Ohio State agrees to partnership with Kyiv School of Economics
New Center for Software Innovation will help lead the collaboration
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University will partner with the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) to collaborate on research and to share knowledge to support student education.
Ohio State and the Ukraine-based KSE signed a memorandum of understanding to create meaningful collaboration between faculty and students from both institutions. The agreement will be implemented by Ohio State’s new Center for Software Innovation and supported initially by the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, the Fisher College of Business and the College of Engineering.
“We are eager to build collaborations between Ohio State and the Kyiv School of Economics that will create unique opportunities for students and scholars at both institutions,” said Melissa L. Gilliam, executive vice president and provost. “Through our exchange of expertise, ideas and resources, we can advance research and practice in several areas, including innovation and entrepreneurship and public policy, and veteran education. I look forward to the opportunities and experiences that this partnership will open for Ohio State and KSE.”
“We are convinced that this partnership will be useful and productive for us and Ohio State. We look forward to working together, supporting our Ukrainian veteran initiatives, leveraging innovation development in Ukraine and eagerly anticipating future projects and research,” said Kyiv School of Economics President Tymofiy Mylovanov.
The agreement is an opportunity for students and faculty from both universities to exchange experience and knowledge to further engage in:
- Collaborative research and innovation.
- Visiting faculty and scholar programs for lecturing, advanced studies and research.
- Joint workshops and symposia on topics of mutual interest.
- Teaching materials and other scientific and technological literature.
Workforce development and education of veterans will also be an emphasis for the collaboration between the two universities.
The Center for Software Innovation is pivotal to the partnership and will open opportunities for innovation, entrepreneurship and economic impact.
“We are excited to collaborate with the students and scholars of KSE. The school has a well-earned, international reputation for economics, business administration and analytics,” said Trevor Brown, dean of the Glenn College. “This partnership will help us expand the boundaries of knowledge and gain new experiences that will be beneficial for our students and faculty.”
The initial agreement between Ohio State and the Kyiv School of Economics is for five years and is renewable for an additional five years.
Since the beginning of the Russian war in Ukraine, Ohio State has committed to supporting its students from the region. Students and faculty have led fundraising and supply drives, and numerous campus communities have shared messages of hope and goodwill. Students abroad have also contributed to relief efforts.