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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May 18, 2022 at 9.30 we invite everyone to an open discussion-presentation on "Management education in Industry 4.0"

Languages of the event: English, Ukrainian.


Conference ID: 915 539 3864

Password: 438956

Program of the event:

9.30 Introductory speech of prof. Nyenno Iryna the Guarantor of EP "Management" (bachelor), project coordinator www.hein4.net

Speeches of students of OP "Management", discussion:

9.35 - 9.45

Cherednikova Varvara, Nikita Amelin: Concept and impact of Industry 4.0;

9.50 - 10.00 Nguyen John, Kucheryavaya Anastasia: Smart City and Smart Systems;

10.15 - 10. 25 Karaivan Ivan: Managerial Education for Industry 4.0;

10.30 - 10.40 Radionov Andriy: Big Data and Urban Analytics.

10.45 Professor Nyenno Iryna: "Results of a study visit to the Leuven Technology Park and Volvo Cars Belgium"

On February 26, 2021, a meeting was held between the newly appointed Rector of the Odessa Mechnikov National University Professor V.I. TRUBA with the Consul General of Bulgaria in Odessa Mr. S.N. IVANOV together with First Secretary Slavyan SIMEONOV. The solemnity of this event was marked by the fact that this meeting was the first official reception of Prof. V.I. TRUBA as the rector of the ONU.

During the meeting the parties have discussed some relevant issues of mutual interest, the main of which is the development of Bulgarian philology at the ONU. Mr. Consul General of Bulgaria especially emphasized the importance of our university in the Bulgarian Language Studies, which is the main national identity component of the Bulgarians in the region.

XX Gamow International Astronomical Conference-School in Odessa I.I.Mechnikov National University: “Astronomy and beyond: Astrophysics, Cosmology and Gravitation, High Energy Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Radioastronomy and Astrobiology” was on 9-16 August, 2020. Biological session “The Importance of G. Gamow’s Ideas for Biology of the 21st Century” took place in Zoom. The program is available here.

Fourth-year students of the specialty "International economic relations" of Odessa National I.I.Mechnikov University have successfully completed the module on cooperation between Ukraine and the EU, which was taught by the experts of the EU Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) (http://eubam.org/). Namely, experts from Germany, Sweden and Slovakia gave lectures about the role and mandate of the EUBAM and the role of cross-border cooperation for the regional security and economic development. Within the framework of the module the students also visited the new Palanka border crossing point, which was launched with the support of EUBAM, and is being managed jointly by the border and customs services of the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine.


Professor Igor KOVAL, Rector of the ONU, met with the Ambassador of the State of Israel Mr. Joel LION at the Rector’s office. During the meeting, the Rector introduced to the honorable guest the history of the ONU Mechnikov formation and the modern stage of its development. The parties discussed the state of cooperation of the ONU with the scientific-educational institutions of Israel and discussed future prospects for developing of cooperation with a new university in Israel.

The Deputy Assistant Secretary of State (US) George KENT has met with lecturers and students of the Faculty of International Relations, Political Sciences and Sociology, where the Rector of ONU Professor Igor KOVAL was present.

ONU and partner universities start a one year project on internationalization strategies. Submit your own internationalization program for your university no later than the 13th of January 2019

8 June 2018

Dear representatives of the Alumni Network Round Table, dear Colleagues,

March 6th, 2018 UKRAINE-NATO INTERPARLIAMENTARY COUNCIL (UNIC) has been held in the Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University at the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology.

On October 24, 2017 two linguistic centres were opened at the Faculty of Romance & Germanic Philology. One of them was created with the participation of the Francophone University Agency, and the other was created by our university.

Starting October 20, at the Institute of Mathematics, Economics and Mechanics of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University there will be series of lectures conducted by experts from the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) (http://eubam.org/) about modern customs techniques and how the EU-Ukraine Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area is affecting the customs function in the country.

Dear Fulbrighters, prospective Fulbrighters, and Friends:
Please join us for our events to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine.

On September 25, 2017 on the initiative of the Rector of the University of Tartu, Professor Volli KALM, he visited the Rector of Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University Professor Igor KOVAL.

On May 16, 2017, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China, Ms. ZHAO Xianzhong, visited the ONU I. I. Mechnikov.

On April 27, the delegation of DFG, led by the President of the organization, met with the rector and vice-rectors of ONU.
The ONU International life in March was full of Greek and French events. On March 24, 2017, the University was visited by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Greece in Ukraine, Mr. Georgios PUKAMISAS.


On September 16, 2015 the Head of the Communications Service of College of Europe Richard WASHINGTON met the students of the Institute of Social Sciences at the new ONU campus. He presented the Master’s program for future diplomats and administrative workers training. The meeting was opened by the ONU prorector Sergiy F. SKOROKHOD.
In the photo (from left to right): The Head of Communication Service of College of Europe Richard WASHINGTON, the ONU Arabic language lecturer Dmitry K. POBLE.
Students had the possibility to get acquainted with the main principles of the international communication in the European Higher Educational Institutions. They also found out the innovations at modern education sphere. While debating with Richard WASHINGTON, students demonstrated the bright knowledge of the foreign languages. 
Richard WASHINGTON recognized the high level of the ONU students’ educational background. He said, they were highly awared of the international communication issues, understood the processes, taking place in the international education field. He also got acquainted with the ONU international activity through the communication with the International Relations Office Head, Victor S. GRINEVICH, and the ONU lecturer, Ukrainian diplomat, Dmitry K. POBLE.
In the photo (from left to right): Victor S. GRINEVICH, Sergiy F. SKOROKHOD, Richard WASHINGTON. Dmitry K. POBLE
The same day the meeting between Lithuanian journalist Andreas TAPINAS and International Relations department (ISS) students was held. During this meeting students took an active part in the discussion of the global processes and the main tendencies of international relations development, through the prism of the Ukrainian crisis.
Andreas TAPINAS revealed the main aspects of journalists’ work in the conditions of media-wars and also answered all the students’ questions in an easy-going and witty manner.
All the additional information may be obtained at the ONU International Relations Office.
Tel.: 723-60-13
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  In the framework of the Project of the British Council in Ukraine "English for Universities", implemented by the Head of ONU International Cooperation Department – prof. Grinevich V.S., during the 2015-2016 academic year for students of the specialty "International Economic Relations" the following courses are taught in English : "International Economic Relations" and "Management of International Portfolio Investments".
All interested are invited to attend the lectures.
More information can be obtained at the Department of World Economy and International Economic Relations: http://onu.edu.ua/uk/structure/institutes/imem/imem_world_eco/

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.

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