KPI becomes member of CESAER

In mid-October, the Dresden University of Technology hosted the 36th CESAER General Assembly.

The Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (KPI) was represented at the General Assembly by Prof. Serhii Sydorenko, Vice-Rector for International Relations, as well as Nadiia Konovalova, Volodymyr Sytin and Vadym Maslak from the KPI International Collaboration Department, among others, in the remote mode.

One of the items on the agenda for the General Assembly included the admission of KPI into the CESAER Association as a new member starting January 1, 2023. Other agenda items concerned the Annual Report of the Association, and new areas for action for universities to boost the digital transformation through connecting regional visions to global challenges. In particular, the presentation given by a representative from the European Commission stressed the importance of digital transformation and digital innovation.

In his acceptance speech, Professor Sydorenko noted that the entry into CESAER will help involve KPI in the European Research Area and empower it to participate in implementing the educational and scientific policies of the member universities of the Association.

Through cooperation within CESAER, KPI plans to strengthen collaborative project and grant activities, receive assistance in finding new partners as well as to get support for the expert assessments of project proposals.

Membership in CESAER also testifies to the European orientation of KPI, facilitating its adaptation to the best European practices.

P.S. CESAER – this abbreviation stands for “Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research”. Founded in 1990, today the Association unites 58 technical universities in Europe.