Senators from the Czech Republic visited UzhNU

Senators from the Czech Republic visited UzhNU

The delegation of the Czech parliamentarians headed by Jan Hornik, the Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, visited Uzhhorod National University as part of the visit to Transcarpathia. The delegation included the Chairperson of the Committee for Public Administration, Regional Development and Environment, Zbynek Linhart, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee, Peter Holecek, Committee member, Miloš Vystrcil, secretary of the Committee, Katrzina Sarmanova. The delegation was accompanied by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Radek Matula, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Lviv Pavel Pesek, Deputy Consul General Igor Sedo and the Head of the Charitable Foundation "Visa" Volodymyr Chubirko.

The members of the delegation inspected the classrooms of the Faculty of International Economic Relations and at the Faculty of Philology, which were renovated due to the assistance of the Czech partners, talked to the Vice-Rector for International Relations of UzhNU Myroslava Lendel, the deans of the faculties, Mykola Palinchak and Halyna Shumytska, and the head of the Department of Slovak Philology, Natalia Petrica.

 The honourable guests were warmly greeted by the Rector of UzhNU, Professor Volodymyr Smolanka. "Educational and scientific cooperation between our countries illustrates positive dynamics. Today we have close relations with Charles University in Prague, Brno University of  Technology, University of Pardubice, and Palacki University in Olomouc. Just a few days ago, a new cooperation agreement was signed with the Biology Center of the Czech Academy of Sciences. The development of joint educational programmes, the implementation of joint international projects, the preparation of joint educational and scientific publications belong to the key vectors of our cooperation. Our fruitful cooperation within the framework of Erasmus+ programme facilitates students’ and teachers’ experience exchange”, said Volodymyr Smolanka. “Together with Pardubice and Vysocina Regions, we implemented several special projects at the Faculties of International Economic Relations and Philology. There is a permanent lecturer in the Czech language at the Faculty of Philology, owing to the representatives of Vysocina Region and Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv. The presence of Perta Zlamana, a native speaker of Czech, is essential for the development of the Czech Department and the training of highly skilled specialists."

Jan Hornik, the Vice-President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, thanked for the opportunity to visit the largest scientific and educational institution in the Transcarpathian region. He stressed that the Czech Parliament paid a lot of attention to the issues of cooperation between the Czech regions and Transcarpathia, because it was a kind of key to the expansion of cooperation between the two countries which had common history and were facing similar challenges, and wished further successful development to UzhNU.