Since 2018 the Department of Artificial Intelligence has been implementing an academic mobility project forstudents and teachers with the Spanish University of Jaén (Universidad de Jaén). Prof. Sebastian Bruque, Vice-President for Internationalization of the University of Jaén, announced a significant increasing the places for Ukrainian students for the next academic year at the meeting with staff of the AI Department during their visit to a partner university. The corresponding decision is being prepared by the National Erasmus+ Agency of Spain. Due to the military actions of the russian federation against Ukraine, our students already have received four additional places to study at the Spanish university that allowed them to continue their study in a safe environment and remain students of NURE.
The EC Erasmus+ programme has provided additional opportunities to support and protect Ukrainian university staff and students during russia’s war against Ukraine.
In particular, our long-time mobility partner the Spanish University of Jaen has provided additional places for students and faculty. Four students have already received invitations to the current semester.
Such redistribution of the places became possible due to the EC decision to transfer to Ukraine the places that were previously designated for RF and RB. Also, some Georgian universities have voluntarily given up their mobility to Ukrainian colleagues.
30.03.2022 NEO in Ukraine held a webinar on new opportunities and features of implementating mobility projects under martial law. In addition to the existing interinstitutional agreements on academic mobility students and teachers can look for studying, teaching and internship opportunities in EU universities through specially created resources:
The main theses on the implementing the projects in these extremely difficult circumstances: reducing bureaucracy in competition and other procedures in Ukrainian universities, comprehensive promotion of mobility and initiative mobility (if students and academicians find opportunities on their own) to create favorable current conditions to facilitate further return to Ukraine, as well ad visa facilitation by EU countries.
Warning for students: Students who have taken advantage of the Erasmus+ Academic Mobility Programme must return to their home university to continue their studies (obtaining a diploma). In case of non-return, students must return the received mobility grant.
Warning for HEI: The university must repay the mobility grant received by the student in case of non-recognition of ECTS credits obtained by student in a result of credit mobility.
Teachers of the Artificial Intelligence Department will take part in the implementation of a new project of the Erasmus+ program of the Strategic Partnership Action “Joint Multidisciplinary training program on Entrepreneurship in the field of artificial intelligence for industry 5.0” (#2021-1-FR01-KA220-HED-000032254). Under the terms of the funding program Ukrainian partners can participate in this project type only if there is a detailed justification for the uniqueness of existing capacity and experience of UA partner. Our role in this project is justified by many years of cooperation in joint teaching the course “Commercialization of Intelligent Systems” with the French partner ECAM-EPMI Graduate School of Engineering Cergy. The project aims at developing a methodology for entrepreneurship education in the in cutting-edge industry in cooperation with academic and industrial partners from the EU.
The project kick-off meeting was held on December 22, 2021, to present the partners plans for the implementing the results and to agree on the first joint actions in the realization of the project. Intensive work with interesting partners is ahead.
We are modernising the master’s study programme of Artificial Intelligence Systems in the field of Computer Science (within the Erasmus+ project “ACADEMIC RESPONSE TO HYBRID THREATS – WARN”, №610133-EPP-1-2019-1-FI-EPPKA2 // https://warn-erasmus.eu/).
Modernizing the programme will be implemented due to the development of the new courses which aim at teaching our students to adapt work processes and personal space towards complex and unpredictable situations caused by hybrid threats.
These courses are under development right now. And we would like to do this with you together considering your opinion. A short questionnaire (3-4 questions) will help us but consider, please, the following conditions of participation:
For the fourth year, the AI Department is implementing an academic mobility project with the Spanish University of Jaén. Mobility of the current 2021/2022 academic year was started by Dr. Oleg Zolotukhin (Deputy Dean of the CS Faculty, Associate Professor of AI Department). Jaen University invited our teacher to give lectures to Spanish students on the application of AI technologies in virtual and augmented reality. Spanish students were so interested in the taught actual topic that the pedagogical coordinator of the master’s programs in the field of ICT at the University of Jaén decided to add this topic to the curriculum next year. This is how the content of education is mutually enriched. We are proud of our teachers who makes own contribution to the content development of the partner universities!
The long-term partnership of the Artificial Intelligence Department (NURE) and the French Graduate School of Engineering ECAM-EPMI from Cergy has given numerous academic projects involving students and staff members of both institutions. A new occasion for cooperation was provided by an academic mobility project funded by the European Commission within the ERASMUS + KA107 programme. The first exchange visit from a series of the visits planned for the project took place in November (7-14): the French partner hosted the NURE team consisting of Dr. Mariia Golovianko (an associate professor of the AI Department), Dr. Svitlana Gryshko (an associate professor of the Department of Economic Cybernetics and Economic Security Management) and Liudmyla Titova (an international project coordinator of the AI Department).
