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.

On October 21, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., a guest lecture on the topic "The role of remote monitoring in agriculture and spatial planning" will be held online for students of the Faculty of Geology and Geography , specializaion 103 «Earth Sciences» and speialization 106 «Geography».
The lecturer is Yaryna Oleksandrivna Butenko, PhD in agricultural sciences, senior researcher of the department of information technologies and innovation marketing of the Institute of Water Problems and Land Reclamation of the National Academy of Sciences.
The lecture is open for students of the faculty and all interested in the topic.

Connection via the link: 

Conference ID: 895 1977 5053

Access code: r61jYu

The main purpose of the visit was to discuss the cooperation between the University of Gdansk and ONU I.I. Mechnikov. The representatives of ONU student council and trade union told about their activities at the universities and discussed joint projects together with the of the University of Gdańsk representatives. The administration of the University of Gdańsk prepared an exciting program for our students. It included visits to museums of modern art, galleries, the city of Sopot to see the waterfront with beautiful views of the Baltic Sea. 
In addition, the congress participants were given a tour around the Faculty of Biology, the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the library. The students learnt about the history of each campus and shown the university’s vast territory. The university representatives also attended a lecture on "Media and the war in Ukraine”. The lecture featured a story by journalist Vasylisa Stepanenko who worked in hostility spots. In their free time, the students had the opportunity to see the "heart of Gdansk" - the Old Town. 
This short trip became a huge motivation for the further development of each participant.

On October 17, 2023, at 14:00,the I. I. Mechnikov Odesa National University

will hold a scientific seminar at the address 42 Pastera St., Odesa, Department of Physics and Astronomy (room 16) to approve the dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the specialty 104 "Physics and Astronomy" by Andrii Mykhailovych Katz. The scientific seminar

will be held in a mixed format. Information on joining the conference is provided below.

Topic: Professional seminar.
Katz Andrey Mikhailovich 104 physics and astronomy

Dates: 17 Oct. 2023 02:00 PM Kyiv


Conference index: 889 0595 8999 Access code: 8g9gRw

PhD thesis title: "Global isomorphism of Yukawa fluids and Eising models".

Academic advisor: Professor Kulinsky Volodymyr Leonidovich, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

The competition aims to engage teams of young scientists who work or study at universities or research institutions of the Ministry of Education and Science. The projects are expected to include those who meet the definition of young scientists provided in the Law of Ukraine "On Scientific and Scientific-Technical Activities" [https://zakon.rada.gov.ua/laws/show/848-19#Text].

Deadline for project submission: October 24, 2023.

The results of the competition will be announced by December 22, 2023.

More details about the competition: nauka.gov.ua

With this motto, the ONU’s Student Council and active students kick-started the Saturday morning, joining the World Cleanup Day, carried out the country’s most large-scale green movement “Let’s do it, Ukraine”.

On 16 September, in Odesa, young activists joined the Municipal Enterprise “Miskzelentrest” and cleaned up about 1500 kg of waste and garbage in Savitskyi Park. These were mostly plastic cups and bags, food packages, and glass.

May the sky above be peaceful and Ukraine be clean!

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On 26-27 October 2023, the State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine holds the Second International Conference "Open Science and Innovations in Ukraine 2023," to discuss the best practices implementation and future development prospects in open science. The event is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Ukraine and is carried out in partnership with international organizations. For online participation, please register by September 26, 2023. We will send you an invitation with a link to join in.

For further information, please, go to https://conference2023.dntb.gov.ua

During 1- 21 September 2023, Tetiana KONDRATIUK, a PhD in the geology of oceans and seas, and Valentyna YANKO, a PhD candidate at the Geology and Geography Department of Odesa National Mechnikov University, perform their research work on board the Romanian research vessel "Mare Nigrum" in the Romanian and Bulgarian waters.

The works are carried out within Odesa National Mechnikov University’s associated participation in the international project "DOORS" - "Developing Optimal and Open Research Support for the Black Sea.” This EU research project incorporates science, politics, and industry to recover the Black Sea.

During 12 days, students of Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University attended various workshops and lectures as part of the "Summer School for the Promotion of Democratic Values" held at Gdańsk University (Poland).

July, 25-28 – The congress “Discourses and their impacts on a world of multiple crises”, co-organised by the international association DiscourseNet and the Latin-American association ALED, at Valencia University, Spain (Olga Brusylovska, Kateryna Vakarchuk)

The Odesa Centre for Disinformation Studies

The University's application for funding within the program to train qualified translators for European Union institutions has just received the green light from the European Parliament.

