Redefining Higher Education on a digital context and mainstreaming a common inclusive and green structure based on EU best practices and policy recommendations


RE-DIRECTION aims to transform the landscape of higher education (HE) in response to the increased adoption of digital technologies. It plans to bring together national actors and stakeholders to highlight the needs of various Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Ukraine and Georgia, both individually and at the country level. Our goal is to train staff and instructors in the newly designed curricula and develop policy recommendations addressing the connectivity challenges of remote HEIs. Ultimately, we strive to align with labor market demands and learner needs, bridge the gap between essential skills and available jobs, adapt to rapidly changing workplace environments, and introduce innovative skills. Specifically, RE-DIRECTION will empower Ukrainian and Georgian universities with innovative teaching methods by updating current curricula to encompass digitalization, sustainability, and inclusivity.

Additionally, we plan to uniformly implement these changes across targeted country HEIs. To achieve this, we will create a Methodological Framework based on desk and field research, highlighting current trends, societal skill demands, best practices, and identifying gaps and inefficiencies. In the curriculum development phase, we will introduce both core and specialized courses, which will be approved by a Consultation Committee to ensure standards and regulations are met.

Our project will also focus on remote HEIs and institutions serving vulnerable communities. During the pilot phase of the redesigned curricula, we will gather crucial data on the connectivity issues faced by remote HEIs and students in isolated areas. Using these insights, we will engage stakeholders and policymakers in creating policy recommendations for critical areas such as connectivity solutions, IT infrastructure access, partnerships with Internet Service Providers (ISPs), and innovative technologies like 5G and mesh networks.

Objectives of the project

The objectives of the Re-Direction project are designed to elevate the standards and innovation of higher education, augment the proficiency and aptitudes of students and staff, foster inclusiveness in education, upgrade the methods of teaching and assessment, enhance the resources available to higher education institutions, enhance teacher training and upskilling programs, and promote collaboration among institutions and actors to proactively foster reform in an institutional level. In the context of the above outlined needs and gaps in the labour market in Ukraine and Georgia, the objectives are formed as following:

  • Elevating the standard of higher education by fostering cooperation of HEIs and Ministries of Education to promote reform in an institutional level.
  • Creation and implementation of a common digital ecosystem with concrete steps for online learning and e-learning tools and Development of common updated programs for Ukraine’s and Georgia’s integration into the EU Digital Single Market of the future.
  • Augmenting the proficiency and aptitudes of students preparing for digital economy.
  • Fostering access, equity and inclusiveness in the higher education system.
  • Improving teacher training programs and upskilling.
  • Enhancing the resources available to higher education institutions and pinpoint relevant frameworks and synergies.
  • Mainstreaming cooperation between institutions and across national actors.


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