About Forum

Teaching and Learning Excellence Forum is the second forum within the Higher Education Teaching Excellence Programme. The first one was held in December 2019 with the participation of 150 representatives from Ukraine HEIs

The Forum aims to support the exchange of best practices and professional discussion of teaching and learning excellence in higher education in Ukraine.

Key Forum themes:

  • Professional development of higher education teachers.
  • Transformation of teaching in a new reality: challenges and opportunities.
  • Student-centred teaching and its peculiarities.
  • How to build interaction between teachers and students?
  • The UK and Ukraine experience in improving teaching excellence in higher education.

Rectors, vice-rectors, heads of departments, teachers of higher education institutions, experts who are actively involved in the process of improving the teaching and professional development of university teachers are invited to participate in the Forum.

The British Council in Ukraine in partnership with the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of the Educational Sciences of Ukraine, Advance HE (UK) and with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of Ukraine and National Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education is implementing the Ukraine Higher Education Teaching Excellence Programme from 2019. Aim of the Programme is to foster quality of higher education of Ukraine through developing institutional capacity in teaching and learning excellence. Representatives from 10 Ukrainian universities participated in the Programme during its first year. representatives of 10 universities of Ukraine took part in it. In three years (2020-2022) overall 30 Ukrainian universities will participate in the Programme.


  • 17 March 2021 
    Forum opening
    Teaching Excellence – the UK experience
    Panel discussion
    Professional development of a university teacher – key players
    QA session with Oleg Sharov
    Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
    Panel discussion
    Transformation of teaching – challenges and opportunities
    Presentation of institutional cases
    Conclusions of Day 1

    Detailed programme

Main hall broadcast

Visit detailed programme for accessing cases and workshop broadcasts

Online broadcast


  • Doug Parkin

    Advance HE

  • Oleh Sharov

    MoES of Ukraine

  • Illia Filipov


  • Lyudmila Tatsenko

    British Council in Ukraine

  • Mariia Tsypiashchuk

    National University of Ostroh Academy

  • Dmytro Shevchuk

    National University of Ostroh Academy

  • Yevhen Plotnikov

    Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University

  • Olha Oseredchuk

    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

  • Svitlana Kalashnikova

    Institute of Higher Education

  • Olena Yeremenko


  • Kateryna Tryma

    Institute of Higher Education

  • Vladyslav Panchenko


  • Tetiana Konovalenko


  • Tetiana Marynych

    Sumy State University

  • Olga Yashenkova


  • Anastasiia Yakovenko


  • Kathy Wright

    Advance HE

  • Yegor Gukov

    ZNU Student Council

  • Andrii Kalinin


  • Caroline Brennan

    Advance HE

  • Olena Huzar


  • Olena Yermoshkina

    NTU “Dnipto Polytechnic”

  • Nataliia Lisova


  • Kateryna Yeremieieva


  • Yulia Sobol

    British Council in Ukraine

  • Roman Shulyk

    National University of Ostroh Academy

  • Vitalii Kukharskyi

    Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

  • Iryna Lysenko

    Iryna Lysenko

    Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University




British Council in Ukraine

We build connections, understanding and trust between people in Ukraine and the United Kingdom through arts and culture, society development, education and the English language.

We work in two ways: directly with individuals to transform their lives, and with governments and partners to make a bigger difference for the longer term, creating benefit for millions of people all over the world.

We provide educational opportunities for Ukrainians in English for individual and professional development and administer examinations and tests from the UK.

In Higher Education, we build links between the UK and Ukrainian higher education systems in the areas of teaching and learning excellence, quality assurance and the internationalisation of higher education. We also work to develop the professional capacity of university leadership and contribute to student self-governance. Employing a range of programming, we worked with more than 80 universities during the year.


  • Advance HE is a global not-for-profit charity headquartered in the UK. They are experts in governance, leadership development, teaching and learning enhancement, and equality, diversity and inclusion.

    The organisation works with governments, sector agencies and a range of HE institutions worldwide to support sustainable improvement, share global best practice and build international networks.

    Advance HE was formed in March 2018 following the merger between the Higher Education Academy, Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and Equality Challenge Unit. Combined strengths of these institutions offer a truly integrated and holistic approach to supporting institutions.

  • The Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine is a national research, education and expert centre on higher education. The Institute’s team consists of internationally recognized experts united by values of trust, creativity and dignity.

    The mission of the Institute is to promote the sustainable and innovative development of Ukrainian universities in order to increase their influence on social progress and establishment of a modern Ukrainian state integrated with the European and world communities. The mission of the Institute is implemented via the combination of research, educational and expert activities, rooted in the principles of academic freedom, integrity, excellence, social responsibility and shared leadership, in accordance with the best national and international practices.

    The key domains of the Institute’s activities include: policy and governance in higher education; leadership and institutional development of universities; integration of higher education and research; internationalization of higher education; economics of higher education; ensuring the quality of higher education; collaboration of universities and society.

    According to the Institute Development Strategy – 2025 its activities are aimed at achievement of the following strategic goals: identifying and substantiating development perspectives for Ukrainian universities in the context of European integration; strengthening the institutional capacity of Ukrainian universities, developing their leadership potential; establishing a network of change leaders for Ukraine’s higher education; development of National Platform of Ukrainian Universities’ Best Practices.