Plenary Session «THE WAR AGAINST UKRAINE AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE»
Key note speakers:
- Liliana Rodrigues, former MEP, professor at the University of Madeira (Portugal)
- Olga Brusylovska (Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine) «The Role of Poland in the Formulation and Implementation of EU Eastern Policy».
- Jaroslaw Janczak (Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland), «Geopolitics of the European Union: Transformation of EU’s External Borders in the Context of Changing Global Order».
- Anna Serdinova, (Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine) «World Economy Impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian War»
- Ihor Todorov (Ughgorod National University, Ukraine) «Cooperation between the EU and Ukraine in the Light of Strengthening the Resilience in the Region».
Moderator: Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva
Associate professor of the international relations department Volodymyr Dubovyk took part in the round table "Russia's invasion of Ukraine: repercussions for Belarus and Moldova" at the Fletcher school of law and diplomacy, Tufts university (U.S.) on October 13, 2022.
On October 10-14, 2022, the XII International Summer School "Response to New Nuclear Realities: Concepts and Actions" was held, organized by the Odesa Center for Nonproliferation and the Bodrum Institute with the support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Richard Lounsbury Foundation. The Summer School was held in the Turkish city of Bodrum. During three days, full of lectures, discussions, and a simulation game, where each student represented his own UN member country, 44 participants from 10 countries took part in the School offline and online. The School's program focused on the study and analysis of the impact of the war in Ukraine on arms control and nonproliferation. The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation supported 8 Ukrainian students in their professional and academic activities by providing scholarships for their participation. The main goal of the Summer School is to train the youth of Europe and the countries of the Black Sea region in the field of nonproliferation, the policy of nuclear countries, arms control and disarmament. Polina Sinovets, Director of the OdCNP and Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations, prepared two lectures for School participants, namely "War in Ukraine: impact on non-proliferation and disarmament" and "Russian nuclear doctrine and European security ".
Associate professor of the department of international relations Volodymyr Dubovyk has started his fellowship at the Tufts university (Medford, U.S.) on October 10, 2022. He is invited by the Fletcher school of law and diplomacy.
In the fall semester of the 2022/23 academic year, two university-wide optional subjects about Ukraine began at the University of Warsaw.
The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation presented a new monograph "Arms Control and Europe: New Challenges and Prospects for Strategic Stability" edited by Polina Sinovets and William Alberk, published by Springer. The monograph consists of three parts: "The US, Russia: new challenges and strategic stability in Europe", "Extended deterrence and arms control in Europe", "Regional dimentions of strategic stability in Europe". The Department of International Relations of the I. I. Mechnikov National University made a significant contribution to the monograph, which includes articles by Professor Olga Brusylovska, Associate Professor Polina Sinovets, Associate Professor Iryna Maksymenko, the OdCNP's leading expert Valeria Gergieva, and IR ONU 2015 alumna MA Valeria Hesse.
The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP) presented its new publication, which contains the most complete nuclear history of Ukraine. The book was published by Springer. Thanks to the cooperation of the best Ukrainian experts in the field, the book reveals the significance of Ukraine's role in the USSR's nuclear program, and also analyses the dreams of nuclear deterrence and the importance of civil cooperation in nuclear energy.
Vira Nasikivska, PhD student of the International Relations Department, took part in the XXXII Eastern European Summer school for young scholars that was held in Warsaw from 12 to 23 September, 2022. The program of the School consisted of a series of lectures and seminars conducted by prominent professors from well-known universities of Poland. The School was primarily aimed at the young scholars gaining experience in the chosen research fields and getting acquainted with the latest trends and practices in the humanities.
From June 20 to July 12, 2022, at the Microbiology, Virology and Biotechnology Department of the Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University the XVII International Summer School for young scientists, postgraduates and masters in molecular biology, biotechnology and biomedicine was held.
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov
Department of language and General humanitarian training of foreigners
Department of language and General humanitarian training of foreigners of Philological faculty of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University offers you to publish articles in the anniversary collective monograph “Modern problems of languages teaching methods and training of foreign students at universities”, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Department and 30th anniversary of the Preparatory faculty for foreigners.
We will publish the original articles in the following areas:
- Actual problems of contemporary linguistics and literary criticism.
- Tradition and innovation in the methodology of language teaching.
- Linguocultural aspects of language teaching and problems of intercultural communication.
- Actual problems of teaching of foreigners at the stage of pre-University training.
- Actual problems of theory of translation.
Starting March 19, at the Faculty of International relations of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University there will be series of lectures conducted by experts from the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) (http://eubam.org/) about EU-Ukraine cooperation in the framework of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The lectures will cover the role and mandate of EUBAM, the role of Customs Services in trade facilitation measures, as well as the importance of EU border control (the deailed agenda of the course is available at the link).
This year at the department of language and general humanitarian training of foreigners a club has been formed for our foreign students and undergraduates, who gladly entered the student association "Scientific and Cultural World of Ukraine".
