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Training at UMONS (Belgium)
Within the frameworks of the budget program 2201250 Study, training, enhancing qualification of students, PhD students, scientific-pedagogic and pedagogic staff abroad Assoc. Prof. at the Manufacturing Engineering Department Anastasiia Symonova and PhD student at the Department of Computer and Information Systems underwent training at the University of Mons (UMONS) in Belgium.

Belgium is a multi-language country located in the centre of Europe and is famous for its highly-developed industry and exceptionally quality goods. This country is situated on the trade crossroads between France, England and Germany. For centuries it has been maintaining course to the international business. The important factor of the educational and scientific development in the whole is its tight connection with the industry. The main advantages of achieving education in Belgium is its high quality, comparatively low tuition fees, opportunity to study in various languages (French, German and English) and international acknowledgement of the degrees and diplomas.

In the whole the system of education in Belgium is similar to the Ukrainian one. It includes such stages as preliminary, secondary and higher, which in its turn is divided into professional and academic. In contrast to the Ukrainian educational system it provides achievement of the Bachelor and Master degrees only (Specialist degree is absent). Besides it is possible to have an extended training which takes one year and gives an opportunity to get such degrees as Subsequent Bachelor and Subsequent Master.

Anastasiia Symonova underwent her training at the Department of Machine Design and Production Engineering, Engineering Faculty (FPMs) under the guidance of Prof. Enrico Filippi. Olesia Slabchenko had her training at the Mathematics and Operational Research Department, Engineering Faculty (FPMs) under the guidance of Prof. Marc Pirlot and Xavier Siebert. In the first days of staying at UMONS they made reports about the trends of the scientific activity, developments and experiments which gave an opportunity to suggest further directions of cooperation both during the training at the university and after it between the lecturers of the departments.

The interns express gratefulness to their scientific supervisors at UMONS and the staff of the departments for the warm welcome and fruitful cooperation and to Vice-Rector on International Relations Pierre Dehombreux for the cordial reception, the organization of the official side of the travel and comfortable environment during their training.

INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT (on the materials of Assoc. Prof. A. Symonova and PhD student O. Slabchenko)