Mariupol State University Representatives Visit in VMU

From 1st to 9th of July 2022, VMU partner, the delegation of Mariupol State University represented by Vice-Rector for Research and Teaching (International Relations), Professor Olena Pavlenko, Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages, Associate Professor Hanna Trifonova, Associate Professor of the Department of Economics and International Economic Relations Olga Bezzubchenko visited Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (Lithuania).

During the visit, members of delegation from MSU met with representatives of the Institutes of Foreign Languages and Innovative Studies, the Faculty of Economics and Management, the Faculty of Humanities and held a number of meetings with the University management. During the meeting, VMU’s Rector Juozas Augutis expressed support for Ukrainian researchers and students and highlighted all possible ways of cooperation regarding students and staff mobility, designing double degree programs, free study programs for students, technical support programs, etc.

MSU delegation also visited VMU Botanical Garden in Kaunas, where multifunctional botanical garden consists of three departments: Science, Expositions and Collections, and Service and Education.

Ukrainian colleagues find it interesting to get acquainted with the experience of the partner university in organizing the process of teaching foreign languages to the trainees involved in the educational process. Colleagues talked about the possibilities of attending courses in 30 modern and classical languages, with native speakers and language practitioners engaged to provide teaching and learning focused on the communicative competence in business, professional terminology in oral and written speech as well as on lexical and normative base of international documents. The thing that also awoke our special curiosity appears to be the practice of forming a foreign language study group where not only students, but also teachers and members of the public who want to improve their proficiency in any foreign language can be enrolled.

The University created a fund to help students who suffered from Russian aggression.

The delegation from Mariupol State University also held a meeting with the Director of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) Yao Ydo, IBE-UNESCO senior expert Renato Opertti, who visited Vytautas Magnus University and discussed with their Ukrainian colleagues all possible ways of support the university community.

The representatives of the two higher education institutions showed a deep interest in cooperation and offered a plan to further implement their joint initiatives.

The delegation from Mariupol State university visited Vytautas Magnus university within the framework of Erasmus+ program. Aistė Žemaitytė, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and Diplomacy organized the guests’ first visit to Kaunas. MSU is an associate partner of the T4E alliance. Meeting with Ineta Dabašinskienė, Institutional Coordinator of Transform4Europe Alliance allowed to discuss further work plans on alliance.

Susijusios naujienos