Negotiations with the University of Ljubljana have started at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. During the online meeting, the delegation of senior staff for international relations of the university discussed with colleagues from Slovenia the possibility of implementing joint projects with the assistance of the European Union.

"The key message is that we ask our partners to help and systematically support our intentions to become a real participant in the European Research Area in the European integration process. These are funds from European sources for research, technological and educational projects, for academic exchanges, which can help save scientific schools, which are currently experiencing great difficulties due to lack of budget funding," - said Vice-Rector for International Relations of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Sergii Sydorenko.

The University of Ljubljana has 202 EU-funded projects. Help with consultations, expertise, involvement of our scientists in consortia that write project proposals and participate in competitions in European programs will be extremely useful for the university.

Representatives of the International Collaboration Department of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute showed the projects that our scientists prepared to submit to competitions in European programs. The University of Ljubljana should study these proposals to determine common interests. As Sergii Sydorenko explained, further plans were to form joint consortia that will submit project proposals to European programs. The discussion resulted in the intention to sign a framework agreement, which would provide a particular direction over the long period.

This meeting took place due to an initiative formed in the conversation between Associate Professor Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Hanna Khomska and the President of the Republic of Slovenia. It was the President Borut Pahor who contributed to the establishment of direct contacts between National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute '' with the University of Ljubljana.

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