On November 3, at 14:00, the Ukrainian Studies Go Global conference was held at the initiative of the Presidential Foundation for Support of Education, Science and Sports. The event was held in partnership with the Crimean Platform Mission/Office and the Ukrainian Institute.
The Ukrainian Studies Go Global conference aims to actualize the development of educational diplomacy, hold discussions on the study of Ukraine in international academic environments, and emphasize the importance of researching developments in Ukraine in both historical and contemporary contexts, in various fields of knowledge.
Participation is free of charge. Registration is required via the link.
At the beginning of the conference, five universities will present Ukrainian studies at their institutions, including the University of Viadrina, University College London, Pennsylvania State University, University of Warsaw, and University of Toronto.
During the first panel discussion, together with Ukrainian and foreign universities, the conversation will focus on Ukraine through the eyes of the world: the state and prospects of study, research and cognition. The second panel will focus on Ukraine in the context of case studies: Ukrainian visionaries and specialized researchers will find out what intellectual product we can export to the world.
The project team analyzed the top 200 universities in the world according to the QS World University Ranking 2022 to understand where Ukrainian studies are taught as part of general programs and where Ukrainian studies are taught separately – these data and contacts are mapped so that everyone can access them. In addition, case studies have been created that describe the challenges of today’s education, medicine, cybersecurity, and energy sectors for discussion in the academic community. The results of these studies and the web resource will be presented at the Conference.
The following speakers have already confirmed their participation in the event: Director of the Center for European Humanities Studies at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Kostiantyn Sigov, Associate Professor of Ukrainian and Eastern European Culture at University College London William Blacker, Professor of Ukrainian History at the European University Viadrina Andriy Portnov, Doctor of Philology Olena Romanenko, Associate Professor of the Department of History at UCU Ostap Sereda, and long-term strategy expert and lecturer at Kyiv Mohyla Business School Yevhen Hlibovytskyi.
More details are available on the Ukrainian Studies Go Global website.
The implementation partner of the project is the Eidos Center for Political Studies and Analysis, with the support of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in Ukraine.