An online meeting with the head of one of the leading European universities - Professor Joybrato Mukherjee, the President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen (Germany), took place at the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute on December 16.
The Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute was represented by Michael Zgurovsky, Rector of the university, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; Serhiy Sydorenko, Vice-Rector for International Relations; Andrey Fokin, Head of the Department of Organic Chemistry and Technology of Organic Compounds (remotely from Giessen) and others. From the German side, Professor Dr. Peter R. Schreiner, the academic coordinator of cooperation with the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute also took part in the meeting.
As it had been planned, the topic of the meeting was the discussion of prospects for cooperation. The participants laid down its guidelines – it was, first of all, the field of advanced agricultural technologies, chemistry as the functional basis of these technologies, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, law, mathematics, computer technologies, field of spiritual education and training of civil servants. The parties planned to create joint mobility and student exchange programs and, of course, balance them against each other.
During the conversation, colleagues from the University of Giessen also received an invitation to participate in the pilot project of the post-war innovative transformation of Ukraine on the platform of the Innovation Ecosystem "Sikorsky Challenge Ukraine" with a strong emphasis on the academic dimension. The German side is also invited to take part in preparation of project proposals for submitting to European programs. The Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute stated willingness to support academic mobility in the format "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute - University of Giessen".
Our representatives gratefully noted that at the beginning of the war, the University of Giessen stood with the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and accepted 21 students as part of the Erasmus+ program for integrated training.
After the online meeting, Serhiy Sydorenko provided a comment for representatives of the university media. "Our German colleagues would like to develop cooperation according to mobility schemes, involving the European Union grant programs, Erasmus+ and other opportunities," he emphasized. - Scientific cooperation is also important, and can be stimulated at the expense of funds (grants) from the German Research Foundation. They have favorable conditions for young scientists."
Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute held an online meeting with the president of the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany), one of the leading European higher educational institutions.
Universities plan to develop joint mobility and student exchange programs.