Visit of delegations from the University of California and Matej Bel University.
On the 24th of January 2009 Natural Sciences Faculty of Matej Bel University (Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic) and Natural Sciences Faculty of Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University signed an international agreement on cooperation.
Between September 22–27, 2009 in the framework of the above-mentioned agreement Slovak delegation including associate professor Roman Alberty, Vice-dean for research and international cooperation, Ing. Marek Drimal, PhD, Vice-dean for the development and informatisation and associate professor Eva Shtrbova paid a visit to Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University.
Students and teachers of the Ecological Department showed interest in Marek Drimal’s lecture “Influence of environmental pollution on the population health in Slovak Republic” and Eva Shtrbova’s lecture “Connection between climate changes and insects’ generations in the region of High Tatras”. Slovak colleagues also acquainted the faculty members of the Ecological Department with the environmental condition of Slovak Republic, peculiarities of the educational process in Matej Bel University. During the meeting Ecological Department made a presentation of their research works, elaborations, innovations in education for the guests; they discussed the directions of further cooperation as well.
Vice-dean of the faculty Roman Alberty also invited young scientists from Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University to participate in the conference for young scientists which is to be held in Matej Bel University in April 2010.
On the 24th-27th of September 2009 delegation from the University in California, Davis (USA) including Prof. Ed Lewis and Prof. Harry Kaya and graduate student Amanda Hudson paid a call to our university as well. Prof. Harry Kaya lectured for teachers and students of Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University on «Ecology and application of entomopathologic nematodes in California and Peruvian Andes».
The members of Slovak and American delegations took an interesting tour to Nature Park «Kremenchuts’ki plavni» («Kremenchuk flux area») where they had an opportunity to get acquainted with flora and fauna species which are typical for the region of Central Ukraine. They visited Mazepyn Yar (Mazepa’s Ravine) located in Hrygor-Brygadyrivka village and got a chance to immerse in the atmosphere of Zaporizhska Sich and Ukrainian village of those times, participate in Cossacks’ entertainments and taste Ukrainian national courses.
Moreover guests enjoyed their participation in the celebration of the Management Faculty Day and were impressed by students’ talents.
We hope that visit of Slovak and American delegations to Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University will contribute to progress of international activities of our university and start new research directions in the field of ecology, sustainable development, climate change and management.
Prof. of Ecological Department Valentina V. Pidlisnyuk,
Associate professor of Ecological Department ².Î. Soloshich