Higher education institutions have been able to adapt to new working conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has accelerated the digital transformation.
“We can say that COVID-19 even had a positive impact on the activities of the university. In what way. It accelerated the transition to digital technologies, to create new communication platforms between teachers,” head of the educational department of the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture Andriy Shpakov said during the press conference at the press center of the Interfax-Ukraine information agency.
At the same time, he said that the negative side of the issue is that the remote format requires more preparation time.
“Coronacrisis is not only challenges and problems, but also a new window of opportunity and new horizons,” Vice-Rector for Scientific and Pedagogical Work of the Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman, Anatoliy Kolot said.
At the same time, Deputy First Vice-Rector, Head of the Scientific and Methodological Department of Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute Serhiy Hozhiy said that their university laid the foundations for distance learning even before the coronavirus pandemic, which made it possible to quickly adapt to the new conditions of the educational process.
Also, head of the Department of Management and Economics of the International European University Yulia Remyha said that the university has fully adapted to the challenges that the pandemic has brought, in particular to distance learning.
Teachers of Ukrainian universities are actively getting vaccines against COVID-19, the activity of students in vaccination is somewhat lower, the participants of a roundtable entitled “Results of the admission campaign and realities of higher education in Ukraine amid the pandemic at leading Kyiv universities” at Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday.
Head of the educational department of Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, PhD in Technical Sciences Andriy Shpakov, in particular, said that the university is currently preparing the fourth wave of vaccination of teachers.
“We have a fairly high percentage of teachers who are vaccinated and this percentage will increase when we conduct the fourth wave of vaccination. We invite mobile teams that come and vaccinate everyone,” he said.
Shpakov said that the vaccination of both teachers and students is voluntary.
At the same time, he said that “in the recent wave of vaccination, the majority of those vaccinated were exactly students, although students do not really want to be vaccinated in large numbers, so we are conducting explanatory work.”
In turn, Head of the Management and Economics Department of the International European University Yulia Remyha said that the university began to vaccinate teachers in April, inviting mobile vaccination teams for this.
“Vaccination is voluntary, but the teachers take it responsibly. Today, out of all our staff, about 86% have already been vaccinated,” she said.
At the same time, according to Remyha, early September, the university organized vaccinations for students.
“On the part of the administration, both for teachers and for students, everything is done to get vaccinated conveniently, so that health is preserved,” she said.
For his part, Deputy First Vice-Rector, Head of Scientific and Methodological Department of Ihor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) Serhiy Hozhiy said that the university during the summer invited vaccination teams for voluntary vaccination of teachers and students.
“In KPI, more than 80% are already vaccinated,” he said.
Commenting on the living conditions of nonresident students, Hozhiy said that “special rooms and blocks, isolation wards have been organized in the hostels, where sick students are accommodated, but no one is forcing them to vaccinate.”
Vice-Rector for scientific and pedagogical work of Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University Anatoliy Kolot said that this university is also conducting explanatory work on the need for vaccination.
“Nobody is forcing. We appeal to conscience. We have involved public and trade union organizations, student government. There have already been two waves of centralized vaccination, we are conducting another wave on September 29-30,” he said.
At the same time, Kolot said that universities need more detailed explanations regarding the vaccination rate for 80% of employees.
“Obviously, there should be more explanations from our central authorities, because everything is limited to the 80% standard. But explanations are needed, what to do if there are people who are contraindicated in vaccination, and there are people who have been ill and they have antibodies,” he said.
Kolot said that the university is currently collecting information on the number of employees who have been ill.
At the same time, he drew attention to the fact that “it is not clear what to do if the whole family has been ill, but only one family member has turned to the family doctor and has a confirmation of the illness.”
“Where can those family members who have been ill get a certificate, if only one family member is recorded? There are such cases,” he said.
Continuous professional development of medical specialists is a crucial aspect in ensuring the quality of health care. Only constant updates of knowledge and skills will result in high-end specialized training. You will be able to improve abilities, enhance the level of professional competence and obtain a certificate adding 25 scores to your professional portfolio (according to the Order of Ukraine No. №446 dd. 2019) in September 2021 at International European University.
International EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY implements the state concept of continuous professional growth of specialists. Thematic advanced training implies skills upgrading in certain sections of a corresponding specialty. Doctors undergo thematic advanced training between attestation cycles. The availability of the certificate of thematic advanced training is taken into account by assessment committees while considering qualification grade issues.
Patch testing, September 6-10
How to promptly and easily define the skin reaction to chemical substances and metals contained in surrounding items (cloths, care products, accessories, etc.) using a new patch testing technique? International European University will teach you to diagnose allergic and contact dermatitis.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Tetiana Boichuk, a dermatovenerologist, children’s dermatologist, allergologist, dermato-oncologist, trichologist of MyDerm partner clinic.
