University mission

University mission: to serve a person, community and society.

University vision

University vision: an innovative leader with advanced corporate culture, relevant education and research skills as well as constant strive for excellence.

Key values

  • person

  • community

  • trust

  • spirituality

  • servant-leadership

  • diversity

  • freedom

  • responsibility

  • professionalism

  • social identity.

The values determine the daily work of University, making each employee an individual value, regardless of titles. These are the values we educate in our students and expect to be respected by our graduates.

Corporate Culture of the University

The corporate culture of the University is based on the philosophy of servant-leadership that professes human development and building of human relationships as the most important social values. The philosophy also relies on forming a sense of responsibility as the main tool of self-development as well as building interpersonal relations on the basis of trust and support.
The corporate culture of our University is based on the principle of servant leadership. This type of leadership is focused on personal growth and well-being of people and communities the leader works with. While a traditional leadership involves one person on top of the power pyramid, servant leaders is grounded on the shared power, common problems solving and helping other people to grow, develop and share the best results.
Robert Greenleaf, the author of the term “servant leadership”, offered the following assessment criteria of person’s or organization’s leadership:
• Do those who you serve, grow as personality?
• While you serve them, do these people get healthier, freer and autonomous, and thus likely to become servant leaders?
• What impact does your serving make on the least privileged part of society, if it is useful for them, or at least not put them into a worse state?
University supports students as individuals in several ways. First, our main goal is to provide quality training. Second, students’ personal growth is provided by a variety of extra-curricular activities: seminars, workshops, meetings with prominent personalities and experienced professionals, functioning clubs and circles. University lecturers and professors are given opportunities to improve their professional skills attending workshops and master classes, distance learning.
The social project “With Kyiv and for Kyiv” was launched by the University staff and students three years ago. It is aimed at meeting the educational and developmental, cultural, sports and recreational demands and needs of residents of our city. Social project helps our students and staff to participate actively in public life. With the help of this project, our students can contribute to serving the community and every resident of Kyiv, has the opportunity to contribute their own personal development, gaining new knowledge and skills.
The culture of servant leadership is based on the philosophy of responsibility of all stakeholders to University staff and students, Kyiv community and society. We strive to improve the quality of educational services, facilitate efficient and productive learning process.
Our University is named after Borys Grinchenko, a person who was a servant leader for the whole life, worked for the development of Ukraine and helped raise the level of Ukrainian education. The patron of our University is a role model for all of us.
The University corporate symbols include the coat of arms, anthem, elements of corporate clothing, as well as our corporate color – turquoise.
University tradition is an important part of corporate culture. As in any family, Grinchenko University’s one holds some manners every year.Our holiday is the solemn dedication of the students and University Day celebration. In addition, we carry elements of corporate attributes on the University Day and during conferences, the Academic council of scientific-methodical seminars, graduations, dedications to students. We wear national dress on Ukraine Flag Day, Independence Day, Taras Shevchenko Birthday and Memorial Day of Borys Grinchenko .
Relationships at the University are based on trust, goodwill, support and cooperation, honesty, justice, dignity and respect of the rights of each member of the team. We support the mission and vision, share the values of the University, appreciate its reputation and contribute to the formation of its positive image in the community.
The most important thing you should know about the corporate culture is that it is supported by each stakeholder. It involves students, staff and even university graduates. Each of us is responsible for what our corporate culture is like, and for the atmosphere in B. Grinchenko Kyiv University family.

 

Borys Grinchenko is a servant leader

The true example of servant leadership for our university is a man whose name we bear, our ideological leader is Borys Grinchenko. Throughout his life he served Ukraine. No wonder why he is called the great educator, he saw that Ukraine of that time had a catastrophic lack of educated people and put life on it to make knowledge accessible to everyone.

Servant leader always has a visionin his heart – the vision of the final result. Undoubtedly, in the heart of the new vision of Borys Grinchenko was the vision of new Ukraine –developed, prosperous, independent and educated, and that vision was shining like a bright spark throughout his short but productive life.With this vision he won the hearts of his followers and of those who worked side by side with him, and the next generation too.Grinchenko never stopped on words only, he always wanted to act and urged others to follow his example. Friends called him “Person of obligation”. Dedicating his life to education, defining it as his life mission, he has never deviated from that and built up education in Ukraine as he could.

It should be noted that Borys Grinchenko approached the questions of education holistically and comprehensively. With his work he gave an example of effective changes in education since he was eager to improve the situation in its fields and create conditions for training as many people as possible, not just students. Grinchenko was not only a teacher, but also a writer of textbooks and he supervised conditions of schools functioning; in addition he ordered the Ukrainian language dictionary, published in Ukrainian literature, produced magazines, participated in the activities of “Enlightenment” and collected a library of Mary and Borys Grinchenko. The fruits of his tireless work remain relevant till nowadays, and the importance of creative, nscientific and pedagogical achievements of Grinchenko is hard to overrate.

Borys Grinchenko was never deterred by difficulties. On the contrary, he always looked for the opportunity to solve any problem or difficult situation, trying to understand how it can help in overcoming the difficulties.

Borys Grinchenko is a true servant-leader and a real example that following the principles of leadership as servant always brings long-term and great results. The life and work of Borys Dmitrovych is a source of endless inspiration to everyone who lives today by his values and ideals; anyone who believes that hard work can help to achieve any goals; everyone who faithfully serves others, the community and society.

 

Servant Leadership Manifest http://modernservantleader.com/ 

Servant Leadership Companies  http://modernservantleader.com/featured/servant-leadership-companies-list/ 

 

Date and time: February, 29 at 10.00 a.m.
Location: Marshala Tymoshenko, 13 B

Dear students, teachers and young scientists! We invite you to the lecture-presentation of the international organization “The German Academic Exchange Service” (DAAD). DAAD scholarships offer opportunity for foreign scientists to conduct research and improve their skills in Germany. The program aims, in particular, support for research internships to exchange experiences and establish contacts with colleagues in Germany, implementation of research projects or working, studying, writing a thesis.

Contact person: Olha Vyhovska, Head of the Scientific-Research Laboratory of internationalization of higher education, 272-18-62

Date: 8-9 April 2016

Venue: Kyiv, Marshal Tymoshenko, 13 B

Dear English teachers and students! We invite you to participate in 21st Annual National IATEFL Ukraine Conference,co-organizers are: Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, British Council in Ukraine and IATEFL Ukraine.

Take the opportunity to attend presentations, discussions, workshops and book exhibitions and expand the network of acquaintances among professionals - teachers of English from Ukraine and abroad.

Guests of the event:

Judith Gough – Her Majesty's Ambassador to Ukraine;

Simon Williams – Director of the British Council in Ukraine;

Marjorie Rosenberg – President, IATEFL.

The staff and students of our university have the right to free participation in the conference.

To participate in the conference you should register by going to http://ukraineiatefl.wix.com/iateflukraine#!21st-conference-2016/re42f

For more information visit http://ukraineiatefl.wix.com/iateflukraine

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On the 14th – 17th 2011 in Malmo, Sweden, the General Assembly of European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) approved the application form of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University as an Associate Member of EAEA.


European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) is the European non-profit organization and a European NGO with 116 member organizations in 43 countries. EAEA influences EU policies on non-formal adult education and lifelong learning; represents adult education civil society in official working groups and conferences.

The benefits for our University as a member of the Association are as follows:

- We get access to Association services and benefit from their work.

- We can add our voice to the debate on adult education and actively support the advocacy work for adult education in Europe.

- We join a network of more than 120 associations from across Europe and more than 120 associations from across Europe.

- We can join EAEA events and share information and experiences in the educational issues.

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