On June 1, 2021, the final of the youth competition for the best excursion “Let’s open Kharkiv region” took place. 1st and 2nd year students specialty in Tourism: Drazhevska Ksenia, Khomytska Darya, Kobzar Maksym, Shilo Daniil presented to the jury a tour “Film, film, film in Kharkov”. The boys and girls told interesting facts about Kharkiv cinema and conducted a cognitive quiz. So we wish our finalists victory and inspiration in further tourism activities.
On May 20, 2021, a lecture was held at Ukrainska Room: “An embroidered shirt is your genetic code”.
Kharkiv National Technical University of Agriculture named after Petro Vasylenko celebrates World Embroidery Day. In particular, in the “Ukrainian Room” lecturer of the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and social sciences and humanities, Anastasia Lapchenko gave a lecture “Embroidery – your genetic code.” It is under this slogan that the friendly family of KhNTUA celebrates the Day of Embroidery. At the lecture, students learned about the characteristic motifs in the ornaments of embroidery, as well as about famous people for whom wearing an embroidered shirt has become not only patriotic, but also fashionable and modern!
On May 11, 2021, an online meeting of the Local History and Tourism Research Student Club “Chumatsʹkyy Way” took place. Students of 1, 2 and 3 courses of specialty 242 Tourism joined the discussion of the principles of sustainability of tourism, which are based on environmental protection, the balance between economic and socio-cultural aspects of tourism development. On the example of specific tourist facilities, students demonstrated how the Concept of Sustainable Tourism Development is implemented in the organization of tourism activities.
On April 15, 2021, the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Social Sciences and Humanities”together with the Center for Folklore Studies of the University of Alberta (Canada) in the framework of international cooperation held another public online lecture at
topic “Cultural landscapes as a dispute over heritage”.
Lecturer Roman Lozynsky – a geographer with a master’s degree from Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (2009) and Southern Illinois State University in Edwardsville, as a Fulbright Scholar (USA, 2017); invited lecturer of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Department of Cultural Studies; author of the book “Cultural Landscapes of Galicia: Ethics of Human Interaction with Nature” and articles in the journals Critique and Common. Areas of interest: cultural geography, urban and spatial planning, landscapes, rural geography, place-based education, development theories and social theory.
On April 6-7, 2021, the International Scientific and Methodological Conference “Actual Problems of the Educational Process in the Conditions of Quarantine Restrictions and Distance Learning” took place.
The conference was organized by: Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture, Petro Vasylenko Kharkiv National University of Agriculture (International Department and Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Socio-Humanitarian Disciplines), Kharkiv National Pedagogical University named after G.S. Skovoroda, National Technical University “Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute”, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Spain), Jordan National University (Jordan), German Academy of Retraining (Germany), Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A. Niyazov (Turkmenistan), Brest State Technical University (Belarus), NGO “Ukrainian Association of Social Scientists and Teachers”, NGO “Research Institute of Ukrainian Studies and Cossacks”.
On March 26, 2021, a meeting of the section “Philosophical and Humanitarian Problems of Logistics of Agricultural Activities” was held within the XVII International Youth Forum “Youth and Agricultural Machinery in the XXI Century”.
On March 18, 2021, the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Social Sciences and Humanities together with the Center for Folklore Studies of the University of Alberta (Canada) in the framework of international cooperation held another public online lecture at
topic “My room: lessons of feminist and gender studies in a pandemic”.
Lecturer Jessica Zykhovych (postdoctoral researcher, University of Alberta) was a Fulbright researcher in 2017-2018 at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. She is currently at the University of Alberta on the Modern Ukraine Study Program. During the event, the lecturer covered the definition of “feminism” and “feminist”, demonstrated the history of Virginia Woolf and presented her book “Fundamentals: Art, Activism and Feminism in Ukraine in 2004-2014”, published in Toronto.
On February 25, 2021, the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Social Sciences and Humanities together with the Center for Folklore Studies of the University of Alberta (Canada) in the framework of international cooperation held a public online lecture on
“A Village with Global Connections: Ukrainian-Canadian History”.
Lecturer Matthias Kaltenbrunner, Doctor of Philosophy in History at the University of Vienna (Austria). He explores the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries, including the history of migration, informal markets and the fate of prisoners of war.
Implementing the international project “Ukraine in the global dimension”, the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Social Sciences and Humanities will hold a series of open lectures. The next lecture will take place in March.
Special thanks to the associate professor of the department Skubiy Irina Vladimirovna, who is now in Canada, but is constantly in touch and it was she who proposed this joint project and takes an active part in its implementation.
In February 2021, on the initiative of the UNESCO Department, the Local History and Tourism Research Student Club “Chumatsʹkyy Way” was established. This is a student association that will study Kharkiv and other regions of Ukraine in terms of tourism. The tasks of the club, its organizers and members – students – see in the promotion and promotion of the national market of local tourism product: local history exploration, creating tourist routes, excursions, hiking and more.
The newly created club was joined by 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students of specialty 242 Tourism. Also, the club will be happy to welcome all students from other specialties of our university.
Exam Certificate B2
Employees of the UNESCO Department received international certificates confirming English language skills at the B2 Upper-Intermediate level.
