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March 14 to 20, 2018
People's Republic of China

The delegation from Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University headed by Rector Victor Ogneviuk made an official visit to the People's Republic of China from March 14 to 20, 2018.
In Beijing, the delegation had a meeting with a well-known Chinese economist, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, deputy of the All-China People's Assembly - Academician Cai Fang. The official talks with the administration of National Institute of Social Development of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences were also held. As a result of negotiations Rector of the University Victor Ogneviuk and Director of the Institute Zhang Yi signed an Agreement on international cooperation. The Agreement envisages the creation of the Center of Chinese Studies at Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University.

During the visit to Jiangsu Province (Xuzhou), the delegation of the University held a series of negotiations with the administration of Jiangsu Pedagogical University, Xuzhou City Administration on the issues of collaborative research, academic exchanges and student mobility. Rector of the University Victor Ogneviuk and Rector of Jiangsu Pedagogical University Zhou Ruguang signed a Memorandum of Understanding on educational and research cooperation between the Universities. For students and teachers of Jiangsu Pedagogical University, Rector Victor Ogneviuk delivered a lecture entitled "Kunfu-tszy and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky: the philosophy of education - the millennial dialogue of the Teachers". Also, the delegation of the University met with Ukrainian students studying at Jiangsu Pedagogical University.

During their visit to the PRC, the delegation of the University had an opportunity to visit the homeland of a great philosopher and thinker Confucius – Chuifu city (Shandong Province), the Confucius Institute. At the meeting of the delegation with the head of the Chuifu city administration there were discussed the possibilities of cooperation between Grinchenko University and the Chuifu Pedagogical University.

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September-December 2017
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland)

Tetiana Karpus, the student of the Institute of Journalism of Borys Grinchenko Kyiv University, spent the first half of the academic year 2017/2018 at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, taking part in the academic mobility program.
She has shared her impressions about her exchange study experience:
“This academic year I have had a chance to go to University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. Our University has already got an Agreement about Double Diplomas with this Polish university, but it was the first time when the exchange occurred within the frame of Bachelor's Agreement on Cooperation.
The University of Adam Mickiewicz will soon mark its 100th anniversary. Every semester more than one hundred students from different countries and continents come to study there. A special portal with AMU-pie courses in English has been created for them. The disciplines in the curriculum are of great current interest, they touch the most acute problems of the present. Thus, at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, I did the courses on political events in the Middle East (the war in Syria, the formation of an ISIS terrorist organization), studied oratory in the course of "Art of Dialogue" through lectures-conferences TEDx and the highest-ranking releases of the BBC HARDtalk show, learnt the economic successes of China and Asia in general and the course that had the philosophical name "They cut, we bleed" about the revolutions, protests and political meetings in the European Union.
The course "Social movements, protests and radicalization" was of special interest for me. We did not only study mass protests, but also analyzed their genesis, reasons for development and gaining popularity, investigated the risk groups that could become participants of certain social movements and the causes of their break-up. Also, there were subjects that did not belong to any faculty and were more focused on group research cases. One of them was called "Feminism and a Challenge of Intersectionality", where students from different faculties discussed topical issues of gender equality and feminism.
Today Poznan has lively nightlife, exquisite museums, charming colorful buildings, renovated architecture together with preserved one. Everyone will be able to find something here for themselves!"

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