from the EU: Latvian University and Žilina University. The project consortium also includes 34 universities from each partner country, research and project organizations, as well as national ministries of education.

The project is designed for 3 years. The first part of the project focuses on activities aimed at analysis of issues and conditions, as well as advanced training of project partners. The second part of the project focuses on the specification of objectives and activities for dissemination of the project results.

Coordinator: Paderborn University, Germany


Žilina University, Slovakia

Latvia University, Riga, Latvia

Belarusian National Technical University, Belarus

Belarusian National University of Informatics and Radio Electronics, Belarus

Gomel State Technical University Suhogo, Belarus

Belarusian State Economic University, Belarus

Ministry of Education, Belarus

United Institute of Informatics Problems of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarus

Scientific Technology Association Infopark, Belarus

National Transport University, Kyiv

Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

Uzhgorod National University

The Council of Rectors of Ukraine, Ukraine

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukraine

The State Road Transport Research and Design Institute, Ukraine

Moldavian Economic Academy, Ukraine

Agrarian State University of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

Alecu Russo Balti State University, Republic of Moldova

National Agency of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Republic of Moldova

Scientific and Technological Park "Academica", Republic of Moldova

Union of Rectors of Moldova, Republic of Moldova

Ministry of Education of Republic of Moldova, Republic of Moldova



No. 543968

“Modernization of Postgraduate Studies on Security and Resilience for Human and Industry Related Domains” (SEREIN)

The key goal is development of modern theoretical and practically oriented training courses for masters, postgraduate students and advanced training of specialists. The future programmes will cover several areas where security plays a crucial role: telecommunications, banking, aviation and space exploration, energy, transport. Participants receive financial and expert support from the European Union.


Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia

City University, Great Britain

Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Institute of Iformation and Communication Technologies, Bulgaria

Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per Informatica, Italy

Sevastopol institute of Banking of Ukr. Acad. of Banking of NBU, Ukraine

Ternopillian Pul'uj Nationa University, Ukraine

National Aerospace University "KhAI", Ukraine

Institute of Special Communications and Information Security, Ukraine

Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport, Ukraine

Khmelnitskiy National University, Ukraine

Technological Institute of V.Dahl East-Euro Nat. University, Ukraine

Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine MESU, Ukraine

Research Production Corporation "RADIY", Ukraine

Ukrainian Security Industry Federation USIF, Ukraine

Ukrainian Students Association (USA), Ukraine

"Lime Systems" LTO-LS, Ukraine


5. Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme

The programme is carried out on the basis of mutual agreement between the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of the Educational Sciences of Ukraine, the British Council in Ukraine, the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (UK) with the assistance of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Ukraine.

Aim of the Programme – to assist reform in the sector of higher education through universities leadership development in Ukraine. Forty universities of Ukraine will be involved in the Programme during 3 years (2015 – 2018).

By the end of 2018, the following agreed outcomes will be delivered:

  • A national cohort of «change agents» – well equipped specialists ready to implement  innovation changes in their higher education institutions
  • 40 Ukrainian academic partnership visits to the UK
  • Systems for dissemination, networking and sharing effective leadership practice of higher education leadership development
  • Effective implementation of leadership development by change agents in the system of higher education or a separate university through determination of their status and improved achievement indicators of the university
  • Universities are clear about their role and responsibility in terms of expanded autonomy through renewal of university strategies

Detailed information about the Programme is presented on the official web sites of

the Institute of Higher Education of the NAES of Ukraine

the British Council in Ukraine

Coordinator of the Programme – Institute of Higher Education of the NAES of Ukraine.

Contact person – Svitlana Kalashnikova, Director of the Institute of Higher Education of the NAES of Ukraine –

Selection Results of Participants in Leadership Development Programme 2016

Donetsk National University

Donetsk National Technical University

Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University

Boris Grinchenko Kyiv University

Taras Shevchenko National University

Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University

Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University

Mariupol State University

Ukraine National Forestry University

Lviv Polytechnic National University

Poltava National Yuri Kondratyuk Technical University

Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University


6. Internationalising Higher Education

As part of its Internationalising Higher Education programme, the British Council in Ukraine in December 2015 announced a Call for applications for grants for a range of mobility and partnership activities between higher educational institutions in Ukraine and in the UK.

