ZSMU representatives took part in the final stage of international project "Support of higher education in Ukraine" implemented by Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic
Within the framework of the international project "Support of higher education in Ukraine" implemented by Palacky University, 5 representatives of Zaporozhye State Medical University visited Olomouc, Czech Republic from 17 to 29 October. During the visit associate professor of the Department of infectious diseases Furyk Olena, assistant professor of the Department of nervous diseases Kuznetsov Anton, assistant professor of the Department of pharmacognosy, pharmacology and botany Klevanova Victoria, inspector of the dean's office of the International faculty No. 2 Filatova Olena and specialist of the International department Tarasenko Anastasia took part in workshops dedicated to support of study programmes development, university self-government and international mobility in the universities of Ukraine.
According to the rector of Palacky University Jaroslav Miller, who welcomed the representatives of the Ukrainian universities, the colleagues from the Czech Republic are happy to share their experience with the Ukrainian colleagues. "Personally, I take this project as a symbol of partnership because we have great plans for developing the relationships with the Ukrainian universities," he said.
"This is a pilot project in our university, but also it is one of the first projects of such kind in the Czech Republic," said Jiri Pospisil, Head of Department for Continuing Education and guarantor of the project in Palacky University.
"Our project for colleagues from Ukraine has three goals. The first is to develop the democratic higher education in Ukraine, the second is aimed at promoting international mobility, and the third is related to our desire to share our experience in order to help them in the development of study programmes in accordance with ECTS rules and the Bologna process," said Jiri Pospisil.
International cooperation development project presented by Palacky University is aimed to assist the Ukrainian universities in transforming their study programmes and developing the study plans according to the democratic principles of university governance and in compliance with European standards of higher education.
The project representatives from Ukraine were given a unique opportunity to have an insight on how Palacky University is working and how its managerial bodies are operating, participate in the meetings of the Education Commission, the Economic Commission and the Legislative Commission of the Academic Senate of Palacky University and get positive experience that will be put into practice in ZSMU. Also the representatives of ZSMU visited the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Science and Technology Park, Fortress of Knowledge and Library of Palacky University. On the completion of the training the project participants received the certificates on successful completion of a lifelong educational programme at Palacky University.