Target audience: dermatologists, beauty specialists, allergologists, oncologists, family doctors; interns, resident doctors, postgraduate and medical students.
Dermatoscopy, September 13-17
A possibility to learn to diagnose skin diseases using a dermatoscope, see and analyze healthy skin and pathology, detect cell changes that can lead to tragic consequences: all of this and even more can be discovered at the course of thematic advanced training for health professionals by International European University.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Yulian Krul, a surgeon, phlebologist, plastic surgeon, oncologist, and Denys Sylenko, a dermatovenerologist, dermatologist, dermato-oncologist, trichologist of MyDerm partner clinic.
Target audience: dermatologists, beauty specialists, family doctors; interns and medical students.
Punch biopsy, September 20–24
An excellent opportunity to find out how to diagnose skin diseases: to detect and diagnose healthy skin and its pathology, determine skin changes at early stages, which can result in tragic consequences.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Yulian Krul, a surgeon, phlebologist, plastic surgeon of MyDerm partner clinic.
Target audience: surgeons, clinical oncologists, dermatologists, beauty specialists, family doctors; interns, resident doctors, postgraduate and medical students.
Trichology, September 27 – October 1
How to recognize healthy hair and diagnose its pathologies, detect hair bulb changes that can lead to tragic consequences? To take a course by International European University and learn to diagnose hair diseases.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Kuzma Khobzei, a dermatologist at the Kuzma Khobzei Clinic, trichologist, surgical hair restoration specialist.
Target audience: trichologists, beauty specialists, family doctors, interns and medical students.
ENT-organ diseases in the context of the interdisciplinary approach, October 4-8
It is easy to see and analyze diseases and pathologies, detect changes in sensory organ functions, which can result in tragic consequences, using diagnostics of reflector diseases. It can be learnt at the course by International European University.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Viktor Zaichenko, an otorhinolaryngologist of superior expert category, children’s otorhinolaryngologist, and Yaroslav Shkoba, an otorhinolaryngologist of superior expert category, children’s otorhinolaryngologist at Smart partner clinic.
Target audience: otorhinolaryngologists, general practitioners, family doctors, pediatricians, interns, resident doctors, laboratory doctors of primary care setting institutions, postgraduate and medical students.
Diseases of male organs in the practice of family doctors, October 11-15
You will be able to explore contemporary recommendations for diagnostics, treatment and preventive measures of male organ diseases based on evidentiary medicine, namely, clinical recommendations by such reputed world organizations as the American Urological Association (AUA) and the European Association of Urology (EAU), in October at the advanced training course by International European University.
You will obtain the following skills:
The course will be led by Vadym Kozlov, a urologist at Health Harmony medical center, andrologist, sexual health specialist, honored doctor of Ukraine.
Target audience: urologists, obstetrician-gynecologists, general practitioners, family doctors, postgraduate and medical students.
Mode of study of all thematic advanced training courses for doctors:
mixed (offline and online), duration: 5 days.
Details and electronic submission of documents:
International European University presented a VR room
Virtual reality starts evolving in education while an increasing number of universities is adopting this technology.
The analysis of global experience indicates the efficiency and potential of sensor nets and advanced technologies. International European University is always in tune with the times and improves its educational programs, helping students learn chosen disciplines using cutting-edge technological solutions.
Therefore, the university has introduced the VR room allowing students to explore places of destination worldwide without leaving a classroom. The multi-award-winning program platform encourages faster learning and teaching of medical sciences and anatomy on desktop, mobile and virtual devices.
Virtual reality technologies enhance the efficiency of study, making classes more exciting, which results in better educational motivation and students’ activity.
According to Nataliia Litvinova, Director of European Medical School, the implementation of different VR-based educational programs sparks greater interest of students in this form of classes and increases their enthusiasm while preparing for each class, learning theoretical materials that will be elaborated in the virtual environment.
“It is the best model among the existing ones. This VR headset is equipped with a manipulator that enables working without a computer, as it has its own device inside. Actually, this headset is used for games, fitness and other activities, but we apply it in education. Each license allows holding classes in a group consisting of 10 and more people, as well as conducting questioning, excluding a possibility to peep a correct answer and manipulate. Due to another license, we will be able to train 200 students at the same time and learn anatomy using any device. I’m so glad that in autumn, during license update, we could see the process on computer tomography, X-ray, ultrasound investigation. We can use it in clinical subjects and show students certain organs in virtual reality,” Nataliia Litvinova says.
Besides, educational programs based on virtual reality technologies are multi-purpose (similar programs for different subject areas require almost the same firmware kit) and easily integrated into the conventional teaching process. They allow replacing real objects with their simulating models and interactive simulators so that students can model different situations and find the best possible solutions.
