History of the NUPh participation in Erasmus + Programme

In 2015, PhD student of the NUPh Oleksii Shemchuk received a study grant under the ERASMUS MUNDUS Programme (category A. Scholarship for Masters in the field of chemical innovations 2013-2015).

The same year, lecturer of the Department of Latin Language and Ukrainian Studies of NUPh Tetiana Volokh (Kalchenko) participated in Winter School „Circulation and Collaboration: Perspectives for / in Interdisciplinarity” (Estonian Graduate School of Culture Studies and Arts (GSCSA),  the Centre of Excellence in Cultural Theory (CECT), Tartu, Estonia).

In 2015-2016, PhD student of the NUPh Tsulun Olena took part in the European Voluntary Service project of the grant program ERASMUS + (in Padova, Italy).

In 2016-2017, the NUPh joined ERASMUS+ Academic Mobility Program KA1 in cooperation with the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (Kaunas) and the Medical University of Varna (Bulgaria), which enabled academic mobility for faculty members for lecturing purposes and mobility for PhD students in order to undergo scientific internship in the framework of their dissertations.

On August 30, 2018, the 4th course students of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania, MARCIUSKAITE BRIGITA and ROMASKO SONATA visited the NUPh.

The NUPh begins implementation of the academic mobility training program under the Erasmus + program for the first time in this academic year.

The LSMU students completed the 3rd course, successfully passed the competitive selection to receive this opportunity to continue their education during one semester together with English-speaking 3rd and 4th course students of the Faculty for Foreign Citizens’ Education.

The history of cooperation between the NUPh and the LSMU is quite long. The first agreement was concluded in 2006. It has all begun with production practice of the NUPh students in Lithuania at the invitation of the then Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Eduardas Tataseivicius.

Then there were student exchanges who are faculty members of the NUPh now. Since 2014, active cooperation in the field of scientific research has begun: faculty members, postgraduate and doctoral students can conduct experimental analytical studies on modern equipment in the LSMU purchased by the EU funds. In 2015, the NUPh together with the LSMU applied for participation in the Erasmus + program for the first time, and this application was confirmed.

So, academic exchange of faculty members and graduate students was started in the academic year 2016-2017. From February to June 2017, postgraduate student of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Artem Mihal studied at the LSMU; from September 1 to December 31, 2018, another postgraduate student of the NUPh Bezruk Ivan was sent to the Republic of Lithuania in order to carry out scientific research.

Training under the exchange program is an invaluable experience for every student; it is an opportunity not only to receive education, but also to study culture and traditions of another country.

We hope that this cooperation will be long-term and productive both for the NUPh and for foreign partners in the Erasmus + program, and geography of the countries participating in the academic mobility program will broaden.

Information on the previous experience is available at the following links:

http://modern-pharmacy.com.ua/nfau-bere-uchast-u-programi-akademichnih-obminiv-erasmus; http://nuph.edu.ua/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/gazeta_7_157.indd-1.pdf