From October 16 to 20, 2023, the international internship of the Deputy Director for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of Viktoriya GURA at the Mendel University in Brno lasted.

During this busy week, participated in many different events (lectures, trainings, presentations), which were implemented within the framework of the project "Inter-university scientific and pedagogical cooperation with an emphasis on the transfer of Czech know-how in the field of higher education management, cooperation in the field of professional publishing activities, scientific and academic cooperation". 

The main goal of the project is to contribute to the development of Ukrainian higher education by deepening the leadership qualities of students, retaining talented teachers in Ukrainian universities and implementing effective university management practices.

The first day of the internship program (October 16) began with the opening ceremony of the International week at Mendel University (International week Mendelu), which was attended by representatives of various countries of the world. After the official opening of the event, Martina RASTICOVA, Vice-Dean for Internationalization of the Faculty of Economics, held a lecture where she shared effective strategies for the internationalization of the educational process.

The second day of the internship (October 17) began with a meeting with the Consul of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, Anna PROSHKO. During the second day, the main emphasis was placed on issues of international project activities of higher education institutions, in particular, great attention was paid to the analysis of Mendel University's experience in the Erasmus+ KA2 and COST action programs.

The third day (October 18) was devoted to the study of the cultural heritage of the Czech Republic. The participants toured the key locations of the Mendel University campus, visited its botanical garden, and visited Zamek Lednice, which is part of the cultural landscape of Lednice-Valtice, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The fourth day (October 19) turned out to be rich and productive. Scientists from Ukrainian institutions of higher education had the opportunity to attend two lectures by the coordinators of the project, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Director of the Institute of Management, Food Technologies and Trade of the Chernihiv Polytechnic University Nataliia TKALENKO, as well as PhD Andrzej PAWELEC (Mendel University). Both lecturers focused on the problems of improving communications in the academic environment. A meeting with the dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University, PhD, Associate Professor Svatopluk KAPUNEK. During this meeting, possible directions of Czech-Ukrainian scientific and educational cooperation were discussed. During the meeting with the CZEXPATS Director for Science, PhD Matous GLANC, a constructive discussion took place, devoted to the identification of potential means of support for Ukrainian researchers in the conditions of martial law.

During the fifth day of the internship (October 20), the participants summed up the results of the internship, emphasizing the importance of further supporting the spirit of partnership and cooperation.

At the end, there was a solemn presentation of certificates by the Dean of the Faculty of Economics.

We would like to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, under whose auspices the internship took place, the Faculty of Economics of Mendel University, and the NGO PNRM (Professional Network of Managers of Education and Science of Ukraine).

Together to success!

A lot of work ahead!

On October 21, 2023, the baton of international internship was handed over to students of the "Bachelor" of the educational program "Governance in the Public Sphere", who will represent our Institute at Mendel University.


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