Visit of NLU lecturer to KTH and Swedish Higher Education Authority

Oleksandr Komarov (National Law University) attended the conference “Human rights in higher education” (Conference about human rights; men’s violence against women and domestic violence; and violence towards children), which took place in Stockholm on September 19-20, 2017.

The conference was organized by Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) in collaboration with Karolinska institutet (KI). During the conference, a report, written by the UKÄ, in cooperation with researchers from Karolinska Institutet (KI) and representatives from the European Students’ Union (ESU), was presented. The report examined ways in which higher education institutions in Sweden work to ensure that students in medicine and social welfare develop knowledge and skills necessary for protecting human rights.

The report was produced within an international framework in a project for strategic partnership in higher education, funded by the EU through the Erasmus+ Programme. The project “Modernity, education and human rights” (MEHR) runs for three years and focuses on higher education about human rights within professional programmes.

Oleksandr Komarov also had a number of meetings with MEHR project team, who shared their valuable experience of running a project on human rights education. After returning to Ukraine, Oleksandr made a detailed presentation of his visit to NLU project team.