International Cooperation

The Mohyla School of Journalism actively cooperates with foreign universities and international organizations. Thanks to financial aid from international institutions we have managed to gather the most comprehensive technical and material base among Ukrainian universities that offer journalism programs.

In 2011 The Mohyla School of Journalism was selected to participate in a global research project of the Open Society Media Program, Mapping Digital Media. In Ukraine this research will be conducted by the Mohyla School of Journalism research team headed by Anastasiia Grynko, Assistant Director. The project covers 60 countries and is aimed at examining the impact that digital media are having on news production and consumption from the point of view of open society values: media freedom, pluralism and diversity.

The “Media Reform” Project, 2002-2006
In cooperation with the UK Department for International Development (DFID) we have realized a project which began with the development of the web-site, and also included organizational, publishing, lobbying and educational activities. We have held meetings of a Media Club, which has gathered media specialists from different professions at round tables.

An important aspect of collaboration with DFJ has included professional and technical support of the School. Together we founded television, radio and photo studios, bought office equipment, and set up links with Leeds University. In 2002-2006 British journalists and experts taught students of the School.

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Project with Ohio University (Athens, USA), 2004-2007
Since 2004 we have cooperated on a project with Ohio University for the purposes of:

• curriculum development
• Mohyla faculty training
• bringing Ohio scholars to the MSJ
• developing resources for the teaching of journalism (books, peer-reviewed journals, multimedia materials).

Faculty members were exchanged in both directions. A curriculum development process led to the creation of five new courses in the Journalism Master’s Program.

Weeklong workshops were conducted each summer for working professionals in Kyiv and several outlying cities. These workshops focused on incorporating advanced television skills into newsgathering, news distribution and documentary projects.

The US Department of State grant supports this 3-year project.

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Seminar on Media-Literacy, 2006-2009
From 2006 our School is a co-organizer of a 3-year HESP Regional Seminar for Excellence in Teaching in cooperation with Towson University. The seminar will provide interdisciplinary discussion of media studies for junior faculty from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. This seminar is sponsored by the Open Society Institute (OSI, Budapest).

More information on this project is available on the Towson University web-site.

Training by French Journalists, 2005-2008
A grant from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs helped in the organization of a short-term practical training scheme, whereby French journalists come to Kyiv to teach our students and some of our students visit various French media for one-month internships. Previous internships were with the La Croix newspaper (2005), and Radio France International (2006). This is a joint Program with Institute for Mass Information(IMI) with the support from French Embassy in Ukraine.

Digital future of journalism
This is a post-diploma 10-month long course devoted to implementation of digital practices and technologies in Ukrainian media industry.

This is a joint project between National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla academy”(Mohyla School of journalism) and Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation for Development of Ukraine(

The aim of this Prоgram is to introduce journalists from leading Ukrainian media outlets to digital journalism and multyskilling, as well as to convergent journalism and it’s influence on media industry and society. 
This is 3-years Program. The amount of money donated for 1st year is 500,000 USD. The amount of money donated for 2nd year is 315,000 USD.

More information on this project is available on the DFJ

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