Rector’s Assistant for International Cooperation and Fundraising Eduard Balashov met with representatives of the Rectorate and the Global Office of the University of St. Andrews, Scotland
June 08, 2022
On June 8, 2022 Rector’s Assistant for International Cooperation and Fundraising of the National University of Ostroh Academy Prof. Eduard Balashov held an online meeting with the First Vice President for International Strategy and International Cooperation at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland) Prof. Brad Mackay and the University's Global Office employees, Frank Muller and Harriet Sheridan.
The issue of establishing long-term cooperation between universities, which will be mutually beneficial and beneficial for both parties, was discussed. Prof. Mackay expressed the Scots' solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the Ostroh Academy in the liberation struggle against the invaders and assured that the Rector's Office and the staff of the University of St. Andrews supported the Ukrainian scholars. The parties agreed on an algorithm of further steps to determine the priority areas of cooperation, on preparation of an interuniversity cooperation agreement, as well as discussed the strategic vision of the parties regarding the establishment of long-term cooperation.
“Cooperation with the University of St. Andrews was made possible by the long and fruitful cooperation of the Ostroh Academy with the British company “Cormack Consultancy Group”. We are extremely pleased to note that this company also includes graduates of the Ostroh Academy, in particular Oksana Vavrenchuk. We express our gratitude to our British and Scottish friends for their great support of Ukraine and the Ostroh Academy in this difficult time, which we sincerely appreciate. We believe that soon our country will win, expel the invaders from every piece of our land, and we will have the opportunity to fully develop our cooperation with the University of St. Andrews in the process of implementation of the internationalization strategy of NaUOA.”
By the way, the University of St. Andrews is the oldest university in Scotland, the third largest in Britain after Cambridge and Oxford, founded in 1410 in the university town of St. Andrews on the coast of the North Sea. About 10,000 students study at the modern university, and studies at the university are mainly aimed at studying the humanitarian and social sciences. The most famous graduates of this university are Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton.