“Leading and Managing Change in Higher Education (LA MANCHE)”


The project’s overall objective is to promote the modernization of PCs’ higher education (HE) by building governance and management capacities at PC HEIs and initiating sustainable dialogue on HE reforms among relevant interest groups.


Specific objectives are:


  • To map out existing leadership skills and governance models at PC HEIs in view of identifying training needs;
  • To analyze locally developed good practices of dealing with modernization-related change at the institutional level;
  • To transfer good governance and change management practices from EU HEIs to PC HEIs;
  • To build the transformational leadership capacity of senior managers at PC HEIs;
  • To promote transnational networking and joint problem solving among experts, managers of PC HEIs and other key stakeholders in HE, as well as to stimulate students grassroots leadership initiatives;
  • To develop and uphold a context-sensitive strategy for managing modernization-related change in HE in the PCs;


Coordinating institution: Varna University of Management (VUM) - Bulgaria


Project partners: Armenian State Agrarian University (ASAU) - Armenia, Gavar State University (GSU) - Armenia, State Engineering University of Armenia (Polytechnic) (SEUA) - Armenia, Yerevan State University (YSU) - Armenia, Belarusian State Economic University (BSEU) - Belarus, Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (BTEUCC) - Belarus, P.O. Sukhoi State Technical University of Gomel (SSTUG) - Belarus, Vitebsk State Technological University (VSTU) - Belarus, Caucasus University (CU) - Georgia, Gori Teaching University (GTU) - Georgia, International Black Sea University (IBSU) - Georgia, Iane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) - Georgia, Comrat State University (CSU) - Moldova, Moldova State University (MSU) - Moldova, State Agrarian University of Moldova (SAUM) - Moldova, Alecu Russo Balti State University (ARBSU) - Moldova, Cherkasy State Technological University (CSTU) - Ukraine, Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainain National University (VDEUNU) - Ukraine, National Technical University Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (NTU - KPI) - Ukraine, Lviv Academy of Commerce (LAC) - Ukraine, Lutsk National Technical University (LNTU) - Ukraine, Lviv Polytechnic National University (LPNU) - Ukraine, Odessa National Economic University (ONEU) - Ukraine, University of Thessaly (UT) - Greece, Agrosup Dijon (AD) - France, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança (IPB) - Portugal, University College Birmingham (UCB) - United Kingdom,