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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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.

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