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Lecturers of the department passed internships at the University of Ostrava

On May 08-21, 2022 Head of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Studies Prof. Liudmyla NIEMETS and lecturers prof. Kateryna SEHIDA, Assist. Prof. Liudmyla KLIUCHKO, Assist. Prof. Ievgeniia TELEBIENIEVA and Assist. Prof. Kateryna KRAVCHENKO took part in the Erasmus + academic mobility in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The internship took place at the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Sciences, University of Ostrava.

During the internship, lecturers of the department gave a series of lectures, made presentation at the scientific-practical workshop "Political Geography of the Post-Soviet Area" and discussed topical issues of internal and external forced migration, consequences of Russian aggression for Ukrainian cities in Kharkiv. and Kramatorsk.

During the visit, working meetings were held with the staff of the Department of Human Geography and Regional Development of the University of Ostrava, in particular with the Head of the Department Doc. RNDr. PhD Petr Rumpel, Deputy Head of the Department Doc. RNDr. PhD Vincenc Kopeček, International Coordinator Mgr. PhD Lukas Las, researchers and lecturers. During the working meetings the lecturers discussed the prospects of developing a double degree program "International Political Geography" in the framework of Erasmus Mundus, defined an action plan and actions for curricula, syllabuses, etc.

A joint working meeting was held with representatives of the international office, in particular its head Mgr. Bojana Yazicioglu, with the coordinator of international activities of the Faculty of Sciences Mgr. Marketa Kovacikova and discussed the possibilities of further cooperation and preparation of a joint application for the next programming period. A working meeting was organized with participants of the Erasmus + academic mobility program from other regions of Ukraine, who are currently undergoing internships at the University of Ostrava; the lecturers told about V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University for Erasmus + participants, students and staff of the University of Ostrava.

The training included a study of the spatial organization of the region, features of natural resources, economic and tourist-recreational potential of the Moravian-Silesian region, history of settlement and economic development of the territory, the current demographic and socio-economic situation. They also visited a number of outstanding tourist sites, including modern manifestations of gentrification and revitalization on the example of the Ostrava Mining Museum. It was a powerful metallurgical enterprise in the past, and today this is space for concerts, sports tournaments and excursions (everyone can get acquainted with the full cycle of producing rolled products.