VINNYTSIA NATIONAL AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY SIGNED A TRIPARTITE MEMORANDUM OF FURTHER COOPERATION WITH VINNYTSIA CITY COUNCIL AND VINNYTSIA MUNICIPAL INNOVATION CENTER
On November 27-30, 2019, the delegation from Vinnytsia National Agrarian University participated in the IMA (MBA) Rectors` Conference at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Germany). Inna Honcharuk, the Vice-Rector for Science, Innovation and International Affairs, Svitlana Lutkovska, Assistant Professor of the Department of Administrative Management and Alternative Energy Sources, Director of the Scientific Library, and Yulіia Popenko, the teacher of Ukrainian and Foreign Languages Department represented our University.
The conference was attended by presidents, rectors, vice-rectors, and deans (31 participants) from 24 universities from 13 countries, i.e. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Germany.
The Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (Germany) is located on two campuses with more than 6,000 students. It is one of 12 German universities, which has been awarded the European Quality Award for Education, E-Quality 2011; it educates students for 19 bachelor`s and 12 master's programs including 4 international programs and 13 of working professions.
On the first day of the conference they got acquainted with the faculties of the university, the scientific laboratories of the Institute of Biomass Research and discussed further cooperation in the field of exchange of students, teachers and joint participation in educational projects. They agreed on the international accreditation of the Agrarian Management Master's Degree Program in Agricultural Management (IMA) in ACQUIN and the further cooperation on double diplomas between the VNAU and the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences. Studying at German universities is free of charge; both foreign and home students are taught in German paying much attention to the practical skills of the student. That’s why the practical training lasts five semesters, when students work on farms.
The work of the next days of the conference continued at the campus of Freising University, where a discussion forum was held on such topics as development of alternative energy; climate change; scientific research; food security; digitization in agriculture and the future of agriculture. German colleagues are convinced the most effective form of agriculture is small and medium-sized farming; they agreed to participate jointly in international alternative energy research projects. Our delegation also got acquainted with the state brewery, where students conduct practical classes.
According to the results of the meeting a cooperation agreement was signed between VNAU and the Ukrainian Research and Production Consortium and the Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences on behalf of the President of the University Eric Voyeur.