On September, 29, the ONU students met the famous American journalist William C. REMPEL. The meeting was opened by the Press-Attache of the Embassy of the USA in Ukraine, Yaryna FERENCEVYCH. 
At the beginning of his talk Mr. W.C. REMPEL expressed his deep concern on the political situation in Ukraine. He also noted his special attitude to our country, considering his Ukrainian roots.
In the photo: American journalist Mr. W.C. REMPEL delivers his speech to the ONU students
During his speech Mr. W.C. REMPEL listed the types of journalists’ investigations, especially both fundamental and biographical ones. He also advised young journalists to pay more attention to the process of the proved information searching, in this way making it more objective.
In the photo (on the back row left side): Vice-dean in bringing-up work of Journalism faculty, Galyna D. MOROZ
American journalist sees the numerous possibilities for the young Ukrainian journalists to express themselves through to the political conditions in Ukraine. He said, young specialists shouldn’t be afraid to be perceived as being biased. He also commented that despite of the investigation, the correspondent has a risk to be accused of the prejudice. So, the main task is not to please everyone, but to become the reliable information source of high quality.
In the photo: the Press-Attache of the Embassy of the USA in Ukraine, Yaryna FERENCEVYCH, Mr. W.C. REMPEL.
Proving his words Mr. W.C. REMPEL exemplified his own experience: he was accused both by USA Republicans and Democrats of a prejudice after Mr. REMPEL published his materials on George BUSH and on the well-known scandal with Bill CLINTON as a key actor. Such problems are inevitable, but the journalist suggests, the personal relationships and the detailed investigation of the each side position are the strong foundation for making the journalists’ work qualitative and useful.
In the photo: ONU PhD student Tetyana MELNYK, ONU International Relations Head, Viktor S. GRINEVICH.
During the event the participants debated on the crucial and up-to-date issues, analyzing the contradictions of the modern journalism.
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On October 7, 2015 Nancy M. Romano, famous Italian musician and spouse of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Italy in Ukraine, conducted her Master-class “Baroque Music from Rome to Venice in XVI-XVIII cent.” in the main campus of ONU.


