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NTU cements Ukraine university collaboration with signing during Global Week

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has formally recognised its collaboration with Lviv Polytechnic University (LPNU) in Ukraine during a visit from the university’s representatives to mark NTU’s Global Week.

NTU and LPNU MOU signing
NTU and LPNU MOU signing

The Vice-Rector for Education and Strategic Development, Professor Liliia Zhuk and Leading Specialist of the Rectorate, Associate Professor Oksana Ivanytska at LPNU signed a memorandum of understanding with NTU to mark the Twinning Agreement that was set up in May 2022, soon after the conflict began.

Whilst LPNU has remained largely unscathed during this time, students are studying online, and teaching extended to non-LPNU students who have been displaced from their homes and home institutions.  The university has also had to re-prioritise research projects to address new needs that have arisen because of the conflict.

During this time, NTU has supported LPNU with several initiatives, such as English language training opportunities for LPNU staff and for students through a virtual language café and for LPNU staff.  In addition, the partnership has also led to the development of a dual online MSc Degree in Trauma and Psychological Wellbeing in an area of significance to Ukraine’s recovery and reconstruction, as well as collaboration on research projects.

Professor Liliia Zhuk, Vice-Rector for Education and Strategic Development at Lviv Polytechnic National University said:

“We see great potential in the development of the partnership between Nottingham Trent University and Lviv Polytechnic National University and have a common desire to develop academic and scientific cooperation between our universities. We hope to open new forms of interaction which will bring benefits to our academic communities and civil society in general.”

Professor Cillian Ryan, Pro-Vice Chancellor, International at Nottingham Trent University said:

“It is an honour to welcome our colleagues from Lviv Polytechnic University as part of our Global Week, where we celebrate our multicultural community.

“Our partnership to date has enabled a deeper understanding of each other’s communities and provided us with several opportunities to explore common interests, from research to sustainability.

“We are making great strides in our collaboration and continue to stand with our partners in the Ukraine, and will support them wherever possible.”

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    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with approximately 40,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Published on 6 March 2023
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