New working meeting with British colleagues took place on July 27, 2023. Oleksandr Smirnov, representative of the CCG, moderated the meeting. The University of Greenwich was represented by the deputy director of the International Office Louise Blair and the manager of international partnership Lauren Bull, the head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences Cecile Laval, the coordinator of the scientific community of the University of Greenwich Nataliya Rumyantseva.
Vice-rector for scientific and innovation activities Oleksandr Spriahailo and staff of International Relations Office participated on the part of BKNUC.
During the meeting, strategies and prospects for further cooperation were discussed, difficulties that arise in the process of communication, as well as priorities that should be focused on first of all, were identified. Colleagues from the British university expressed their desire to further provide comprehensive support to BKNUC and develop cooperation.
Ms. Cecile Laval offered to conduct an online course to improve the level of English: first for academic staff, and from January – for students of Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy.
Dr. Nataliya Rumyantseva offered to inform BKNUC researchers about the prospects for the development of two joint projects in the field of IT and linguistics.
Oleksandr Spriahailo, vice-rector for scientific and innovation activities, summarized the results of cooperation for the past year:
- the Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Greenwich was signed;
- BKNUC scientists participated in the SHIFT international conference held by the University of Greenwich;
- students of Education-Scientific Institute of Foreign Languages took part in the student conference “You in the Future”, which was held by the University of Greenwich. The conference was held under the slogan “By students, for students’;
- students majoring in Tourism and Hotel and Restaurant Business of the Education-Scientific Institute of Economics and Law joined the pilot international educational project conducted by Dr. Peter Vlahos;
- scientists of the Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy took an online course on writing grant projects: “Workshop on Grant Writing Skills”. This series of trainings was conducted by Dr. Serhii Mykhaylovskyi, Professor of University of Brighton, R&D Director of ANAMAD (UK) in cooperation with the University of Greenwich;
- a joint research network conference was held for the post-war reconstruction of Ukraine within the framework of cooperation with the British University of Greenwich;
- Dr. Peter Vlahos, Head of the International Relations Programme of the School of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, University of Greenwich, took part in the plenary session of the 7th International Scientific and Practical Internet Conference “Tourism and Hospitality: Status, Problems, Prospects” at Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University of Cherkasy;
- five female students of BKNUC took part in the Law Summer School and received training certificates. The University of Greenwich paid for the education of our female students, giving them the opportunity to join the British Law Summer School online.
“I am convinced that the mutually beneficial cooperation of the Bohdan Khmelnytsky of National University Cherkasy with its British partner – the University of Greenwich – will reach a new level in the near future, which will enable the implementation of joint programmes, the strengthening of educational and scientific cooperation to achieve new results from joint projects and the introduction of innovations that will be useful both for Cherkasy region and will work for the benefit of all of Ukraine” – Oleksandr Spiahailo told.