The delegation of Lutsk NTU took part in the school-symposium in Portugal

 

         The delegation of Lutsk NTU took part in the school-symposium in Portugal  

The Polytechnic Institute of Bragan?a (Instituto Polit?cnico de Bragan?a - IPB), which belongs to the top universities in Portugal, hosted the summer school-symposium on the training of foreign students in double diploma programs (DD2018 - Double Diploma), which was attended by the delegation of Lutsk National Technical University  from July 2 to July 6, 2018.

The event also provided for the preliminary defense of master's  papers of foreign students participating in the DD2018, as well as the presentation of their own projects, developed on the order of business structures and aimed at solving specific problem situations.

The program of the summer school symposium was very rich: various interesting events took place every day - round tables, presentations, research studios, open lectures, collective discussions, defense of master's qualification works, visits to educational buildings and laboratories.

Since Lutsk National Technical University holds an active position in implementing the practice of dual diplomas in the educational process, a number of specialities of the university have approved corresponding curricula. Taking into account the cooperation in the international platform of bilateral diplomas of IPB with students of our university, Iryna Kaminskaya, the head of the department of automation and computer-integrated technologies, Larisa Humeniuk and the associate professor of the department of entrepreneurship, trade and exchange activities, were invited to participate in the summer school. They had an opportunity to present to Lutsk NTU foreign colleagues, its departments, scientific interests and achievements of the faculty staff. Larisa Gumenyuk and Iryna Kaminska took part in the discussion of topical issues of further cooperation between universities, continuing the practice of training students for double degree programs.

 Also, the participants of the summer school-symposium from Lutsk National University of Science got acquainted with other methods of protection and assessment of student papers  and worked as jury members for the assessment of master's degree students in cooperation with colleagues from other countries - Portugal, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Russia.

             A tour of educational buildings and laboratories  in  Polytechnic Institute of Braganca  caused a great interest in the participants of the event. Despite the much more powerful material and technical base and equipment of the IPB, it was nice to note that the scientific thought and the development of the teachers of the Lutsk NTU overlap with the ideas and studies of our foreign colleagues.  

 Other initiatives, such as a seminar at the IPB Research Center, were presented at the event, during which the students presented their original developments that were already interested in production and business structures and aroused alive interest and encouraging feedback from the symposium participants. This kind of work allows students to learn to work in a team, demonstrate their analytical skills and creativity, develop and implement ideas at all stages and skillfully present all the benefits of their work.

Participants of the summer school symposium not only worked fruitfully, but also culturally rest. The organizers had a sightseeing tour of the city.

The summer school-symposium ended with a walking tour and a picnic in Montesinho, a natural reserve. By the way, at the picnic there was a rewarding of the winning teams who managed to get the most interest in the business structures with their work, as well as the best master's speakers, whose qualifications were recognized as the best on the basis of the rating of the defense of masters qualifying papers. The awards were presented by the Minister of Science of Portugal.

The participation of teachers from the Lutsk NTU in the summer school-symposium at the Polytechnic Institute in Bragan?a (Portugal) has allowed to gain new knowledge and ideas, as well as to strengthen cooperation and make new acquaintances in the academic circles of Portugal, Kazakhstan and Brazil and to establish professional contacts, which in turn , will contribute to the growth of the image of Lutsk NTU in the field of international cooperation.