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Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassadors of the countries of the Visegrad Four visited DNU

The purpose of the visit to Dnipro region of Heads of V4 diplomatic missions was establishment of contacts with the regions of Ukraine. Special guests have met with Mykola Polyakov, the rector of Dnipro National University, Mykhaylo Dyachenko, the vice-rector and Iryna Popova, the dean of the Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Art Studies. Ambassadors of the Czech Republic, Hungary and the Slovak Republic have commented the aim of their visit.

Radek Matula, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Ukraine said: "When we visit the regions, we are sure to meet with representatives of academic institutions. We understand the meaning of your work. The upbringing of the younger generation is the foundation for further development of the economy, business and, in general, all fields. We also strive to meet with students".

Mykola Polyakov, Rector of DNU, thanked for attention to Oles Honchar Dnipro National University. In his speech he noted: “Our University cooperated with 112 foreign universities and scientific establishments. Among them 62 agreements are signed with the universities of European countries. In particular, nowadays the university implements two projects with Czech partners: University of Tomas Bata in the city of Zlin (in the field of international economic relations) and the National Library of the Czech Republic (in the field of philology). Also we work under two projects with Slovakia universities: common scientific works in chemistry field are being done with Pavol Jozef Safarik University in Koice city. A two-year project in the field of geobotany, soil science and ecology was conducted at Dnipro University with Hungarian University in Debrecen. The rector stressed that we were open to cooperation and had strong scientific alliances.

Jurai Sivaček, The Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Ukraine, noted that the representatives of political and business circles of his country were interested in perceiving information about the development of Dnipro region. Because they consider it is very investment attractive region.

Erno Keshken, Hungarian Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ukraine, highlighted the historic significance of this visit to his country: "Nowadays Hungary is the curator of the Visegrad unit, so we strive to establish informal ties with different regions".

Ambassadors also expressed their interest in the development of philological relations. Professor Iryna Popova, Dean of the Faculty of Ukrainian and Foreign Philology and Art Studies, emphasized that colleagues are interested in expanding the nomenclature  of Slavic languages, which are taught and studied at the faculty. She added: "Today, in our curriculum there are disciplines from 15 languages of the world, our students study 2 -3 foreign languages, and Slavic languages are often chosen to study as a third language. In particular, at our faculty in addition to Ukrainian language students can study Russian, Polish, Bulgarian and Slovak languages. We are interested in recruitment of native speakers who will give students profound knowledge and also welcome the training of our young scientists in partner countries, which also improves language practice.

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