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Fri, October, 16, 2015

During October 10–11, the Centre of the Swedish Language and Culture (Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University – LUEENU Lutsk, Ukraine) took part in the Ukrainian-Swedish project “Breaking Down Stereotypes — Building Trust and Hope”. This project is organized by the Development Centre “Democracy Through Culture” (Kyiv, Ukraine) and its director Oleksandr Butsenko, municipality of Botkyrka town (Sweden) and with the support of the Swedish Institute (Sweden).

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Fri, July, 17, 2015

Thank you very much for sending the document with links from my visit. I am very glad that I had the opportunity to come and visit the Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University. It was a great pleasure to see how active you are and how many things you personnaly are proactively taking up from the ATHENA project. I got a very good impression of your activities, your vision and aims.

I was delighted to take part in the diploma ceremony and speaking to your senate...

Mon, July, 13, 2015

 Rather than buy tickets for the American Theater Club’s presentation of “The Enormous Radio” on June 5, audience members were encouraged to contribute five hryvnias to buy books for children of soldiers who had been injured or killed fighting in Eastern Ukraine.  

The director of the performance, Visiting U.S. Fulbright Scholar, John McCabe-Juhnke, decided to make Club’s performance a benefit opportunity. McCabe-Juhnke who just recently returned to the US after nine months in Ukraine, said of his decision “I've been fortunate never to have lived in a country fighting a war on its own soil until this year. I’ve learned to...

Tue, June, 30, 2015

When Ihor Kotsan became the head of Volyn State University ten years ago, as a newly-appointed rector he did not have the name that would be well known amongst scholars (although he had achieved the status of Doctor of Biology by that time). There were rumours that he won only because he was a son-in-law of Nestor Burchak, one of the best rectors of the Lutsk Teachers' Institute who, in his time, had accomplished a great deal for the development of the institute. Ten years have passed already since Ihor Kotsan, a 45 year old chairman of the Biology Department, became the rector of our...

Mon, May, 18, 2015

Yerevan State University hosted a Benchmarking Forum in the framework of Fostering Sustainable and Autonomous Higher Education Systems in the Eastern Neighbouring Area (ATHENA) project on 12-13th May, 2015. Among its participants were staff members from the European University Association (EUA), the EU partner universities – University of Helsinki, University of Coimbra, Politechnic of Coimbra, University of Amsterdam, and national delegations from Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Inna Sovsun, First Deputy Minister of Education and...

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