The British Council is supporting the implementation of the 2014 Law on Higher Education, as part of an enhanced suite of programmes in education, science and culture, aimed at supporting Ukraine's European choice and ambitions for international partnership, by making the UK the partner of choice for Ukraine in reforming its education system.

The priorities are those areas where the Government of Ukraine considers the UK’s experience to be most relevant. These include quality assurance at national and institutional levels; improved English teaching and English-medium teaching within universities; the development of effective leadership within HEIs; training for researchers in international communication skills; support for student self-governance; and the development of effective, accountable and autonomous university management and governance.

Enquiries can also be sent to

Exploratory grant application form 

Partnership grant application form

The winners of Ukraine IHE Grant Application Call 2015 with their partner institutions:

Exploratory Grants


Applicant HEI

Partner HEI


Aston University

V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University


Dnipropetrovsk National University of Railway Transport named after Academician V.Lazaryan

University of Lincoln, Business School


Imperial College London



Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics

University of Southampton


Kirovograd State Pedagogical University named after V.Vynnychneko

Durham University


Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Engineering&Technology



Liverpool John Moores University, Faculty of Engineering&Technology

Food Resources Institute of National Academy of Agrarian Sciences


London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London

under negotiation


National Aerospace University named after N.Ye.Zhukovsky "KhAI" (Dept. of Composite Structures & Aviation Materials)

University of Manchester


National Aerospace University named after N.Ye.Zhukovsky "KhAI" (Dept. of Transmitters, Receivers & Signal Processing)

University of Central Lancashire


National Aviation University

Aberystwyth University


National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Rivne

Queen's University Belfast


Odessa Mechnikov University

University of Aberdeen


Petro Mohyla Black Sea State University, Mykolayiv

University of the West of England


Poltava National Pedagogical University

University of Leeds


SHEI "National Mining University", Dnipropetrovsk

University of Exeter


SHEI "National Mining University", Dnipropetrovsk

University of Surrey


Sumy State University, Medical Institute

University of Sheffield


Ukrainian Catholic University

King's College London


Ukrainian National Forestry University

Edinburgh Napier University;
Pro Skills UK Group


University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University (LTSNU)


University of Sussex

Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


Uzhgorod National University

Middlesex University London


Vinnytsia National Technical University

Liverpool John Moores University


Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

University of Leeds

One-Year Grants


Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics

Northumbria University


Sheffield University

Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Two-Year Grants


Bila Tserkva National Agrarian University

Writtle College


Donetsk National University at Vinnitsa

Cardiff Metropolitan University


Institute of Higher Education, NAESU

Higher Education Academy, UK


Kingston University, School of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering

Lviv State University of Life Safety


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Digital Technology & Education


University of Westminster

I.I. Mechnikov Odessa National University; Ivan Franko National University of Lviv


7. EU ProjectRenewing of function evacuated from Luhansk to Severodonetsk Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (Luhansk oblast)”

The project is aimed at arrangement of the Donbas largest university – Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University in new territory. The project will help to provide normal living conditions for internally displaced students and staff. Some departments will also carry out educational activities remotely using specific hardware.

Place of Implementation: Severodonetsk, Luhansk oblast

Target group: population groups affected by the conflict

Project Aims: Creating conditions for further education of the University students and providing work for teachers who, due to the military conflict, are forced to move to Severodonetsk basing on the existing University department, creating basic living conditions for students and teachers in conditions of forced displacement.

Project Activity:

Installation of engineering equipment, repair of buildings and roofs, purchase of furniture and equipment for dormitories, arrangement of Distance Learning Center, purchase of computers and office equipment.


