German delegation visiting ONPU.
The main purpose was to get acquainted with ONPU and to discuss issues of German and Ukrainian youth cooperation, partnering with German small and medium businesses.
ONPU Rector G.A. Oborsky familiarized guests with ONPU history of the University and gave a detailed account of the cooperation of the ONPU German Engineering Institute with German and Austrian partner universities as well as foreign companies and enterprises. During the conversation, the sides discussed the opportunities and prospects for cooperation in the field of education, as well as identified the priority areas. Mr. Fuchtel noted that he considers such visits as essentially important for the partnerships, regarding that the cooperation between higher education institutions and the economic sector is vital and can create a reliable basis for practical training and continuous development of educational and scientific spheres.
Another point of particular importance within German delegation visit was a meeting with ONPU students; namely that youth was the audience Mr. Fuchtel wanted to discuss to such aspects as: how the young generation perceive the current situation in Ukraine, what is that generation’s vision of the country further development, how actively Ukrainian youth is interested in politics, and how students themselves evaluate their future career prospects. The German engineering faculty students spoke about the curricular and extracurricular activities’ structure, what factors influenced their choice of profession, difficulties encountered in employment search, and that they expect from an active cooperation of the educational and economic sectors of Ukraine and Germany.
In conclusion, the participants expressed confidence that this visit will serve in a strong stimulus for the further development of a serious and long-term partnership.