The solemn signing of the memorandum of cooperation between Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University and International European University took place on September 15, 2021.
The signing of the document will ensure the establishment of interaction and fruitful cooperation between the two historically related institutions. And also, it will become the foundation for the establishment of close cooperation of the parties in the development of educational, career guidance and information activities, and will also become a platform for the implementation of individual educational, informational, cultural, artistic, sports and other projects.
It should be noted that President of International European University is Franz Volodymyr von Habsburg-Lothringen – Archduke of Austria, a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph. The history of Chernivtsi National University began in the Austro-Hungarian Empire, because its founder was Emperor Franz Joseph, the ancestor of Volodymyr Habsburg. Within the framework of the visit, flowers were laid at the monument to Franz Joseph.
The participants in the signing of the memorandum were:
1. Franz Volodymyr von Habsburg-Lothringen
President of International European University
2. Petrishin Roman Ivanovych
Rector of Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University
3. Huitor Mykola Mykolayovych
First Deputy Chairman of Chernivtsi Regional Council
4. Tolstoukhov Anatoliy Volodymyrovych
Chairman of the Development Assistance Council of International European University
5. Marusyk Tamara Volodymyrivna
Vice rector for scientific and pedagogical work on the educational process of Chernivtsi National University
6. Kulikov Oleksiy Petrovych
Advisor to the President of International European University on the development of the university
Franz Volodymyr, during his speech, repeatedly mentioned the President of the Pan-European Movement of Austria, Karl von Habsburg, who is directly related to the Blue Shield committee, which deals with the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflicts and natural disasters. In 2011, at the 35th session of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre committee in Paris, it was decided to include the former Residence of Bukovinian and Dalmatian Metropolitans in the World Heritage List.
During the ceremonial meeting, the descendant of the emperor presented the Museum of Chernivtsi National University with an original designed copy of the congratulatory letter of Franz Joseph on the occasion of the founding of an educational institution in Chernivtsi with his wishes and presented the unique things of Franz Joseph. Among them are the portraits of monarchs with original signatures, royal seals, the cane and the bowl of Franz Joseph.