Functioning of a higher educational institution under force majeure circumstances: A case study of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv

  • Received March 22, 2023;
    Accepted April 6, 2023;
    Published April 10, 2023
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    Volume 21 2023, Issue #2 (spec. issue), pp. 106-113
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Over the last decade, Ukrainian higher educational institutions have faced extraordinary and even dire circumstances three times: russia’s attack on Ukraine in Donbas and occupation of Crimea (2014); a total lockdown caused by a pandemic due to the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) (2020); russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine (2022). Each time, Ukrainian higher educational institutions had to reformat the educational process to meet the challenges of the time.
Lviv region began accepting internally displaced people from Donbas and Crimea in 2014. In this regard, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Lviv University) has established itself as one of the regional leaders. The spread of the COVID-19 pandemic required the immediate organization of distance learning and, therefore, the improvement of information and technical support. russian crimes against humanity in 2022 caused an enormous wave of internal displacement of citizens. Employees and students of Lviv University have been helping internally displaced people with housing, food, and basic necessities since the beginning of the full-scale war; they have also assisted refugees at checkpoints along the Ukrainian-Polish border. Over a hundred University students and employees serve in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Those who remain at home work hard to bring victory over the enemy closer. They are volunteering, fundraising, arranging humanitarian aid, cooperating with international charitable organizations, etc.
Under difficult wartime conditions, the University’s academic community continues to fulfil its primary mission: to provide modern, high-quality education.

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    • Figure 1. Number of applicants from territories close to the Anti-Terrorist Operation zone in 2013–2015
    • Figure 2. Number of students enrolled in 2021 and 2022
    • Table A1. Main indicators of Lviv University in 2012–2022
    • Conceptualization
      Halyna Kaplenko, Inna Kulish, Andrii Stasyshyn
    • Investigation
      Halyna Kaplenko, Inna Kulish, Viktoriia Dubyk
    • Project administration
      Halyna Kaplenko
    • Resources
      Halyna Kaplenko, Inna Kulish, Viktoriia Dubyk
    • Supervision
      Halyna Kaplenko
    • Writing – original draft
      Halyna Kaplenko, Inna Kulish
    • Writing – review & editing
      Halyna Kaplenko, Olha Hrabovetska, Viktoriia Dubyk
    • Data curation
      Inna Kulish, Olha Hrabovetska, Andrii Stasyshyn
    • Visualization
      Inna Kulish, Olha Hrabovetska
    • Formal Analysis
      Olha Hrabovetska, Viktoriia Dubyk
    • Validation
      Olha Hrabovetska, Andrii Stasyshyn
    • Funding acquisition
      Andrii Stasyshyn
    • Methodology
      Viktoriia Dubyk