The British Council together with the Institute of Higher Education implemented a three-year project to increase the capacity and competitiveness of displaced universities. 

The participants of the project:

  • Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University
  • Mariupol State University

The project involved the best practices of the UK and aimed to help displaced universities develop the following areas of work:

  • efficiency of university governance
  • improving teaching and learning
  • internationalization
  • development of English-language competence of academic staff
  • development of student self-governance
  • strengthening cooperation between universities and local communities
  • increase of social responsibility of universities through the involvement of the academic community in addressing the challenges, which local communities face

Project results:

  1. Enhanced competence of partner universities’ staff and students enabling them to provide effective governance and management of the university.
  2. Improved teaching and learning due to increased competence of teachers.
  3. Renewed partner universities’ institutional development strategies launched and available for internal and external stakeholders.
  4. Enhanced quality of education in partner universities due to modernized syllabi capable to meet the current challenges of local communities; improvement of teaching and learning excellence, establishment of effective governance, and development of internationalization.

The project was EU-funded.