Digitisation as a means of improving accessibility of Higher Education to Ukrainian veterans

Project Details


The central aim is to explore possible means of improving the access of Ukrainian veterans and service people to higher education through digital means. This contributes to the economic welfare of Ukraine in that it will explore the extent to which digitisation can help mitigate some of the limitations imposed on conventional higher education by the ongoing conflict.

Primarily, the project results will contribute to the development of recommendations regarding: the state policy implementation in the field of education, science, innovation and technology transfer; veterans’ reintegration into the system of self-government and small business development. Whilst the study itself will be confined to the experiences of students within a single district, the intent is to produce recommendations that will be of wider regional and national relevance.

There are a number of additional contributions associated with this study. Firstly, Higher education can play a key role in reintegration, giving former service people the skills and qualifications to succeed post service. Secondly, the provision of skills to veterans allows them to play a continued role in the welfare of Ukraine. Most vitally, this study will assist the Ukrainian higher education sector to more comprehensively utilise digital strategies to overcome many of the constraints imposed by the current conflict.
Effective start/end date29/03/2331/08/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions