BTH is recognised for empowering Ukrainian students
On 1 February 2024, the European Commission published “Building hope: Europe’s solidarity with Ukraine”. BTH is recognised for ensuring that students can attain a degree despite the impact of war and is the only higher education institution in Sweden to be in this compilation.
The European Commission’s compilation highlights 15 impactful Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps projects dedicated to supporting those affected by the war in Ukraine.
“We facilitated a double degree programme, providing degrees to war-affected students. The double degree programme was developed with the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, ensuring students can attain a degree despite the impact of the war on education” explains Anders Carlsson, project manager at BTH.
The partnership provided the students with a Master’s degree in computer science from BTH, incorporating credits from their first year in Ukraine. Additionally, three Ukrainian teachers now employed at BTH, having participated in previous Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility projects, have been a great help in supporting students, staff, and teachers.
“We are very happy that we could help these students to complete their education. Four of these students are now PhD students,” says Anders Carlsson.
The BTH project is the only project from a Swedish higher education institution to be recognised in this compilation, and it was selected from a wide pool of submissions by Erasmus+ National Agencies across programme countries.
6 February 2024