On February 25, 2023, at the initiative of the Educational and Research Institute of Information and Communication Technologies (ERICT), represented by the Director of ERICT Valentyn Rach, the Head of the Department of Computer Science Serhii Michkivskyi and the Laboratory Assistant of the Department of Computer Science Mykyta Feshchenko, KROK Amazing eSports Cup 2023 tournament was organized.
Three teams, Genius Team (GNT), Kripo4ki (KPK), and Still Standing (ST4ND), competed in the University arena in specially equipped classrooms (020 and 021), in compliance with all the rules and safety standards. Throughout the event, there was an uplifting atmosphere full of sports spirit and healthy competition, where the unique styles of each team during the game allowed the audience to enjoy a variety of strategies and tactics.
Thus, the tournament was held according to the following schedule and with the following results:
As a result of the tournament, the ST4ND team won (6 points), while GNT and KPK took second and third places.
Each representative of the winning team received a prize: gaming headphones, a gaming keyboard, and mice from Xtrike Me to help them win more victories.
We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the organization, in particular, thanks to the cooperation with the Center for Information Technologies, the tournament was held without any technical problems, and the equipment was of high quality, which ensured a smooth course of the game.
It is worth noting that the tournament was an important event for students who play the game in their free time and allowed us to bring together people interested in CS:GO and eSports in general.
We are already planning further tournaments, so check the gadget and stay tuned for updates
On February 21, 2023, within the frameworks of National Seminar «Dual Education in Ukraine: Project Experience and Prospects for Implementation» (International Project «Integration of Dual Higher Education in Moldova and Ukraine / COOPERA»), a sectional meeting «KROK» & COOPERA: Dual Education in the Educational Program «Journalism» was held.
The section «KROK» & COOPERA brought together students of International Relations and Journalism Department, who are participants in the project, and lecturers of the Department who are members of the COOPERA project group. Nelia Momot, Head of Department presented the results at the plenary session. Oleksandr Trukhachov and Olena Vovchenko, Associate Professors of the Department presented their work on dual education as members of the project team. Students shared research on foreign experience of dual education. The project participants presented the results and their own achievements and invited other students to participate in dual education and its popularization.
On February 03, 2023, a virtual graduation ceremony was conducted for graduates (foreign citizens) of Bachelors of Program Subject Area: "Management" (English-taught program) and Masters of Program Subject Area: "International Economic Relations", Educational Program: "Export-Oriented Management".
Bachelor's Diplomas with honours and Merit Certificates in Recognition for Dedication, Hard Work and Support were awarded to Ezebuiro Zita Uju and Magongo Mlungisi Ntokozo, graduates of Program Subject Area: "Management" (English-taught program).
Master's Diplomas with honours and Merit Certificates in Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievements were awarded to Olayinka Olawale Kazeem and Odewade Aderoju Odafen, graduates of Program Subject Area: "International Economic Relations", Educational Program: "Export-Oriented Management".
Congratulating words were given by: Andrii Lotariev, Director of Educational and Scientific Institute of International Education and Anna Drobyna, Head of International Office. There was also a video greeting from the dance studio of the University "K-Dance" with the performance "In the shadows of Ukraine". The Vocal Band of "KROK" University congratulated the graduates with the song translated into English as "How not to love, my dear Kyiv".
Dear graduates, we are proud of you! We are glad that despite the difficult times, you managed to successfully complete your studies! We wish you to achieve your goals and have an easy way toward your new life! The video from Graduation ceremony can be watched by following the link
On February 21, 2023, the National Seminar «Dual Education in Ukraine: Project Experience and Implementation Prospects» was held within the International Project «Integration of Dual Higher Education in Moldova and Ukraine / COOPERA». About 300 participants took part in the seminar: project coordinators from the Erasmus+ Office, coordinators from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, project partners from Technical University of Moldova, partner HEIs of Ukraine - Odessa National Economic University, Uzhgorod National University, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. This seminar was held at the initiative of Department of International Relations and Journalism of «KROK» University, which is piloting the project in the educational program «Journalism». During the seminar, the participants exchanged experiences regarding the implementation of a dual form of education, discussed the experience of the partner countries of the project «Integration of dual higher education in Moldova and Ukraine / COOPERA».
In addition, there was a meeting of two sections with the participation of employers and students. Stakeholders, together with Career Development Center of «KROK» University, gave practical advice on how to bring the labor market closer to the student. «KROK & COOPERA" section brought together students of Department of International Relations and Journalism, who are participants in the project, and lecturers of the Department, who are part of COOPERA project group. They presented the results of dual education and their own achievements and invited other students to participate in dual education and its popularization.