• ATHENA Project

    Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous
    Higher Education Systems
    in the Eastern Neighbouring Area

  • Focus

    University autonomy and funding reforms
    in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine

  • Objectives

    Transfer of good practice
    Promotion of inclusive approaches
    Capacity building in university management


Second ATHENA workshop explores university autonomy challenges in Ukraine

The second country workshop in the framework of the ATHENA project  took place in Kiev, Ukraine, on Wednesday 6 October.     

 The ATHENA Workshop Ukraine brought together around 90 participants, representatives of Ukrainian universities and public authorities as well as international experts to discuss reforms of university autonomy and funding in Ukraine. The event was co-organised by EUA and the Ukrainian project partners, namely Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Donetsk National University, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University, Odessa National University, the National Rectors' Council of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.


Preparatory Visit to Armenia

The EUA team met on 26 September with the Armenian ATHENA partners in Yerevan on the occassion of the ATHENA Preparatory Visit to Armenia. The meeting was hosted by the Armenian National Coordinator, the Yerevan State University. During the first half of the visit, the partners discussed the situation with regard to university autonomy and funding in Armenia on the basis of the questionnaire response that the Armenian delegation had provided beforehand. The second half of the visit was dedicated to the discussion of the content and the organisation of the ATHENA Workshop Armenia that will take place on 6 March 2014 at the Yerevan State University. More information on the workshop will be available soon on the EUA website.

Preparatory Visit to Ukraine

The Ukrainian National Coordinator, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (TSNUK), hosted on Thursday 13 June the ATHENA Preparatory Visit to Ukraine.

The EUA project team met with the Ukrainian delegation for a day of discussions and analysis of the Ukrainian responses to the autonomy questionnaire.

The participants worked on designing the programme of the ATHENA Workshop Ukraine, to be held at TSNUK, on 5th November 2013.

  • Yerevan State University
  • Gavar State University
  • State Engineering University of Armenia
  • State Universities Rectors Council of Armenia
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia
  • Academy of Economic Studies of Moldova
  • Cahul State University
  • Free International University of Moldova
  • National Council of Rectors of Moldova
  • Ministry of Education of Moldova
  • Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev
  • Donetsk National University
  • Odessa National University
  • Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
  • University of Coimbra
  • Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra
  • University of Helsinki
  • Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences
  • University of Amsterdam
  • European University Association