University-enterprises cooperation in game industry in UKR


The three-year Ersamus+ Project GameHub – University-enterprises cooperation in game industry in Ukraine – is committed to stimulate higher education of teachers’ and students’, applicants’ of unemployment centres as well as ATO veterans’ knowledge and skills for creation of a stable, vibrant and creative Ukrainian games development sector that could be competitive globally and recognized culturally.

The wider objective of the Erasmus+ project GameHub is to ensure employability and self-sustainability of HEI graduates, unemployed engineers as well as veterans of Anti-Terror Operation (ATO) in Ukraine by equipping them with knowledge and skills demanded by the digital game industry (GI) – a highly networked global impact economy. The GI is strongly based on an online work approach that allows one to develop a highly technological field and, therefore, gross domestic product without large investments.

The specific objectives of the project are:
  1. Established monitoring instrument of competence profiles and training necessary for employment in ICT market in Ukraine (UA) including international networking and business opportunities;

  2. GameHub” game lab built in each UA HEI contributing knowledge and competences for digital game production and entrepreneurship by developing learning materials, coaching, and consulting of HEI faculties and training service centers;

  3. Mutually beneficial and viable cooperation between academia, employment and veterans associations, and GI strengthening the emerging Ukrainian ICT creative business sector

Description of project activities:
  • Conduct job and task analysis, and determine competence scheme – instrument of monitoring – for successful employees and enterprises in the ICT and GI;
  • Build concept, structure and facilities of “GameHub” fused with game lab;
  • Train approx.180 university teachers overall from UA HEIs, 500 students and 150 unemployed including the ATO veterans;
  • Develop 18 bilingual learning modules and integrate them into the UA HEI curricula;
  • Establish academia, enterprises and unemployment centers links at UA HEI –“GameHub” Scaffold;
  • Organize an international conference and job fairs on Game Design in UA.