Academic Mobility and Academic Migration Issues: the Case of Ukrainian Higher Education



Ключові слова:

migration, academic migration, academic mobility, students’ adaptation, brain drain, globalization, European Higher Education Area


The article demonstrates the globalization and regional dimension of the problems of academic mobility as well as academic migration at the Ukrainian education environment. The authors’ approach is based on the fact that the dialectics of globalization and regionalization has a significant influence on the essence of the processes of academic mobility and academic migration. The theoretical study and analysis of educational policy have demonstrated the need for harmonization of these processes taking into account current geopolitical challenges. The authors have explored the “order of the day” of problems related to academic mobility and academic migration, taking into account current geopolitical challenges, trying to identify the perspective directions of study of this problem.

Біографія автора

Liudmyla Savenkova, Національний педагогічний університет імені М.П. Драгоманова

директор наукової бібліотеки, доцент кафедри інформаційних систем і технологій


Aba, D. 2016. Addressing Intercultural Experience and Academic Mobility in Higher Education. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research. 45(6):487-502.

Bazaluk, O. and D. Svyrydenko. 2017. Philosophy of war and peace: in search of new European security strategy. Anthropological Measurements of Philosophical Research. 12:89-99.

Breen, M. 2012. Privileged migration: American undergraduates, study abroad, academic tourism. Critical Arts. 26(1):82-102.

Chen, Q., Koyama, J. P. 2013. Reconceptualising diasporic intellectual networks: mobile scholars in transnational space. Globalisation, Societies and Education. 11(1):23—38.

Cullen, J. 2016. Migrants and the language of instruction: Is the EU policy deficit driving new innovations in social inclusion? International Review of Education. 63(4):453—474.

Danylova, T. and G. Salata. 2018. The Ecological Imperative and Human Nature: A New Perspective on Ecological Education. Interdisciplinary Studies of Complex Systems. 12:17—24.

Ennser-Kananen, J. and N. Pettitt. 2017. “I want to speak like the other people”: Second language learning as a virtuous spiral for migrant women? International Review of Education. 63(4):583—604.

Faist, T. 2013. The mobility turn: a new paradigm for the social sciences? Ethnic and Racial Studies. 36(11):1637—1646.

Fahey, J. and J. Kenway. 2010. Thinking in a ‘worldly’ way: mobility, knowledge, power and geography. Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. 31(5):627—640.

Fang, L., R.C.F. Sun and M. Yuen. 2017. “Be useful to society”: parental academic involvement in rural to urban migrant children’s education in China. Asia Pacific Education Review. 18(3):361—371.

Kim, T. 2009. Transnational academic mobility, internationalization and interculturality in higher education. Intercultural Education. 20(5):395— 405.

Krichevsky, S. 2017. A Management Concept of the Technosphere’s Evolution. Philosophy and Cosmology. 18:153—164.

Kyvliuk, O. and D. Svyrydenko. 2017. Academic mobility as “brain drain” phenomenon of modern higher education. Studia Warminskie. 54:361—371.

Lysak, O. B. 2016. Osvita inozemciv v Ukraini: suchasniy stan, problemy ta marketyngoviy pogliad na shliahy yih podolannya. Visnyk Vinnytskogo politekhnichnogo instytutu. 4:102—107.

Minosvity nazvalo kilkist inozemnyh studentiv v ukrayinskyh VNZ.

Naukkarinen, O. 2005. Aesthetics and Mobility? A Short Introduction into a Moving Field.

Potts, A. 2004. Academic migration during the ‘golden age of higher education’. Journal of Educational Administration and History. 36(1):35—45.

Rogatynska, O. and D. Dmytri. 2016. Osoblyvosti adaptacii studentiv-inozemciv u VNZ Ukrainy. Ill Scientific conference actual problems in international students teaching and learning in Ukraine international. Ternopil, Ukraine, May 18-20, 2016. 2016_Rogatynska_O-Peculiarities_of_adaptation_199-203.pdf

Shevelev, G. E. 2012. Problemy adaptacii inostrannyh studentov k obu-cheniyu v Rossii. Sovremennyye problemy nauki i obrazovaniya. 3.

Sviatenko, Yu. and T. Seredyuk. 2018. Method of “Childhood” project for the study of the emotional state of children from the ATO zone. Interdisciplinary Studies of Complex Systems. 12:48-56.

Svyrydenko, D. 2014. Akademichna mobilnist: vidpovidi na vyklyky globalizatsii.

Svyrydenko, D. 2015. Globalization as a factor of academic mobility processes expanding. Philosophy and Cosmology. 14:223-235.

Svyrydenko, D. 2017. Divided Universities: The Postcolonial Experience of Contemporary Ukrainian Higher Education. Future Human Image. 7:128135.

Svyrydenko, D. 2016. Mobility Turn in Contemporary Society as an Educational Challenge. Future Human Image. 6:102-108.

Voronkova, V. and O. Kyvliuk. 2017. Philosophical Reflection Smart-Society as a New Model of the Information Society and its Impact on the Education of the 21st Century. Future Human Image. 7:154-162.

Yablokov, A., V. Levchenko and A. Kerzhentsev. 2016. The Biosphere as a Living System. On Peculiarities of the Evolutionary Process on the Biosphere Level. Philosophy and Cosmology. 17:152-175.

Yevtukh. V. 2013. New Immigrants in Ukrainian Space: Problems of Integration. In: Educafiia Din Perspectiva Valorilor. Idei, Concepte, Modele. Mandacanu Virgil, Scheau Ioan, Opris Dorin (editori). Tom IV: Summa Paedsgogica: 34-44.