The first international visit in the new academic year was paid to the Faculty of Philology
The delegation of the Committee on Rural Development of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic visited the Czech lectorate of UzhNU within the framework of a three-day festival dedicated to the culture of neighboring country.
A three-day festival dedicated to Czech culture started in Transcarpathia on September 6, 2019. Diplomatic, cultural and educational ties of our region with the neighboring country are supported, in particular, by the Czech lectorate of the Faculty of Philology of Uzhhorod National University. Therefore, the delegation of the Committee on Rural Development of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic could not miss the opportunity of visiting the above mentioned unit of the university.
The Czech delegation was composed of the deputy chairperson of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Jan Gornik, senators Miroslav Nenutil, Petr Golecek, Karel Kratochvil, Emilie Třiskova, Petr Silar, and secretary Jitka Pilařova. The delegation was also joined by the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ukraine Radek Matula, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Lviv Pavel Pesek and the assistant of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv Vitaliy Markovych.
At the beginning of the meeting, the vice-rector of Uzhhorod National University Myroslava Lendel welcomed the guests and thanked for the fruitful cooperation and assistance, owing to which new windows had been installed at the Faculty of Philology, several classrooms had been renovated, and a language lab had been equipped. There is also a native speaker Petra Zlamana, who has been teaching the Czech language to students of UzhNU for two years. By the way, the guests solemnly presented a letter of gratitude from the Senate to Ms.Zlamana for promoting the Czech language, culture and good reputation of the country in Ukraine.
In her welcome speech, the dean of the Faculty of Philology, Halyna Shumytska, noted that 2019 admission campaign was successful for the specialism "Slavic Languages and Literature (including translation) with Czech as the first language". Seven students have been enrolled in a Bachelor's degree course and ten students in a Master's degree course. Moreover, the students are not only from Transcarpathia.
Myroslava Lendel said: "Some schools in the region are introducing the study of Czech as the second foreign language, so we hope that pupils who have chosen this language will enter the Faculty of Philology in the future."
The representatives of the Czech delegation noted that they were glad to visit Uzhhorod National University and informed that they had already managed to communicate with the leadership of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration. Traditionally, the guests presented the Czech department with valuable books. The students thanked the guests and noted that they enjoyed learning the Czech language and culture.