Online Parts of Study Visits

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20 April 2021 the Online Part of Study Visit "Introduction to Intercultural Communication" by Netherlands Business Academy, the Netherlands, was held.


The program of the online visit included:

  • Opening by Jan van Zwieten and Steve Austen “Short and long term ambition on internalization”

  • Presentation by Jan van Zwieten "why internationalization"

  • Panel discussion

  • Group discussion, answering the questions: “Why going international”, Short and Long term goals”, “What kind of organizational changes does it require”.

Presentations of panelists:

  • Taras Finikov "How to acquire intercultural competences"

  • Izabella Agardi "Aspects of image building and identity construction"

  • Mario Neve "The context of place and environment"

  • Hala Naoum Nehme "European citizenship issues, a personal experience".

28 April 2021 the Online Part of Study Visit organized by University of Foggia, Italy was held.


The program of the visit included the following topics:

  • prof. Stefano Netti: "The COVID-19 pandemic and the university system: new challenges and new opportunities for development and internationalization of Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions"

  • prof. Edagardo Sica, Topic: "International students and disability: ensuring accessibility to the Ukrainian higher education system"

  • prof. Domenico Viti, Topic : “Smoothing students’ culture gap: enhancing mutual understanding and relationship when studying in Ukraine”

  • PhD Olesia Benchak - Department of history and international relations, Uzhhorod National University, topc: “Working experience at UniFG International office within Erasmus+ program”

  • Giulio Esposito, topic: “Strategies to attract international students. Sharing best practices of University of Foggia in adaptation of international students”

16 April 2021 the Online Part of Study Visit "Data outcome from surveys. Admission and Integration practices" by Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany was held".


The program of the online visit included:

  • Virtual "Kaffeerunde" with

  • Data Analysis of survey outcome (group work - allocating the responses to work packages)

  • Best Practice@OTH AW with the head of the international office Dr. Annabelle Wolff

  • Tools for coordinating the international student life cycle: Mobility Online, Orientation Days, Buddy Program

  • Networking possibilities for international offices in German


14 April 2021 the Online Part of Study Visit "International students admission and integration practices of Mykolas Romeris University" was held gathering 57 participants from EU and Ukrainian HEIs.


The host of the Online Visit, Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), presented to the participants short information on the following topics:

  • Admission and Marketing office, International office, Career office

  • Recruitment strategies and marketing tools. Previous successes and failures. Lessons learned.

  • Pre-arrival preparation and guidance services to admitted international students. Step by step sharing of MRU practice

  • After arrival integration of international students. (Introductory week, orientation, student mentors (or student ambassador’s) activities from arrival, socio-cultural integration, mid-term follow-up, counselling and related services during entire study period)

  • Pre-departure meetings, pre-graduation orientation including career guidance (graduate traineeships, TRP for graduates to seek employment )

  • International student integration. Student experience.

7 April Online Part of Study Visit within EU Erasmus+ project “International Students Adaptation and Integration/ INTERADIS” was organized by Oliver Schmidt, CEO of Hultgren Nachhaltigkeitsberatung UG, Germany.

The Corona pandemic poses major challenges for all of humanity, challenges that can obviously only be met as a community. Our global world is not only digitally networked and technically developed, but also vulnerable. Science shows how important a systematically controlled process of internationalization also for Universities is. The internationalization of degree programs at Ukrainian universities as planned in INTERADIS creates important conditions for this.


In the process, these and other questions were discussed at the workshop:

  • How do we convince key internal and external partners and stakeholders to support us in this endeavor?

  • How do we as a university develop a good strategy and what resources do we need for this?

  • How do we reach students abroad?

  • And what marketing methods are available to place our offer to students well and to be able to compete against competing universities at home and abroad?


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11-12 February 2021 online and offline Kick-off meeting of Erasmus+ CBHE Project International Students Adaptation and Integration/ #INTERADIS (619451-EPP-1-2020-1-NL-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) was organized at Sumy National Agrarian University, Ukraine.

Oleh Sharov, General Director of the Directorate of Higher and Adult Education of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine; Madalena Rodrigues Pereira, coordinator of National Agency Erasmus+ in the Netherlands; Svitlana Shytikova, director of National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine welcomed the participants.

The EU partners Netherlands Business Academy, the Netherlands; Foggia University, Italy; Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden, Germany; Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania; Hultgren Nachhaltigkeitsberatung UG, Germany presented their organizations focusing on expertise regarding different aspects of work with International students.

Ukrainian HEIs: KROK University, Kyiv; Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University; Odessa National Politechnical University; Mariupol State University; Sumy National Agrarian University; V.N.Karazin Kharkiv National University; Ivan Franko National University of Lviv; National University of Water and Environmental Engineering, Rivne provided brief decription of HEIs and shortly analyzed as-is situation with International students.

Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine presented their tasks, activities, provided statistical data and achieved results regarding international students on the national level.

Key project issues including project goal, specific project objectives, indicators of the progress, project timeline, workpackage activities were described in details.

On the second day management, financial and administrative issues: including roles and responsibilities of the Coordinator team and Partners, cooperation and communication, payment arrangements, reporting, documentation, quality management were discussed. Special attention was given to dissemination, sustainability and visibility rules, the to-do list for start of project promotion was announced. Svitlana Shytikova provided valuable comments and answered to the questions of partners during the whole meeting.

The host of the kick-off Sumy National Agrarian University organized warm welcome for the participants and perfectly arranged all organizational issues.