“The Programme helped me to believe in myself, to establish many connections with colleagues from other universities and to become involved in other projects for university development”

Svitlana Shchudlo, Drohobych State Pedagogical University

12 Ukrainian universities took part in the first year of the Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme (2016-2017). 

Under the Programme, the participants completed a series of trainings on leadership development, team work and change management, worked on their institutional change projects, and visited a UK partner university to learn best practices for successful implementation of their initiatives. 

Participation in the Programme facilitated the search for the innovative models of effective communication and cooperation on the principles of shared leadership. It also contributed to forming a perception of a change as an opportunity for quality transformation. 

University profiles and results of their participation in the Programme can be found under corresponding links below.



Project Title


Donetsk National Technical University

University as a mover of the local community and business reforming


Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University

Internationalisation Strategy of Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University


Drohobych Ivan Franko State Pedagogical University

Development and implementation of a mechanism for evaluating educational programmes with application to internal systems of quality assurance


Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Soft Skills Portal for Leadership


Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University

Development and implementation of the programme on fostering university professors' readiness for providing research-based education


Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University

Complex approach to higher education quality assurance system


Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University

Building a European university – a leader of regional development and education in the East of Ukraine, an active participant of the conflict ending process


Mariupol State University

Internationalization as a way of enhancing the competitiveness of a modern university


Ukrainian National Forestry University

Leadership in the development of study programmes with advance workplace training (dual programmes)


Lviv Polytechnic National University

Implementation of a student-centred approach to the design and delivery of study programmes


Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University

Strengthening the strategic partnership “University-Business”


Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University

Leadership development and building a change management system in a displaced university

“We are very thankful to the Programme for the opportunity to rethink our vision of future internationalization strategy for the university, for creating a plethora of ideas, inspirations and motivation for future changes in Ukrainian higher education”

Tetyana Oriekhova, Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University