According to the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, on December 7, 2016 № 960 “On the reorganization of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine” a process of its transformation into a State Training and Research Institution of Postgraduate Education “Hennadiy Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs” has been launched.
The main aim of this process is transformation above-mentioned institution of higher education into a modern training center of development professional skills of Ukrainian diplomats through organization a number of modern educational programs that meet actual requirements and contribute to the development of practical skills of diplomatic officials.
The Reorganization Program of the Academy includes strengthening of international component of trainings for diplomats.
For this purpose the administration of the Academy is holding meetings with a number of foreign partners, including: the Professional Development Programme (PDP) in Ukraine, American Councils, GCMarshall Center, Aspen Institute, Diplomatic Academies of the UK, Estonia, Turkey, Austria, Germany, relevant institutions of the USA, Australia and other countries which have willing to provide the Academy with methodological support and grant aid.
With partner’s assistance the Academy plans to manage a practical implementation of mutual training programs, organization of conferences, round tables and seminars.
The world’s leading institutions of learning foreign languages, including the British Council, will create a modern center for learning foreign languages at the Academy.
With their assistance also will pass testing of foreign languages level by international standards.
However, the reorganization of the Academy assumes that from its statutory objectives will be removed following areas of activity as Master Program and Ph.d Programs on the specialties 07.00.02 and 032 – World History, and 23.00.04 and 052 - Political Problems of International Systems and Global Development.
In this regard, from June 30th, 2017 Ph.d Programs of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine under the MFA of Ukraine will be terminated.
The management of the Acedemy is conducting an intensive work and taking all necessary measures for finding comprehensive solution to this problem – the transfer of all Ph.d students with their supervisors to other universities of Ukraine.