01 October 2021

On September 30th, Sumy State University signed a cooperation agreement with one of the leading IT companies of Ukraine SoftServe.

The agreement provides for a partnership of the parties in the field of scientific and project research development, in students’ practical training, retraining, and advanced training for specialists, scientific and pedagogical university staff. The collaborative activities within the scientific and innovative projects are also planned, as well as joint seminars and training organization, advisory support, assistance in organizing internships for higher education students on the basis of the company.

"SumDU pays great attention to IT specialists’ training because today such experts are in great demand in a labor market. We are pleased that the top companies of the IT market are paying attention to the university. I hope that the agreement we are signing today will work intensively, and we will implement all the planned goals of cooperation," said the First Vice-Rector of SumDU Serhiy LYEONOV.

During the visit to SumDU, the guests attended the classrooms of affiliated companies, got acquainted with the possibilities of the library, online studio, laboratory of virtual and augmented reality “Ulab”.

"I am pleasantly impressed by your higher education institution, its material, and technical base, and teaching staff. Today we are taking an official step towards a powerful and productive joint work," said Hennadii BUKSHEVALOV, Director of the SoftServe Development Center in Kharkiv.


SoftServe is one of the largest software companies in Central and Eastern Europe. The company’s head offices are located in Austin (Texas, USA) and Lviv (Ukraine). SoftServe took second place in the ranking of the largest, most successful and most profitable Ukrainian IT companies published in February 2021. The company has repeatedly been determined as the best employer in Ukraine (according to the international version of Hewitt Associates and HR Center, according to the DOU.UA ranking). In 2019, it took seventh place among more than 130 companies in Western Europe in the category of software development according to the Clutch version.