Cooperation agreements signed with PJSC "Ukrnafta" and the Norwegian company AGR

On  May 16, 2017 in the framework of the VIth International scientific and technical conference "Oil and gas power engineering-2017" dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas rector, academician of NAS of Ukraine, Professor Ye. Kryzhanivskyi signed two important Agreements on cooperation with PJSC "Ukrnafta" and the Norwegian company AGR.

In his welcoming speech the rector of the University noted that due to the complicated situation in the East of the country, the Academic Council decided not to hold massive celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the IFNTUOG. That is why they have decided to celebrate the half-century anniversary of IFNTUOG by three large scientific conferences, the second of which takes place these days.

During the signing of the agreement with PJSC "Ukrnafta", the representative of the company Volodymyr Ohryzko noted that IFNTUOG has made a great contribution to the development of the oil and gas industry, and the company is extremely interested in cooperation with the University. This applies to the practical training of students at the company, writing master's theses for solving the current problems of the industry, the introduction of programs to stimulate the best students, involvement of high level specialists of PJSC "Ukrnafta" in trainings and lectures and the like. The agreement provides for cooperation until 2020. In conclusion, on behalf of the Chairman of the Board of PJSC "Ukrnafta" Mark Rollins, V. Ohryzko handed over a note of acknowledgement to the rector for the significant contribution of the University in the development of oil and gas education and science.

Norwegian lecturer visits the University within the international project "Ukraine - Norway"

  On April 24-25, the group of students studying in the framework of Ukrainian-Norwegian project involving the University of Nordland (Bodø, Norway), International Fund for Social Adaptation (Kyiv, Ukraine), and our university which aims at retraining of 30 military personnel, retired members, and their families as well as social adaptation of this layer of population and their integration into the regional economy had an opportunity to attend the lecture held by the Norwegian professor Øystein Nystad.

The main topic of the lectures was waste management: challenges and opportunities. On the examples of Norway and other countries Professor Øystein Nystad explained why it is important to establish waste management system (recycling into energy or reuse) as the wrong policy of waste management affects the environment. Also in the beginning of the session Mr. Nystad addressed issues of business ethics.

The lecturer provided the examples and held the discussions on how Norwegian experience (Norway recycled waste - 80%) can be applied in Ukraine and how to create profitable and socially significant new businesses and jobs.

During the visit, Professor Nystad visited the science city "New energy", which is one of the largest centers of Ivano-Frankivsk on the introduction and awareness of energy efficiency.

Meeting with Polish partners on the expansion of the program of dual diplomas, internships and practical trainings

On 12 April, 2017 the meeting of Vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work of IFNTUOG Professor Oleh Mandryk, Director of the Institute of Economics and Management in OGC Professor Liliana Horal and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Management of AGH Dariusz Sala took place in the framework of cooperation between the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas and Mining and Metallurgical Academy ("Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie (AGH)") of the Republic of Poland. During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of very important issues, namely, the increase of specialties, which students could obtain under the program of dual diplomas, internships, practical training, and doctoral studies.

The University won the Grand Prize at the International exhibition "Education and career – 2017"

 On April 6-8, 2017 the Ivano-Frankivsk national technical University of oil and gas took part in the XXXIst International specialized exhibition "Education and career – 2017" held at National centre of business and cultural cooperation "Ukrainian house" with the support and participation of the Ministry of science and education of Ukraine, National Academy of pedagogical Sciences of Ukraine and society "Knowledge" of Ukraine. In 2008, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine formally granted the exhibition an international status. This year its program included the presentation of domestic and foreign educational institutions, international missions and educational agencies, the opening campaign of 2017 in Ukraine and abroad; holding seminars and roundtables on international educational cooperation, implementation of joint educational and scientific projects, etc.

Scientific and educational achievements of the IFNTUNG in the course of the exhibition were represented by a delegation of the University comprising the rector, academician of NAS of Ukraine Ye. Kryzhanivskyi, Vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work O. Mandryk, Director of the Institute of Petroleum Engineering O. Vytiaz, Director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics V. Omelchenko, Head of the international relations Department A. Voronych and Head of the Department of Petroleum Geophysics D. Fedoryshyn.

The University booth on the occasion of the 50th anniversary presented achievements in educational and scientific sphere, in particular the development of energy efficiency projects and technologies.

According to the results of the competition of educational institutions developments, held by the organizing Committee, IFNTUOG was awarded the title "Leader of scientific and scientific-technical activities". The Grand Prize in the nomination "The introduction and development of energy efficient projects and technologies" was a real triumph.

Polish-Ukrainian forum of rectors of technical universities

On April 6, 2017 a Forum of rectors of higher technical educational institutions of Ukraine and Poland was held at the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. Rector of the Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas, academician of NAS of Ukraine, Yevstakhii Kryzhanivskyi was among the nearly 170 heads of technical universities of Ukraine and Poland representing our university. A month ago, on March 6, 2017 a meeting of the international organizing Committee on the preparation of the Forum: the Polish-Ukrainian days of education, science and innovation was held in the Ivano-Frankivsk national technical University of oil and gas. The event, organized by the Association of rectors of higher technical educational institutions of Ukraine and the conference of rectors of technical universities of the Republic of Poland with the support of the Ministry of education and science of Ukraine, Ministry of science and higher education of the Republic of Poland and the Polish educational Foundation "Perspektywy", was attended by the Minister of education and science of Ukraine L. Hrynevych, the first Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of UkraineI. Herashchenko, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Ukraine Jan Pieklo, and MPs.

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