Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (LNU)

Project Title: Introducing of new globally oriented educational programs 

Submitted by: Vitaliy Kukharskyy, Vice Rector for Research, Teaching and IT-Development, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (LNU)

City: Lviv

This project was implemented within the Training Course “Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2020-2021”, led by the Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), funded by the DAAD (Germany), 2020-2021

Project Goal(s) and SMART Objective(s):

Development of methodology and procedures for opening new successful educational programs on the international market, including

  • using modern approaches to curriculum development for new educational programs in accordance with European Standards and Guidelines
  • developing effective global marketing methodologies
  • opening pilot programs and attracting foreign students


Developing effective global marketing methodologies

  • Marketing and Development Centre:
    • Marketing and Communication Department
    • Career Development and Business Cooperation Department
    • Development and Fundraising Department
  • Marketing research of the external and internal market of educational services;
  • University Branbook (How to use: faculties, educational programs, coferences, etc) ;
  • Promotion, Place, Price, Product;
  • University-wide promotional and career guidance events

Challenges and Support

What were the main challenges of your project and how did you manage to overcome them? 

The language and mental barriers

Level of cross-cultural and global thinking in University academic environment

Teacher Excellence Courses

Leadership schools


What resources helped you? 

Lessons Learnt:

What are your lessons learnt and recommendations you would like to share?

Team building

  • Promotion and Marketing Team
  • Quality Assurance Team
  • Educational Program Management Teams
  • Leadership schools 2020-2021

Capacity building

  • Teacher Excellence Courses and Centers
  • Examples of Success
  • Network Development


Lviv University international rankings positioning

  • One of the leaders according to applications submitted
  • Among top 3 best universities of Ukraine according to the international rating of University Ranking by Academic Performance
  • QS World University Rankings 2022

Outlook and Sustainability: 

  • Erasmus+ KA2.  Call 2022
    • Curriculum Development
    • Modernisation of curriculum by developing new and innovative courses and methodologies in the Subject areas as defined for each
    • Partner Country
  • DAAD
    • Funding Programm: Support for the internationalization of Ukrainian higher education institutions – shaping the digital future together: German-Ukrainian higher education institution collaborations
    • Learnopolis+ (Teaching excellence, media production, MOOC, international cooperation, inclusion, digital transformation, Duration: 10/2021 – 09/2023)