The Project “Polish – Ukrainian cooperation of academic stakeholder organisations representing rectors for improving university performance” is conducted by the Warsaw University of Technology in cooperation with the national conferences of rectors in Poland (CRASP) and Ukraine (URHEIU) with the financial support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland.

The project idea is to develop cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian rectors in the sphere of governance in HEIs in search of the desired balance between governance and self-government of the university, with reference to the experience of both countries and international practices. The project is based on previous cooperation and agreement between CRASP and URHEIU as well as on the assumptions of the Tripartite Agreement CRASP-URHEIU-Polish Rectors PRF, which boost the cooperation on the interim level of academic stakeholders, besides intergovernmental and interinstitutional cooperation. The project was inspired by the findings and recommendations of the EUA project ATHENA on strengthening of the position and capacity development of the national rectors conference in Ukraine.

The main goal of the project is to contribute to the improvement of higher education governance in Ukraine and Poland with respect for the academic values, traditions and considering good practices and international experience.

The project implementation period covers 4 budget years from 20.08.2018 till 30.07.2021.

The project is led by prof. dr.hab. Jerzy Woźnicki, Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, President of the think-tank Polish Rectors Foundation - Institute of the Knowledge Society.