In 2019-2022, the Ukrainian Catholic University will be involved in the project “Academic Response to Hybrid Threats/WARN” (610133-EPP-1-2019-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). The project aims to renew the Ukrainian curricula in fields of business and administration, information and communication technologies, social and behavioral science, arts, education, journalism and information by introducing a unique content that builds awareness of hybrid threats and innovative gamified teaching methods that provide skills and competencies to tackle complex threats proactively. The upgraded contents, based on the newest EU partner curricula, together with new gamified teaching methods based on AI-inspired adversarial learning, will be used both in MSc degree education and in LLL to train “positive change agents” in diverse professional fields. The change agents will learn to adapt proactively to the new complex, hybrid challenges, and disseminate their knowledge to society. International community of educators and alumni (WARN network) will be created to guarantee the sustainable development of the educational content, teaching methods and dissemination after the project. The project will link to diverse stakeholders (universities, ministries, state official, local authorities, companies in Estonia, Finland, France, Portugal and Ukraine) for developing the content and creating real-life scenarios as teaching materials for both degree education and LLL intensive courses, and for training them to counter hybrid threats in practice.
Erasmus+ KA2 Capacity building project “Journalism Education for Democracy in Ukraine: Developing Standards, Integrity and Professionalism” (DESTIN) 2018-2021. 598964-EPP-1-2018-1-UK-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
The consortium led by Bath-Spa University (UK) unites 20 partners (4 EU and 10 UA HEIs, several professional associations, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Hromadske Radio) eager to improve the Journalism standards in Ukraine by adjusting Bachelor and Master curricula to EU requirements and making journalism graduates more competitive on international labour market. Another important aim of the project is raising media literacy awareness of Ukrainian society. UCU counterpart – School of Journalism.
Jewish Studies at the Ukrainian Catholic University
The purpose of the project is to develop a coherent Jewish Studies Program at the Ukrainian Catholic University, which will lead to the establishment of a Chair of Jewish Studies. By exposing students and faculty to current and advanced research topics in the field, this program is intended to be the best case in the region, specific and unique to our location in Eastern Galicia, and cutting edge for the post-Soviet space. The project also intends to create an international search committee for a full professor (chair) of Jewish Studies at UCU. The Jewish Studies Program at UCU consists of three main directions: 1) Ukrainian-Jewish Dialogue (lead by Myroslav Marynovych), 2) Jewish-Christian Biblical Studies (lead by Fr. Yuriy Shchurko, Ph.D.), 3) Academic Jewish Studies Program (lead by Prof. Yaroslav Hrytsak). UCU is working on this project together and with the support of the Temerty Endowment for Ukrainian-Jewish Studies and the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe.
The UNWLA Lectorium on Women’s Studies of the Ukrainian Catholic University was founded in 2012 on the initiative and financial support of the UNWLA to organize, create, and coordinate academic activities related to the research, teaching, and popularization of Women’s Studies. Activities include lectures courses for students, open scientific seminars with leading Ukrainian and foreign researchers, support of research project of the students and faculty members. Lectures and seminars focus on a scientific understanding of the role of women in Ukrainian society, both in the past and present and include the study of the processes that affect the development of the individual, the family, and society.