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STRATEGY OF ZAPORIZHZHYA NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY DEVELOPMENT

Approved by staff conference

Minutes № 1 of 11.25.2013

 

The mission of the University is to provide high-quality, widely available modern education due to the knowledge and experience of teachers, development of scientific and educational technology. To prepare professionals capable of practical implementation of acquired knowledge in science, industry and business. To develop the creative research potential of young people and their attempt to self-education and self-identity as vital necessity.

Abbreviation of the university name is kind of formula that can be interpreted as: З (знання/knowledge) + H (наука/science) + T (талант/talent) = У (успіх/success), and mission quintessence fits into the phrase «Vivere est cogitare»: «To live is to think.»

Value: - intelligence - social responsibility - competence - morality - tolerance - progress.

 

University Values ​​-

Intelligence

Responsibility to society

Competence

Ethics

Tolerance

Progress

 

University Vision - a leading, competitive, constantly developing interregional center for engineering and business education, that provides a new and high-quality education and training of high quality professionals.

Center for education, science, culture and socially significant activity.

The main center of modern in-depth training and retraining of engineers and specialists of the business environment.

 

The strategic goal of the University development - to meet the needs of the society, the state and the region in modern high-quality education to improve human capital, quality of life and the development of Zaporizhzhya region.

 

Priority lines of university development

 

1. Creation of new open research, informational and educational environment for training specialists of new generation with wide range of necessary knowledge and competencies.

2. In-depth renewal of education based on fundamental and applied research.

3. Open external development by creating various University educational communities network to enhance the quality of education and training of students in different levels of study.

4. Conducting the actual research of problems of continuous engineering and economic education.

5. Expanding the range of educational services tailored to the needs of solving the problems of socio-economic development.

6. Creation of advanced system of professional development and vocational retraining.

7. The development of modern information and telecommunication infrastructure of the University in order to ensure equal access to high-quality education for all inhabitants of the region.

8. Integration into international educational and scientific space, wide development of international relations and high academic mobility for improving the competitiveness of the university and the quality of education.

 

Main objectives of the University development

I. Study.

Objective 1. Provide the high quality of admitted students.

Objective 2. Update educational programs.

Objective 3. Improve the quality of education.

Objective 4. Create environment for diversified professional development of students for successful career support of University graduates.

 

II. Scientific research

Objective 1. Develop fundamental and applied scientific research for providing high quality education and training.

Objective 2. Develop human resource capacity of the University.

 

III. Innovations

Objective 1. Develop innovation.

Objective 2. Build-up University Intellectual Property in different areas of its operations.

 

IV. Service to society

Objective 1. Develop human capital to improve the quality of life in the industrial regions of Ukraine.

Objective 2. Implement socially significant projects of regional development.

 

Target tasks of University development

 

I. Target task - Study.

The strategic goal - continuous improvement of engineering and business education quality.

 

Direction 1. Providing the high quality of admitted students.

 

Objective 1.1. Enroll students with high average mark by the results of independent testing.

Objective 1.2. Organize and hold the Ukrainian regional stages of competitions for schoolchildren.

Objective 1.3. Develop the system of Pre-University training aimed at the increase of independent testing average score and early vocational orientation of schoolchildren for a career of engineer, manager, marketer and financier.

Objective 1.4. Organize continued work with talented schoolchildren focused on engineering and business education.

Objective 1.5. Create a network of specialized base schools of the University to work with talented students and to provide the high-quality enrollment of students.

 

Direction 2. Renewal of educational programs

Objective 2.1. Develop educational programs of new type as a means of receiving high-quality education.

Objective 2.2. Continuous updating of educational programs with focus on the actual needs of innovative socio-economic and cultural development of Zaporizhzhya and other regions of Ukraine with the participation of employers, top managers, entrepreneurs and NGOs.

Objective 2.3. Develop international educational programs with the help of universities of other countries.

Objective 2.4. Continuously update industrial and business practices of students in view of the situation in the industrial complex and priority participation of representatives of big, medium and small businesses in the region.

 

Objective 2.5. Create a network of communities to organize industrial and business practices for university students for expanding their geography, quality improvement and professional, cultural and social competencies development.

Objective 2.6. Develop electronic teaching methods, network electronic educational resources of new generation and monitoring programs to improve the quality of education.

Objective 2.7. Ensure the needs of university students to obtain additional education.

Objective 2.8. Increase the share of students participating in social, cultural and sports activities of the university.

