The Boot Camp for International Cooperation in Research and Innovation, supported by a grant from the Swedish Institute under the project ‘Resilience of Education: Sustainability and Cooperation for Ukrainian Universities’(RESCUU), took place at Ukraine’s Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) on April 24-28, 2023.
The purpose of the hybrid event, organized by the KPI Student Parliament, was to develop students’ skills in carrying out international projects as well as encourage them to actively participate in Ukraine’s postwar reconstruction efforts. Nine teams from Ukrainian universities took part in the four-day camp that made for a fantastic environment to hear from speakers and experts from Uppsala University, Åbo Akademi University, Poznan University of Technology and local scientists.
The international jury unanimously declared the KPI team the winners of the Boot Camp competition. Their project focused on creating a virtual educational inclusion environment for internally displaced persons. As a result, the winning team will be invited to participate in the international student conference entitled ‘Challenges of Sustainable Development in the Baltic Sea Region Due to the War in Ukraine’, which will be held in the Polish city of Poznan in April-May 2024.