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Ukraine Summer School 2024

This summer, the University of Warwick welcomed 20 students from the Ukrainian Catholic University for a two-week summer school, featuring a mix of classes, workshops, and field trips. "What I liked most was the love and care in the organisation of this summer school” said one of the visiting students. “All of the details were prepared, and we felt completely safe here."

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The programme is led by Professor Christoph Mick, Department of History, Warwick. Dr Nataliya Pratsovyta, a lecturer from Ukrainian Catholic University and a visiting fellow at Warwick remarked, "This experience is invaluable for my students, offering them new academic perspectives and international exposure. We would like to express our gratitude to The University of Warwick for the unwavering support of Ukrainian students and scholars. We are very grateful to the Institute of Advanced Study through which the Ukrainian Summer School was funded, especially to Professor Mohan Balasubramanian, to the Faculty of Arts, Professor Christoph Mick and all the wonderful professors, staff and student volunteers who made this experience possible for Ukrainian students.”

The University is forging strong relationships with Ukrainian universities, including Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics (NURE), our partner under the UUKi Twinning Scheme.

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Following an MoU in 2022, Warwick secured £178,000 in funding for the REWARD project to build research connections across the two universities.This year, Warwick and NURE also launched a dual MSc in Computer Science, running until 2026. NURE students have engaged in various Warwick programmes, including the Summer School and Data Science for Social Good.

Additionally, the Leadership for Educational Transformation (LET) programme, founded by Dr Bo Kelestyn (WBS) and co-director Professor Gwen van de Velden hosted by Warwick’s School of Education, Learning and Communication Sciences (SELCS), is driving educational change in Ukraine. Dr Bo Kelestyn said, "The LET programme supports the long-term regeneration of education in Ukraine. The programme supports rethinking of education at three levels: micro (teaching and learning in the classroom), meso (organisation, management and leadership at institutional or school level) and macro (steering, policy, assurance, legal and strategic development at national level).”

Professor George Christou, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Europe) and Chair of the University of Warwick Ukraine Working Group said, "We are committed to strengthening educational and research partnerships with Ukrainian institutions. We value welcoming researchers and students to Warwick and look forward to reciprocating these visits during Ukraine’s post-war reconstruction."

Warwick continues to enhance international collaborations and actively seeks to take forward initiatives that facilitate and contribute to the goals of educational and research continuity, resilience, and transformation for global development and post-conflict recovery.

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