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Edinburgh twins with Kyiv university in new partnership


University of Edinburgh to work with Taras Shevchenko National University to support research in Ukraine

The University of Edinburgh has announced it will twin with Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv as part of a new strategic partnership supporting higher education and research in Ukraine.

A statement from Edinburgh said the move reflected the two institutions’ “complementary strengths and shared values” and that it signalled an “intention to work more closely together on opportunities ranging across teaching, learning and research”.

“Our complementary strengths can provide synergies of great value to both institutions,” Edinburgh vice-chancellor Peter Mathieson added.

The move comes as part of a wider scheme to pair UK and Ukrainian universities, and builds on the city of Edinburgh’s existing twinning arrangement with Kyiv.

Kseniia Smyrnova, vice-rector for international cooperation at the National University said: “I am confident that our collaboration will ultimately contribute to further integration of academic community and internationalisation of higher education in Ukraine and the UK.”