«КRОК» University expresses its gratitude to partners and friends for their charitable donations and effective support: Netherlands Business Academy and personally Jan van Zwieten, Yvette Livius; Kozminski University and personally Grzegorz Mazurek, Witold Bielecki and Valentyna Guminska; Hultgren - Nachhaltiges Management and personally Oliver Schmidt; Mykolas Romeris University; Carsten Borchert, Frederik Eichler, Silke Paris, Hannah-Sophie Braun, Felix Surrey, Lara Surrey and many other friends and partners who help «KROK» University to survive during this difficult time.
We do appreciate that our long-lasting cooperation today has gone beyond it, and has become a solid foundation for long-term sincere, true friendship.
Together to victory! Glory to Ukraine!
The Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Serhii Shkarlet stated during a briefing at the Ukrainian Media Center that this year the admission of foreign citizens to higher educational institutions of Ukraine is planned in online mode.
If you are foreign citizen, apply to "KROK" University here.
To overview the programs offered by "KROK" University, please, follow the link.
On April 28, 2022, a selection of «KROK» University students for mobility programs with European higher education institutions was held online on Microsoft Teams.
The Selection Committee consisted of Andrii Lotariev, Head of International Office, Anna Drobyna, Project Manager, Maryna Yevchenko, Administration Manager and Iryna Pavlova, Student Manager of Student’s Office.
This time among the partners offering mobility programs for the next semester there were the universities of Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Italy, Germany, Turkey, Spain, Croatia and Austria.
The selection results are already available in KROK_Exchange group on Facebook
To ensure transparency, the event was recorded, it is available via the link
Congratulations to the winners! We believe that you will benefit from spending a semester in а European higher educational institution and worthily represent «KROK» University at the international level!
For all the rest we are waiting at the next selection in October 2022! Follow the news!
On April 26, 2022, Andrii Lotariev, Head of International Office, and Anna Drobyna, Project Manager, took part in Open Day Event, organized by Businet network.
Businet is a network of international higher education institutions (both private and public universities and colleges) that share a common vision for the internationalization of their HEIs. Businet creates an environment that facilitates the exchange of best practices and encourages collaboration between like-minded organizations.
The purpose of Open Day Event was to demonstrate solidarity with Ukrainian educators during the difficult times of the war, to gather ideas for support of Ukrainian higher education institutions by European HEIs, to get acquainted with urgent problems faced by higher education in Ukraine. Moreover, Businet network offers free membership to Ukrainian HEIs in its network for at least three years.
We thank the partners for the opportunity to join European initiatives, we hope for fruitful cooperation in the educational network!
On April 19-23, 2022, a study visit combined with training was organized at Turiba University in Riga, Latvia in frameworks of Erasmus+ project CLIMAN/ «Synergy of educational, scientific, management and industrial components for climate management and climate change prevention». The activity was organized onsite and online in order to involve Ukrainian partners.
Halyna Bohachenko, Project Manager of International Office, presented the team of «KROK» University.
The following topics were highlighted at the event:
Moreover, CLIMAN partners had the opportunity to participate in Scientific Conference «Communication and development of interdisciplinary competences in the digital age» and to get acquainted with teams of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership project DISCOM «Development of Interdisciplinary skills for cooperation and conflict management».
The new Book «Interdisciplinary skills for cooperation and conflict management» was presented. Full version of the book is available also at the project website
Dear Partners, the videos from the Event are available following the link, password: wKQHcxZ3
All partners in their speeches expressed their sincere sympathy and inspiring words of support to Ukrainian people. All further project activities will be postponed till the end of war in Ukraine, such decision have already been negotiated and agreed by Georgian and the EU partners during project meeting of the consortium on April 5, 2022.
Many thanks to the team of Turiba University for organization of the wonderful and fruitful event!
On April 18, 2022, Information Event «Erasmus Day» took place online on Microsoft Teams. It was organized by International Office, in particular: Andrii Lotariev, Head of International Office, Anna Drobyna, Project Manager and Maryna Yevchenko, Administration Manager.
Students at different educational levels had the opportunity to receive information about mobility (exchange) programs implemented by «KROK» University to learn about the selection procedure and the universities that are offered for selection for the next semester. Anyone who has not been able to join can watch the video of the event at the link
We truly thank all the participants and would be glad to see everyone at the selection on April 28, 2022!
