October 1 in Zaporizhzhya National University, Rector of ZNU Mykola Frolov held a working meeting with the Heads of Departments. The event was attended by representatives of the administration and Heads of Departments, who also took part in a discussion devoted to the modernization of our university.
At the beginning of meeting Mykola Oleksandrovych in his address to the participants stressed that the main goal of the event - to promote the revitalization of common efforts of all departments in the context of modernization processes that are ongoing in ZNU.
«The department is and will be the basic structural unit of organization of the educational process and scientific activity in our university. It is therefore important to understand how much importance have the efforts of each department in achieving the ambitious goal faced by ZNU - to become a truly European level university», - stressed Mykola Frolov.
Mykola Oleksandrovych said that in the final ranking of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, our university ranked 15th among 29 classical universities. This is significantly better than in the previous two years. On the Development of ZNU evidenced by the fact that during the entrance campaign-2013 the largest number of entrants over the last ten years has expressed a desire to join exactly to our university. Also demonstrates the success of our university marked increase in the number of scientists this year and defended their doctoral dissertations. Thus, in 2013, already defended 6 doctoral and 20 PhD theses, and before the end of this year is planned to defense 4 doctoral and 15 PhD scientific works. This is the highest rate for all years of existence postgraduate courses on the basis of our university. In addition, in his speech Mykola Frolov noted, that among achievements of university has identified significant improvements in material and technical basis of university, that took place recently. So, on September 1 of this academic year seven faculties improved their auditorium fund.
«The University is in the wide-ranging changes, and that of each of the participants depends on how successfully formed image of our university, not only within the region but also on the national level», - emphasized Mykola Oleksandrovych.
He outlined a range of issues in solving which should take an active part Heads of the Departments that, in his opinion, first of all - improving the quality of education, the use of new technologies in the educational process, the intensification of research activities and preparation of new teaching staff. Also Rector emphasized the need for active international activities to create a positive image of Zaporizhzhya National University and emphasized the importance of career guidance at the level of departments.
Mykola Oleksandrovych urged those present to focus the educational process and make every effort to guide research activities in applied investigations for technical and for humanities departments, and to enter into agreements with industry, public and private institutions, etc., in the struggle for grants and additional funding sources. Also Mykola Frolov has set task for audience - to create a new structural unit - the Center for Technology Transfer - which will lead to more efficient work of our University.
During the meeting the participants paid attention to human resource issues. These included the requirement of MES of Ukraine to put forward during the license under which all Heads of Departments should have a degree of Doctor of Science and to be a professor.
Separately, stressed the importance of career guidance throughout the work, which should involve all teachers without exception, and training opportunities for our teaching staff and students at basis of the foreign universities.
With their questions and suggestions addressed to the Rector Head of the Department of Criminal Law and Justice Victor Sabadash, Head of the Department of English Philology Saniya Yenikyeyeva, Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Head of Mathematical Modeling Department Sergiy Gomenyuk and Head of Acting Department Galina Lokareva.
At the end of the event Rector of ZNU, professor Mykola Frolov expressed the hope that such meetings will be annual.