Associate Professor Dmytro Mamchur presented the KrNU DC-Office at an international conference in Alytus, Lithuania
According to the invitation of Lithuanian colleagues, associate professor of the Department of Computer Engineering and Electronics Dmytro Mamchur took part in the international conference " Role of Higher Education in Society: Challenges, Tendencies, Perspectives 2022". In addition, the Lithuanian side also initiated an extension of the cooperation agreement between Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrogradskiy National university and ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences.

It was also reached an agreement to involve KrNU to the international projects (Erasmus+, KA107).

The conference "The Role of Higher Education in Society: Challenges, Tendencies, Perspectives 2022" was held as part of Week of Science, organised by ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences. The events were held on April 13-15.

KrNU received an official invitation to participate in these events. The university was represented at the Week of Science by associate professor Dmytro Mamchur. On April 13 he made a report at the plenary session of the conference. Scientist reported about KrNU activities and implementation at the university of the international project dComFra. The report attracted lively interest of Lithuanian colleagues; instead of 15 minutes, the communication lasted more than half an hour.

As a result there was a meeting with the director of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences Mr. Sigitas Narusevičius on April 15. The director handed Dmitry Mamchur a copy of the updated cooperation agreement signed by the Lithuanian side between ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences and Kremenchuk Mykhailo Ostrogradskiy National university (agreement of cooperation between the institutions has been in effect since 2016).

Also, during the meeting it was agreed that ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA will engage KrNU to work in international projects - such as the Erasmus+ program, KA107 direction and international academic credit mobility programs. Lithuanian colleagues expressed hope for further effective cooperation and confirmed their support to Kremenchuk scientists and to all Ukrainian people in their heroic fight against Russian invaders.

From left to right: Director of ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA Mr. Sigitas Narusevičius, Associate Professor Dmitro Mamchur, vice-director responsible for academic work Ms. Jurgita Merkevičienė, head of the Center for International Relations and Projects Rosalija Radlinskaite. Dmitro Mamchur holds in his hands a copy of the updated agreement of cooperation between the institutions.

In addition, colleagues from ALYTAUS KOLEGIJA/University of Applied Sciences sent a letter of support to KrNU during the first weeks of the war launched by the Russian occupiers. They wrote:

- We are frustrated and extremely stunned by the Russian invasion and the crimes committed by the Russians against the Ukrainian people. Therefore, we want to express our full support for you and the entire country and be with you emotionally at this time of war!

During the same period, KrNU received an invitation to participate in the Week of Science in Alytus. Lithuanian scientists were eager to help the university and asked how it could be done? Rector of KrNU Mikhail Zagirniak responded as follows:

- I consider that the best and the most effective support for us during this difficult time of war is to involve our university in international projects and programs that provide capacity development for all and for the university as a whole. I hope that such difficult times will make our universities come closer together.

All the costs related to the project implementation are funded through a grant from the European Union Erasmus+ Program, line 2: Capacity building in Higher Education for the current project Digital competence framework for Ukrainian teachers and other citizens, 598236-EPP-1-2018-1-LT-EPPKA2CBHE-SP.

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