Lviv University has been accepted into the EU4DUAL (European University Alliance on Dual Education), which operates within the Erasmus+ program under the European Universities (Development of new deep institutional transnational cooperation) direction. This was made possible by a successful collaborative application for additional funding from NAWA. The universities of Poland, Austria, Spain, Malta, Germany, Finland, France and Croatia are all represented in this project.
The extensive project aims to construct the biggest integrated, transnational and interdisciplinary institutional platform for universities and companies to collaborate via dual education in Europe. Lviv University has been tasked with devising a complex organizational model for communication and intercultural interaction within the framework of dual programs at both a pan-European level as well as an interregional level, taking into account any social contexts, ethical principles, or ideological prerequisites pertinent to such relations.
On December 28, 2022, a virtual signing of an accord of collaboration between the Koszalin University of Technology (Poland) and the Lviv National University of Ivan Franko was held. Representing the rector of Koszalin University, Danuta Zawadzka, professor and vice-rector for international cooperation and scientific and pedagogical work Serhii Riznyk attended on behalf of Volodymyr Melnyk.
In his welcoming speech, Serhii Riznyk emphasized the importance of signing the agreement: “I believe that together with the Koszalin University of Technology we will successfully implement our ambitious plans within the framework of the EU4DUAL project and within the framework of our bilateral agreement. I am convinced that we will ensure the most productive and effective communication between our scientists, primarily at the interdepartmental level, and initiate many other innovative educational and scientific projects.”
Danuta Zawadzka remarked that the document serves as an impetus for close collaboration between both universities in terms of joint research programs, publication creation and mutual participation in conferences and scientific seminars. Additionally, Professor Krzysztof Wasilewski, Vice-Rector of Koszalin University, highlighted that this agreement seals off the preceding stage of beneficial negotiations between both universities, following a road map of bilateral initiatives and grant program applications.
The co-coordinators of this project from Lviv University are Professor Serhiy Riznyk and the head of the Center for English-speaking Academic and Cross-Cultural Communication, Associate Professor Iryna Odrekhivska.They have assembled a team of scientific and pedagogical professionals from several faculties and divisions of the University to implement their plans.
You can also read about this event on the website of the Koszalin University of Technology: https://www.tu.koszalin.pl/art/3104/nowa-wspolpraca-politechniki-z-lwowskim-uniwersytetem-narodowym
We extend our congratulations to our University for the new prospects and initiatives that are paving the way for a triumphant year in 2023!