A delegation led by Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of France to Ukraine Ms. Isabelle Dumont, with the participation of the Honorary Consul of the Republic of France in Kharkov Sergey Polituchij and French consul in Ukraine, Marie-Hélène Teluri visited NURE.During the meeting acting Rector of NURE Eduard Rubin presented the existing areas of cooperation between the University and France, as well as outlined a range of possible new ones.

Ms. Dumont held an open meeting with the faculties and staff of NURE, where they had the opportunity to ask pressing questions.

Ms. Dumont believes Kharkov to be the IT capital of Ukraine, where hundreds of talented programmers live and study. It is important that they are not left out of the Ukraine, and live here to work and develop the country’s economy.

Particular attention was paid to the double degree programs between French and Ukrainian universities. Ms. Dumont expressed an interest in that, and noticed that French students would come to study in Ukraine.

The acting Rector Eduard Rubin, in turn, added that the higher education of Ukraine from the Soviet era is known with its strong fundamental training, especially in the exact sciences, therefore, with English-language programs, we can be an important component of training of French experts.

Isabelle Dumont said that each year the French government allocated the Ukrainians more than 100 scholarships in French universities. Additionally, there are various funds, international exchange programs, as, for example, the ERASMUS and others that provide financial support to students during their studies.

“The road to success for any university is through overcoming the paternalistic system, which is well established for a long time and now restricts the freedom of consciousness of its employees. From my business experience, the access to international markets and cooperation with companies does not begin at the international level, but on private initiatives. Get out of your comfort zone, propose and implement your own initiatives and just do not be afraid of changes”, – Sergei Polituchij concluded the meeting. 

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