During the report on the results of scientific activities of Zaporizhzhya National University in 2016 the Vice-Rector for Research Hennadiy Vasylchuk emphasized that the last year was fruitful for the development of international activities of the University. He pointed out the strengthening of academic mobility of the university representatives and the conclusion of new agreements on cooperation with foreign universities.
In particular, he noted that in 2016 188 people of Zaporizhzhya National University became the participants of academic mobility: 141 students (official trips and internships), 47 academic workers (internships and work trips). Among them, 11 academic workers had the opportunity to complete long-term foreign internships in the universities and research institutions of the UK, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, the USA.
12 academic specialists undertook foreign internships in the universities and research institutions of the USA, the UK, Spain, France, Portugal, Romania, the Czech Republic, among them – 1 scholarship holder of the program "IREX UASP", 2 scholars of the project "SemData", 4 scholars of the program "Erasmus Mundus" and 5 grant-holders of the program "Erasmus+".
"In this regard, it should be noted that the representatives of the Faculty of Economics, under the leadership of the Dean, Professor Alla Cherep, make great efforts for the establishment of new vectors of the international cooperation of ZNU, – stressed Hennadiy Vasylchuk. – So, last year, thanks to their initiative and activity, we concluded an agreement on cooperation with one university of Kazakhstan and two Polish institutions of higher education".
Besides, it should be mentioned that the number of agreements on international scientific cooperation between universities, research institutions and other international organizations is constantly growing and now ZNU has 67 contracts. Among the new partners of our University there are: Anhui Pedagogical University (People's Republic of China), Narva College of the University of Tartu (Estonia), State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sacz (Poland), Mogilev Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Republic of Belarus), State Higher Vocational School of prof. Edward F. Szczepanik (Poland), Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction (Azerbaijan), Institute for International Cooperation Development (Poznań, Poland), University of Kazimir Semenovich (Vilnius, Lithuania), British Council (Kyiv), American Councils (Kyiv).
According to the new contracts concluded in the framework of the program "Erasmus+", the students, scientists and teachers have the opportunity to undertake an internship in such European universities as the Université du Maine (France), Masaryk University (Czech Republic), University of Foggia (Italy), Babeș-Bolyai University (Romania), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), Pomeranian Academy in Słupsk (Poland).
In addition, among the important examples of the fruitful cooperation with foreign universities it stands to mention the visit of the ZNU delegation to the Narva College of the University of Tartu (Estonia) in November last year.
It is expected that 2017 will be also fruitful for the collective body of ZNU regarding the further successful integration into the global academic space.