The university takes part in the following projects:
Participation of the University in the LEARNOPOLIS project
LEARNOPOLIS is a joint project of Ivan Franko National University of L’viv and Bayrot University within the program of the German Academic Exchange Service “Let’s build Digital Future Together – German-Ukrainian Cooperation in Higher Education (2019–2021)”, financially supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science of Germany. The overall goal of the program is the digital transformation and internationalization of the higher education system in Ukraine and its more active integration into European structures. The Lernopolis project is aimed at more active implementation and effective use of digital technologies and tools in the educational process in Ivan Franko National University of L’viv and Bayreuth University, as well as experience exchange. In addition, the goal of the project is to deepen cooperation between the two Universities, which began with a Memorandum of Cooperation signed in 2017. A number of successfully implemented projects in various areas confirms this success.
Targets of the “Learnopolis” project:
– intensification of digital technologies usage in the educational process;
– exchange of knowledge and experience in creating, expanding and implementing service proposals;
– enhancing of German-Ukrainian cooperation between Ivan Franko National University of L’viv and Bayreuth University;
– further development of digital technologies which involves regional innovation potential of L’viv region and Upper Franconia.
Beginning of the project -October 1, 2019.
Project duration – 2 years.
Project leader: Nikolai Toifel, Center for Professors and Teachers Advanced Training of Bayreuth University.
Project team: Alla Paslavska, Head of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Translation, Oksana Molderf, Assistant of the Department of Intercultural Communication and Translation.
email@example.com – Oksana Molderf
Participation of the University in Erasmus + KA1 projects
Erasmus +KA1 projects assume the academic mobility of students, teachers and administrative staff.
During the reporting period from May 2017 to May 2018, the University has joined a number of Erasmus + KA1 projects- international credit mobility that allow students to study during the semester. The teachers can teach in partner universities and the administrative staff, which is involved in the internationalization of the educational process, has the possibility to undertake the internships there in accordance with the agreements. The results of this year’s competition will be published in May-June 2018. The University is a partner in 49 inter-institutional agreements under the Erasmus + KA1 program and offers new opportunities for students and teachers every semester. During the reporting period, 8 agreements were renewed, cooperation with 5 new universities was established. The staff of the International Relations Department, in cooperation with the mobility coordinators at the faculties, held 5 Erasmus + information meetings. In April 2018, the staff of the International Relations Department together with the representatives of the Horizon 2020 held 3 information meetings-presentations of the Erasmus + KA2 program and Jeanne Monet.
On April 18, 2018, the staff of the International Relations Department together with the representative of the National Erasmus + Office of Ukraine took part in the Contact Meeting with the Dutch National Agency of Erasmus + and representatives of Dutch universities in Rotterdam and presented the experience of organizing and implementing the Erasmus + international credit mobility program at our University. In February 2018, the deadline for submitting applications for Erasmus + projects in various areas KA1 (until February 1, 2018), KA2 (until February 8, 2018) and Jean Monnet (until February 22, 2018) expired. The results of the competitions will be known in June-August 2018.
Erasmus + KA2 – Development of higher education potential
During this year’s Erasmus + KA2 competition, the University has joined 17 project proposals, which were sold by partner universities consortia. The University was the Project Coordinator in three projects.
The following faculties were the initiators of the projects: The Department of Information Support and the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics (10 projects), the Faculty of International Relations (1 project), Faculty of Economics (1 project), Department of International Relations (1 project), Faculty of Law (1 project), Faculty of Pedagogical Education (1 project), Faculty of Geography (1 project), Faculty of Journalism (1 project) .
The aim of the project is to support the reform and development of the quality assurance system of higher education in Ukraine. The project objectives include the development of tools necessary for the internal and external quality assurance ( QA) systems sustainable functioning; development of national universities and institutions potential, with the help of the implementation of QA tools trainings for the employees, development of organizational infrastructure of QA at different levels, piloting of internal and external QA models; stimulating wider involvement of students in the processes of self-analysis in universities; introduction of the self-analysis mechanism as an integral component of the universities functioning.
The aim of the project is to improve the economic situation in Ukraine by upgrading he organization and improving the quality of the vocational education system.
Project objectives: Further identification of the vocational education system structural problems in Ukraine, in particular the vocational education system teachers training, by studying and comparing the features of curriculum development project with the EU countries – participants; Innovative courses and didactic materials preparation and implementation in Ukrainian partner universities. These courses and materials were developed on the basis of and in accordance with the latest theories of education; Introduction of new forms of cooperation between the university and schools / colleges and institutions which represent the employers, as well as establishment of the new ways / directions for future teachers to gain early professional experience outside university classrooms in order to better accommodate the needs of economics and improve students’ preparation for future employment as teachers of vocational education.
According to the results of the 2017 competition, the University (Faculty of International Relations) won and started the implementation of one Erasmus + KA2 project (2017–2020): Rethinking Regional Studies: The Baltic-Black Sea Connection.
