On December 2-4, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv again hosted the training for participants of the Erasmus + KA2 DESTIN project, including three teachers ZNU Faculty of Journalism: Dean Viktor Kostiuk, Deputy Dean for International Affairs Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova and Associate Professor of Journalism Iurii Kostiuk. Participants learned the basics of writing program descriptors, syllabi and methods of self-assessment of study programs in journalism.
The associate professors of the Faculty of Journalism are exchanging experience of teaching journalism in Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. The agenda of the visit contains studying about organization of the educational process, work of student mass media and media laboratories in cooperation with employers.
Representatives of ZNU took the next planned step in the framework of the Erasmus + KA2 DESTIN project. The first was a study visit to the Bath Spa University (UK) in January this year. Recently, a teaching delegation consisting of associate professors of the Department of Journalism Yuri Kostiuk, Pavlo Miroshnychenko and Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova went on a study visit to Linnaeus University and the Fojo Media Institute (Kalmar, Sweden).
International project activity is one of the priorities in the development of Zaporizhzhia National University. International vector has been fully encouraged and supported by the management of the university, in particular, Rector Mykola Frolov. Gennadii Vasylchuk, Vice-rector for scientific research, and Yurii Kaganov, Vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work, provide general coordination and support for HEI’s scholars in the implementation of their plans. As a result, ZNU has proved once again its potential internationally: consortium of Ukrainian and international HEI partners is among project-winners of the call 2019 in the field of Development of Higher Education Potential of the European Union Program, Erasmus +, that will implement the program «Foreign Language Teacher Training Capacity Development as a Way to Ukraine's Multilingual Education and European Integration »(610427-EPP-1-2019-1-EE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).
From June 28 to July 7, the “Summer School of Young Journalists” was held on the basis of Zaporizhzhia National University, organized jointly by ZNU, German NGO Interlink Academy and Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program with the support of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany.
Traditionally, during the introductory campaign, special attention is paid to information on the choice of a particular educational program. One of them is “editorial and publishing activities and media modeling” (bachelor, full-time, part-time education). The list of subjects of EIT for admission: Ukrainian language and literature, history of Ukraine, a foreign language or mathematics. The branch of knowledge for this specialization is 06 Journalism, and specialty 061 Journalism. Qualification: Bachelor of Journalism, 3439 Publishing and Editing Specialist.
From 13 to 17 May, representatives of the Faculty of Journalism of ZNU took part in a large-scale conference of the DESTIN project of the European Union Erasmus + program. For five days at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, participants in a consortium of 20 partner universities in Ukraine and Europe (Great Britain, Austria, Ireland, Poland and Sweden) discussed the key points of the project. The dean of the Faculty of Journalism, Viktor Kostiuk, the head of the Journalism Department, Yuliia Liubchenko, and Kateryna Sirinok-Dolharova, Deputy Dean for International Affairs joined the discussion.
On May 10-11, the National Debate Tournament took place in Kyiv. The first day began with a welcoming part, which was continued by the lectures for a detailed introduction to the tournament topics. The second day was dedicated to the competition itself, in which 35 teams from different cities of Ukraine took part. The game was conducted in three stages: 2 rounds and final.
On April 26, an American journalist, scholar of Fulbright Graduate Student Program from the University of Missouri (USA), Renee Hickman, met with students of the Faculty of Journalism during a round table meeting. She told about her research project, which she is implementing at the Faculty of Journalism of ZNU. Kateryna Sirinok-Dolharova, PhD Associate Professor, Vice Dean in International Affairs moderated and translated the speech during the meeting.