LAW ABOVE THE BORDERS
Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine is the only educational institution in the system of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, which trains lawyers at a high professional level taking into account international educational standards
International cooperation is one of the important areas of activity of the Kiev University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The development of international relations and cooperation is carried out in the context of integration into the world and European educational environment, implementation of the Bologna Declaration provisions. The University cooperates with many foreign universities from around the world: international relations with foreign partners are developing within the framework of 120 partnership agreements on academic cooperation. Today, the university is fruitfully cooperating with educational institutions in Georgia, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and other countries. All this allows it to expand the borders of international cooperation, to increase the effectiveness of cooperation and to strengthen existing relations. For example, in 2011, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine and together with the Varna Chernorizets Khrabr Free University (Bulgaria) a joint master’s program has been started. Its result is obtaining by students of Kyiv University of Law of Master’s degrees following the program “International Law and National Security”. Within the framework of international cooperation foreign guests and foreign delegations regularly visit the University to exchange their experience in the field of education and science.
Besides the representatives of foreign universities, the honored guests of the University are the employees of embassies and representations of foreign countries. Such cooperation contributes to the expansion of international contacts, strengthening of the positive image of the educational institution, communication of students with representatives of diplomatic missions. Today among the friends of the university are the embassies of the United States of America, the Federal Republic of Germany, Bulgaria, the Republic of Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Israel and others. It has already become a tradition to arrange master classes and meetings of students of the University with outstanding international relations specialists, politicians, lawyers, famous statesmen of foreign countries. Recently the students of the Kyiv University of Law in the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine listened to the master classes of an experienced diplomat, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine Erno Keshken; Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Hungary to Ukraine, Deputy Chancellor of the Mission, Laszlo Chaba Pap; Leading Consul of Hungary in Ukraine, First Class Advisor Janos Kollar; Head of the National Department for the Data Protection and Information Freedom, Ombudsman of the Hungarian Parliament for the Data Protection and Information Freedom (1996-2008) Attila Peterfalvi; Ex-Adviser of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Ukraine Petar Tanev and others. Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine consistently develops cooperation with international governmental and non-governmental organizations. In particular, with the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva, Switzerland). A good tradition was born to hold joint scientific events on the basis of the Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Within the framework of the WIPO Publication Depository Library Program, the common Ukrainian depositary library of the World Intellectual Property Organization was created at the University. International cooperation helps to increase the authority of the Kyiv University of Law both in Ukraine and abroad, and to promote the Ukrainian legal scholarly abroad. Awards in the international education exhibition «Modern Education in Ukraine» and «Education and Career» in the nomination «International Cooperation in the Field of Education and Science» and the Gold Medal in the nomination «International Cooperation in education and science» are the natural result of the active international cooperation of the Kyiv University of Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine as an integral part of innovative development of national education and science».