The International cooperation department was established in 1995.
The main directions of its activities are:
- promotion of academic mobility of SNAU students and provision with opportunities to improve their professional skills in the chosen field abroad;
- coordination of international research and educational projects of the university;
- organization and technical support of international conferences, seminars, and symposiums;
- attraction of foreign experts to the university.
Major focus is also addressed to the special language training of students, PhDs and teachers. In this regard, the university provides an opportunity to improve English, German, French and Polish language proficiency . For this purpose, the Department of foreign languages of SNAU created the linguistic center, where both teachers of the Department and native speakers from different countries teach relevant courses. Since 2015, a lecturer of the German academic exchange service DAAD Carsten Grunwaldt and Peace Corps Ukraine volunteer Serena Berkowitz has been working as a full-time teachers of German and English at the Department of foreign languages.
In recent years, the university has significantly increased the number of international educational and practical programs implemented jointly with European countries, as well as with America and Australia.
International delegations are often welcomed at Sumy NAU. Every year, representatives and HR managers of various farms and partner organizations visit our university in order to select students for joint projects, and to conduct joint seminars, conferences, deliver lectures and practical courses. Internships at the best farms of foreign countries allow our students to gain practical experience in agriculture, to carry out diploma projects in the form of business plans and, in general, to form their own modern worldview. Since establishment of the International cooperation department, more than 6000 students have undergone practical training abroad and about 200 students have studied and obtained diplomas at leading European universities.
The scope of the university international activities is constantly expanding. The International cooperation department creates conditions for internships abroad and study both for teachers and students, and attracts foreign professors to deliver courses at SNAU. We organize professional excursions for specialists of the agricultural sector of Sumy Oblast, during which they can master latest technologies and methods of modern agricultural management of developed countries. We assist our employees in participation at international conferences and working meetings, establishment of cooperation links with research institutions around the world.
For detailed information please visit our department.