Mariupol State University became a participant in the European Union's Erasmus+ Program in order to build capacity in the field of higher education. According to the results of the competition, 26 applications out of 201 submitted for consideration had been selected.
The University will implement the project "Adaptation and Integration of Foreign Students", which brought together educational institutions and enterprises of Ukraine, Italy, Germany and Lithuania.
The aim of the project is to develop the potential of higher education institutions and improve the work of Ukrainian universities with foreign citizens. The grant of the international initiative, applied for by the Dutch Business Academy, is almost 1,000,000 euros.
Implementation involves the integration of foreign students into the cultural, ethnic and social environment of Ukraine and the European Union, training of academics on the specifics of working with citizens from foreign countries, as well as building the capacity of international offices and improving the quality of administrative services. Within the framework of the project, representatives of institutions will take part in meetings, trainings, seminars and working trips to Ukraine and the countries of the European Union.
The project "Adaptation and integration of foreign students" will last from November 15, 2020 to November 14, 2023.
The Erasmus+ Higher Education Capacity Building Program will implement 10 large-scale projects aimed at modernizing educational programs and governing higher education institutions, strengthening the links between the higher education system and the economic and social environment.
MSU's activities are aimed at internationalization, development of international relations and maintaining friendly relations with many countries around the world. Today, the university educates about 350 foreign students from Turkmenistan, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Bangladesh, India and other foreign countries. During the Erasmus + project, participants will gain professional European experience, which will help even more foreign citizens to enter higher education institutions in Ukraine, in particular in Mariupol.