19 October «KROK» University hosted a seminar "Creation and Development of Entrepreneurs Alumni Network", where the representatives from Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv National Automobile and Highway University, Kharkiv National University of Radioelectronics and partners from the Netherlands – Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship and Hogeschool van Amsterdam were present. More than 50 universities of Ukraine indicated their interest to participate in the Project and registered for the seminar. Lecturers, students and alumni of the partner universities were also involved. The seminar was organized by Alumni Association and International Office of «KROK» University.
Taras Finikov, the President of International Foundation for Education Policy Research, co-founder of «KROK» University and Svitlana Shytikova, director of the National Erasmus + office in Ukraine welcomed the participants. The achievements, experience and best practices of the first year of project implementation relating to the creation of alumni entrepreneurs associations and establishing of effective cooperation between graduates and universities were presented during the seminar. The issues of creation and registration of associations, ways and benefits of interaction with alumni were discussed. The presented materials invoked great interest and hot discussion among the participants. Head of Alumni Association of «KROK» University Svitlana Zaripova initiated the creation of the expert platform ALUMNI-expert, which will aim to form and develop the culture and tradition of effective cooperation between alumni and HEIs and the dissemination of successful practices in Ukraine. Photo and video of the program were made and will be used as the basis for the EANET video.
We are grateful to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Erasmus + office for dedicated support in the event implementation.