International scientific relations
Kyiv - Chisinau: Online Education 2015
The new project of the Chair of International Media Communications and Communication Technologies in the field of journalism
The Chair of International Media Сommunications and Communication Technologies is traditionally focused on finding new educational forms. Some of those are based on the capabilities of information and communication technologies. And they help to solve the issue of students’ interactivity and engaging lecturers and listeners from other countries. For the second year in a row, the Chair is conducting an experiment with colleagues from the Moldova State University. Within it, the students majoring in International Communication from the IIR and future journalists from Chisinau, by using the capabilities of Skype, listen to lectures and hold debates on issues of same interest that also constitute an integral part of the curricula. These developments will provide the basis for the future course in international online education. Now, we offer the video and presentation of the Professor of the Chair, Master of Social Sciences Yurii Romanenko.
The Chair maintains cooperation in educational and scientific fields with L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan), Rivne Institute of Slavonic Studies, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (Toruń, Poland), University of Wrocław (Wrocław, Poland), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Cooperation is carried out in several fields and involves such activities, in particular, as conference organization, publishing of coursebooks, guest lecturing and student exchange.
The Delegation of the Institute of International Relations, which included Professors of the Chair, took part in the International Scientific Conference “Polish-Ukrainian Relations (1991-2013). An Attempt to Summarize”. The conference, which was attended by researchers from Kyiv, Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk and Khmelnytskyi, was held on November 14-15 at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland).
The meeting of scientists from the two countries took place under the patronage of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland Markiian Malskyi and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Henryk Litwin.
The current state and prospects of Ukrainian-Polish relations were assessed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland Markiian Malskyi in his welcoming report. He reminded that the history of cooperation between our countries started on December 2, 1991. It was the day when the Republic of Poland became the first country in the world to officially recognize the national independence of Ukraine. And on January 4, 1992, the diplomatic relations between the two countries were established. On May 18, 1992, the interstate Ukrainian-Polish Treaty on Good Neighbourliness, Friendly Relations and Cooperation was signed.
“Noteworthy are the dynamic, progressive patterns of the development of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation that arise from the convergence of national interests of the neighbouring countries in many fields and their deep historical and cultural ties”, the diplomat emphasized.
Co-chair of the Ukrainian-Polish Partnership Forum, representative of the European People's Party, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Trade and member of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs Paweł Zalewski noted that “… there was a time when all
in Europe gave up on Ukraine. However, Bronisław Komorowski became the only leader of an influential member state of the EU who not only tried to act as a “link” between the EU and the Ukrainian government, but also efficiently motivated president Viktor Yanukovych to pursue the policy that would promote the openness of the EU to Ukraine. I am convinced, that the current stage is a great chance for Ukraine to sign this Agreement. And it is important not only because it transposes the European standards to Ukraine, that must implement 60% of the EU legislation, but also because it is a great civilizational change for your country. If the Ukrainian authorities, and, primarily, the people of Ukraine, have the will to implement these norms, then in ten years your country will look completely different. It would also be the first step on Ukraine's path to the EU membership. This was the path to the EU for countries of the Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland”, stated the MEP. “It’s worth remembering that the better this homework (the implementation of European standards) will be done in the beginning, the easier it will be to argue in favour of Ukraine’s membership in the European Union”, he added.
The plenary session of the conference was attended by the Professor of the IIR, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Hryhorii Perepelytsia. His report “The Political and Security Aspects of Ukrainian-Polish Cooperation” sparked a heated discussion among the participants of the conference.
The scientific report of Associate Professor Ihor Holubii “The State of Trade and Economic Cooperation Between Ukraine and Poland” was delivered within the session “Polish-Ukrainian Economic Relations”.
Serhii Danylenko, Associate Professor of the Chair of International Media Сommunications and Communication Technologies (CIMCT) delivered a speech at the meeting of the section “Polish-Ukrainian Relations in the Context of the European Integration” on the topic “Political and Legal Dimension of the Information Society in Ukraine: Achievements and Problems on the Way to the EU”.
Associate Professors Halyna Piskorska and Olena Shevchenko prepared a presentation, the topic of which was quite original and initiated an interesting discussion – “Soft influence” of Ukraine's Political Image in International Relations (on the Example of Poland)”
The next day, within the framework of the session meeting “Polish-Ukrainian Relations in the Mass-Media” Anatolii Yakovets, Associate Professor of the Chair of IMCT, delivered a report on the topic “The Role of the Means of Mass Communication in the Transformation of Transitive Societies”.
During the conference, the IIR delegation headed by the Deputy Director for International Cooperation, Master of Economics, Associate Professor Ihor Holubii held a number of working meetings, in particular with the Dean of the Faculty of Political Science Professor Grzegorz Janusz, the Head of the Media Research Department of the Faculty of Political Science Professor Iwona Hoffman, the Director of the Centre for Eastern Europe Professor Valentyn Baliuk on expanding cooperation between the IIR and the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University. It was concentrated on the preparation of double degree programs, student exchange programs, engaging Polish and Ukrainian lecturers in reading joint courses and organizing scientific events.
In the photograph: IIR delegation with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Poland Markiian Malskyi (centre)