Objective 2.9. Develop infrastructure of telecommunication network system, including library modern technical equipment, and expansion of continuous distance and additional education.

Objectives 2.10. Further development of the University digital library.

 

Direction 3. Improving the quality of education.

 

Objective 3.1. Improve and develop University training and material base for creating a new learning environment.

Objective 3.2. Develop continuous training system through the integration of different types of educational institutions.

Objective 3.3. Improve of the system of competitive selection and certification of faculty members.

Objective 3.4. Optimize the structure of University units according to new educational standards and new challenges of society development.

Objective 3.5. System implementation of education quality management policy and creation of education quality guarantee system.

Objective 3.6. Effective interaction of university with employers and students non-profit organizations, with social organizations in the region, top managers of large industrial enterprises, and timely adjustment of educational programs, industrial and business practices.

Objective 3.7. Improve the quality of education and social protection of population based on extended use of information and communication technologies for the development of new forms and methods of training, including distance education.

Objective 3.8. Develop the technology of common work of network partners to achieve a common goal – to improve the quality of education and training.

Objective 3.9. Increase the efficiency of educational network communities around the university and its separate training units to improve learning, education and training.

Objectives 3.10. Create and develop Ukrainian and international networking communities for enhancing the efficiency of research and teaching quality.

Objectives 3.11. Attract foreign teachers and scientists to work and have internship at the university.

Objectives 3.12. Increase the number of foreign students enrolled in the University.

 

Direction 4. Formation of comprehensive environment for professional development and education of students and career support of graduates.

Objective 4.1. Realize the transition of the university to multilevel system of specialists training.

Objective 4.2. Establish and develop the Master program with high level of education quality.

Objective 4.3. Arrange programs and conditions for students and faculty academic mobility.

Objective 4.4. Create the University innovative environment for the development of creative abilities of students.

Objective 4.5. Meet the needs of students for training in several professional educational programs of study, including additional professional education programs.

Objective 4.6. Create conditions for quality studying of foreign languages by students.

Objective 4.7. Expand the issuance of official university graduate Diploma Supplement of European model.

Objective 4.8. Improve the employment of university graduates based on modern technology of management of educational, social and other institutions personnel staff (student fairs, starting with the III year, a common casting, etc.).

Objective 4.9. Create an effective system of graduate career support.

Objectives 4.10. Advertising and information activities of image promotion of successful graduates. Further development of " Gallery of alumni professional success ", the publication of information materials, development of cooperation with the Association of University graduates.

Objectives 4.11. Create the programs for successful graduates to participate in updating education programs and research.

Objectives 4.12. Increase the proportion of successful graduates in the Masters, postgraduate and doctoral programs of the university.

Objectives 4.13. Involve successful graduates to the implementation of socially important projects focusing on the socio-economic development of Zaporizhzhya region.

 

II. Target task - Research.

The strategic goal - ensuring a high level of new quality education by means of basic and topical research of professional and subject training of students.

Direction 1. Develop basic and applied research for providing high quality education and training.

Objective 1.1. Integrate education, research and practice in the field of continuing and additional education for improving the quality of education and training.

Objective 1.2. Develop basic and applied research on current trends in modern continuous engineering and business education.

Objective 1.3. Increase of fundamental research level to provide high quality subject training of students.

Objective 1.4. Integrate university research in the European Research Area.

Objective 1.5. Publish the research results of university scientists in indexed scientific periodicals including bases abroad.

Objective 1.6. Use the resources of international grants for the development of research activities at the university.

 

Direction 2. Develop human capacity of the University.

 

Objective 2.1. Use magistracy opportunities for the selection of talented researchers.

Objective 2.2. Further develop postgraduate and doctoral studies for the development of human capacity and improving the quality of university education and training.

Objective 2.3. Involve successful managers, engineers, businessmen and entrepreneurs for participation in business-oriented training of students.

Objective 2.4. Develop the programs of scientific cooperation and academic exchange with foreign universities in areas relevant to university researches.

Objective 2.5. Update the system of continuous training and retraining of scientific and pedagogical staff of the university, focused on the priorities of educational programs and university research.

Objective 2.6. Develop the system of continuous training of scientific and pedagogical staff and administrative and economic officials in the field of information culture, information and communication technologies.

Objective 2.7. Create a modern system of certification of scientific and pedagogical staff and university employees, aimed at continuous improvement of the quality of education and training and the quality of current research.

