Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University
Administration for International Cooperation
International relations is one among the most effective tools for the successful implementation of basic tasks of the university. The level of international scientific, academic and cultural activities of the university were always considered as the most important indicators of its prestige and social significance.
Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University is one of the leading Ukrainian university in the sphere of internationalization of education sector which during 150 years has been conducted a successful international cooperation at the regional and global levels.
Our university is one of the first In Ukraine which became a member of the European University Association, the World Association of Universities, Member of the Supervisory Board of Magna Charta, one of the basic members of the Eurasian Association of Universities, it is a member of the Black Sea Universities Network, the Danube Rectors Conference and many other international organizations.
We are involved in over than 40 projects financed by international academic and educational programs (Horizon 2020, FP7, Erasmus, TEMPUS, Jean Monnet, UNESCO, INTAS, HERMES, CRDF, EU cross-border cooperation, etc.).
Today our university supports bilateral contractual relationship with 165 scientific and academic institutions from 39 countries and fruitfully cooperate with 17 diplomatic representatives from foreign countries accredited in Odessa and Kiev.
Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University has 10 linguistic and cultural centers of foreign countries and 8 foreign teachers who contribute greatly into the teaching of foreign languages.
Every year hundreds of students, graduate students, researchers and lecturers of Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University go abroad for studying, training, teaching, for joint scientific researches and participation in international conferences.
At the same time every year ONU is visited by numerous foreign guests, including outstanding scientists, Ministers of Culture and Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors, famous people from dozens of countries.
Since Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University foundation in 1865 it has conducted training for foreigners, that later became prominent scientists, artists, celebrities and members of foreign governments (Bulgaria, Vietnam, Greece, China, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Serbia, USA, France and others). Today institutes and faculties of the University train hundreds of students from 27 countries.