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.


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.

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.

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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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.
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.

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).

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.

19th of July 2022 Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Ukraine) and University of Loughborough (the United Kingdom) held the ceremony of signing the Memorandum of Understanding between two universities. This Memorandum is part of the Twinning program, which is launched to develop partnership relations between Ukrainian and British universities in order to support the higher education in Ukraine, still being damaged by the ongoing military aggression.

28th of June 2022 the Rector, professor Vyacheslav TRUBA has signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Saint John's University (the USA, New York). The Signing Ceremony  took place under presidency of UK Board representative, Professor Dame Janet Beer, with participation of the Ambassador of United Kingdom to Ukraine Her Excellency Melinda Simmons, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the UK His Excellency Vadym Prystaiko, the Adviser to the President of Ukraine on the Presidential Fund for support the education, science and sport Ms Olha Budnyk.

Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University has been granted an association membership in the European University Foundation, which unites circa 100 higher education institutions from all over Europe in a common commitment to bring about a modern, strong and competitive European Higher Education Area and to advocate a substantial increase of the quantity and the quality of student mobility.

This semester students of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov University and Huaiyin Institute of Technology (People’s Republic of China) took part in Joint Research Cooperation Program and participated in the 1st Student Scientific Conference between ONU and HYIT. More than 600 students and university personnel were involved in the organization and preparing reports in such fields as Economics & Management, Physics, and Information Technologies

As a result, the Joint Research Conference Proceedings were published on June 7th, 2020.

This conference was an important first step for further scientific cooperation between Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University and Chinese higher education institutions.
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