Dear participants of the Online International Philosophical Permanent Seminar «Post Scriptum», I sincerely invite you to the next meeting, which will take place on June, 26, 18 EET (Kyiv-Odesa)

Speaker: Eugenia Ivanova (PhD, Honorary Research Fellow, School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History, University of Aberdeen (UK); Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling (UK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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22 травня 2024 р. відбулось чергове засідання міжнародного філософського семінару “Post Scriptum”, який був організований кафедрой філософії ОНУ імені Мечникова разом з нашими вітчизняними та зарубіжними колегами. Цей семінар - знаковий для нас. Географічно ми подолали кордони Європи, США, Канади. Азія приєдналась до нас. Наш спікер представляє Університет Сінгапура. 

Speaker: Luke David O'Sullivan
Associate Professor,Department of Political Science,National University of Singapore,Faculty of Art and Social Sciences: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Head of the Department of Theory and Practice of Translation, Associate Professor Iryna Raevska and Department’s Associate Professor Olga Grynko visited Brussels with a study tour to the European Parliament. The visit has become a part of the grant programme awarded to our Master's degree programme "Translation from the English and a Second Foreign Language into Ukrainian". Within the grant implementation, the programme is focused on conference interpreting training. 

On Friday, 05 April 2024, Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, professor at the Touro University Law Centre (US) held another lecture for the Economic and Law Department’s students of the ONU. The would-be law practitioners discovered many insights about the peculiarities of American common law.

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On Friday, 29 March 2024, Robin Boyle Laisure, Professor of Legal Writing at St. John's University Law School (USA, New York), gave a lecture on Contract Drafting to the undergraduate students of the ONU’s Economic-and-Law Department (speciality 081 "Law"). The lecturer equipped the students with the practical knowledge on the structure, content and wording of contracts in the US legal system.

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On March 22, 2024, Suzanne Darrow-Kleinhaus, professor of Touro University Law Center (US), gave a lecture on US contract law to the undergraduate students of Economics and Law Faculty of Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University, 081 "Law". The students had a unique opportunity to learn about the differences of American contract law rights and the Ukrainian law, asked questions and participated in scientific discussions on the topic.


Dedicated to the Day of Science in Ukraine, the Council of Young Scientists under the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine traditionally holds a popular science event for young scientists of Ukraine "Night of Youth Science - 2024 in the war time ".

The purpose of the event is to popularize the scientific achievements of young scientists, to establish cooperation between young scientists, to establish relations with the main stakeholders and foreign partners in the war time.

Young scientists from all regions of Ukraine and from other countries of the world are invited to participate in the event, to present the results of their scientific achievements to the general public.

Date: May 17, 2024.

Conducting format: online (RMU page under the Ministry of Education and Culture on Facebook).

Registration until May 2, 2024:

On March 11, 2024, the 29th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition commenced its work, as reported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine. Our colleague, Sergii Kadurin, Head of the Department of Marine Geology, Hydrogeology, Engineering Geology, and Paleontology, holding a PhD in Geological Sciences degree and serving as an Associate Professor, has joined the expedition bound for the Akademik Vernadsky station.

On March 18, 2024, a scientific-methodological seminar on "World-system analysis as a method of researching global political processes" was held at the Department of Political Science was held

The main speaker, doctor of philosophy, prof. Vasyl Popkov highlighted the essence of the problem and its relevance for contemporary world political processes. The seminar was attended by lecturers of the department, students and postgraduates of the "Political Science department" specialty, who took an active part in the discussion of the topic.

Representatives from leading Ukrainian universities, along with Vice-President of the European Parliament Ewa Kopacz and representatives from European university alliances, met at the University of Strasbourg in France. The event, coordinated by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, saw Odesa National I.I.Mechnikov University represented by Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Andrii Smitiukh. During the meeting, representatives from European university alliances shared their collaborative experiences with Ukrainian universities. Notably, the partnership between Odesa National I.I.Mechnikov University and the SEA EU Alliance, particularly with the University of Gdansk, was highlighted as a commendable example. Anna Jurkowska-Zeidler, Vice-Rector of the University of Gdańsk, summarised this collaboration in her report.