On April 6, 2022, the meeting of MEDIATS partners was organized online. The event began with one minute of silence in honor of memory of soldiers and civilians who died because of a full-scale armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine. In their speeches, all present partners expressed their sincere condolences and inspiring words of support to the Ukrainian people, as well as discussed further steps of cooperation and development of the international community MEDIATS.
It is worth noting that the consortium cooperates not only on working issues, but also partners are ready to help each other in difficult situations. Since the beginning of the war, all partners have supported Ukrainians.
At the initiative and support of Prof. Jan van Zwieten, Rector of the Netherlands Business Academy, Oksana Oliinyk, the alumnus of Master Degree program in Mediation at KROK Business School, coordinates Ukrainian school for Ukrainian children in Dordrecht. Oksana was also one of the participants of the training for students of mediation program, which was organized in Dordrecht in November 2021. Marjon Coopers and Gea van Klompenberg, lecturers of the Netherlands Business Academy, have organized a medical assistance to group for Ukrainians and do other support for their Ukrainian friends, including involving to the project activities.
Halyna Bohachenko, Project Manager of «KROK» University, together with Yvette Livius, Education Coordinator of Breda City Council and NLBA Executive Director, are organizing education for Ukrainian children in cooperation with Breda schools. Yanina Nedashkivska, alumnus of KROK Business School, organized humanitarian activities in Spain, together with university staff to develop the Platform for Peace at Catholic University of Saint Anthony (UCAM)o in Murcia, Spain. All these is due to help of Maria Mendes Rocasolano, professor of UCAM University, who was the trainer of Yanina and other students at training for students in mediation program, which took place in October 2021 in Spain.
Oliver Schmidt, CEO of Hultgren Nachhaltigkeitsberatung UG also provides enormous help and support to Ukrainian people, including sharing of supportive initiatives, organization of housing to Ukrainians.
At the meeting the participants discussed activities and further steps to implement the project - the organization of summer school at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, national seminar at Ganja State University, preparation of news and updates for the new newsletter, preparation of project publications.
Oksana Koval, Director of Educational and Scientific Institute of Communications of West Ukrainian National University, that recently joined the consortium, announced the International Scientific and Practical Conference «Communication as a factor in the transparency of social interaction: psychological, historical, legal, economic and political dimensions». The organizers plan to hold a conference on April 28 at West Ukrainian National University.
We are glad that the consortium of MEDIATS project is turning into a MEDIATS community, in which all project participants communicate, help each other, create and implement new initiatives, actively involve new partners, such as West Ukrainian National University - this is real added value and impact of the project, that changes lives for better.
We sincerely congratulate staff, talented students, caring parents, successful graduates on the occasion of 19 years of Professional College of «KROK» University. We are looking forward to discovering all the talents of future students - today's applicants!
Traditionally, it is a day of smiles, joyful meetings, warm hugs, and this year it is faith in a peaceful future, in Victory, because every heart beats in rhythm today - everything will be Ukraine! Everything will be KROK! We wish everyone creative inspiration and prosperity, success and realization of all plans!
Glory to Ukraine!
We’re from Ukraine!
And today I call on my colleagues around the whole world to unite and to stop the criminal actions against a peaceful, independent European country!
There is no truth in russian propaganda, there are no excuses for military aggression, there are no excuses for russia's war against Ukraine. Everyday people, soldiers who defend their homeland, civilians, children die. Every day the future of our country, the future of the whole world destroys! Do not be silent, because silence today is an agreement with Putin's crimes.
Appeal to the Governments of your countries: let's close the sky, let's stop any cooperation with Russia; let's not allow man-made disasters!
Let's not be silent! Word is your weapon; condemnation of war is your weapon! We sincerely believe in your support! We feel your support! All will be Ukraine!
Rector of «KROK» University
On January 26-27, 2022, the fifth project Steering Committee meeting of Erasmus+ «Mediation: Training and Society Transformation/ MEDIATS» was hosted by «KROK» University.
Andriі Lotariev, Head of International Office of «KROK» University, Halyna Bohachenko, Project Manager of International Office, represented the team of «KROK» University, the co-coordinator of the project, moderated the event, provided general report on project activities, hold sessions on project management and documentation.
At the meeting the teams of Karazin Business School of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Ukraine), Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine), Khazar University (Azerbaijan), Ganja State University (Azerbaijan), Ilia State University (Georgia), Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (Georgia) presented the results, achievements, work plans, reporting documents. The team of coordinators hold individual meetings with each partner to discuss the documentation in details.
MEDIATS project is co-financed by Erasmus + Program of the European Union.
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