Standing Commission Meetings

Joint meeting of Commission on Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management of the Science and Methodology Council, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and QANTUS project consortium in Uman

 

Joint meeting of Commission on Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management of the Science and Methodology Council, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, and QANTUS project consortium was held on 14-15 May 2015 on the premises of the Uman National University of Horticulture with participation of the representatives of HEIs, which train specialists on ‘Environmental Science, Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management’.

After the welcome speech of Prof. О.О. Nepochatenko, Rector of Uman National University of Horticulture, participants heard the lecture of V.M. Zakharchenko, coordinator of Ukrainian part of the project, member of the National expert team on reformation of higher education in Ukraine, Vice-Rector of Odessa National Maritime Academy, on development of qualification framework in the field of ‘Environmental Science’ under the QANTUS project.

Results of employers’ questioning on the competences in the field of Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management were presented by G.V. Titenko, Dean of Environmental Faculty of the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

S.M. Stepanenko, the commission chairman, OSENU Rector, and О.G. Vladymyrova, academic secretary of the commission, Dean of OSENU Faculty of Environmental Science and Economics, made reports covering development of preliminary versions of branch qualifications framework in the field of Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management.

Programme of the meeting

Presentation by V.M. Zakharchenko, ONMA (a slideshow)

Standing Commission Meeting at the Science and Methodology Centre for Agricultural Education on international cooperation issues

 

Standing Commission Meeting on international cooperation issues was held on the premises of the Science and Methodology Centre for Agricultural Education (Kyiv, 11 Smilianska str.) on 1 December 2014.

The meeting was attended by the foreign relations officers, vice-rectors for international cooperation from higher educational establishments of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine, and representatives of the SMC for Agricultural Education. Reports were made by: Svitlana Shytikova, representative of the Erasmus+ office in Ukraine, Nicolas Perrin, Agricultural Advisor of the Ambassador of France in Ukraine, and Оleg Gorb, Pro-Rector of International Relations of Poltava State Agrarian Academy.

Participants of the meeting had the opportunity to learn about the TEMPUS project of ‘Qualifications Framework in Environmental Science at Ukrainian Universities’, involving several agrarian HEIs. Оlga Getia, Head of the Cabinet of foreign relations of the SMC for Agricultural Education, reported on the project goal, tasks and expected results. In addition, information on the activities, which had been already done within the project, and on the next steps of its implementation was presented. It was noticed that the project results, namely branch qualifications frameworks in the field of Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management for Ukraine, new study courses and syllabi, research outputs and attendance of the training centers will be accessible for all HEIs of the Ministry of Agricultural Policy of Ukraine.

The meeting delegates showed keen interest in the project, particularly, in its implementation and future plans, and expressed their hope that the project results will be of benefit to all agrarian HEIs in Ukraine.

Meeting of the Standing Commission on Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management in Kherson

Meeting of the Standing Commission on Environmental Science, Natural Environment Conservation and Sustainable Nature Management of the Science and Methodology Council, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, was held on the premises of the Kherson State University and the Kherson State Agrarian University on 28-30 May 2014.

The representatives of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine, environmental NGOs, higher educational institutions, in particular Odessa State Environmental University (OSENU) which is one of the ‘Qualifications Framework in Environmental Science at Ukrainian Universities’ EC TEMPUS project performers, participated in the meeting.

The broad spectrum of issues was discussed during the meeting:

  • the latest version of the ‘Law on Higher Education’;
  • development and introduction of the National Qualifications Framework;
  • methodological provision of educational process in HEIs;
  • the state of development and approval of the Branch standards of higher education for the MSc students on the specialities of environmental direction;
  • the concept of implementation of the public policy in relation to the education for sustainable development;
  • results of the second rounds of the All-Ukrainian Contest of the students’ scientific papers on the speciality of ‘Ecology and Environmental Protection’, All-Ukrainian Contest in the field of ‘Ecology, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Nature Management’; and All-Ukrainian Contest on the speciality of ‘Environmental Safety’.

The meeting was widely covered in the regional mass media.

 

Presentation of OSENU Rector, Prof. Sergiy М. Stepanenko