Lviv, “Porochova Vezha”, Padvalna 4 str.
July 7, 6:30 p.m
War greatly changes our ideas and decisions about basic needs and priorities. Safety and provision of urgent needs becomes a priority. Education in a state of war recedes into the background. It is subject to great risks and not only due to the destruction of infrastructure and lack of funding, but also due to the lack of understanding of its priority on the part of the authorities, international humanitarian missions and citizens themselves.
The Ukrainian system of higher education is in a state of permanent reform. How does the Ukrainian higher school respond to the global challenges of the information society, the acceleration of the pace of life and natural disasters? Where is its place in international discussions about the need for radical changes in the education system? Why is the state of transit from the post-Soviet to the new higher school delayed and what consequences does it have? How did the Soviet years affect higher school? How did the Ukrainian higher school meet the war? What are the risks for higher education institutions in a state of war and also what opportunities for change does today’s situation provide?
We will talk about the state, challenges and prospects of higher education in Ukraine with:
Vasyl Kosiv – rector of the Lviv National Academy of Arts,
Oleg Drozdov – co-founder and president of the Kharkiv School of Architecture,
Dmytro Sherengovskyi – vice-rector for academic affairs of the Ukrainian Catholic University,
Oleksandr Anisimov – urban planning researcher, NGO “New housing policy”
Moderator: Bohdan Shumylovych – researcher of the Center of Urban History.
The discussion takes place as part of the public program of the exhibition “Idea. Matter. Architecture.” and the multimedia exhibition project “Muses are not silent”.