Odessa – Ghent: steering the cooperative ways
The official meeting with ONPU Vice-rectors V.S. Shobik, D.V. Dmytrishin and the bilateral cooperative program initiator, the ONPU Automobile industry and Road-building College Director S.V. Myronenko was intensive and very productive: the discussion on varied aspects of enlarging and fastening the Ukrainian and Belgian Universities’ collaboration included such main directions as the students exchange programs, didactics and methodology of teaching process, detailed scheduling of scientific main lines representing the Parties’ mutual interest field, especially: optimisation of the Odessa city traffic flows, creation of scientific laboratories involved into researching the Odessa region traffic management and ecology problems. Particularly promising issue of the visit relates to the principal decision scheduling to initiate in 2014 on the ONPU basis a Summer school and the Young researchers & students conference where the two universities’ scientific youth will share the experience and develop new ideas in the fields above.
Another remarkable event that took place during the visit: at the meeting Professor D.Lauers presented the ONPU Automobile industry and Road-building College student Kateryna Kostrubina with an invitation granting a free of charge program for studies at the Ghent university during one semester.