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Pilot project for the sustainable internationalization of Ukrainian research structures in the context of the globalization of the Ukrainian food sector

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Thematic complex:
Securing the world’s food supply and competitive supply chains
Project duration:
15.11.2017 - 30.06.2021
Investigated countries:
Germany, European Union, Ukraine

The primary goal of the project is the further development and the stronger internationalization of the research and education landscape in Ukraine, in particular in agricultural and food economies.

The project consists of four closely linked components. First a joint research group will be created forming the core of the project and dealing with questions of embedding the Ukrainian food economy into regional and international markets.

In addition, the second component contains capacity building actions at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) in Kyiv, Ukraine. These include summer schools, various seminars and workshops that are also open to students and teachers from other Ukrainian research institutions and universities. Research activities and capacity building actions are embedded in a project office at KSE, the third component of the project. The project office coordinates the cooperation between project locations, more specifically Germany (IAMO) and Ukraine (KSE), maintains the relations to other Ukrainian universities and coordinates the fourth component, the conceptual preparation of project continuation. Establishing a chair for "International Agricultural and Food Economy" at KSE is planned within the project beyond project funding. Perspectively, a research center is intended to be developed from this chair.

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Year 2021

06 04 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the online Ph.D. Seminar at which IAMO Ph.D. Candidate Stanislav Yugay presented his work "Determinants of regional wheat prices in Russia: quantifying the effects of weather shocks".

20 04 2021 | Representatives from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP) and IAMO met online to exchange ideas on closer collaboration in education and research between Ukraine and Germany.

14 04 2021 | Maximilian Heigermoser held an online presentation on “Wheat futures price volatility and Russian export restrictions” at the Research Colloquium of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Business at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

14 04 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the online Ph.D. colloquium of the Economics Faculty of Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg where Maximilian Heigermoser gave a presentation of his research "Wheat futures price volatility and Russian export restrictions".

12 04 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the defense of dissertation of Kerstin Marit Uhl on the topic “Russian Market Power in International Wheat Trade and Implications for Global Food Security”, which was held as a virtual conference at the Faculty of Natural Sciences III Agricultural and Food Sciences, Geology and Informatics at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.

22 02 2021-02 03 2021 | Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk held an invited lecture series for Ukrainian agricultural researchers on the topic of “Current requirements for preparing and publishing academic papers on agricultural policy and economics”. The event was organized by the German-Ukrainian Agricultural Policy Dialogue (APD) in cooperation with IAMO and the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NUBiP).

16 02 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the online Ph.D. Seminar at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg "Regional Inequality in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and Its Imperial Origins" by Magnus Neubert.

27 01 2021 | Maximilian Heigermoser successfully participated in the InGra seminar “Presentation and Rhetorics”, which was organized by the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg as a webinar.

26 01 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the online Ph.D. Seminar at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg “How peer imitation affects the adoption of index insurance: Evidence from an experiment in rural Kyrgyzstan” by Laura Moritz.

25 01 2021 | Olga Polonska and Oleksandr Perekhozhuk published the studies “Market structures in the Ukrainian poultry sector” in the IAMO Annual 2020.

22 01 2021 | Olga Polonska attended the online public discussion "Ukraine's Achievements in the Eastern Partnership and Plans for the Future" organized by Institute for Economic Research and Policy, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Archive: Activities UaFoodTrade 2020

Archive: Activities UaFoodTrade 2017 - 2019



		Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk

Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk

Research Associate
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Project Staff

Dr. Ivan Duric
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Oleksandr Donchenko

Maximilian Heigermoser

Prof. Dr. Michael Kopsidis
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Dr. Oleksandr Perekhozhuk (Project leader)
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Dr. Inna Levkovych
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Pavlo Martyshev

PD Dr. habil. Linde Götz
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Valentyna Marusiak

Roman Neyter
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Oleg Nivievskyi

Olga Polonska
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Dr. Sören Prehn
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Dr. Volodymyr Vakhitov
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