The three visitors from SUIT were Oleksandr Sobovyi, Assistant Rector; Olena Kostenko, Vice-Rector for International Relations and Postgraduate Studies; and Oleksandr Kulinchenko, Vice-Rector for administrative-economic and social-educational work.
The trip to Plymouth marked the first time they had been able to meet in person since the invasion started in February 2022, as staff from SUIT are now based in various countries across Europe.
Olena Kostenko said:
“The last year has been incredibly challenging for our staff, students and their families and friends. We have staff now displaced all over the world, and we do not know when we will all be able to get back to Kyiv with our families. Surprisingly, it has also created opportunities that are benefitting our university. The partnership with the University of Plymouth is already making a huge difference, and the support we have received from everyone here has been fantastic. This visit has enabled us to expand our discussions and we are all feeling positive about how they might build for the future.”