On February 1st, an educational center with the assistance of BROCODERS LLC was officially opened in the “N” academic building of Sumy State University. The center is equipped with modern computer and multimedia facilities, its task comprises implementing training and retraining of students and specialists in jointly created certification programs, promoting education, research and application development in the field of web-development and stationary applications.

Men’s Team Archery Championship of Ukraine took place in Kharkiv where the student of the Faculty of Electronics and Information Technology Artem Ovchynnikov and SumDU 2019 graduate Oleksii Hunbin achieved a victory.

SumDU for the 9th time welcomed participants of the event traditionally organized by the Department of Economics, Entrepreneurship and Business Administration of Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management in cooperation with SumDU Student Government, Department of Youth and Sports of Sumy Regional State Administration.

On 22nd-24th of January, SumDU Palace of Sports hosted the participants of the Ukrainian Sambo Championship among juniors,young men and women of older age. This tournament was the qualifying stage for the European and World Championships.

Rector’s Assistant for External Economic Relations Viacheslav Kuksenko and Director of the Department of International Education Mykola Bozhko took part in the third forum “Days of Ukraine in Harbin” (Harbin, PRC) at invitation of the People’s Government of Harbin and “Hua Yue Dong Fang” corporation as part of the Ukrainian delegation.

Successful experience of Sumy State University regarding improving the quality of higher education was presented at the Forum of higher education initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine on December 24th.

Sumy State University joined the international project “Two steps: internationalization in practice – Sweden, Ukraine, Belarus” within the cooperation with the Baltic University Programme (BUP).

On December 21st a training and research laboratory of virtual and augmented reality Ulab was opened at Sumy State University. This is a unique laboratory that has no analogues in Ukrainian higher education institutions. It can be used to construct virtual training objects for different educational programmes. For example, this laboratory gives an opportunity for modelling of any equipment, conducting of virtual social scenarios and experiments, organising of interactive tours and excursions, cooperation between participants within the training simulations (military, sport etc.).

Youtube channel of SumDU released a series of videos with Fulbright Program scholars: Tetiana Marynych, Director of SumDU Library, Tetiana Pimonenko, Deputy Head for International Activities of Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management, and Hanna Shvindina, the Head of Management Department of Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management.

Sumy State University entered the final stage of the project competition on educational technologies Reimagine Education Awards and represented Ukraine at the exhibition-conference in London. This event also known as the "Oscars" of Education took place on December 9th-10th at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre. The QS Ranking Agency and Wharton Learning Lab of University of Pennsylvania organized the 6th edition of the annual event.