Students of ECAM-EPMI had the opportunity to attend lectures of Dr. Maria Golovianko on Artificial Intelligence and Contemporary Security, while academic and administrative staff of partner institutions could eye-to-eye discuss both current and foreseen mobility projects (involving students, academic and administrative staff), further implementation of the European Virtual Venture student programme, the upcoming project “Joint Multidisciplinary training program on Entrepreneurship in the field of artificial intelligence for industry 5.0” funded by Erasmus+ KA220. Research collaborations were discussed in detail. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6864194709401686016/
Representatives of the Department – members of the interfaculty team of project WARN participated in the Workshop on Internal dissemination of the JSS findings and Training on Adversarial Learning which was conducted in Lviv on October 18-20, 2021. During three days the WARN project team worked in “hybrid” interaction communicating alive at the locations of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) and online via Zoom.
The NURE’s team was represented by the national project coordinator Associate Professor Svitlana Gryshko (EC Department), the team leader of developers of master’s programme “Artificial Intelligence Systems” Mariia Golovianko and executive project manager Liudmyla Titova, meantime Head of the EC Department Prof. Tetiana Polozova, and Professor of the AI Department Nataliia Ryabova, joined the online format.
During the meeting, informative trainings were held for the developers of the WARN-project:
– training on adversarial learning within the fight against hybrid threats and cognitive hacking in particular provided by Jyväskylä University, Finland;
– sharing knowledge obtained by representatives of the WARN-project in the Summer School of the University of Jyväskylä within the course “Changing Security and Hybrid Threats” (Assoc. Prof. M. Golovyanko, NURE – Kharkiv; Assoc. Prof. T. Reva, NAMSCA – Kyiv).
The “hybrid format” allowed access to the new unique content not only the project team but also students of partner universities.
Team members also synchronized and coordinated the activities of the second work package (WP2) aiming at the adaptation of study programs to the new context of hybrid threats:
– updating the profiles of master’s programs (in particular, the study programmes of NURE “Financial and Economic Security Management” and “Artificial Intelligence Systems”);
– development of the common project course “Hybrid Threats and Comprehensive Security” and special courses of the study programmes;
– development of a new method of proactive learning under conditions of protection against hybrid threats;
– Updating the interactive Hybrid Threats Glossary.
We open the call to mobility for 2020 – 2021 academic year during spring semester for ICT field (code 061 according to UNESCO international standard – ISCED) at the EU partner HEIs:
1. For second-year students – at the University of Jaen, Spain.
2. For MSc students of the second year of study for developing a master’s thesis at the Higher Engineering School ECAM-EPMI, Cergy, France, for 2 months from 28.03.2022 till 30.05.2022.
3. For PhD students, starting from the second year of study, at the Higher Engineering School ECAM-EPMI, Cergy, France, for two – four months.
To participate in the competition students should send CV and motivation letter until Oct 15, 2021 to the e-mail address: email@example.com (Titova L., International Coordinator).
Selection criteria for students (in order of preference):
1. Academic performance of candidates
2. Knowledge of English
3. Lack of previous experience of participation in academic mobility projects
4. The less advantaged socio-economic backgrounds (including internally displaced persons, etc.)
Partner universities provide the selected candidates with a grant from the Erasmus+ KA107 programme which covers travel and living costs. The tuition at host universities is free.
Four mobility for teachers and two for administrative staff are also available. Applicants for teaching (5 days of teaching + 2 trips) and administrative training must send their СV and plan for teaching / training to the above-mentioned contact for the selection of candidates by a commission headed by the Vice-Rector for Innovation and Corporate Affairs and Administration.
Selection criteria for academic and administrative staff (in order of preference):
Consortium of the project WARN «Academic Response to Hybrid Threats» (610133-EPP-1-2019-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP) including staff members of AI and ECES Departments, composed the Hybrid Threats Glossary which provides the terminological framework for definition of the hybrid threats in 7 fields of knowledge for 11 study programs to be modernized within the project, in particular in Management and Artificial Intelligence. An interactive version of the Glossary of Hybrid Threats has now been launched for use not only by the professional academic community but also by a wide range of stakeholders, regardless of age, social category and professional domain.