“The Programme is important for developing team leadership; it enables the participants to acquire knowledge of efficient management, challenge analysis, definition of main goals and ways of their achievement”

Petro Yasniy, Rector, Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

14 Ukrainian higher education institutions took part in the second year of the Ukraine Higher Education Leadership Development Programme (2017-2018). 

As part of the Programme, participants mastered the skills of individual leadership, effective communication and teamwork. 

University teams worked on institutional change projects as well as developed and implemented a number of additional initiatives to improve their universities. Their dedication inspires university staff and students to act and lead change. 

Participating teams have become "generators" of qualitative positive transformations that gather proactive enthusiasts of the university.

10 universities have used the given by the Programme opportunity to undertake a study visit to a UK university. They have established working contacts with UK counterparts as well as studied their best practices in university governance, teaching, research and student experience.

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




Project title


Donetsk National University of the Economics and Trade named after Mykhailo Tugan-Baranovsky

“Info-hub” Student Service Centre


Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman

Implementing the University Strategy of Academic Integrity


Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Development of Entrepreneurial and Innovation Initiatives at the University


Kryvyi Rih State Pedagogical University

The Image of the University As a Result of Formation of Its Social Capital


Luhansk National Agrarian University

Educational Agrarian Centre “Donbass – Ukraine”


National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute"

Improvement of the System of Evaluation and Quality Assurance of Engineering Education at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”


Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University

Establishment of the Project Office as an Institutional Change and Step Towards the Development of University Potential


Poltava University of Economics and Trade

“Sandwich courses” as an Instrument of the University Leadership Potential Development


V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University

Development of International Competence of the Modern University


Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University

Brand Image of the University: Positioning Strategy of TNTU in the International Market of Educational Services


Ukrainian Catholic University

Supporting and Developing University Excellence: Programmes and Services


V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Openness University to Society and Business


Chernihiv National T.G. Shevchenko Pedagogical University

Implementation of Creative Spaces in University as a Driver of Innovative Growth of Education of the Region


Chernihiv National University of Technology

RISE – Rebuilding Integrity in Science and Education

“There is a dominating feeling of satisfaction from direct formation of change agents network in Ukrainian universities who are to significantly influence management, educational and research activities in the universities on the basis of leadership. There is more confidence that changes will become irreversible, by including new horizons and verticals in Ukrainian higher education system. The Programme has an extremely powerful motivating influence, forming our readiness and providing techniques for implementing changes”

Oleksiy Nestulia, Rector, Poltava University of Economics and Trade