KNEU is among the 50 founding members of the BSEMAN30 May 2018р.
KNEU is among the 50 founding members of the Black Sea & Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network – BSEMAN
On May 26, 2018 the Founding conference of the Black Sea & Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network – BSEMAN – took place in the historic old building of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece). Rectorsand delegates from Universities of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Region have signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the foundation of the new academic association.
KNEU was represented by the Vice-Rector in charge of international affairs, D.Sc. Professor Viktor Chuzhykov and the director of Center of International Academic Mobility, PhD in Law Evhenia Kolomiyets-Ludwig. As it was pointed out in the greeting speech of KNEU delegation, it was very symbolic to launch a new model of collaboration there, in Greece, in the motherland of a great scholar.
BSEMAN is an association of over 50 Universities in the broader region aiming, as described in the preamble of the MoU, to strengthen their cooperation “in serving a peaceful, collaborative, creative, socially and environmentally sustainable future in the region and in counteracting any discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, physical or mental ability and marital status”.
The fundamental aim of BSEMAN is for participating universities to cooperate on an educational, research and social-economic framework. It provides for an exchange of academic and research staff and students, research and undertaking initiatives on social and economic issues that will have a significant impact on participating countries.
Considering the creation of research networks as an important factor for the development of modern higher education, its competitiveness and perspective, KNEU has suggested the following priority fields of the research to be practised by the universities – members of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network:
1. collaboration in the field of all economic sciences with the focus on digitalisation, creativization, media, innovatization, regulation of labour migration, finance and management;
2. the development of cooperation in the field of IT, international law, modern psychologic, pedagogic and social research;
3. international academic mobility, joint PhD and Doctoral training programs, joint publications and enhancing of editorial boards of Universities’ journals by means of membership of scholars from Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network.