OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES WITH UKRAINE project coordinators have had a working


Professor Oleg Avrunin participated in the working meeting of coordinators of the international project Open Education Resources with Ukraine (OER with Ukraine). The project is implemented within the DAAD program “Ukraine digital: Ensuring academic success in times of crisis (2022)” and unites four universities:
– from Germany: the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover;
– from Ukraine: the Kiev National Taras Shevchenko University, the Kharkiv National University of Radio Electronics, the Ukrainian State University of Science and Technology (Dnipro).

The project is aimed at combining competencies and support of Ukrainian partner universities of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz University of Hannover in Kiev, Dnipro and Kharkiv.

The main goals of the project are to further develop and digitize the current set of courses in times of crisis, giving a perspective to faculty and students both those who have been forced to leave and those who remain in Ukraine. In addition, a digital self-study program for developing digital skills (technical, legal, didactic) to create training videos or Open Educational Resources (OER) is developed and available under open license, and eTrainer webinars for multipliers are conducted so that more universities can benefit from the project results . This makes it large-scale and creates the necessary foundations and tools for further digitization and reconstruction of Ukrainian universities. In addition, it allows the sharing and integration of courses into the existing structures of the European Higher Education and Research Area, which contributes to the goals of internationalization.

The videos will be integrated into the TIB AV portal, which, as a web-based, quality-controlled technology and science video platform, represents an open national infrastructure for sharing scientific content. The portal videos, most of which are CC-BY-licensed, are stably preserved, provided with standardized metadata and enriched with semantic video analysis data for optimized research. Video metadata is transferred via open interfaces to the OERSI OERSI search index (, which is integrated into various OER portals (; The OERSI interface is translated into Ukrainian and also allows cross-language search in different languages.

Thus, the results of the project (digital courses) are integrated into modern structures, remain visible, accessible and reusable for all students and faculty in Ukraine and around the world.
Within the framework of this project, the work on DAAD “Virtual Cryomicroscopy”, the idea of which was started two years ago to create a virtual environment for the implementation of the full cycle of practical training of students and graduate students to interact with complex microscopic equipment in a remote mode, is being further developed at the Department.

OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES WITH UKRAINE project coordinators have had a working