On March 4, 2024, in the humanitarian building premises of ONU named after I.I. Mechnikov, with the contribution of the Consulate General of the Republic of Bulgaria in Odesa, a memorial plaque was solemnly innaugurated in honor of the outstanding writer, translator, journalist, lawyer and public figure of Bulgaria Aleko Konstantinov.

In his introductory speech, the head of the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, Kiril Kilchev, congratulated the management and students of ONU present at the event. The life and activities of Aleko Konstantinov were another example of the close ties that exist between Bulgaria and Odessa. And the opening of a plaque in his memory is a sign of further strengthening of the long friendship between our peoples.

ONU I.I. Mechnikova gained access to Wolfram products

Odesa National University has a one-year subscription to Wolfram products. Both teachers and students can get products from Wolfram using a corporate account in the domain and register a Wolfram ID by email

Available products are downloads for PC, Mathematica | Online, Mathematica | Desktop, and Mathematica Student.

Wolfram products can be used in many fields: art and design, bioengineering, biology and life sciences, business and finance, chemical engineering, chemistry, civil and environmental engineering, computer engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, environmental sciences , geography and GIS, language and linguistics, mathematics, medical engineering, medicine and medical imaging, atomic engineering, physics, psychology, social sciences, statistics, and others.

Special thanks to Prof. Volodymyr Kulinsky, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The Agency of European Innovation (AEI) and its partners cordially invite you to participate in an online training course titled " Fundamentals of Joint Project Activities at the Local Level." This course has been developed as part of the broader initiative, "Equipping You with the Knowledge and Skills for Success in EU Programs."

The primary objective of this course is to foster a comprehensive understanding of project management methodologies for the advancement of Ukrainian communities and organizations. Emphasis will be placed on leveraging these approaches to secure funding from EU grant programs. Participants will gain proficiency in utilising project management tools to articulate projects and programs geared towards the reconstruction and development of Ukraine.

Participation in the course is free of charge, contingent upon prior registration through the following link: Registration Link

Registration is a one-time process covering all four modules of the course.

Course Structure and Module Dates:

  • Module I: "Developing Project and Design Thinking for Successful Projects"

    • Date: February 27, 2024
    • Time: 16:00-17:30

    In this module, you will explore the algorithm for cultivating project thinking and the design thinking tool for crafting project applications.

  • Module II: "Tools for Exploring Issues in Projects"

    • Date: February 29, 2024
    • Time: 16:00-17:30

    Gain insights into effective tools for auditing community problems and understanding how they can be addressed using both internal resources and external assistance.

  • Module III: "Formation of Project Ideas in the Community"

    • Date: March 05, 2024
    • Time: 16:00-17:30

    This module will guide you in refining your project ideas into a concept that expedites the process of securing support.

  • Module IV: "Partnership Development Tools"

    • Date: March 07, 2024
    • Time: 16:00-17:30

    Learn practical recommendations and algorithms for establishing partnerships and synergies among all stakeholders involved in the development of your community.

Course Format:

The training will be conducted online through the ZOOM platform, with each module lasting 90 minutes.

Andrii Smitiukh, Odesa National Mechnikov University Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, represented our University at the Global Congress of the Alliance of European Universities SEA EU "Strong Partnership to Face Global Challenges and Achieve Sustainable Development Goals". The event took place at the University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal, and brought together 213 participants from 31 universities and 14 private institutions spanning 28 countries across 4 continents.

During the SEA EU Global Congress in Portugal, Odesa National Mechnikov University, along with 42 other institutions, became a signatory of the Global Gateway Declaration. It reiterated the commitment of the signatory organisations to the goals of sustainable development, quality education, social justice, human rights protection, promotion of a culture of international cooperation, peace, respect for human life, promotion of academic mobility, open science and free exchange of ideas.

On 29 January 2024, the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology carried out a solemn ceremony, where graduates majoring in Political Science were awarded their master's diplomas. The faculty's leadership offered words of encouragement, urging them to continue progressing and explore new opportunities. They highlighted that many doors are open for them, and exciting ventures lie ahead. We look forward to seeing these young colleagues pursue further studies in the doctoral program!

The school serves as an educational hub for students, learners, and political enthusiasts.

The School hosts enlightening lectures and discussions and offers a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into political science and understand the dynamics of both domestic and global politics.


