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Project: “Structuring Cooperation in Doctoral Research, Transferrable Skills Training, and Academic Writing instruction in Ukraine’s regions” /DocHub/

Agreement Number – 2016–3092/001-001 (in accordance with the Partnership Agreement between Vilniaus Universitetas (Vilnius, Lithuania) and State Organization “Institute For Economics And Forecasting, Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences”).

Project web-site


Vilnius University

Lumiere University Lyon-2

Limerick Institute of Technology

University of Tampere

National University «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy»

Lviv Polytechnic National University

Simon Kuznets Kharkiv National University of Economics

Oles Honchar Dnipro National University

V.O. Sukhomlynskyi Mykolayiv National University

Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine

Institute for Economics and Forecasting of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences

Institute for Social and Political Psychology of National Academy of Educational Sciences

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

Ministry of Education and Science


Project Working Group:

  • Shumska Svitlana PhD in Economics, Leading Researcher, Department of Modeling and Forecasting of Economic Development,;

• Bluzniuk Viktoriia – PhD in Economics, Head of Department of Social and Economic Problems of Labor,;

• Skrypnychenko Mariya – Doctor of Sciences in Economics, Head of Department of Modeling and Forecasting of Economic Development,



1. To draft, agree, and adopt HEI-level Codes of Practice and state-level regulatory frameworks (MinEdu, Cabinet of Ministers, NAQAHE) for the functioning of inter-institutional cooperation in PhD training. Specifically, regulations enabling inter-HEI transfers of state funds (payments for courses, co-supervision of students from non-host HEIs), recognition of transfer credits (both domestic and international), licensing and accreditation of inter-HEI joint PhD programs are to be drafted, agreed, and adopted

2.To establish 5 regional DocHubs as national centers of excellence in PhD training; to agree their Codes of Practice; to  install infrastructure for tracking enrolment, student progress, supervision, mobility, coursework, research results and publications, and to enable blended learning; to popularize these DocHubs as centers for aggregation of critical mass for teaching and research

3. To establish 5 inter-HEI subject-specific research networks (political sciences, education policy, finance, informatics, and biochemistry) that are integrated through regular seminars and co-supervision of PhD students, including using distance learning and videoconferencing. Each of the research networks is to include supervisors and PhD students from at least two Ukrainian universities and teaching/research staff  from at least one EU partner and one AS institute. Within the lifetime of the project, each of these networks is expected to launch one inter-HEI joint PhD program

4.To establish infrastructure and systems for training in advanced academic writing (customized to thematic area) in each of the DocHubs, including developed and validated curricula for blended learning (online content, learning management system, in-class equipment), and instructors trained in relevant teaching methods. Course curricula to be validated with Cambridge Advanced English testing tools, and scaled to a broad audience of researchers seeking to upgrade their writing skills (enabling international publication). The courses will be aimed at improving students’ proficiency from B2 to C1 level – a niche that is not currently served by language schools in Ukraine, so given demand, the DocHub course offerings will survive the project lifetime

5. To design and pilot transferrable skills (e.g. research management, presentation, teaching skills, etc.), and speciality courses (3 for each inter-HEI subject-area group) according to EC “Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training” quality standards.



February, 1  2019 – Extension of the Eligibility Period  of the project by nine  month(s) until 14/07/2020 (Brussels)


September, 27-28 2018 – Project Management Board Meeting (Limerick, Ireland)


September, 20 2018  Cluster Seminar for Erasmus+ CBHE project teams: Best Practice and Challenges for Projects Implementation and Grant Management (Content and Grant Funds) (Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv)


June, 04-06 2018 – Piloting advanced academic writing courses: Co-teaching session (National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (NaUKMA), Kyiv)


March 30, 2018 within the framework of the 6th International Conference “Scientific Communication in the Digital Age” ROUND TABLE “How to educate a researcher? Educational events and effective educational practices for the programs of preparation of doctors of philosophy» (NaUKMA, Kyiv)


January 23-24, 2018 Training on the development of educational disciplines and preparation of their descriptions (Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv)


December 13 – 16, 2017 Project Management Board Meeting  (Tampere, Finland)


June 21-24, 2017 Project Management Board Meeting (Vilnius, Lithuania)


September, 13 2017 Preventive monitoring session of the DocHub project at the «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy» (Kyiv, Ukraine)


June 5-10, 2017 – Study visit to Lumiere University Lyon-2  (Lyon, France)


November 1516, 2016 Project Kick-off Conference  (Kyiv, Ukraine)