8. Reviving learning: Assistance to displaced Luhansk University EUNU Dahl

No. KHA057

This grant is an award by the United States of America, acting through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Ukraine Confidence Building Initiative (UCBI) as implemented by Chemonics International Inc., operating in Ukraine under the SWIFT IV IQC Contract No. AID-OAA-1-14-00006

This activity will reduce tensions and frustrations stemming from limited resources in conflict-affected communities in Luhansk oblast by helping displaced and new students benefit from a fully functioning university, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (V. Dahl EUNU), which was forced to evacuate to Severodonetsk in 2014. UCBI will equip V. Dahl EUNU with critical IT and office equipment, furniture, textbooks, and other academic supplies.

Project Objectives

  • Re-equip two key university faculties with IT and office equipment, furniture and textbooks, and support a promotional campaign that will help rebuild the university’s capacity to provide Ukrainian youth with quality education in Luhansk oblast.
  • Reduce tensions and frustrations around limited resources in conflict-affected communities in Luhansk oblast by helping displaced and new students benefit from a fully functioning university.
  • Increase capacity of vulnerable local communities to manage tensions exacerbated by the conflict in the East.


9. UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme

Launched in 1992, the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme promotes international inter-university cooperation and networking to enhance institutional capacities through knowledge sharing and collaborative work.

The Programme supports the establishment of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in key priority areas related to UNESCO’s fields of competence – i.e. in education, the natural and social sciences, culture and communication.

Through this network, higher education and research institutions all over the globe pool their resources, both human and material, to address pressing challenges and contribute to the development of their societies. In many instances, the Networks and Chairs serve as think tanks and as bridge builders between academia, civil society, local communities, research and policy-making. They have proven useful in informing policy decisions, establishing new teaching initiatives, generating innovation through research and contributing to the enrichment of existing university programmes while promoting cultural diversity. In areas suffering from a dearth of expertise, Chairs and Networks have evolved into poles of excellence and innovation at the regional or sub-regional levels. They also contribute to strengthening North-South-South cooperation.

Today, the Programme involves over 700 institutions in 126 countries.

UNESCO Chairs in Ukraine

1. Chaire UNESCO de linguistique (1992), Pedagogical Institute of Kiev

2. UNESCO Chair in Information and Communication Technologies in Education (1995), International Science and Technology University (ISTU), Kiev

3. UNESCO Chair for Philosophy of Human Communication (1996), Petro Vasylenko Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture

4. UNESCO Chair on Human Rights, Peace and Democracy, Tolerance and International Understanding (1998), National University of Kiev-Mohyla Academy, Kiev

5. UNESCO Chair in Cryobiology (1998), Institute of Cryobiology, Kharkov

6. UNESCO Chair in Ecology of a Technogenous Region (1997), Donetsk State University (DonSU), Donetsk

7. UNESCO Chair in Technical Higher Education, Applied Systems Analysis and Informatics (1999), National Technical University of Ukraine «Kyiv Polytechnical Institute», Kiev

8. UNESCO Chair in Environmentally Clean Technologies (2000), Kharkov State Technical University for Automobile and Road Engineering (KSTUARE), Kharkov

9. UNESCO Chair in Preventive Education and Social Policy (1999), Academy of Pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev

10. UNESCO Chair in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (1999), International Centre for Molecular Physiology, Kiev

11. UNESCO Chair in New Information Technologies in Education for all (2002), International Research and Training Center for Information Technologies and Systems, Kiev

12. UNESCO Chair on "Spiritual and Cultural Values through Education" (2009), Volodmyr Dahl East-Ukrainian National University


10. International Long-term Project “Accessibility of Higher Education for Students with Disabilities” (since 2010)


Carol Funckes, Sue Krueger, Arizona State University, Arizona, USA;

Lisle Kauffman, Centre for Inclusive Education, Kansas, USA.

At the invitation of Rector Prof. Porkuian O.V., Lisle Kauffman continues to work on a project in Kiev in 2015-2016 academic year within the programme “Fulbright in Ukraine”. It is his third grant project with V. Dahl EUNU (2010, 2013, 2015).