Such an agreement was reached during the University of West Bohemia Roundtable with Ukrainian educational institutions that took place on April 4-5 in Vinnytsia National Technical University
The event was held due to the project for the development of international cooperation between the University of West Bohemia and the Ukrainian universities in the field of electric power engineering, mechanical engineering and transport.
The meeting took place thanks to the previously signed cooperation agreement between the leaders of the University of West Bohemia (zcu.cz) and Vinnytsia National Technical University.
The Czech delegation was represented by Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (fst.zcu.cz) Milan Edl, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for cooperation with the industry Jan Zdebor, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (fel.zcu.cz) for international cooperation Jan Michalik and Head of the Department of complex systems of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Martin Sirovy.
On behalf of VNTU, Rector Volodymyr Hrabko, Vice-Rector for Science Serhii Pavlov, the staff of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Electromechanics as wll as the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport took part in the Roundtable.
In addition to the representatives of VNTU and the University of West Bohemia, the event was attended by representatives of Sumy State University and Odesa National Polytechnic University.
Various aspects of bilateral cooperation were being considered and discussed for two days of the Roundtable. In particular, reports on the state and prospects of the development of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Electromechanics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport as well as similar faculties of the University of West Bohemia were presented.
As a result, an agreement was reached about the future educational cooperation that can be realized on the basis of mutual internship of students during the practical training and mutual internship of lectors.
The first steps were also taken to organize the curriculum of academic mobility of students “Double Diploma” that will help students of VNTU and the University of West Bohemia to receive two diplomas of the master's degree.
In order to establish scientific cooperation between universities, reports on the state and development of research and advanced engineering of VNTU were presented.
In particular, Vice-Rector for Science Serhii Pavlov presented the general state of scientific achievements of VNTU specialists; the scientists of the departments of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Electromechanics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport presented reports on their new scientific and technical developments.
Most of the reports were made in English.
It was agreed to hold joint scientific and technical conferences, participation in international projects of applied research, publications in scientific journals, conducting joint researches of students, postgraduates and doctoral candidates in the laboratories of both universities.
The Czech colleagues had an opportunity to get acquainted with the territory of VNTU and the laboratories base of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Electromechanics and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Transport. The excursions to Sabariv Hydroelectric Power Station, substation “Vinnytska 750” and around Vinnytsia were organized.
Having been acquainted with the history of the creation of VNTU and the current state of the university, the Czech guests told about the history of their University and its present.
The University of West Bohemia took its roots as an institute of mechanics and electrical engineering in 1949 being a branch of the Czech Technical University of Prague.
And only in 1991 it received the modern name – University of West Bohemia.
The structure of the university consists of nine faculties, a language training center and four research centers. At present, more than 13,000 students study at the university.
Oleksandr PETROV, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering,
Oleksandr RUBANENKO, Associate Professor of the Department of electric power stations and systems of VNTU