To sum up, we can state that virtual reality is a perfect learning environment. Perception of a virtual model with high authenticity allows training future professionals in different specialties in a high-quality and quick manner. VR-based education allows teachers to give lectures, seminars and training sessions visually, show all aspects of real items or processes to students, which produces a great effect, improves the quality and speed of educational processes, as well as reduces their cost. Virtual reality technologies allow us to comprehensively use the fact that people obtain 80% of information from the world around by vision. Meanwhile, people remember 20% of what they see, 40% of what they see and hear, and 70% of what they see, hear and make. Thus, students are totally immersed into the educational process, receiving better motivation and succeeding in their study.
International European University held an international scientific conference: ‘25th Anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine: National Tradition and European Standards of Constitutionalism’, involving honored guests, public officials, students, Ph.D. students, young scientists, lawyers and political strategists.
Due to the global epidemiological situation, International European University developed the plan of actions and took care of all participants. At the entrance of the university, our partners, medical professionals from New diagnostics laboratory, carried out PCR testing and provided participants with face masks.
The conference was opened by Alla Navolokina, a co-founder and vice-rector for educational and scientific work and international relations of International European University. Mrs. Alla stressed the importance of the event, as the Constitution of Ukraine secured the right to education. According to the Constitution, the social and cultural right to education provides everyone in Ukraine with the possibility to acquire knowledge, abilities, skills and professional training based on mutual cooperation of various entities of the education sector.
International European University respects the Constitution Day of Ukraine and complies with the Fundamental Law of Ukraine to secure the rights and freedoms of each citizen in this state.
Honored guests of the conference included:
Ukrainian public official, policymaker and scientist, first rank civil servant, Ph.D., academician at the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine. Chair of the Council for International European University Development.
Franz-Volodymyr von Habsburg-Lothringen
Descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph. President of International European University.
Editor-in-chief of “Ukraine in Arabic”
Head of National Platform political party, President of the Institute for Democracy and Development “PolitA”, partner of SIC Group Ukraine.
Vice-rector for research, education and instruction of Chernivtsi National University.
Vice-rector for international relations, responsible for prevention and detection of corruption, of Academy of Labour, Social Relations and Tourism. Judge of the International Commercial Arbitration Court. He is recognized by the best lawyers in Ukrainian commercial law.
Attorney, director of Argument Law Firm, founder of International Human Rights Association “National Lawyer”.
Representative of foreign students at International European University.
Head of the Notary Chamber of Ukraine in Kyiv, member of the Council of National Pedagogical Dragomanov University.
Director of energy and infrastructure programs at Razumkov Centre.
The conference continued in the format of panel sessions where participants, students and invited guests discussed relevant issues of the development of Ukrainian legal science and practice.
Quite symbolic is the fact that this year, Ukrainians celebrate two significant dates: 25th Anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine and 30th Anniversary of the declaration of Ukrainian independence.
It is symbolic for International European University because, on the eve of these dates, one has founded the university and started its operations as an institution developing each citizen of the new world order.
To sum up, the conference showed the significance of the dialogue, scientific comprehension and educational issues for both the university community and public officials and society.
Thus, in regard to this great Ukrainian holiday, we wish us to live in the constitutional state that respects the rights and fulfils its obligations, as well as features mutual respect and equality. The state respected and appreciated on the global stage. In the state called Ukraine!
Live broadcasting of the conference is available here.
The Verkhovna Rada will hold a ceremonial meeting of parliament on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine, the website of the parliament reports.
This meeting will be held at 11:00 on June 28 in accordance with the order of the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine No. 150 dated June 15, 2021 and pursuant to the resolution of the Parliament No. 971-IX dated November 4, 2020 “On the ceremonial meeting of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Ukraine,” the announcement reads.
Previously International European University ORGANIZED SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE DEDICATED TO 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF UKRAINIAN CONSTITUTION.
“The 25th anniversary of the Constitution of Ukraine: the national tradition and European standards of constitutionalism.”
• Bringing Ukraine closer to the best European standards of the rule of law and protection of human rights and freedoms is one of the obligations undertaken by Ukraine when joining the Council of Europe, as well as one of the requirements for joining the EU.
• Study and discussion of new scientific and practical research topics in various fields of legal science. Exchange of views on their application and implementation.
• Exchange of experience in administration of law in various branches of law.
Thematic areas of the conference:
1. Scientific and practical paradigm of constitutionalization of the European integration process.
2. Social and legal standards and democratic values in the modern Constitution of Ukraine.
3. The constitutional process in the context of Ukraine’s European integration.
4. Constitutional foundations of the economic system of Ukraine.
5. Constitutional dialogue: availability and quality of higher education.
6. The role of the Constitution of Ukraine in the formation of the health care system in Ukraine.
7. Constitutional reform of the judicial and law enforcement agencies of Ukraine.
8. Sociological analysis of topical problems of a modern society.
The collection of conference materials is to be posted on the official website: https://ieu.edu.ua/
The working language of the conference: Ukrainian, Russian, English.