Northern outpost: Chernihiv Polytechnic National University in the conditions of the russia-Ukrainian war

  • Received March 10, 2023;
    Accepted March 24, 2023;
    Published April 10, 2023
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    Volume 21 2023, Issue #2 (spec. issue), pp. 31-39
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During the full-scale war, educational institutions of Ukraine were at the epicenter of hostilities and suffered from attacks and bombing by the russian army: many schools, colleges, and universities were destroyed or damaged, and tens of thousands of students and teachers became refugees or forced displaced persons, lost their property and housing. Chernihiv Polytechnic National University (CPNU), located in the northern border region of Ukraine, was also significantly affected.
This study aims to systematize the features of the functioning of CPNU under siege, bombing, and shelling. An analytical method was used to assess statistical reports available in open access on the official websites of CPNU and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. The paper identified that during active hostilities, 25% of the university’s infrastructure was destroyed by shelling and bombing; 37 teachers and researchers emigrated; about 4% of students stopped their studies. Currently, CPNU suffers from loss of human capital, physical destruction of educational and research infrastructures, lack of R&D financing, increased cyber security threats, and violation of the educational process. In response to military challenges, the university management rethinks and forms a new vision for further development based on sustainability principles to recover educational and research infrastructures, promote human capital development, and modernize the learning environment. The new vision of CPNU integrates “7R” principle – seven key pillars covering different directions of its operation (teaching, research, innovation, international activity, etc.).

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    • Figure 1. Structure of R&D funding in CPNU in 2019–2022, USD
    • Table 1. CPNU personnel
    • Table A1. Consolidated indicators of the CPNU infrastructure destruction
    • Conceptualization
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova, Nataliia Kholiavko
    • Data curation
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova, Olha Popelo
    • Project administration
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova
    • Resources
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova, Nataliia Tkalenko, Olha Popelo
    • Supervision
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova
    • Writing – review & editing
      Oleh Novomlynets, Viktoriia Marhasova
    • Formal Analysis
      Viktoriia Marhasova, Nataliia Tkalenko, Olha Popelo
    • Funding acquisition
      Nataliia Tkalenko
    • Validation
      Nataliia Tkalenko
    • Investigation
      Nataliia Kholiavko, Olha Popelo
    • Methodology
      Nataliia Kholiavko
    • Visualization
      Nataliia Kholiavko, Olha Popelo
    • Writing – original draft
      Nataliia Kholiavko, Olha Popelo