montenegroHERE Seminar “Research-based teaching and learning: From national and institutional policies to practice”

Date: 28-29 May 2018

Location: University of Montenegro, Podgorica, Montenegro

Participants: HERE, NEO representatives, EU Universities staff.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Vadym ZAKHARCHENKO, Vice-Rector, National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”, HERE;
2. Volodymyr LUGOVYY, First Vice-President, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, HERE;
3. Veronika TKACHENKO, NEO – Ukraine manager.

Programme and materials:

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Participants from Ukraine:

1. Iryna Zolotaryova, professor of Information Systems Department, Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics, HERE team member
2. Irina Sikorskaya, International Relations Office Director, Donetsk State University of Management, Mariupol, HERE team member

Description and key information:

Participants: Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) from EU neighbouring partner countries, National Erasmus+ Offices' (NEOs) representatives, European and Partner countries experts, representatives from the host institution (University of Montpelier).

The two-day Seminar was opened by welcome address from by Anne SPANGEMACHER, EACEA project officer and Nadia LAGARDE, vice-director of International Relations Department vice-rector of the University of Montpellier
Michael GAEBEL, SPHERE Team presented the program, idea and the tasks of the Seminar.

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On 31 January 2018 the Government approved the Selection Committee members of National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance.

The Committee consists of 9 representatives: 4 participants from European organisations and 5 participants of the Students Association, Employers, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and National Academies of Sciences. Proposed candidates were submitted by relevant institutions. One of the main requirements for Selection Committee members was the availability of scientific degree and / or academic rank or professional experience at least 5 years for all, except students and international representatives.
Selection Committee members have been approved for 3 years without the reapply for the second term.

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Title: 1st European Learning & Teaching Forum
Date: 28-29 September, 2017
Location: University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), Paris, France
Participants: institutional leadership and managers with responsibility for learning and teaching, directors of learning centres and learning labs, and academic staff and researchers, policy-makers and other interested stakeholders.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Svitlana Kalashnikova, Director, Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, HERE.

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Title: 12th European Quality Assurance Forum "Responsible QA: committing to impact"
Date: 23-25 November, 2017
Location: University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
Participants: rectors and vice-rectors responsible for QA, QA officers in higher education institutions, students, QA agency staff and researchers working on higher education or the QA field, representatives of European University Association (EUA), the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE) and the European Students' Union (ESU).

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Volodymyr LUGOVYY, First Vice-President, National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, HERE team member.
2. Vadym ZAKHARCHENKO, Vice-Rector, National University "Odessa Maritime Academy", HERE team member.

There was Rector Bogdan Egorov and Vice-Rector Maryna Mardar, Odessa National Academy of Food Technologies, Ukraine among participants.

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Title: Study Visit for Higher Education Reform Experts “Quality culture in practice: Scotland and the University of Edinburgh”
Date: 5-6 October 2017
Venue: University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)

Participants from Ukraine:
• Taras DOBKO, Senior Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, National Higher Education Reform expert;
• Andriy STAVYTSKYY, ECTS Coordinator, Associate Professor, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, National Higher Education Reform expert.


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Title: HERE Annual Conference 2017 “EU and its Neighbors: Higher Education Policy and Cooperation”, funded by European Union and organized by the SPHERE
Date: 11-12 December 2017
Location: Hotel Bloom (Brussels, Belgium), European Commission (Brussels, Belgium)
Participants: Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts (HEREs) from EU neighboring partner countries, European and Partner countries experts, representatives from the European Commission.

Participants from Ukraine:
1. Svetlana SHYTIKOVA, Director, NEO in Ukraine
2. Olena KOZIEVSKA, Deputy of the Head, the Parliament’ Committee Secretariat (Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine), HERE team member
3. Irina SIKORSKAYA, International Office Director, the Donetsk State University of Management in Mariupol, HERE team member
4. Volodymyr BAKHRUSHYN, Professor, D. Sc., Zaporizhia National Technical University, HERE team member

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