2017th for the “Water Harmony Erasmus+” project turned out very fruitful on student mobility. On the eve of the end of the year, we decided to prepare short summary.
From March to July Ukrainian partners-universities hosted five students from the University of Warmia-Mazury in Olsztyn (Poland). Students had an excellent opportunity to deepen their knowledge in water related subjects, conduct research, and also travel around Ukraine and get acquainted with its cultural peculiarities. It should be noted that in the case of this mobility, new knowledge was acquired not only by students, but also by teachers from European students.
In June-July of this year, was held The International Summer School “Water Harmony” , in which participated students from 17 countries. This year the number of participants was a record – 66 people. The students attended the course of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, THT-311 -Water Resources Management and Treatment Technologies, and passed the exam. Also, the participants had perhaps the most unique opportunity, in comparison with the summer schools of previous years, to spend seven days in the Svalbard archipelago at the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS) and took the THT-312 course – Water Management in the Cold Climate.
In August, Master-student from Ukrainian universities returned home after 1 year mobility program at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). Each of them carried out scientific research on a certain topic related to water issues. The students admitted that it was a very difficult year, but how much knowledge, skills, and emotions they gave, justifies all the efforts spent.
Since October 12 students from Ukraine (per four from each university-partner of the project: KPI I. Sikorsky, CSTU, USCTU) went to conquer Europe: 6 students throughout the year will learn from the best teachers of the German Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe), which is located in town Höxter, and the second group of six students will also work with the equally competent mentors of the Polish University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn throughout one year. At the moment, students are settled in new places, strengthened to learn local languages and started to study and work on research.
Thus, the project provided 92 students with a unique opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in the water sphere. It is worth noting also, that each student get a scholarships, which allowed them to concentrate fully on the educational process and to dedicate their time to research.