Open Practices, Transparency and Integrity for Modern Academia (OPTIMA)

Prof. Pavlo Zhezhnych, Sc.D., OPTIMA Project Coordinator
Dr. Oleksandr Berezko, Ph.D., OPTIMA Project Manager
Phone number(s)
+38 067 369-80-34 (Oleksandr Berezko)

Start: 15-01-2021 - End: 14-01-2024
Project Reference: 618940-EPP-1-2020-1-UA-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
EU Grant: 938664 EUR
Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education

The main goal of the “Open Practices, Transparency and Integrity for Modern Academia" (OPTIMA) project is implementing Open Science practices in Ukraine to improve the quality of National higher education services. OPTIMA's priorities include engaging disadvantaged academic communities of displaced Ukrainian universities, focusing on climate change as well as inclusivity by means of modern information technologies.

The OPTIMA consortium also includes Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University, Sumy State University, Lutsk National Technical University, National Antarctic Scientific Center and the National Agency for Higher Education Quality Assurance. Project’s diverse international partners are Graz University of Technology (Austria), Wrocław University of Science and Technology (Poland), University of Côte d'Azur (France), the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Eurodoc, Belgium), Stichting (Netherlands). Associated partners: Council of Rectors of Displaced Universities, Centre for Innovation and Sustainability for International Development and Antiplagiat Ltd.