Prof. Dr. Stephan Welk “Diplomacy Between Statecraft and Social Science”

On March 9, 2018 our students and teachers met with Professor, Doctor Stefan Welk. Professor delivered a lecture on diplomacy and aspects of work of the diplomats. In particular, one of the issues was the importance of mastering the art of negotiation. The presented topic was very interesting for students and, upon completion of the lecture, students asked a large number of questions. Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Head of the department of Public Institution “Institute of Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine” Bystriakov I. K. also participated in debates.

  

  

  

  

Industries of the Future and the Future of Work

The students of our American Studies program attended the lecture «Industries of the Future and the Future of Work» delivered by Mr. Paul Thomas, Adviser to Rector of Ukrainian-American Concordia University and Ukrainian business expert. The lecturer discussed the jobs to be in demand, the influence of education upon development of the required competences, and the scope of skills needed for a future successful career.

 

Training for the Pearson Test of English.

Tetiana Nyzhnyk, senior teacher of the liberal arts department, took part in the interlocutors’ and assessors’ training for the Pearson Test of English.

Organized jointly by Pearson and S2A International Education Testing Centre, the training session was hosted by the International lyceum of Interregional Academy of Personnel Management on November 18. The participants got familiarized with the format of Pearson Test of English General and received detailed information on international assessment and marking criteria guided by experienced PTE Examiners Trainers, Pearson and Cambridge Examiners, Natalia Savchenko and Michael Hudson.

In 1997, Citibank (USA) established a Representative Office in Kyiv, Ukraine thus becoming the 100th country of Citibank’s presence worldwide

As part of the “American Studies” course, WIUU students took part in a master class “Ethical Decision Making” delivered by H. Mikulytska, Head of Department for International Corporate Business, Vice Chairperson of Citibank-Ukraine Board of Directors. The scope of the master class included principles of decision making on a society’s ethical concerns, corporate peculiarities of taking and implementing decisions, and ethics in taking administrative decisions.

Our students continue to study the “American Studies” course.

Professor Axel Haas (Germany) is management partner at Arend Process Automation GmbH, a lecturer at the Department of Management of the University of Trier (Germany), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the National Pedagogical University named after M.P. Dragomanov, Honorary Doctor of International Business and Honorary Professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at WIUU.

The topic of the lecture was “Minor Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management”.

Professor Haas along with the students discussed the following issues: general approaches to venture financing: main sources, periodization, positive and negative features, examples; ways of interaction between investors and entrepreneurs, opportunities for both sides; characteristics and the role of crowdfunding in society.

Practical course “American studies ” for students of WIUU continues with our guest professors from Germany.

The theme «Essentials of Modern Diplomacy» (General principles of formation of modern diplomacy) was discussed in class with Moritz Hunzinger Chairman of the Supervisory Board Brocard Group (responsible for the retail trade in Ukraine), PR-consultant, Professor of PR and communications; Honorary PhD of the National Pedagogical University named after Dragomanov, Honorary Senator at the Ukrainian Free University (Munich, Germany), Honorary Ph.D and Professor of PR and communications at WIUU.

Lecture materials were prepared by Professor Moritz and Professor Stephan Welk – Honorary Doctor of International Law and Diplomacy at WIUU.

Students, along with M. Huntinger, discussed the following issues: problems of formation of modern diplomacy: academic approaches and inconsistency with existing practices; the division of functional responsibilities between public and private structures in the formation of diplomatic relations; the current state and ways of improving diplomacy; German approaches to building a diplomatic society; normative legal acts that ensure functioning of diplomacy at the national and international levels.

Intro to Entrepreneurship with Mr. Wolfgang Preuss

Today our students met Mr. Wolfgang Preuss, IPR & Brand Protection Support Legal Counsel PPP EMEA, Germany. The topic of discussion was a trademarks and intellectual property rights protection. Trademarks promote initiative and enterprise worldwide by rewarding their owners with recognition and financial profit. Trademark protection also hinders the efforts of unfair competitors, such as counterfeiters, to use similar distinctive signs to market inferior or different products or services.

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Business Education in the United States

Lecture by Dr. Oxana Wieland “Financial Literacy – Your first step to a successful career” for WIUU’s students.

Dr. Wieland has an interest in teaching and research in the areas of Social Finance, Finance, Financial Markets, Socially Responsible Investing, Micro Finance and teaching methodology.  Dr. Wieland also enjoys fine art, and has recently developed an interest in bee keeping.

University of Minnesota’s instructors for Ukrainian high school pupils!

We present several master classes for high school pupil, join us!

Kristina Gray, Adjunct Writing Instructor, 1998-2000 Fulbright Scholar in Kyiv, Ukraine. For combined 15 years have lived and taught English courses in Philippines, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Author of several historical books with Arcadia Press about hometown of Crookston, Minnesota and also writes newspaper articles on local history.

Dr. Wieland has been working at the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus for eight years, teaching in area of Economics and Finance for 25 years.  She has served on a number of committees over the eight years and is currently a member of the Award Committee Advisory Board in Diversity at UMC.  Dr. Wieland has an interest in teaching and research in the areas of Social Finance, Finance, Financial Markets, Socially Responsible Investing, Micro Finance and teaching methodology.  Dr. Wieland also enjoys fine art, and has recently developed an interest in bee keeping.

Michelle Christopherson, M.A is the Director of Admissions at the University of Minnesota Crookston. Christopherson has served on a number of committees over her last 17 years at the U of M Crookston.  She is responsible for campus recruitment, campus leadership in enrollment management, non-traditional and online student support services, outreach activities, and rural economic development.

Mrs. Kristina Gray – Academic Writing and Critical Thinking – Your Way to Success

Ms. Michelle Christopherson – Why to Choose UMC and Joint Programs at WIUU-UMC?  WIUU-UMC dual programs

Dr. Oxana Wieland – Financial Literacy – Your first step to a successful career

“Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation”

President Poroshenko proclaimed concerning the 500th Amviversary of the Protestant Reformation. On the 7 of March our guest, Professor J. Marcus Jobe from Miami University, delivered the lecture on the following topic for WIUU students.