Prof. Lech Dzienis, Rector of Bialystok University of Technology, and Prof. Wolodymyr Onyshchenko, Rector of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University (PNTU) in Ukraine, signed an agreement on a double degree master’s programme in the field of Civil Engineering.
Signing the agreement was an important part of the visit of the Rector of Bialystok University of Technology to Ukraine. During his visit to Poltava National Technical University, Prof. Dzienis took part in the celebrations of the University’s jubilee, in the opening of the PNTU Centre of Contemporary Art, and in an international conference on higher education. Professor Lech Dzienis was granted the title of Honorary Professor of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University.
At the beginning of December, Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University celebrated its 197th anniversary. The University has been a partner university of BUT for many years. Our institutions have been actively cooperating on the exchange of expertise in the areas of civil and environmental engineering. The cooperation was formalised in November 2014, during the Ukrainian-Polish Forum ‘Technical education – for the future of Europe’. Since then, our universities have implemented a number of work programmes and organised bilateral, short-term student internships. In July 2016, a group of Ukrainian students participated in the Polish-Chinese-Ukrainian School of Logistics. Also this year, 12 students from Poltava have studied for 1 semester at the BUT Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering free of charge. Staff from both our Universities take part in scientific conferences organised by their partners. Moreover, Bialystok University of Technology has invited PNTU to join the Erаsmus + programme.
Between 7 and 9 December, Poltava National Technical University hosted the 9th international conference ‘Problems and Perspectives of the Development of Scientific and Academic Research’, an event co-organised with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The conference was attended by representatives of 10 universities from 8 countries, with whom PNTU has signed agreements on cooperation (from Poland, Germany, Belgium, Slovakia, the USA, Canada, Georgia, and Bulgaria).