On July, 18, 2022, the Institute of Business and Economics Education at Leipzig University received green light from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to initiate the online teaching project “Leipzig – Chance for Science” within the framework of the funding programme “Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis (2022)“. The project aims to support the limited teaching activities of our partner universities; Donetsk National Technical University, Sumy State University and V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University through a set of digital teaching offers, and to provide professional and financial support for Ukrainian PhD students and young researchers who were affected and/or displaced by the war through a funded scholarship. The teaching offers include the implementation of the “Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods” programme which is intended for undergraduate and graduate Ukrainian students of our partner universities. Additionally, subject-specific workshops are being designed for doctoral students on topics such as “Do’s and Don’ts of Paper Publishing”. The Institute of Business and Economics Education will prepare the respective courses for the Ukrainian universities in both English and Ukrainian languages. In this regard, the team at Leipzig University was expanded to include a Ukrainian interpreter who had to flee to Germany due to the war. The courses will be taught by lecturers from the Institute of Business and Economics Education, as well as the participating partner universities in pair teaching starting from September till December 2022.
What’s next? In August 2022, feedback from participating students and doctoral candidates and their expectations from the project will be recorded in joint kick-off events with our partners in Ukraine. The teaching project is also the subject of research and will be evaluated for further cooperation with Ukraine.