KrNu international activity report 2021

Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University actively maintains and develops relations with research and higher educational institutions of 25 countries. The university has 75 international agreements in force. In 2021, international cooperation agreements were signed with universities in Canada, France, Poland and Kazakhstan.

Scientific and technical cooperation with foreign partners is one of the leading directions of the activity of Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrohradskyi National University (KrNU). The University actively cooperates with the institutions of the European Union, participates in international projects, is a full member of scientific and educational associations, in particular, of Black Sea Universities Network (BSUN), and of other scientific and educational organizations. In 2021, agreements were signed with several well-known universities in Europe and Canada.

On March, 15 2021, representatives of KrNu and of the University of Windsor (Canada) remotely signed a framework agreement on cooperation and agreed upon preparation of KrNU students for competitive selection for Canadian government scholarship program «Study in Canada Scholarships».

On March, 24 2021, rectors of KrNU and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Lublin, Poland held an online meeting which resulted in remote ratification of Memorandum of Understanding.

Remote ratification of Memorandum of Understanding between KrNu and UMCS

In March 2021, within the framework of the international technical assistance project dComFra “Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens” of the “Erasmus+ ÊÀ2” Programme of the European Union, KrNU received the second tranche of grant funds, more than 20 000 ˆ in total, and in May 2021 the University successfully reported the results of the implementation of the project dComFra to The National Erasmus+ Office – Ukraine during official monitoring mission.

On March, 22-28, within the framework of the project dComFra, KrNU joined the Europe-wide initiative All Digital Week. The University carried out online international events: the training course “Applied coding”, the workshop “Digital skills for junior specialists” and the workshop “Use of methods of artificial intelligence for statistical problems”.

The workshop “Digital skills for junior specialists” took place in the University DC-Office.

On April, 22, KrNU joined the International Girls in ICT Day. This event also was carried out within the framework of the project dComFra. Olena Slavko, Associate Professor of KrNU, organized the online workshop “Girls in ICT. Start your career at the age of 30” encouraging girls to start careers in information and communication technologies

In view of lockdown restrictions, the workshop had the format of online conference.

From April 2021, KrNU trains foreign citizens for entering higher educational institutions of Ukraine. The Center for International Activity realizes the admission of foreign students and ensures their legal residence in Ukraine, and the Center of professional development and adaptation provides the organization of the educational process. A total of 52 citizens of India and Cameroon enrolled within a year.

University started the admission of foreigners at the Preparatory Department

Foreigners, students of the Preparatory Department are passing their first entrance examination at KrNU

In May 2021, for the first time in the history of the university, students of the Department of Translation Dmytro Bodnya and Anna Kashkina became scholarship recipients of the Canadian Government program “Study in Canada Scholarship” envisaging one term studies at the Canadian University-Partner, University of W³ndsor. The total sum of grant for one student is 10 200 CAD. Scholarships for study in Canada are funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada.

On May, 27, Juris Poikāns, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine, visited KrNU. The Latvian diplomat was accompanied by Olha Koval and Andrii Melnyk, Deputy Directors of the public utility company “Institute for Development of Kremenchuk”. Volodymyr Nykyforov, KrNU First vice-rector, Doctor of biological sciences, Professor, welcomed Mr Ambassador at the University. The meeting was also attended by leading scientists of the university.

Juris Poikāns (sixth to the left), KrNU scientists and representatives of Institute for Development of Kremenchuk.

In September 2021, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of the Ukrainian State, twelve students of our university received scholarships from the International Kateryna Kovshevych Foundation (USA) totaling about 135 000 UAH for excellent study and active public position. For twelve years of collaboration with this Foundation, Regional Representative of which is Hanna Kapustyan, Kremenchuk students have received scholarships of total amount over 2 million UAH.

KrNU students, recipients of Kateryna Kovshevych Foundation scholarship

On September, 30, the International online workshop “Personality of Emmanuel Mane-Katz in national and global culture” took place at KrNU DC-Office. The workshop was organized by KrNU Department of Human Sciences, Ñultures and Arts in collaboration with the Institute for Development of Kremenchuk. Among the participants of the workshop were Ruslan Protsenko, Kremenchuk Deputy Mayor, Oksana Boiko, Director of Kremenchuk municipal art gallery, Zoya Lutsenko, Director of International Charity Fund “Hesed Haim”, Olha Koval and Andrii Melnyk, Deputy Directors of the Institute for Development of Kremenchuk, researchers from KrNU, our colleagues from Israel and from Lietuva.

Workshop “Personality of Emmanuel Mane-Katz in national and global culture”

In November 2021, within the framework of the project dComFra, the Office of digital skills of the university started a series of online courses of professional development in the field of digital literacy for Ukrainian teachers, internally displaced persons and warriors-veterans of the ATO. More than 90 citizens of Ukraine took up study.

KrNU continues cooperation with Institut catholique d`arts et métiers (ICAM) (Nantes, France). In December 2021, the inter-institutional agreement on five-months research internship of the French student Deam Julien Edouard Prosper was signed. He will have a research internship on the base of the Institute of Education and Science in Mechanical Engineering, Transport and Natural Sciences and of the Institute of Education and Science in Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies.

In summary, in 2021, 56 students and 46 teachers took part in academic mobility programs longer than one month, for the purposes of the Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine of 05.03.2021 No. 299 “On the confirmation of the Generic list of performance targets to be stated in the contract with a head of a public Higher educational institution”, and in particular of the p. 10 of this Generic list of performance targets “Increase in the number of education seekers participating in international academic mobility programs (for not less than one month per civil year)”, and of p. 11 of this Generic list “Increase in the number of staff educational, academic and scientific workers participating in international academic mobility programs (for not less than one month per civil year)”. The academic mobility programs took place on the base of the following educational institutions:

– Bolashaq Academy (Karaganda, Kazakhstan);
– Cuiavian University (Włocławek, Poland);
– University of Economics and Innovation (Lublin, Poland);
– Umpqua Community College (Rosebourg, USA);
– University of Occupational Safety Management (Katowice, Poland);
– Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Wrocław, Poland);
– University of Windsor (Windsor, Canada);
– University of Economy (Bydgoszcz, Poland);
– Turiba University (Riga, Latvia).

Numerous offers of congratulations on Centennial Anniversary of KrNU became a strong indication of the high international reputation of our university. The congratulations have been sent by our international partners:

– Slovak Republic (Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica; Technical University of Košice);

– Republic of Poland (Silesian University of Technology, University of Occupational Safety Management in Katowice, Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences, Bialystok University of Technology, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Kharkiv);

– Czech Republic (Institute of Technology and Business in České Budějovice, College of European and Regional Studies in České Budějovice);

– Republic of Kazakhstan (Bolashaq Academy, Karaganda, Karaganda industrial University, Temirtau);

– People`s Republic of China (Lanzhou Jiaotong University);

– Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (Tafila Technical University);

– Kingdom of Morocco (University Hassan II, Kasablanka);

– French Republic (Institut catholique d`arts et métiers, Nantes);

– United States of America (Umpqua Community College, Rosebourg);

– National Erasmus+ Office – Ukraine.

This information has been prepared by KrNU Center for International Activity and Department of computer and information systems