MU partners on EU digital education project in Ukraine

Friday, April 26, 2024 - 10:45

Maynooth University’s School of Business and its Centre for Teaching and Learning are taking part in DigiFLEd, a three-year EU-funded project to improve the quality of higher education in Ukraine through the integration of information technology.

The project, Modernisation of university education programmes in foreign languages by integrating information technologies, or DigiFLEd, began in January with EU funding of €718,900.

The Erasmus+ Capacity Building for Higher Education project is coordinated by Tampere University in Finland and aims to build the capacity of universities in Ukraine by modernising and digitalising 24 foreign language curricula. The target groups are students, university teaching staff and school teachers, with around 1,400 people expected to benefit from the project.

Dr Emmanuel Kypraios, the project’s lead in MU said: “Given the prevailing geopolitical challenges confronting Ukraine, the establishment of an accessible, inclusive digital learning environment becomes imperative. DigiFLEd aims to ensure the uninterrupted and robust nature of educational processes, thereby safeguarding and fostering Ukraine's human capital for the future.”

The project involves benchmarking visits of Ukrainian teams to the EU partner universities, Train-the-Trainers courses, development and piloting of seven ICT-enhanced courses for Ukrainian universities in collaboration with European peers, establishing a network of virtual resource centres, employer-networking events and a final conference.

Aside from Maynooth University and Tampere, the DigiFLEd consortium includes the University of Western Macedonia in Greece, along with the following seven Ukrainian universities:

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