German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the world’s largest organisation for the international exchange of students and researchers. It is the registered union located in Bonn, Germany. Its members are all state-accredited HEIs and their students’ representatives.

KSMA participated in two training courses on internationalisation within the framework of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Programme.

On the basis of FH Münster University of Applied Sciences there was remotely completed the course “THEA Ukraine – Training for Higher Education Administrators in Ukraine”. THEA Ukraine is professional development programme for Ukrainian higher education administrators in the field of internationalisation in higher education and science management. It combines training elements with consultation for organisational development projects. Such skills as strategic planning, project and process management, change management for internationalisation were developed in the result of the programme.

KSMA participation in the international DAAD funded training course:

 Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation

Kherson State Maritime Academy and 15 Ukrainian institutions of higher education participate in the training course “Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023”.

The course “Management of Internationalisation and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023” has been developed by the International Office of Leibniz University Hannover within the DAAD Programme “Support for the internationalisation of Ukrainian higher education institutions – continuing education programmes for administrators at Ukrainian higher education institutions in education and academic management (2022–2023)”.

The key objective of the training course is to provide staff of Ukrainian higher education institutions with the latest knowledge of the different aspects of internationalisation and its management as well as to develop Ukrainian-German cooperation.


  • will learn about the concepts and strategies of internationalisation of higher education in different countries;
  • will compare German and Ukrainian systems and structure of higher education institutions;
  • will learn how to manage all aspects of academic mobility and scientific cooperation;
  • will learn how to develop and implement appropriate strategy of internalisation or any other individual project regarding internalisation relevant to their higher education institution;
  • will be informed about available instruments for international cooperation funding.

The training course started in January 2022, includes online workshops and short-term internships at German universities and will end with reporting conference in May, 2023.

PROJECT DURATION: January 2022 – June 2023


Leibniz University Hannover within the DAAD Programme

PROJECT PARTICIPANTS on behalf of Kherson State Maritime Academy are Mariia Masonkova and Iryna Shvetsova.
The programme is designed to provide participants with the profound knowledge of the different aspects of internationalisation and to enable them to manage the corresponding processes and tasks as well as foster the internationalisation of their universities.

The programme provides an insight into the available funding instruments for international cooperation with on-site-visits of Volkswagen Foundation, Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, HRK, DAAD, DFG as well as short internships at selected institutions. The German-Ukrainian Academic Society e.V. as well as the Science Management Network support the realisation of the programme and provide guidance for individual projects as well as assistance in internship placements and networking activities and contacts.

The training is designed to accommodate the needs of various Ukrainian institutions of higher education with different levels of experience in the field of internationalisation and assist them to establish or join the corresponding national and international networks. The gained international administrative capacities and corresponding professional skills will enable the participants to use the networks and launch co-operative cross border projects of mutual interest. Thus, the project will also support the establishment of sustainable institutional contacts and networks.


  1. Module: Background Knowledge of Internationalisation
  2. Module: Competencies on Management of Internationalisation
  3. Module: Soft Skills
  4. Module: Management Skills
  5. Module: Internationalisation Project

On 25-29 April, 2022, there was held the 3rd series of seminars on Internationalisation at Home with the participation of world-famous experts in this field such as Espeth Jones, Tanja Reiffenrath, Sake Jager, María Cortés Puch.

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The result of participation in Training course Internationalization tools to increase the recognition of HEI, Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA):


  • On March 15-25 within frame of International Project “Training Course: Management of Internationalization and German-Ukrainian Academic Cooperation 2022-2023” (coordinated by Leibniz University Hannover (LUH) within the DAAD Programme) the second offline workshop for representatives of the international departments of Ukrainian universities took place in Bonn and Hannover. 
  • Discussion with the DAAD representatives: What is the current situation at Ukrainian universities? How is academic life going on and where are the main challenges?
  • Visit of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Meeting with Frank Albrecht, Nicholas Jason Miniaci
• Visit of HRK German Rectors’ Conference Meeting with Rudolf Smolarczyk
• Visit of the DFG German Research Foundation Meeting with the representatives of International Cooperation Division
• EU-Liaison Office Hannover
• Visit and presentation of Volkswagen Foundation Ideas Exchange on networking and cooperation with GermanUkrainian Academic Society (DUAG) and Professional Network of Education and Science Managers of Ukraine (PNRM)
  • On March 29, 2023, an online event was held by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) – Study and Research in Germany.