The collaboration in research, education and science between Germany and Ukraine has been intensively growing in recent years. The German Federal Ministry in Education and Research together with the Ukrainian Ministry for Education and Science set an inter-ministerial event with the title „German-Ukrainian Dialogue: Perspectives for Education and Science“.

Cooperation in research and education between the University of Bremen – the coordinator of GUMLog project – and a range of Ukrainian universities has intensified steadily since the Fact Finding Mission in summer, 2015. This is closely connected with the political events in Ukraine and the action plan of the federal government to assist Ukraine.

13From left to right:
Prof. Dr. Olga Garaschuk,
German-Ukrainian Academic Society
Ass. Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk,
University of Bremen
Dr. Oksana Seumenicht,
German-Ukrainian Academic Society

As a part of the German-Ukrainian meeting on 12 July 2016 in Berlin with the aim to appreciate the good neighbourly relations and its particular importance for Ukraine’s integration into the European Higher Education and Research Area, the first working session of the German-Ukrainian Academic Society was held directly one day after its establishment.

As an active member of the Society, Ass. Prof. Dr. Irina Dovbischuk submitted a proposal in the framework of the DAAD „Ost-West-Dialog“ funding program to conduct an interdisciplinary collaboration of lecturers in Germany leading to a final event for both lecturers and students in Ukraine in 2017 together with UNUH and KNEU colleagues.

The newly founded Society provides a platform for promoting the close links and mutual support of German and Ukrainian scientists, who are interested in a multilateral cooperation in higher education, research and science.