Vice-rector Yurii Kahanov took part in the Ukrainian-Polish project "Innovative University and Leadership"
The project “Innovative University and Leadership” has been going on for the fifth year now and is being held with the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Republic of Poland, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and under the patronage of the Foundation of Polish Rectors - the Institute of Knowledge Society.
Its co-organizers from the Polish side are the University of Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University, the Artes Liberales Foundation, and from the Ukrainian side are the International Charity Fund “International Foundation of Research of Educational Policies”, the Union of Rectors of Higher Educational Institutions of Ukraine.
Co-coordinators of the project are the President of the International Foundation for Educational Policy Research, the former Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Taras Finikov and Dr. Habilitovan, professor, dean of the Faculty of Artes Liberales of the University of Warsaw Robert Sukharsky.
The current phase of the project, in which representatives of 25 higher educational institutions of Ukraine became participants, was devoted to the problem of building communication between universities and the external environment.
The trainings took place from October 8 to October 12, 2018 on the basis of the University of Warsaw, and from October 15 to October 19, 2018 on the basis of the Jagiellonian University. During the project, participants had the opportunity to listen to lectures by representatives of the administration and staff of many departments of the Warsaw and Jagiellonian universities. In addition, from October 22 to November 2, academic meetings and consultations were organized and covered a wide range of institutions, including the Library, the Center for Quality Education and the Digital Competence Center of the University of Warsaw, National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS.
The particular interest in the context of the implementation of the Law of Ukraine “About Higher Education” 2014 are paid to the legislative changes in Poland, in particular, “Law 2.0. New Constitution for Science and Higher Education in Poland", which came into force in October 2018. The law was presented to the participants of the project by the Secretary of State in the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, Piotr Dardzhinski.
The basis of the new law is the concept of cooperation between scientists and business. Entrepreneurs will receive tax breaks when using scientific advances and investment in science.
Among other things, Yurii Kahanov held working meetings with representatives of Index Copernicus, the owner of the scientometric base of the same name.
The result of participation in the project was the presentation of micro-projects aimed at the development of universities, which took place on November 2 in the University of Warsaw with the participation of the Director General of the Directorate for Higher Education and Adult Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Oleha Sharov. Yurii Kahanov presented the project “Adaptation of professional publications of Zaporizhzhia national university to European practices”. His main task is the prospect of including at least one university publication in the Web of Science database (category “A”), 1 edition in the ERIH PLUS database, 10 editions in category “B” (order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of January 15, 2014 No. 32) . The first results of the projects will be presented by participants in May 2019 as an offer to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, the Union of Rectors of Universities, at the final conference to be held in Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.
According to Yurii Kahanov, full borrowing of the Polish experience in reforming higher education and science can hardly be effective in the Ukrainian context, but a number of successful developments of Polish universities can be adapted and implemented in ZNU.