During this year’s Erasmus + KA2 competition, the University has joined 17 project proposals sold by consortia of partner universities. In three projects, the University was the Project Coordinator. The initiators of the projects were the Department of Information Support and the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Informatics (10 projects), the Faculty of International Relations (1 project), the Faculty of Economics (1 project), the Department of International Relations (1 project), the Faculty of Law (1 project), the Faculty pedagogical education (1 project), Faculty of Geography (1 project), Faculty of Journalism (1 project).
Jean Monnet Erasmus +
The university is implementing this Jean Monnet project at the Faculty of Business and Finance Management. During the 2018 competition for Jean Monnet projects, the Faculty of International Relations submitted two project proposals for the creation of a network and Jean Monnet Department at the University.
Jean Monnet’s projects aim to intensify the European integration discourse, to promote the excellence of European integration studies, to involve higher education institutions in the study of European integration processes and the dissemination of the United Europe ideas. During the reporting period, the Faculty of International Relations successfully completed the following two Jean Monnet’s projects:
Summer Courses in the European Law and Policies – the aim of the project 553310-EPP-1-2014-1-UA-EPPJMO-MODULE “ Summer Courses in the European Law and Policies” is the creation of permanent summer courses dedicated to the legal and political system of the European Union and they would take place at Ivan Franko National University of L’viv (Ukraine). The universities and higher education institutions from the Member States of the European Union and organization would participate. The educational process would be organized in accordance with EU standards in the field of teaching and content of courses.
In addition to organizing and conducting summer courses, the project provides accompanying activities such as: panel discussions and methodological seminars, curriculum development and relevant support on the Internet.
The EU’s Subnational Dimension is an interdisciplinary educational module within the Jean Monnet Erasmus + project (553355-EPP-1-2014-1-UA-EPPJMO-MODULE), prepared for master’s students seeking to deepen their knowledge about the European Union. This course is required for the Master’s degree in European Integration. This is the first educational module of the Jean Monnet project in L’viv region and is designed to promote the professionalization of European studies in higher education, stimulate their spread in other regions and support the development of the university program in European Studies. “The EU Subnational Dimension” educational module is interdisciplinary, incorporating various aspects of political science, public administration, economics and law. It diversifies the didactic content of European Studies and helps to overcome the traditionally predominant emphasis on supranational and national levels of government in the EU. This training course is designed to provide a more thorough, comprehensive, objective features of the development and functioning of the subnational level of EU governance. The Jean Monnet’s “EU Subnational Dimension Education” module will help students better prepare for their professional careers by developing a range of practical skills and competences, as well as by taking into account the regional factor in their interaction with the EU. In particular, it will be focused on involving Ukrainian regions into cooperation with the European Union. “The EU Subnational Dimension” educational module combines traditional lectures with interactive teaching methods. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to participate in workshops where they can gain practical skills in project management. It is envisaged to involve civil servants and the civil sector representatives who may become their future employers.
Participation in the TEMPUS program
In November 2017, two projects of the TEMPUS Program were completed:
Сoordinator – University of Westminster, Great Britain.
Coordinator – University of Potsdam, Germany
Participation in the program “Mevlana”
The university participates in the Mevlana academic mobility program, which envisages the exchange of students and teachers with higher education institutions in Turkey. Over the past three years, the protocols with seven Turkish universities have been signed. In general, since the beginning of the projects, 1 teacher has participated in the academic mobility program. During the reporting period, the protocols with Mehmetbey University in Karaman and Mugla University were signed, and the framework of cooperation with Istanbul University of Culture was discussed. In addition, during the reporting period a competition of teachers’ applications took place. Its aim was to participate in the Mevlana program at Selcuk University. Three teachers were nominated to participate in the academic mobility program. The results of the competition are expected in June 2019
Participation in the MOBIS project
The university is a partner of the MOBIS (MOBilita ’Incoming per Studio) project, which is funded by the Puglia region with the support of the European Social Fund. The project aims to promote intercultural, scientific and educational exchange, admission and studying during the semester at the University of Foggia students and postgraduate students from 18 universities in China, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, Armenia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, as well as to create and improve a network of permanent contacts between universities and between students. During the reporting period two students of our University attended the MOBIS project.
Participation in the scholarship program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
During the reporting period, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, 5 students of the Faculty of International Relations from our University together with students from Kyiv, Odessa and Dnipro studied during one semester at the University of Latvia (Riga) within the certification program in European Studies.
Long-range University projects:
Integrated university management information system – optimization of educational management processes through the improvement of the business model. Improving the information exchange quality for all participants in the learning process. Reducing the number of paper documents. Increasing the speed of management decisions. Improving the efficiency of human and technical resources. Increasing the transparency of the educational process (electronic journals, information, schedule, etc.). Ensuring synchronization with external information systems, including Unified State Electronic Database of Education.