About the partners

The International Visegrad Fund is an international donor organization
established by the governments of the Visegrad Group (V4) countries (the
Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). Its aim is to support closer understanding and cooperation among people in the V4 region, as well as between the V4 region and other countries and regions, particularly in the non-EU neighborhood of the Eastern Partnership countries and in the Western Balkans. The fund does fosters the development of civil society by financing joint grant projects and by awarding university scholarships and artist residencies. The fund’s annual budget of €8 million consists of equal contributions by the V4 governments.

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The grant will be realized at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying.
The Faculty history dates back to the year 1890 when the Unit of Agricultural Engineering was formed as a part of the Study of Agronomy operating within the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University of Cracow. After the foundation of the Agricultural College in 1953, it became a part of the Faculty of Agriculture. In 1955 it provided a basis for the Faculty of Land Reclamation, where five years later a Division of Land Surveying was formed. In 1992, following a re-organization of the Faculty structure its name was changed into the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying.

The National University of Water and Environmental Engineering (NUWEE) is one of the best technical universities of Ukraine.
The University with its centenary history can proud of achievements, aspirations, victories, scientific researches and experience in training of specialists for various branches of Ukrainian economy.
NUWEE is the only higher education establishment in Ukraine that trains personnel for the water management and ameliorative complex of our state.
The University is the largest higher education establishment in Rivne region and the leading HEE of Ukraine; it consists of 8 institutes, 5 training, and consulting centers, 5 colleges.
Training and retraining of specialists, including foreign citizens, is carried out in 31 bachelor degree programs,  30 specialties, and 38 master degree programs.
The educational process in the university is provided by highly skilled teaching staff: 378 doctors, associate professors, 62 Doctors of Science and professors. 34 academicians and corresponding members of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and foreign countries comprise the University's workforce. NUWEE also offers doctoral and postdoctoral degree programs for scholarships.

The grant will be realized at the Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering.

The Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Engineering (FHLE) was established in 1995. The priority areas of FHLE activities include science and research, which are a prerequisite for fulfilling a mission in the field of education. The faculty guarantees education in accredited study programs at all three levels of education, implemented by the ECTS credit system.

The grant will be realized at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management.

The main directions of scientific research are:

  • the research activities of the Faculty are organized around the 3 accredited doctoral schools

  • the classic agricultural research fields continue to play a role, but areas such as environmental management, nature conservation, food quality assurance, biotechnology, as well as technological and interdisciplinary areas have recently come to the fore as well

  • with its successful domestic and international research projects, the Faculty contributes to rural and environmental development, as well as the development of multifunctional agriculture in the Trans-Tisza region.

Dealing with the scientific research projects is based on long-term prognosis and scientific orientation of the university, faculties and the university institute and it includes fields of interest such as agriculture, forestry, biology, economic, technical and pedagogical sciences. The research program of the University follows the current trends of development of basic scientific disciplines, particularly biology, and their application in practice. This involves a targeted management of biological processes, efficient use of non-renewable resources and production of renewable natural resources in respect of the development of sustainable, multifunctional agriculture and agribusiness and management of the educational process of providing graduates with the professional competencies for education in accordance with the latest developments and trends in Europe, and the Czech Republic.