At the invitation of the new rector of CEU Stanislav Mazur and in response to his October 2021 visit to KNTEU, the signing of a bilateral agreement between the two universities in late January this year, the rector Anatolii Mazaraki visited Cracow.
The Ukrainian delegation includes: Rector - Anatolii Mazaraki, Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work and International Relations - Valerii Sai, Head of the International Relations Department - Gleb Fishchenko, Head of the Department of World Economy - Ganna Duginets, Head of the Department of International, Civil and Commercial law - Natalia Mazaraki.
It should be noted that the ties with CEU, one of the leading universities in Central and Eastern Europe, were initiated by Anatolii Mazaraki more than 20 years ago. The long period of cooperation is characterized by the consistent, relentless development of both academic and purely friendly relations between the two universities. In particular, they are distinguished by a dozen joint scientific conferences, the creation of a quadripartite scientific symposium (with the participation of Italian and Serbian universities), the XVIII Forum, which took place in celebration of the 75th anniversary of KNTEU. Exchanges of teachers and semester students of Ukrainian and Polish students take place annually.
This short visit was devoted not so much to summing up as to identifying new horizons for cooperation between the two powerful educational institutions. It was preceded by careful preparation on both sides (especially the Polish). Discussions on important issues and the achievement of certain agreements on most of them took place through direct participation in meetings of both rectors and vice-rectors (including two Polish in different fields) and leading scientists and heads of leading departments on both sides.
Even the incomplete list of issues discussed testifies to a wide range of agreements that create new academic and scientific perspectives for both teachers and students of both universities, namely:
- Expansion of teaching and student exchanges;
- Launching new double degree programs;
- New Erasmus+ K1 projects;
- Synchronization of efforts of international services of both universities;
- Cooperation in the implementation of joint European projects, etc.
We wish both teams to show consistency and persistence in the implementation of the agreements reached.