The delegation of the Technical University of Varna (Bulgaria) paid a visit to NTU “KhPI”. The purpose of the visit was to get the insight of the University and to hold talks on possible scientific and educational fields of cooperation. In particular, the parties discussed the issues relating to the joint programs of double diplomas, double scientific management for PhD students and other problems of mutual interest.
The delegation of the Technical University of Varna (TUV) was represented by Kiril Kirov, pro-rector in charge of the academic staff and coordination and Gesho Lyubenov, the vice principal of the College of TU-Varna. The NTU “KhPI” was represented by Andriy Marchenko, pro-rector in charge of the scientific activities, Oleksandr Goncharov, chief of the Department for International Relations and Oleksandr Vasiluk, his deputy.
During the meeting, Andriy Marchenko, pro-rector of NTU “KhPI” presented the Kharkov Polytech to the guests and outlined the promising fields for joint activities. “I believe we need to focus on two or three projects that would give a start to a more extensive cooperation. One of our proposals is our invitation to your scientists to participate in the International On-line Conference that will be held at NTU “KhPI” this May. It will be a good start. The second vital subject is relating to double diplomas that can be of interest both for Bulgaria and Ukraine. The KhPI has already gained certain experience in this field. However, the specific features of the legislation of each country provide for different ways of the realization of such projects. In addition, a topical issue that requires a certain practice is relating to the implementation of the double scientific management for PhD students”, noted Andriy Marchenko, pro-rector of NTU “KhPI”. He also told about a new project of NTU “KhPI” initiated to train IT specialists; the point at issue is the Innovation Campus.
Kiril Kirov, pro-rector of the TUV said that the NTU “KhPI” will become an important partner for the Technical University of Varna in its striving for progress and advance. He supported the areas suggested for the outset of cooperation. “It is of importance for me to re-establish our ties. We understand that your approaches to the education are more similar to ours, in comparison to those of British and German partners. When I look today at the British style of education I notice the loss of fundamentality. The graduates of that type will be the specialists in a very narrow field. In that respect, I see that you have a very prosperous school”, emphasized Kiril Kirov. The pro-rector of the Bulgarian University showed special interest in the cooperation in the field of mechanical engineering.
The Technical University of Varna (TUV) was set up in 1962 to train the engineering personnel for such branches as the transport, mechanical engineering, electric power industry and the communication equipment. Today, the University includes the Mechanical Technology Department, the Shipbuilding Department, the Electric Technology Department, the Department for Electronics, the Technology and Automation Department, the Department for Naval Sciences and Ecology, and the College of TU-Varna and the Dobrudzha Technological College – Dobrich.