Pandemic as a threat to academic mobility or an opportunity for a new perspective and redefinition of activities


  • Oksana Povstyn Państwowy Uniwersytet Bezpieczeństwa Życia we Lwowie



NAWA, international education, globalization, mobility of students and researchers, education abroad, European educational space, COVID-19 pandemic


The article attempts to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine restrictions associated with it on higher education, its internationalization, academic mobility of students and researchers, in particular. The essence, types of the phenomenon "academic mobility" are clarified, on the basis of the analysis of results of works of foreign and Ukrainians researchers, and also the regulatory legal acts regulating the specified sphere of public activity. A brief overview of scientific projects of academic mobility initiated before the pandemic, initiated by Polish government agencies and organizations engaged in educational activities. The statistics are presented in the study of the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on higher education in European countries and the world. The main problems that students and scientists face in the implementation of academic mobility projects are identified and structured. The results of surveys conducted among Polish universities on the problems that arose in them, ways to solve them and further activities for the internationalization of education in a post-COVID society are analyzed. It has been found that the academic environment has opened up opportunities that offer modern technologies and in the future they would be used, but not the only ones, the dominant formula of cooperation will be warriors.