Developed under Recommendations of
- Commission Communication on a European strategy for universities
- Commission Proposal for a Council recommendation on building bridgesfor effective European higher education cooperation
- Communication on achieving a European Education Area by 2025
- Communication on a new ERA for Research and Innovation
Today, European society needs the contribution of universities and other higher education institutions more than ever. Europe isfacing major challenges such as climate change, the digital transformation and aging population, at a time when it is hit by thebiggest global health crisis in a century and its economic fall-out. Universities, and the entire higher education sector, have aunique position at the crossroads of education, research and innovation, in shaping sustainable and resilient economies, and inmaking the European Union greener, more inclusive and more digital.
The strategy of Internationalization of PSTU is promote the European Way of Life and aim to reach the level of EuropeanUniversities of excellence and inclusiveness are both a condition and a foundation for our European Way of Life. PSTU supportopen, democratic and fair societies as well as sustained growth, entrepreneurship, integration and employment. With ourproposals today, we seek to take transnational cooperation in Higher Education to a new level. Shared values, more mobility,broader scope and synergies to build a genuinely European dimension in our Higher Education.”
The Strategy of Internationalization of PSTU intends to support and enable the
university to adapt to changing conditions, tothrive and to contribute to Ukraine’s resilience and recovery in strong collaboration with Europe. It proposes a set of importantactions, to support Europe’s universities towards achieving four objectives:
- Strengthen the European dimension of higher education and research;
- Consolidate University as lighthouses of our European way of life with supporting actions focusing on academic and researchcareers, quality and relevance for future-proof skills, diversity, inclusion, democratic practices, fundamental rights and academicvalues;
- Empower University as key actors of change in the twin green and digital transition;
- Building bridges for effective European higher education cooperation
Strategy aims to enable PSTU to cooperate closer and deeper, to facilitate the implementation of joint transnational educationalprogrammes and activities, pooling capacity and resources, or awarding joint degrees.For this purposes PSTU takes action andcreate appropriate conditions at national level for enabling such closer and sustainable transnational cooperation, more effectiveimplementation of joint educational and research activities and the European Higher Education Area (Bologna) tools. It willfacilitate the flow of knowledge and build a stronger link between education, research and innovative industrial communities. Theobjective is notably to support the provision of high-quality life-long learning opportunities for everyone with a focus on the mostneeded skills and competences to face today’s economic and societal demands.
PSTU – a distinctive feature of our European way of life
Today, our society needs more than ever the contribution of its universities.Europe, in a quickly changing world, is facing major challenges – climate changeand biodiversity loss, the digital transformation and aging population – at a timewhen it is hit by the biggest global health crisis in a century and its economic fall-out. Ukraine’s position in Europe and the well-being and prosperity of futuregenerations will depend on our response. The higher education sector has anessential role to play in Europe’s post-pandemic recovery and in shapingsustainable and resilient societies and economies. Excellent and inclusiveUniversity is a condition and foundation for open, democratic, fair and sustainable societies as well assustained growth, entrepreneurship and employment.
Europe can build on a diverse and flourishing higher education sector, deeplyenrooted in European culture. PSTU is building the diversity is a strength, as itallows for choice and for creativity and synergy through mobility and cooperation.PSTU have a unique position at the crossroads of education, research,innovation, serving society and economy: it play a critical role in achieving theEuropean Education Area (EEA) and the European Research Area (ERA), insynergy with the European Higher Education Area. Through strong partnershipsin the EU and across the globe and building on the cumulative asset of educationsystems and research networks, it is key actors at the region to promote theEuropean model in line with EU’s interests and values: rule of law, human rightsand international norms and standards.
The Strategy aims at supporting and enabling university to adapt to changing conditions, to thrive and tocontribute to Ukraine and Europe’s resilience and recovery.
It seeks to take transnational cooperation ofPSTU to a new level of intensity and scope and to develop a genuinely European dimension in the highereducation sector, built on shared values. The strategy recognizes excellence and inclusion as adistinctive feature of European higher education, exemplary for our European way of life. The strategyalso builds on the first lessons learned from the European Universities initiative. According the EuropeanCommission proposes
PSTU focused on achieving the four joint key objectives:
- Strengthen the European dimension in higher education and research: to implement a set of flagshipinitiatives that will be for transnational cooperation what Erasmus+ has been for student mobility so farand Horizon Europe for excellent research: the visible expression of a distinctly European approach. Withthe growing responsibilities of universities for a resilient Europe, they need appropriate financial support.
- To make PSTU as
lighthous of our European way of life and to
focus on 1) quality and relevance forfuture-proof skills, 2) diversity and inclusion 3) democratic practices, fundamental rights and academicvalues and freedom of scientific research. Flexible and attractive academic careers, valuing teaching,research, entrepreneurship, management and leadership activities
are promoted by PSTU promoted.