On October 9, 2015 at the new ONU campus was held on a lecture “Leadership and strategy in difficult times” by Dr. Leonard Novy and Dr. Sergey Lagodinsky, who are engaged into the project of the ELDA (European Leadership and Debate Academy) “Social Campaign School” in Odessa.
The visit has started with the meeting with the Director of the Institute of Social Sciences V. V. Glebov and Deputy Director of Institute of Social Sciences for International Relations department S. V. Glebov.
In the photo (from left to right):  Leonard NOVY, Sergey LAGODINSKY
The lecture was dedicated to effective leadership and importance of strategy forming process in order to reach a success.
Sergey Lagodinsky has started with a small historical journey and together with students identified several historical figures, as well as noted the semantic origin of the word "leader" in different languages. Thereafter they talked about the difference between technical and adaptive approaches to changes on the example of Syrian refugees and proposals of Angela Merkel. "You can take your car to the repair shop as many times as you like after breaking it, but if you do not know how to drive a car that will not help," - said Dr. Lahodynskyy. Nevertheless structural change is a serious challenge for the society,  not only in the form of resistance from the side of authorities, but also from the side of the majority of people around you. Thus, both lecturers noticed such phenomenon as "Status quo-bias", when the society is occasionally resisting necessary changes.
In the photo: Leonard NOVY
Leonard Novy told the students about the necessary stages of the strategy forming process in order to achieve fundamental shift, spoke about interconnection between leadership, communication and strategy. He has also illustrated how to get from rising awareness to socio-cultural change. 
The lecture was held in the form of conversation and active interaction with the audience.
In the photo: Leonard NOVY
The meeting ended up with presentation of a new social campaign "In_Tolerance", developed under the Social Campaigning School and aimed at the increase of tolerance in the society, combating stereotypes and antisocial behavior. 
In the photo (from left to right):  Deputy Director of Institute of Social Sciences Sergey GLEBOV, Sergey LAGODINSKY 
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We are launching Prague Summer Schools 2016 and would be grateful, if you could forward the information below to those who might be interested.
Prague Summer Schools are seven-day academic programs designed to bring together undergraduate and graduate students of various nationalities and academic backgrounds to enjoy their summer holidays in a unique academic and cultural environment.
The Prague-based NGO Schola Empirica is pleased to announce the forthcoming Prague Summer Schools on the following topics:
When?   2-9 July 2016
Where?   Prague, Czech Republic
We invite you to visit our website http://www.praguesummerschools.org to discover the details about the upcoming programs. The website will direct you to the individual page of each summer program containing information on academics, logistics, photos, alumni feedback, guidelines to application process, and online application.
We also encourage students to submit their applications to Prague Summer Schools 2016 by the Early Bird deadline of January 31, 2016. Should you have any questions regarding Prague Summer Schools or application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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Dear Colleagues,
The European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE) consortium including Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE, Budapest) is advertising 15 new jobs for early stage researchers in the framework of its joint research programme entitled “Transformative teacher learning for better student learning within an emerging European context”. 
The European Doctorate in Teacher Education (EDiTE)  invites applications for positions of Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for a period of 36 months from 1st March 2016. The Early Stage Researchers will also be enrolled as doctoral students in the new EDiTE PhD programme. 
You can find further information on the programme at Eötvös Loránd University here:
For more information about application please visit: 
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On November 17 General Consul of Turkey in Odessa, Mr. Ufuk TOGRUL, visited the ONU Rector, Prof. I. KOVAL. 
ONU Turkish language teachers, Dursun Ahmed ATADGIK and Soner KORKMAZ, ONU prorector S. SKOROKHOD and IRO Head, V. GRINEVICH also participated in the meeting. During the meeting Mr. Consul General touched upon the prospectives of further collaboration with our University. 
In the photo (from left to right): the translator V. BERBAT, Mr. Consul General of Turkey Ufuk TORGUL, teachers Soner KORKMAZ and Dursun Ahmed ATADGIK. 
Rector, in his turn, presented the history of ONU and described the main directions of students’ involving in Turkish language and culture. Also Prof. Igor KOVAL expressed his gratitude to the Turkish side for assistance in Turkish language and culture Centre development. 
Having discussed all the existing treaties concluded between ONU and Turkish Universities, Mr. Ufuk TOGRUL and Prof. Igor KOVAL confirmed the mutual interest to continue and to develop the collaboration in the educational and cultural spheres. Finalizing the meeting, sides exchanged with the memorable presents.
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  Mrs. Argita DAUDZE, the Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine had visited our (ONU) University on the November 20, 2015, where she met the ONU Rector, Prof. Igor KOVAL. Rector, and also present at the meeting, prorector Sergey SKOROKHOD and the IRO Head Viktor GRINEVYCH, had the pleasure on behalf of the whole University to congratulate Mrs. DAUDZE and people of Latvia with the Independence Day, the celebrations of which were taking place those days.
In the photo: The Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine, Mrs. Argita DAUDZE (photo source: http://old2.lcca.lv/?p=1514)
The visit was also Mrs. A. DAUDZE’s farewell visit to ONU: her stay in Ukraine as an Ambassador comes to an end. Nevertheless, the perspectives of the bilateral collaboration were discussed at the meeting. Mrs. Ambassador suggested, e.g. to develop a trilateral cooperation of Latvia, Ukraine and one of the Asian countries, using the accumulated experience. The financial support, on Mrs. A. DAUDZE opinion, may be obtained in the EU structures.
In anticipation of the Day of Freedom and Dignity in Ukraine, the present at the meeting also recalled the tragic events of winter 2013 – spring 2014 and supported the necessity to move on the way of reforms and democratic transformations.
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  5 universities: the University of Ca 'Foscari (Venice), University of Foggia (Italy), university of  Granada (Spain), University of Ostrava (Czech Republic), University of Latvia (Riga)
Internship duration from 1 to 3 weeks, scholarships  from 1255 EUR
Deadline for applications - December 7th , 2015
For more information visit: http://erasmus.onu.edu.ua/


The ONU Rector, Prof. I. N. KOVAL, was invited to the ceremonial events, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Eastern European studios foundation, which were taking place on December 5th, 2015 in Warsaw University (Poland).
The Eastern European studios were founded on December 5th, 1990, when their foundation was maintained by the Warsaw University’s Senate. Thousands of experts, including ONU ones, took part in their activity during their existence.   The knowledge and skills  obtained  were applied for  the further activity on formation of European values in the past-Soviet space. The outstanding figures of Poland also took active part at the Forum; among them were former Prime-Minister of Poland and the European Parliament Head (2001-2012), Prof. Y. BUZAK, and the Polish Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs K. PAVLIK. The representatives of Ukrainian Higher education institutions, such as Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ivano-Frankivsk National University, Ostroh Academy and Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi University also participated at the Forum and took part at the ceremonial signature of the Act that unites HEI of Ukraine and Warsaw University.
In the scopes of the Forum the Round Table, in which outstanding state figures took part, became the prominent event.  The Former President of Ukraine L. M. KRAVCHYUK, the Former Head of the Supreme Council of Belorussia S. S. SHUSHKEVICH and the Former Secretary of State and the First Vice-Prime-Minister of Russian Federation G. G. BURBULIS told their commemorations about the Bialowieza events in 1991, which became the critical in the lives of people and countries. The commemorations aroused great interest among the scientific society. The information given by true participants of such crutial events always cause interests because of the opportunity to get acquainted with the new important historical facts. 
All the events were taking part on the Warsaw’s pre-Christmas background.
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  Wroclaw University of Technology  announces CALL for Applications for the EU Scholarship Programme  Erasmus + for  bachelor students Academic  staff of ONU.
Deadline for applications - December 20th  , 2015
For more information visit: http://erasmus.onu.edu.ua/


On January, 14th, 2016 during the visit of the Turkish YALOVA University representatives, Tirul AKTASH and Ozgur Gohan TYURDZY, to the ONU Rector, Prof. I. M. KOVAL, the Turkish side proposals to collaborate through international scientific events are to be held in 2016 were discussed. The discussion is still being continued.
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26 January 2016 starts new CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for participation of ONU’s academics and staff  in the Erasmus + international  mobility program.

