NLU academic visit to ISTU and International Erasmus+ Week in Ukraine

On November 5-6, 2018, National Law University lecturers visited Kyiv in order to take part in International Erasmus+ Week in Ukraine, Workshop for Capacity Building for Higher Education Projects on How to Implement your
Project; and to visit International Scientific Technical University. During the visit to ISTU the consortium partners has series of group discussions of master and doctoral
programmes, developed during the project; coordinated activities for establishing office of student ombudsman; met with faculty and university administration to extend cooperation network. During the meeting with ISTU faculty and students NLU lecturers presented developed Code of Academic Integrity and agreed on further actions on its implementation in Ukrainian academic community.  

HRLAW project presented at the NEO seminar in Moldova

The Erasmus + National Office in Moldova organized on November 8, 2018 the international seminar “Erasmus + Program. Opportunities to develop and strengthen International Partnerships”.

The event provided work sessions dedicated to the development of International Credit Mobility and Capacity Building in Higher Education projects.

The event also included the exhibition of Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education implemented in the Republic of Moldova.

Moldova State University and Alecu Russo Balti State University presented the project Human Rights Law for Universities of Ukraine and Moldova (HRLAW), 573861-EPP-1-2016-1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP at the exhibition of Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education implemented in the Republic of Moldova.

The event was attended by the EU Delegation to Moldova, diplomatic missions from the Erasmus + Program Countries, Ministry of Education, Culture and Research, project coordinators, university professors.

Visit of KTH made by Ukrainian delegation

October 1-5, 2018, the delegation from Ukrainian universities (National Law University, Kharkiv and Khmelnitskiy National University) has made the visit to Royal Institute of Technology \ KTH, Sweden. The objective of the visit was the presentation of developed curriculum and discussion of the implementation process of Office of Student Ombudsman in Ukraine. 

KTH HR office and KTH student union has delivered presentations on the best practices of conflict resolution between the student body and academic staff in Sweden based on KTH experience.

Second International Legal Forum in Kharkiv at National Law University

September 24-26, 2018 National Law University, Kharkiv hosted Second International Legal Forum in Kharkiv. The forum has a special HRLAW panel, where representatives from Moldovan universities and NGO has met their colleagues from Ukraine. Topics covering course development activities, implementation of Office of Student Ombudsman, Code of Academic Integrity and its local regulations were presented and discussed. The partners agreed next joint steps and schedule during local coordination meetings after the HRLAW panel.

Launch event of HRLAW in Ukraine during Kharkiv International Legal Forum

During the work of the Kharkiv International Legal Forum, a joint roundtable “The Policy of Academic Integrity: The Experience of EU and US Universities” was held, with the participation of the manager of USAID “New Justice” project Artem Shaipov. The first speaker was Prof. Thomas Rice (University of Washington and Lee, USA), who presented the codes of academic integrity, traditional American for universities, investigation procedures and closed hearings in the event of violations of domestic regulations and rules.

Erasmus+ HRLAW project was represented by Viktor Kordas, Lennart Ståhle and Lennart Johansson (Royal Institute of Technology); Tanel Kerikmäe, Kristi Jõemets (Tallinn University of Technology); Oleksandr Chastnyk, Inesa Shumilo, Volodymyr Stetshenko, Olena Uvarova (National Law University); Konstiantyn Danko, Andriy Sviashchuk (National Aerospace University “KhAI”).

The presentation of the draft model Code of Academic Integrity was made by representatives of the students’ self-government of the National Law University – Head of the StudentS Senate Anton Oliinyk, members of the Senate Daria Solareva and Daryna Osadcha.

The peculiarities of the American and European model of internal regulation of the rules of academic integrity and the control mechanisms for their observance were discussed, and approaches that are worthy of borrowing were identified.

Visit of TUT delegation to Kharkiv

Dr. Tanel Kerikmäe, Director of Tallinn Law School and Archil Chochia (Tallinn University of Technology) visited National Law University. During the meeting with the Rector Vasyl Tatsii, Vice-Rector Iurii Barabash and project team, they discussed Erasmus+ HRLAW. The Rector informed the representatives of the consortium coordinator that NLU administration fully supports the projects and is ready to implement project goals and objectives in the NLU curriculum to the full extent.

Dr. Tanel Kerikmäe presented the developments in higher education and research in Estonia and organizational aspects of doctoral studies in Estonia.

The parties decided to extend the project activities to the implementation of the joint master’s programme “Law and Technologies”, which would allow the students to get both Ukrainian and Estonian degrees.

During the meeting with NLU students, Dr. Tanel Kerikmäe presented a lecture “Artificial Intelligence and Law”; the guests also visited the new library and learning center of NLU.

Visit of NLU official delegation to KTH

The visit of National Law University delegation (First Vice-Rector Iurii Bytiak, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Iurii Barabash, Head of Department of International Relations Oleksandr Chastnyk) to Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) took place during March 26-30, 2017.

During the visit, the Ukrainian team discussed the HRLAW project developments with KTH project coordinator Victor Kordas and KTH project team. Former Deputy Director of Swedish Higher Education Authority Lennart Ståhle made a detailed presentation on Swedish higher education system.

Ukrainian and Swedish colleagues discussed of doctoral programmes structure and content; elaborated plan for establishing office of student ombudsman (OSO) by project WP1. Ukrainian team also met KTH faculty and university administration in order to extend cooperation network.

Kick-off meeting in Tallinn Technical University

The kick-off meeting of the participants of Erasmus+ HRLAW project took place on December 5-7, 2016 at Tallinn University of Technology (TUT).

HRLAW kick-off meeting agenda

HRLAW kick-off minutes

Dr. Tanel Kerikmäe, Director of Tallinn Law School (TUT) informed the participants about agenda of the meeting and about the history of Tallinn Law School.

HRLAW project national Ukrainian coordinators Dr. Artem Boyarchuk and Dr. Kostiantyn Danko National Aerospace University “Kharkiv Aviation Institute” talked about the project tasks, detailed work plan, and the management structure.

Representatives of the consortium members presented their institutions and told about their project aims and tasks. The speakers were: Victor Kordas (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden), Joan Lu (University of Huddersfield, UK), Oleksandr Chastnyk (National Law University, Ukraine), Tetiana Hovorushchenko (Khmelnitskiy National University, Ukraine), Stanislav Kuhniuk (International Scientific and Technical University, Ukraine), Ion Danoi (Alecu Russo Balti State University, Moldova), Violeta Cojocaru (Moldova State University, Moldova), Nataliia Kravchuk (Centrul Republican pentru copii si tineret GUTTA-CLUB, Moldova).

The project team also visited the modern resource centre of TUT and attended lectures “Technologies and Ethics” (Tanel Kerikmäe) and “Human Rights and Technologies” (Kari Kasper).