- Empower PSTU as actor of change in the twin green and digital transitions: support the fullengagement of PSTU in unfolding green and digital transitions. Together with EU equips more youngpeople and lifelong learners with digital skills and skills for the green transition, or developing greensolutions through technological and social innovation.
- Through deeper international cooperation within Europe and beyond, become more outward lookingand competitive on the global scene, and in contributing to the strengthening of higher education systemsin Ukraine, in line with European values. This will help in turn boosting Ukraine’s attractiveness not onlyas a study destination, but also as an attractive global partner for cooperation in education, research andinnovation.
A new framework for enhancing European cooperation
PSTU will facilitate and reinforce transnational cooperation to strengthen its capacitiesto equip young people, lifelong learners and researchers with the right competencesand skills. It will also mainstream a culture of excellence in education and science andPSTU value creation, improving attractiveness and global competitiveness. Theseefforts can be through a gradual approach, with a set initiatives that will – takentogether – leverage the strength of PSTU and further strengthen its inclusion andexcellence in all activities.
The Erasmus+ European Universities initiative, in combination with Horizon Europe,Digital Europe and other EU and national instruments, can support participation ofPSTU at ambitious transnational alliances of higher education institutions to developand share a common long-term structural, sustainable and systemic cooperation oneducation, research and innovation, creating European interuniversity campuseswhere students, staff and researchers from all parts of Europe can enjoy seamlessmobility and create new knowledge together, across countries and disciplines. PSTUaim to increase the number of joint European degree, to be delivered at national level,would attest learning outcomes achieved as part of transnational cooperation amongseveral institutions and based on a common set of criteria.
Lighthouse of PSTU on the way to reach European way of life
Strengthen quality and relevance for future-proof skills
PSTU will tackle in a systemic and comprehensive way academic careers to promote flexible and attractive careerstructures and improve working conditions. Career assessment should take into account the variety of activities ofacademics such as teaching, research, entrepreneurship, management or leadership. According the CouncilRecommendation on a Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe PSTU aims to improve the attractiveness ofresearch careers and ensure better access to excellent science.
PSTU will preventing skills mismatches and bottlenecks that risk hindering regions’ recovery, and in enabling thedevelopment of learners as creative and critical thinkers, problem solvers and active and responsible citizensequipped for lifelong learning. PSTU will follow Council Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. Its swift follow-up by the Council will help to mobilise highereducation in support of lifelong learning and contribute to professional reskilling and upskilling to meet new andemerging needs in society and labour market.
Excellent PSTU education, research and innovation environments are an enabler for developing highlevel skills,creating breakthrough knowledge and translating it into practical applications. Cooperation between PSTU andindustrial ecosystems is mutually beneficial in this respect, with the higher education sector supporting skillsdevelopment for industry and the business sector, in addition to personal development purposes. Learners will havemore opportunities to benefit from international traineeships, be exposed to start-ups, and be engaged as actors ofchange in their community to positively impact the society around them. Entrepreneurial education and training thatenhance business knowledge and skills are essential, in particular for SMEs. More synergies will be promoted byPSTU between the European Universities and the Centres of Vocational Excellence in that respect. To achieveexcellent and relevant higher education, PSTU will support to stimulate pedagogical innovation, focused on thelearners, with a variety of international learning spaces and flexible, interdisciplinary paths. The creation of‘international living labs will be promoted as a good example of how students can be trained to work on challenges ina holistic way, across disciplines and international environment, and how to support students’ critical thinking,problem-solving, creative and entrepreneurial skills.
Foster diversity, inclusiveness and gender equality
PSTU in its activities reflect the first principle under the European Pillar of Social Rights, everyone hasthe right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning’. PSTU is aim to come closeto Europe, whichhas highly accessible higher education compared to the rest of the world and aim toincrease the access to higher education to disadvantaged or discriminated groups (ethnic minorities,people with migration background, or with disability, people from poor families, children of low qualifiedparents) and to reduce the gender gaps in higher education.
Promote and protect European democratic values
PSTU is the places of freedom: for speech, thought, learning, research and academic freedom at large.Academic freedom cannot be isolated from institutional autonomy, not from the participation of studentsand staff in higher education governance.
Ensuring academic freedom in PSTU is at the core of all higher education policies developed at EUlevel, as well as in the Bologna Process. It is a basic prerequisite for the creation of the EuropeanEducation Area and the European Research Area.
PSTU as the University is key to promote active citizenship, tolerance, equality and diversity, opennessand critical thinking for more social cohesion and social trust, and thus protect European democracies.PSTU has an active role to play in preparing graduates to be well-informed Ukrainian citizens. Byteaching and awareness raising actions, they support anchoring European values in society, and byupholding scientific rigor they help to strengthen trust in science
Foster diversity, inclusiveness and gender equality
PSTU in its activities reflect the first principle under the European Pillar of Social Rights,‘everyone has the right to quality and inclusive education, training and life-long learning’.PSTU is aim to come close to
Europe, which has highly accessible higher educationcompared to the rest of the world and aim to increase the access to higher education to disadvantaged or discriminated groups (ethnic minorities, people with migration background,or with disability, people from poor families, children of low qualified parents) and to reducethe gender gaps in higher education.