The first event of the club was readings dedicated to the memory of the outstanding Ukrainian Kobzar. On the eve of the significant dates of March 9 and 10, our foreign students talked about their impressions of Shevchenko's personality and his work, about the information field of Shevchenko's image in his native country. And also read poetry in the Ukrainian language and the language of their country. Among the participants of the event are students of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology ̶ Brenich Anastasia (Moldova), Al-Kadoori Hashim (Iraq), Leshchenko Maxim (Moldova), Yin Sichuan (PRC), Wang Haoyu (PRC); Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology ̶ Shevchenko Anastasia (Russia); Faculty of Mathematics, Physics and Information Technologies ̶ Yilmaz Said Nurbaki (Turkey), Zhaksibek Asyl (Kazakhstan); students and undergraduates of the Faculty of Economics and Law ̶ Khudyakova Irina (Moldova), Marin Roman (Moldova).
Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Odesa Mechnikov National University
Faculty of History and Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Research and practical conference
“UNIVERSITY ONLINE. EDUCATION IN A PANDEMIC CONDITION”
7 April, 2021
The conference is held online using the platform Zoom.
Distance teaching in quarantine has posed many important challenges, but also provided unique opportunities to improve and enhance the quality of education and, as a result, increase interest in learning.
The purpose of the conference: involvement of the scientific community in a comprehensive understanding of the city and the role of the university in the modern world, a new philosophy of education, study of distance learning in quarantine, examination of current educational models and new educational technologies.
Participants: research and teaching staff of higher education institutions, post doc, grad students, research assistants (RA), students, teachers.
On February 16, 2021, the Faculty of Biology hosted a thematic event "Night at the Museum" dedicated to the International Charles Darwin Day. Director of museum Ph.D. V.O. Lobkov told students of Odessa schools about valuable collections and scientific research carried out in the museum.
January 21, 2021 at the Department of Language and General Humanitarian Training of Foreigners of the Institute of International Education of the I.I. Mechnikov held the III scientific and methodological seminar "Methodological and theoretical aspects of the language and general humanitarian training of foreigners at the present stage of development of higher education." Various reports were sounded at the seminar, presentations were shown.
Colleagues shared their scientific, methodological and practical experience gained in the process of research and professional experience. The variety of problems that were raised: smart technologies for teaching foreigners (Shakhina Yu.G.), interactive (Mazurok I.L.), reference materials (Bashkirova N.P.), dialogues (Boychenko A.V.), note-taking (Ivleva S.M.) and storytelling (Kot A.I.), ̶ in modern conditions of teaching the language to foreigners, the specifics of the work of the department are comprehensive.
On September 10, 2020, as a result of secret voting by the labor collective of Biology Faculty, the candidate of biological sciences, associate professor of the Department of Hydrobiology and General Ecology, Veniamin Veniaminovich Zamorov, born in 1963, was elected to the post of Dean of the Biology Faculty.
In the framework of the project "Erasmus +. Key Action 1 – Mobility for learners and staf – Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility», direction internationalization of education, associate professors of microbiology, virology and biotechnology Rusakova M.Yu. and Zinchenko O.Yu. received a grant for a business trip to the University of Umeå, Sweden, in October 2020. 1st year graduate student Valeria Zymovets received a grant to study during the autumn semester of the 2020/2021 academic year.
The following international projects are continued at the Faculty of Biology of ONU:
“High Five” Education Internationalization Project, coordinated by Umeå University, Sweden. The main goal of the project is the integration of Ukraine into the European educational space.
Рroject duration: January 1, 2019 - November 30, 2020.
In June 2020 Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University has become the new University to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.
15th of November 2019 in Kyiv students of Faculty of International Relations, Politology and Sociology with the faculty adviser Bychkova Nataliia participated in the kick-off meeting of the 2020 CFA Institute Research Challenge, which is the most prestigious student competition in equity research world-wide. This year the CFA Research challenge will host 10th anniversary local competition with 25 Universities represented by 30 teams all over Ukraine.
Starting October 11, at the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University there will be series of lectures conducted by experts from the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM).
An astrophysical conference is held annually at ONU. This year it was the sixth Gamow international conference “New Trends in Astrophysics, Cosmology and Radioastronomy after Gamow”, which was jointly held with the nineteenth Gamow summer school “Astronomy and beyond: Astrophysics, Cosmology, Gravitation, Cosmomicrophysics, Radioastronomy and Astrobiology", August 11-18 in Odesa.
From 10 to 22 june 2019 year Odesa Mechnikov National University, Danylo Zabolotny Institute of Microbiology and Virology, Vinograds’kyj Society of Microbiologists of Ukraine and Odesa Society of Biologists and Biotechnologists hold ХІІ International School-Conference “Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology”. Main thematically direction - Molecular Microbiology.
International ties are becoming part of our everyday lives. We are increasingly not only traveling abroad for congresses, conferences, internships, etc., but also accept foreign guests at our university in same formats. It is unlikely that there will be a faculty that would not have such connections.
But today it is about work at the Odessa University by Jason David Hans - a Fulbright Program partisipant, a professor at the Faculty of Family Studies, editor-in-chief of the journal “Family Science Review” (University of Kentucky), - who for the second time worked with students, doctoral students and lecturers in our Faculty of Psychology.
In the first Fulbright term, Professor Jason Hans taught two semesters in English with lectures on family problems and sexual relations for students of different faculties. Certificate of graduation was received by 27 students.
This academic year began on September 7, 2017, with a public lecture by Professor D. Hans "Scientific publications in the USA: myths and reality" at the regular meeting of the psychology section at the Odessa House of Scientists.