International Office

The International Office was established with the objectives of

  • Reinforcement, expansion and full development of international activities of the university to improve its educational process according to international standards.
  • Development and reinforcement of research carried out by university researchers by promoting their creative contacts and links with scientists from other countries.
  • Promoting the Bologna process and its requirements at the University.
  • Creating and maintaining the international image of the university.

The principal tasks and functions of the International Office

The International Office controlled by the Rector does its work in such major areas:

  • Coordinating and facilitating of links with international organizations or institutions, as well as establishing and maintaining international inter-university relationships and cooperative partnerships for the University in its international activities.
  • Conducting preparatory work for negotiations and signing of agreements with potential partners, gathering information and documents for such negotiations and signing of agreements, addressing organizational issues concerning negotiations and signing of agreements, as well as conducting these negotiations.
  • Tracking, monitoring and reporting to the Rector on the status of implementation of the already signed international cooperation agreements.
  • Conducting constant search for opportunities and ways of their implementation for the University students to obtain internationally recognized university degrees and qualifications on campus.
  • Supporting and promoting opportunities for the University students to obtain internationally recognized university degrees and qualifications overseas (including distance learning).
  • Promoting and supporting the international academic mobility of the teaching staff and the students by way of searching for international grants that they can apply for. Disseminating information on these grants within the University.
  • Advising and consulting the teaching staff, researchers and students on preparing their applications for such grants.
  • Attracting foreign students to study at the University; signing relevant agreements with universities and institutions of other countries, including intermediary agencies that work in this area.
  • Encouraging international mobility of the University teaching staff, scholars and researchers (delivering lectures, conducting practical and scientific research).
  • Attracting foreign scholars and lecturers to scientific research and teaching at the University.
  • Coordinating efforts to enhance the level of foreign language proficiency of the students and the staff of the University, as well as promoting their opportunities of obtaining internationally recognized certificates in foreign languages.
  • Organizing and holding presentations, seminars and trainings on the issues of international activities and cooperation.
  • Participating in organizing international scholarly conferences, seminars and workshops related to educational and research activities of the University.