The summer school, European Science Campus 2023, took place from July 19th, 2023, to July 30th, 2023, at the University of Gdańsk, has concluded with the participation of four students from Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University from the faculties of Economics, Politics, and Biological Sciences. The event aimed to enhance the scientific competencies of students at different educational levels.

The Young Science Congress, which took place from July 6th to July 11th, 2023 at the University of Gdansk, in partnership with ONU Mechnikov has been completed. The Congress aimed to facilitate the research exchange among young scholars as well as to and establish closer relations between the University of Gdansk and ONU Mechnikov.

Young researchers from Odessa MechnikovNational University have made their way to Gdansk for the prestigious Scientific Young Congress

Organized in collaboration with the University of Gdansk, this remarkable event is set to ignite a passion for scientific exploration and innovation.

We're proud to announce that our university's esteemed rector, Professor Truba Vyacheslav, and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, Professor Smitiukh Andrii, have been invited to join the distinguished scientific committee of this groundbreaking gathering.

Stay tuned for updates as our brilliant young minds exchange ideas, present their groundbreaking research, and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their respective fields.

Upon the invitation of the University of Gdańsk ONU Mechnikov delegation consisting of the Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Andrii Smityukh, Head of the International Relations Office Yurii Hrinchenko, Head of the Educational Department Svitlana Hvozdiy, Head of the Department of Constitutional Law and Justice Tetiana Stepanova, and Associate Professor of the Department of Microbiology, Virology, and Biotechnology Oksana Zinchenko, participated in the Governing Week of the SEA EU Alliance in Gdańsk.

Vyacheslav Truba as a rector of Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University and Krzysztof Kowalczuk as a rector of the University of Natural Sciences in Lublin have signed a Cooperation Agreement between the universities.

Odesa I.I. Mechnikov national university delegation visit to the university of Gdansk

Vyacheslav Truba, Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University Rector, and Mayya Nikolaeva, First Vice-Rector, visited Gdansk, Poland, last week, to participate in the conference "Focus on Ukraine" organized by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the University of Gdansk. Policymakers and representatives of Polish and Ukrainian educational communities met at the conference to discuss ways to support Ukrainian universities during the war.

On March 30, 2022, in an effort to promote global progress and prosperity, Office for International Relations organized a seminar for outreach under the auspices of the United Nations Academic Impact Programme.

The event focused on raising awareness of the significance, as well as the key themes and mechanisms, of the Sustainable Development Goals, as set out in the United Nations policy document "Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development". Omar Hernández – United Nations Academic Impact Public Communications Officer and programme manager hosted an event as a speaker.

Members of faculties and administration, academics, and international relations officers - all of them walked away with valuable knowledge on the crucial role universities play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

In addition, the event highlighted key principles of the SDG integration in university activities and the monumental impact of the UN in implementing the programme.

As the seminar came to a close, participants had the opportunity to ask all of their questions, receiving comprehensive answers that helped to reemphasize the utmost significance of the latest global trends in the involvement of universities in sustainable development programmes, as well as the modernization of educational and research activities in line with the SDG indicators.

The classes for the English-speaking groups of the international students at the Economics and Law Faculty as well as the Mathematics, Physics, and Information Technologies Faculty enrolled in November are at full hand.

It's the first time we've ever started studies of the international English-speaking master group in the specialty 126 "Information Systems and Technologies" and the second time in the specialty 073 «Management».

All the classes are online. The students are doing great job by fulfilling the requirements of educational programs. Very soon will get on with their first exams at our university. Let's wish them good luck!



The graduates from People's Republic of China of the master program of management fully delivered in English endeavored their thesis defense at the ONU Mechnikov Economics and Law Faculty last week.
The theses themselves as well as the defense were exclusively in English.

Hard times always reveal true friends and we are happy to say we have them. During this semester our international colleagues, legal scholars, kindly agreed to give distance guest lectures to the Law students of the Economics and Law Faculty, thus reaffirming the fact that, despite the wartime and related unfavorable conditions, our partners will not leave us behind and do everything they can to aid us and provided:

This year Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University has successfully conducted a fully-online enrollment campaign for an English-taught Master's Degree in Management. The entrance examination was organized by the official representative of Odessa National University in China and our friends - Nanjing Jiangnan Silk Road Cultural Communication Co., Ltd. We want to express our sincere gratitude to our partners and students. ONU wishes them luck in their studies and is looking forward to seeing them in the classes!

We highly value our cooperation and bilateral support in these times of hardship.
We hope that our cooperation will strengthen the friendship between China and Ukraine.
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