This time, grants are available for the universities:
• University of Deusto,  Spain
• University of Foggia, Italy
Deadline for applications : 11.00 Kiev time, March 1st , 2016
All the details on the website: http://erasmus.onu.edu.ua/uk/
Follow the news on the website, information about new grants Erasmus +  is constantly updated.


The Second International scientific and practical conference “Social, psychological and political problems of the transborders security” was held on the February, 5, 2016 in ONU I. I. Mechnikov.The Conference was organized and held by two departments of Institute of Social Sciences and Institute of Mathematics, Economics and Mechanics, together with the Institute of Social and Political Psychology of National Academy of Pedagogic Sciences and South Ukrainian branch of Sociologic Association of Ukraine. 
Specialists from Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, and Moldova together with the representatives of Diplomatic Missions in Odessa participated in the event. Among diplomats were: the General Consul of Greek Republic in Odessa, Mr. Antonios KHASIROGLU, Consul of Bulgarian General Consulate, Mr. Kralio DIMOV, Consul of the General  Consulate of Romania in Odessa, Mrs. Denisa GABOR, and the First Secretary and Consul, Mr. Mikhail KONSTANTINESCU, the Vice-Consul of the Turkish Republic General Consulate in Odessa, Mr. Mutlu GURELI, the OSCE representative in Odessa, Mr. Aram ARUTYUNYAN, Attaché of General Consulate of Poland in Odessa, Mr. Sebastian ZAGDANSKIY, The General Consulate in Odessa representative, Mr. Mykola KANTARZHI.
Thus, it was demonstrated our University openness to collaboration with the neighbor countries in the frames of the research project, which is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
The name of the project is “The Context type of Education in the HEI in the neighbouring countries as a condition for personal, regional and international security”. It unites the international relations professionals, sociologists and psychologists.
Due to the diplomats’ participation the Conference had obtained the external context, which acts as a powerful consolidating factor both external and internal co-operation.
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Scholarship programme of  China and Czech Republic Governments for students, PhD and academics. Do not miss your chance!
Detailed information about these and many other possibilities to study abroad you may find at the website: http://erasmus.onu.edu.ua/uk/inshi-programi


One of the best universities in Italy,  Ca 'Foscari  University  of Venice opens  CALL FOR  APPLICATIONS for Student mobility for studies in the framework of Erasmus +  programme for the Autumn 2016. The CALL is open for  bachelor  and master students of following specialties: archeology, history, Italian Language and Literature
Deadline for applications - March 9, 2016


Ministry of Education and Sciencе of Ukraine, State fond of fundamental research  of Ukraine, Department of physics and astronomy of the National academy of sciences of Ukraine, Scientific Council of NASU on the problem "Physics of Semiconductors and Semiconductor Devices",  Ukrainian Physical Society, the Academy of sciences of the higher school of Ukraine, V.E. Lashkaryov Institute for Semiconductor Physics of NASU, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Interdepartmental scientific-educational physics and technical centre of MES and NAS of Ukraine
7th International Scientific and Technical Conference “Sensor Electronics and
Microsystem Technologies (SEMST-7)”
(with the Exhibition of sensor developments and industrial samples)
“SEMST-7”, Ukraine, Odessa, May 30 – June 3, 2016
The aim of the conference and the exhibition is to review achievements in the field and to discuss modern problems in various branches of Sensorics.
  • Chairmen Prof. V.A. Smyntyna (Odessa, Ukraine)
  • Vice-chairmen Prof. A.D’Amico (Romе, Italy)
  • Vice-chairmen  NASU corresponding  member A.E. Belyaev (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Vice-chairmen NASU corresponding  member V.G. Litovchenko (Kiev, Ukraine)
  • Scientific secretary Prof. Ya.I. Lepikh (Odessa, Ukraine)


On Friday, 19th, French diplomats, The Ambassador Advisor Pascal SLIVANSKI and Attaché on the scientific and inter-universities issues Sylvain RIGOLLET, visited ONU and met with its Rector, Prof. I.M. KOVAL.
Rector told the guests about the history of the University and current atate of the scientific departments and activities of Astronomical Observatory, Botanic garden and Scientific library. The number of other important issues were discussed during the meeting, connected with the collaboration with “Alliance Frances” and HEI of France. 
In the end of the meeting in the Rector’s Office the participants traditionally exchanged with memorable presents.
However, it was not the end of the acquaintanceship of French diplomats with the ONU. The guests visited Museum of rare books in the Scientific library and listened to the interesting commentary of the specialists on the library treasures.
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University of Aristotle, the largest university in Greece,  provides scholarships for students and academic staff of ONU within  Erasmus +  programme. 
Deadline for applications - March 9th, 2016
We would like to remind  also that goes on  Call for  applications for the Ca 'Foscari University (Venice), and University of Deusto (Spain).
Deadline for applications – March 9th , 2016
For details please  visit: http://erasmus.onu.edu.ua
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