Objective 2.8. Create a modern information resource in the Internet for research, educational programs, technology of training that are implemented at the university to improve the ranking and recognition of university researchers and teachers.

Objective 2.9. Organize annual competition for the best research results (textbooks, monographs, educational electronic aids, etc.)

 

III. Target task - Innovation

The strategic goal - to update educational programs, technology of training and education, research performance and to improve the financial sustainability of the University.

 

Direction 1. The development of innovation.

Objective 1.1. The University should be a place of augmenting knowledge, transforming them into innovations that have a positive economic and social impact.

Objective 1.2. Organize the new management environment of independent development based on the new status of budget organization and present smart business.

Objective 1.3. Create a system of mass training of scientific and pedagogical staff, employees and students of the University in the field of innovation and innovative entrepreneurship, and the ability to create and protect intellectual property on the basis of existing research results and educational practice.

Objective 1.4. Resource and financial support for effective innovation.

Objective 1.5. Creation of small enterprises, commercialization of research results and educational practice.

Objective 1.6. Develop, use, and disseminate new technology of training and education.

Objective 1.7. Develop the publishing of modern type and forward learning and teaching aids, books on topical issues of education and training to the mass market of printed materials in education.

 

Direction 2. Formation of University intellectual property in various areas of its activities.

 

Objective 2.1. Organize the University Intellectual Property bank.

Objective 2.2. Create the system of extension of university intellectual property and copyright protection, and accumulation of university staff publications in its electronic library.

Objective 2.3. Study and implement positive foreign innovative experience in the sphere of education.

Objective 2.4. Create the system of scientific conferences, seminars, and round tables, promoting the exchange of positive results of modernization and innovative development of education.

Objective 2.5. Training of university teachers for acquisition of innovation skills, the basics of innovative economy and entrepreneurship.

Objective 2.6. Create the system and mechanisms of intellectual property use for the purposes of university development.

Objective 2.7. Continuous improvement of the quality of staff and students training in the fields of information culture, information literacy and competency on the basis of university academic library.

Objective 2.8. Create the target network clusters to promote innovative products of the University at the educational market.

Objective 2.9. Increase the share of extra budgetary funding of university owing to innovation and education in order to improve its financial stability.

 

IV. Target task - public service

Strategic goal - to get the university to take part in socio-economic development of the region.

 

Direction 1. Develop the human capital of Zaporizhzhya region.

 

Objective 1.1. Socially oriented educational activities for different target groups of population.

Objective 1.2. Development and promotion of humanitarian innovation for social and economic development of the region.

Objective 1.3. Meet the needs of the inhabitants of the region to obtain various forms of continuing and further education in an accessible form.

Objective 1.4. Prepare proposals, expert opinions, bills aimed at improving the quality of life in the region for executive and legislative authorities.

Objective 1.5. Participate in the formation of new engineering, business, scientific and cultural elite of the region, capable of modernizing society and innovation.

Objective 1.6. Preserve and enhance the cultural traditions of the territorial community, development of traditions of tolerance and multicultural development.

 

Direction 2. Rrealize socially significant projects for the region development.

 

Objective 2.1. Monitor social problems of Zaporizhzhya region to determine areas of socially significant projects.

Objective 2.2. Involve scientific and pedagogical staff, employees and students of the university into the solving of specific social problems of the region.

Objective 2.3. Cooperation of the University with authorities and public organizations in the region to solve specific social problems.

Objective 2.4. Improve business and social activity of the population of the region by creating innovative training programs for key target groups to study modern technology management, management and leadership.

Objective 2.5. Develop socially significant mass volunteer movement at the University. Training & Education of volunteer groups’ leaders and government body employees.

Objective 2.6. Expand the creative space of volunteer organizations and groups owing to students and scientific and pedagogical staff of the university.

Objective 2.7. Prepare youth and community organizations’ leaders for design innovative activities under conditions of crisis situations and urgent social problems.

 

Key parameters to testify the achievement of strategic objectives:

Number of students;

Career success of graduates;

Number of publications in scientific metric bases;

Quality of staff;

Number and volume of implemented start up projects.

Main mechanisms used for the development of the university:

Creative (creativity);

Communicative (leadership);

Innovation (science);

Institutional (organizational design),

Financial (resources).

Main instruments used by the university to evaluate the quality of activities:

Annual ranking of faculty and departments;

Anonymous survey of students.