Thanks to Alvaro Alba, Deputy Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)/ USAGM, the special section created on for the publications dedicated to cooperation between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) and the OCDS:

For the moment it consists of an introductory article, the USAGM publication at the beginning of the joint work, the two articles by Kateryna Vakarchuk and her two videos. We will be adding to the section the materials that will be made in the future!


A new chapter in the internationalization of education at Odesa I.I.Mechnikov National University (ONU) unfolded as the first offline defense of master qualification works by foreign students, whose
studies were conducted entirely in the English language, took place.Despite the challenges posed by the wartime situation, Chinese master`s students from the Management specialty (Faculty of Economics&Law) arrivedin Ukraine to personally present their works before the Examination Committee.

The committee included the heads of the Management and Innovation Department - Eduard Kuznetsov, the Marketing and Business Administration Department - Olena Sadchenko, the program guarantors: Prof. Yevhen Maslennikov, Prof. Yuriy Hrinchenko, and Prof. Yuriy Robul.

The defense was attended by ONU Rector Vyacheslav Truba, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Andriy Smitiukh, the Head of the Faculty - Liudmyla Tokarchuk, Director of the Center for International Education Nataliia Kriuchkova, and Deputy Head of the Faculty - Olha Poberezhets.The successful implementation of programs conducted in Englishcontributes to the quality of education offered by ONU and strengthens the University's position in the international educational landscape.

In late 2023, a group of Chinese students visited Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University to complete their master's degree in Management at the Faculty of Economics and Law.
Andrii Kavetskyi, the Head of the Faculty's Student Council, and Kseniia Maltseva, the Head of the Faculty's Student Union, undertook a duty to coordinate international students in a series of integration events, aiding in their adaptation to the Ukrainian environment.

Our Chinese guests participated in events organized by theStudent Council and Student Union, explored the Botanical Garden and visited the Paleontological Museum of their Alma Mater, as well as took a tour around Odesa.
The visit of Chinese students to Our University during these challenging times shows their support and, likewise, stands as a testament to their trust in Ukrainian education, particularly in Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University.

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2nd International Round Table “INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE”, November 28. Format: online (remote). Purpose: discussion of current issues of international digital media communications.  Kateryna Vakarchuk proposed the presentation "Russian propaganda in media of Latin American countries", noting the main narratives that Russia is spreading in the region, appealing to the colonial past of Latin American countries and strengthening anti-American sentiment.

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On November 23, 2023, the first vice-rector of the ONU I. I. Mechnikov, Maiia Nikolaieva, had a meeting with the Ambassador of France to Ukraine, Mr. Gaël Veyssière. The meeting was also attended by the delegation of the French Embassy of Olivier Jacot, adviser on culture and cooperation, Oleg Sosnov, head of cultural projects, and Yaroslava Lezhentseva, head of the Odesa representative office of Alliance Française, and by ONU representatives - head of the international relations department Yurii Hrinchenko, Dean of the Faculty of Romano-Germanic Philology Nina Kravchenko, Head of the Department of French Philology Malvina Marinashvili and Professor of the Department of French Philology Marianna Knyazyan.

Last week the Autumn Science School organized for the students of our University came to an end, as well as the Mechnikov National University professors' scientific mobility  at the University of Gdańsk.
Students and professors had the opportunity to visit the structural divisions of the University and historical monuments of the city, to familiarize themselves with the approach to the implementation of the goals of sustainable development in the activities of the University.

On October 1, 2023, Luigi Nicolò Segarizzi, Research fellow, Institut d’études européennes (IEE-ULB), Brussels, and Attaché – Political, Press and information Delegation of the European Union, Chisinau, visited the Center. The purpose of the visit was to establish stronger scientific and public ties between our institutions, united by the desire for truth in the post-truth era. The focus of our future joint projects is exposing Russian disinformation, which has acquired a universal scale and whose influence negatively affects the lives of all European peoples.

On October 27-29, 2023, training was held as part of the Train the trainers project for representatives from the Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa regions. The purpose of this project is to train trainers in cross-sectoral crisis simulation exercises. Now there are 16 certified trainers in Ukraine, including Ganna Grabina, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of International Relations, and member of the OCDS.

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