Konstantin Kuznietsov

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4077-0881


Abstract. The norms of international and Ukrainian legislation on academic mobility are investigated. The effectiveness of the program instruments within the framework of cooperation between Ukraine and other countries participating in the Eastern Partnership program with the EU countries during 2015–2018 was evaluated. The main components of the system for the realization of the right of Ukrainian students to academic mobility and barriers that can complicate this process are highlighted. A comparative assessment of the participation of Ukraine and some other countries in the Erasmus+ program has been made. It is proved that the effectiveness of the program in terms of realization of students’ right to academic mobility is influenced by the following factors: compatibility of higher education systems, the procedure of credit calculation, language skills, financial issues, information support of this process. The definition of «virtual mobility» included in the EU Regulation is outlined. The role and prospects of development of the virtual form of education in higher education institutions against the background of the development of the information society development are determined. It is concluded that the development of online distance learning is a significant and promising factor in enhancing the competitiveness of Ukrainian education and increasing its level of internationalization.

Keywords: academic mobility, Bologna declaration, distance education, Erasmus+, right to mobility.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.32987/2617-8532-2019-3-32-41

JEL classification: I23.