Promote and protect European democratic values
PSTU is the places of freedom: for speech, thought, learning, research and academicfreedom at large. Academic freedom cannot be isolated from institutional autonomy, nor fromthe participation of students and staff in higher education governance.
Ensuring academic freedom in PSTU is at the core of all higher education policies developedat EU level, as well as in the Bologna Process. It is a basic prerequisite for PSTU to reach ofthe European Education Area and the European Research Area.
PSTU as the University is key to promote active citizenship, tolerance, equality and diversity,openness and critical thinking for more social cohesion and social trust, and thus protectEuropean democracies. PSTU has an active role to play in preparing graduates to be well-informed Ukrainian citizens. By teaching and awareness raising actions, they supportanchoring European values in society, and by upholding scientific rigor they help tostrengthen trust in science
The actor of change in the twin green and digital transitions
Develop skills, competences and technological innovation for the greentransition.
As the University, PSTU is a key actor for the green transition and for amore sustainable world. It has an important role in conducting internationalresearch to find solutions, in cooperation with industry and society toenvironmental and climate challenges in view of achieving climateneutrality, reversing biodiversity loss and stopping pollution, and indeveloping climate and environmental literacy for all students across alllevels and disciplines, as well as for the public at large through communityengagement. PSTU aim to be a model for environmental sustainabilitythrough their infrastructure and operations. Ultimately, results ofinternational research and innovation activities can constitute a solidground for environmental-related policies, innovation and measures. -Education and training at PSTU
based on the international detentionshould equip people with the digital skills, but also other competences,such as entrepreneurship and learning to learn, which are needed tonavigate in the labour market transformed by technological change.
Drivers of Europe’s global role and leadership
PSTU aime to instrumental in building Ukraine – Europe’s connections with the world and inpromoting European values globally and help building bridges. European experience hasinspired PSTU new strategy towards internationalisation or regional cooperation. Deepeningcooperation among European institutions therefore goes hand in hand with consolidating PSTU global dimension. Supporting the strengthening of PSTU coopetion with countries isessential.
In line with the Global Gateway strategy, PSTU are transforming its education systems andfacilitate mobility of students, staff, teachers, and trainees, in a spirit of mutual benefit andreciprocity. It is also the drivers behind strengthening cooperation on research and innovation.The diversity and international standing is the biggest provider of cooperation on highereducation represents a substantial cumulative asset that could be leveraged. EU experiencewith cross-border recognition, quality assurance and accreditation issues is informing PSTUinternational cooperation and integration in wider geographical areas.
By exchanging talents from all over the world and building strong bridges with partnercountries across the globe, and by promoting academic and European values, PSTU is a partof Europe’s soft power.
This will in turn make PSTU more attractive not only as a studydestination but also as a homogenous cooperation partner for education, research andinnovation. PSTU is working jointly with foreign higher education institutions to offer internationalcooperation in higher education to develop and
foster international exchanges; strengtheningpeer-learning among universities and agencies on internationalization; strengtheningpartnerships with regions based on reciprocity, and for
better engaging and relying on alumninetworks.
To achieving the European Education Area by 2025 PSTU in their activities provides
Mastering transversal skills such as critical thinking, entrepreneurship, creativity and civicengagement through transdisciplinary, learner-centred and challenge-based approaches.
Promoting the dual freedom for learners and teachers to be mobile and for institutions to freelyassociate with one another in Europe and beyond. Learning mobility and cooperation acrossborders are strong drivers for enhancing the quality of PSTU.
PSTU aime to decrease therange of obstacles when they embark upon transnational mobility experiences. PSTU provideswith sufficient information and guidance on learning mobility to participants, who are notsufficiently prepared when it comes to language learning or may face accessibility challenges.PSTU developes student support systems, full recognition of learning outcomes andqualifications obtained during mobility, clears difficulty to combine mobility with curricularequirements, incouraging learners and educators to exercise this freedom to move. PSTU aimsto make future learning mobility be more environmentally sustainable and ready to embracedigital challenges and opportunities.
Fostering language learning and multilingualism. Being able to speak different languages is acondition for studying and working abroad, and fully discover Europe’s cultural diversity. Itenables learners and teachers of PSTU to benefit from a genuine international learning space.Valuing and mobilizing learners’ linguistic backgrounds.
Supporting teachers in managing linguistic and cultural diversity in PSTU is a key element offostering quality in education. Such an approach also supports increasing education outcomesof youth with a migrant background.
Bringing an international perspective in education shall provide learners with an insight in whatinternationalization means in their daily life. This perspective is complementary to the nationaland regional perspectives, and should be addressed in a dynamic and plural way, encouragingthe development of critical thinking.
Providing PSTU as safe environments, free of violence,