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The work underlines the importance of IT-infrastructure as a basic component for an innovative university. The attention is focused on the tangible impact information technologies have on brand-new challenges that university education is facing now.

The direct practical value of this work is strongly supported by development and implementation into the study process of the following:

  • methods, models and information technologies of creating the electronic educational content and conducting e-learning, including online video conferences;
  • program-technical, methodological and organizational support of distance learning systems;
  • software support for complex educational process management, project management and support of the quality management processes in HEI;
  • created complex integrated information system that supports all kinds of university activities and its integration into international educational space;
  • decision to ensure an appropriate level of cybersecurity while using university information resources.

For Sumy State University (SSU) and Chernihiv National University of Technology (CNUT) the introduction of IT-support for university activities have brought significant results in various fields, which can be proved by the following facts:

  • rapidly growing positions of Sumy State University in national and international rankings:
    • SSU enters the TOP-group (5 %) of leading universities of the world according to the international ranking of higher education institutions QS World University Rankings;
    • SSU is in the TOP-100 according to the QS University Rankings: EECA among the universities of this region;
    • SSU is included in the directory of world’s best universities by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings;
    • SSU takes the 3rd place among Ukrainian HEIs according to Webometrics;
    • SSU holds the 2nd place among Ukrainian HEIs according to uniRank University Ranking;
    • SSU is included in the TOP-10% universities worldwide and holds the 7th position among Ukrainian universities according to University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP);
    • according to SCImago Institutions Rankings SSU enters the TOP-200 universities of Central and Eastern Europe and takes the 6th place among Ukrainian universities;
    • SSU takes the 65th position among the world’s universities and the 1st position among Ukrainian HEIs in accordance with UI GreenMetric 2016;
    • SSU belongs to the 7% of the best universities in the world based on the citation of scientists on Google Scholar.
  • for the last 5 years the amount of SSU research work in frames of international grant projects has increased in 20 times (more than 200 grants annually) on account of joint projects in frames of international grant programmes of EU (Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, Jean Monnet, Erasmus+, Horizon 2020), United Nation Development Programme, British Council, the World Bank, bilateral scientific and research projects, grants of private foundations inclusively;
  • CNUT has increased the amount of research work in frames of international grant projects in 10 times;
  • Outsourcing Scientific Training and Production Center was opened at CNUT;
  • SSU and CNUT have high numbers of prize-winning places in All-Ukrainian competitions of students’ research works;
  • the certification procedure for all educational, scientific and production processes of CNUT was conducted according to ISO 9000 quality system with annual certificate confirmation.

Letter from the MES of Ukraine № 1/9-576 from 01.11.2016 “On the nomination of candidates (groups) to be awarded the State Prize of Ukraine in Education in 2017”