The Master’s program in Democratic Government Communications was officially launched in September 2020 at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. It is the first of its kind in Ukraine. This is exceptional news for the university.

The program is the result of a U.S. Department of State grant of just under $1 million to support the design and implementation of academic programs in government communications in Ukraine.  The grant was awarded to Indiana University in partnership with the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” in 2018.  University of Indiana will contribute an additional $360,000 to the project.

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The programs will aid the professionalization of current and future communication specialists in Ukraine and will involve faculty and staff from The Media School, the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Office of International Affairs in the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences. The four-year project will result in the creation and implementation of three academic programs: a Master of Public Administration track, an in-service certificate for working professionals and an undergraduate-level certificate.

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The goal is to train qualified specialists who can make decisions and take responsibility, develop and implement communication strategies, and analyze and work for results.

The program includes best practices for organizing communication activities in democratic governance,  mastering the skills necessary for the formation of quality communications in the public sector.

The main areas of work include Communicative policy support; Digital democracy, technology and data security in communications; Innovative marketing; Communication in the field of community relations; Crisis communications; Current press and media communications.

The grant covered 25 full scholarships for qualified candidates for the Master’s Program.  Best wishes to the first class of students, and congratulations to Indiana University and National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” on this major project.

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