On Nov. 3, 2023, Villanova University welcomed Taras Dobko, PhD, to campus. Villanova and UCU are linked by common academic pursuits and seek to develop collaborations and exchanges in fields of shared interest. In April 2023, the two institutions agreed to a three-year Memorandum of Understanding in which they explore the possibilities of developing joint research programs, conferences, virtual exchanges, future immersion programs, shared curricula and more. During the visit, Dr. Dobko shared updates on the state of Ukraine, UCU’s strategic vision for international higher education, and its partnership with Villanova University.

Left to right: Inya Chehade, Chief Growth Officer, UCU Foundation; Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, President, Villanova University; Dr. Taras Dobko, Rector, UCU; Catherine Stecyk, Board Member, UCU Foundation

Left to right: Inya Chehade, Chief Growth Officer, UCU Foundation; Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, President, Villanova University; Dr. Taras Dobko, Rector, UCU; Catherine Stecyk, Board Member, UCU Foundation

Rev. Peter Donohue with Dr. Taras Dobko

Rev. Peter Donohue with Dr. Taras Dobko

Left to right: Taras Dobko, Catherine Stecyk, Inya Chehade, Melanie Menkevich, Global Programs Specialist, Villanova University

Left to right: Taras Dobko, Catherine Stecyk, Inya Chehade, Melanie Menkevich, Global Programs Specialist, Villanova University