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The representatives of Oleg Balatskyi Academic and Research Institute of Finance, Economics and Management visited 6 world countries in frames of international educational and research projects and internship programmes so far this year: Australia, Armenia, India, the USA, Nigeria and Ghana. All delegations came back to Ukraine before the beginning of quarantine announcement due to spread of dangerous coronavirus COVID-19 in the world.

On March 26th Sumy State University joined the Coursera for Campus program that provides a free access to over 3800 courses from the leading universities and companies of the world. All the teachers, students and employees of SumDU can register for unlimited number of courses till July 31st 2020 and finish them till September 31st 2020.

The Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology of the Medical Institute of SumDU Mykola Chemych spoke about the symptoms of the COVID-19 virus and its precautionary measures on the air of “CTC” TV channel.

He emphasized the need of strict compliance with the recommendations of the Ministry of Health and the measures provided by the Ukrainian quarantine to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.

There is a series of webinars for medical workers on the peculiarities of work during the epidemiological situation are going on at SumDU, which are conducted by the scientists of the university with a technical support of the specialists of the Center of Media Broadcasting of SumDU.

On March 24th a webinar was organized at SumDU for medical professionals and family doctors on the use of personal protective equipment during contact with patients. The webinar was hosted by Mykola Chemych, the Head of the Department of Infectious Diseases with Epidemiology of the Medical Institute, the Chief Expert of the Regional Infectious Diseases Department Iryna Trotska and instructors of the Public Health Center, representatives of Sumy Regional Organization of the Red Cross Society.

On 23rd of March the session of the rectorate took place online due to quarantine at SumDU. Henceforth rectorates and other meetings will be conducted online.

SumDU rector Anatoliy Vasylyev disclosed a number of normative documents according to which the university staff is working in the period of precautionary measures. In particular, the question was about ensuring of a stable educational process for the students of all the modes of study, including the possible defences of qualification papers via distance technologies. There were no changes in the educational process schedule.

Due to the All-Ukrainian quarantine the education process of all the modes of study in the university is conducted in the distance mode. Andrii Loboda, Director of the Medical Institute of SumDU, told about the organization of medical students’ education on the air of “CTC” TV channel.

He noted that SumDU system of distance learning under conditions of quarantine proved its effectiveness. Teachers and students have corporate electronic cabinets via which due to mobile devices the communication of the educational process participants is conducted online, sending the tasks, their checking etc.

Due to quarantine conditions Sumy State University has an opportunity to assist education institutions with organizing of the students’ distance learning. The university has 20 years of experience in implementation of different modes of electronic education, its own eco-system of training resources and the network of centers all over Ukraine.

On March 15th 2000 Sumy State University founded the faculty that united several departments of humanitarian direction.

Under the conditions of all-Ukrainian quarantine, SumDU Psychological Counselling Service continues to work and provide individual counseling services to higher education applicants, graduate students, teachers and staff of the University.

According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine from 25.03.2020 about introduction of emergency situation regime in entire territory of Ukraine, the quarantine is continued till April 24th 2020. This measure is taken to stop the coronavirus infection COVID-19 from spreading.

The educational process of all the modes of study in the university for the period of quarantine will be conducted via distance technology (normative documents from 12.03.2020, 17.03.2020, 19.03.2020).

Also, public events are cancelled till the situation is stabilized. Terms of quarantine may be altered depending on the epidemic situation in Ukraine.

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