UEPA representatives are participants of the workshop of the DAAD THEA Ukraine X project at the Münster University of Applied Sciences (Germany)


Representatives of the Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy, Head of the Research Team, Associate Professor of the Department of Automation, Metrology and Energy Efficient Technologies Hanna Hrinchenko and Head of the Permanent Working Group on Internationalization and Project Activities, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Pedagogy, Methodology and Management of Education Roman Nesterenko took part in the THEA Ukraine X Kick Off Workshop within DAAD project “Multiplication Training for Higher Education Administrators in Ukraine”. Organizer: FH Münster University of Applied Sciences with the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Münster, Germany.

Mrs. Hanna Hrinchenko was selected to the III cohort of the THEA Ukraine X project as a participant with her micro-project on teaching internationalization of third-level higher education students at UEPA, and Mr. Roman Nesterenko was invited as an expert on internationalization of HEI and, in addition to UEPA, represented the “Professional Network of Research and HE Managers in Ukraine” NGO (PNRM) at the workshop. Anna Fomenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Economics and Management of UEPA and a researcher at the Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Germany), also joined the workshop as an invited guest.

The 6 selected participants of THEA Ukraine X (Cohort III) are representatives of following Ukrainian HEIs: Sumy State University, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukrainian Catholic University, Zaporizhzhia National University, Odesa Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian Engineering Pedagogics Academy and Kamianets-Podilskyi Ivan Ohiienko National University.

The workshop was attended by representatives of Cohort III of THEA Ukraine X, tandem coaches and project partners, as well as representatives of the Münster University of Applied Sciences and other German institutions in the higher education sector. In addition to didactic skills in conceptualizing learning, the workshop addressed the “Ukrainian higher education and internationalization in times of change” topic.

The meeting of all the participants of THEA Ukraine X program in Münster was extremely eventful. The new cohort gained vast theoretical and practical experience in conducting trainings from the most experienced experts in this field. In particular, the speeches of Kostiantyn Kyrychenko, Assistant Rector for International Activities, Head of the International Cooperation Department of Sumy State University, Katja Thevs and Dr. Gisela Zimmermann, who presented the opportunities of the DAAD program for Ukrainian universities, were valuable. The presentation on Didactic Training: Designing Interactive Workshops by Miné de Klerk, Higher Education & Digital Transformation Specialist, was exceptionally useful.

The final part of the two-day workshop was a 5-minute presentation of the project ideas of the III cohort participants, which will be implemented in Ukrainian universities in the pitching form.

The presentation of project ideas was followed by an active discussion and questions from the organizers, trainers, and program participants. It is important to note that the President of the University of Applied Sciences in Munster, Prof. Dr. Frank Dellmann, joined to the presentation stage.

The participants of the third cohort received new tasks to be completed by a certain deadline and uploaded to the ILIAS platform for further evaluation and implementation of the project idea.

All the events of the workshop program were held in an extremely interactive manner, which united all the participants of the meeting to the maximum.

The workshop was aimed at preparing multiplicative trainings for Ukrainian higher education managers on the topics of internationalization of higher education, quality assurance tools, digitalization, and measures to support international partnerships and networks.