In pursuance of the Plan of National-Patriotic Education of Youth and the Concept of Educational Work of KhNTUA, the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication” and Social-Humanitarian Disciplines and the Committee on Youth and Sports prepared a virtual lecture-tour “Ukrainian House-Ukrainian Room: Traditions of Our People”. The author of the tour and the voice-over – Candidate of Historical Sciences, lecturer at the Department of UNESCO “Philosophy of Human Communication” and social sciences and humanities Lapchenko Anastasia.
Special thanks to the unit of educational work for assistance in preparing this material.
Within the discipline “Specialized Tourism” for students in the specialty 242 “Tourism” were conducted laboratory and practical classes in the “Ukrainian room”.
From December 2-6, 2020, the International Scientific and Educational Olympiad in Tourism took place on the basis of NTU “Dnipro Polytechnic”..
Our university was represented by 2nd and 3rd-year students in the specialty “Tourism” (UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities): Anna Liskovska, Valeria Voloshyna, Anton Leonets, Oleksiy Zaritsky, Anastasia Serbina, Svitlana Tkachenko, Olga Yaremchuk.
The tasks of the Olympiad consisted of three blocks, two theoretical and one creative. On December 12, an online meeting with the winners of the Olympiad took place, where our winners showed creativity and competence in various areas of tourism, presenting their creative tasks.
The tasks were very interesting and covered many aspects of the tourism industry. Our students showed high knowledge and worthy professionalism.
The winners of the Olympiad were: Anna Liskovska took 2nd place, Valeria Voloshyna took 3rd place.
The following participants were awarded diplomas for original answers to individual tasks:
for the development of a unique tourist tour: Yaremchuk Olga, Zaritsky Alexey, Serbina Anastasia;
for creative video presentation and interesting ideas of the logo: Leonets Anton, Tkachenko Svitlana.
We wish our students further success, more creative ideas and victories.
16 Days Against Violence. November 2020.
On September 26, 2020, 2nd year students specialty “Tourism” together with curators Bondar N.O. and Danchenko I.O. organized an excursion for freshmen, dedicated to the street art works of the Kharkiv artist Hamlet. The route passed through Pushkinskaya Street, where there are many street works in the arches and courtyards master. Interesting paintings and philosophical captions impressed the students with their depth and connection with everyday life. Also, guides were offered to hold a contest for the best photo near the street art object, so everyone willingly responded and the result was a large number of photos, from which the best were selected.
The Final of the Youth Competition for the Best Tour “Let’s Open Kharkiv Region”. September 15, 2020.
September 15, 2020, 2nd-year students of the Institute of BM, specialty “Tourism”, group 29TR, Myronenko Angelina and Liskovska Anna, under the guidance of Associate Professor of the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities, Bondar N. O. presented an excursion “Hotels of Old Kharkiv” for the competition commission within the final stage of the youth competition for the best excursion “Let’s Open Kharkiv Region”. The organizer of this competition, which has already become a good tradition, is OKZ “Kharkiv Organizational and Methodological Center of Tourism” in partnership with KU “Kharkiv Regional Youth Center” with the support of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration. The students presented a fascinating tour of the places where the tourist infrastructure of our city was born in the XIX century. The contestants acquainted the listeners with the buildings in which the most popular in the XIX century hotels were located. Some buildings have not survived to the present day, so archival photographs of these monuments have been shown. The history of each hotel is unique, full of interesting facts. The presented tour added to the treasury of the multifaceted history of our hometown.
On September 3, 2020, as part of the development of the specialty “Tourism”, which trains bachelors at the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities, the university opened a stylized Ukrainian room, which was placed in a separate room. Employees of the department collected authentic things that reflect the culture of life of the Ukrainian people: embroidered towels, icons, a portrait of T. G. Shevchenko, pots, jugs, stags, things for spinning, etc. The central place in the Ukrainian room, as it should be, is occupied by the stove, lovingly painted by the hosts…
The rector of the university O. Nanka congratulated the staff of the department with the opening of the room. O. Nanka and the heads of educational and scientific institutes, who became the first visitors to this location. They thanked their colleagues for the great work that culminated in the opening of the room and wished to fill it with new exhibits. In the future, on the basis of the room, the staff of the UNESCO Department plans to conduct excursions and thematic classes for interested students.
Visit to the Ukrainian tea factory Ahmad Tea. November 6, 2019.
1st-year students (specialty “Tourism”) visited the Ukrainian-British Joint Venture Ukrainian Ahmad Tea Factory. The students were interested to learn about the stages that tea leaves go through from the moment of collection to packaging and sending to the consumer. Over a cup of delicious tea, they listened to the history of the formation and development of the tea industry and saw with their own eyes the production process for tea packaging.
1st year students (specialty “Tourism”) visited Kharkiv Organizational and Methodological Center of Tourism. October 30, 2019.
On October 30, 2019, 1st-year students (specialty “Tourism”) together with the curator of the group TR19-9b, Associate Professor of the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities, N. Bondar visited the Kharkiv Organizational and Methodological Center of Tourism. Specialists of the center presented to students the main directions of state and regional policy in the field of tourism development in the Kharkiv region and in Ukraine. Future specialists in the field of tourism were very interested to learn about the opportunities and forms of tourism promotion in the Kharkiv region. We wish them to develop the tourist potential of our region in their professional activity in the future.
Visiting 1st year students (specialty “Tourism”) “Feldman-Ecopark”. October 18, 2019.
On October 18, 1st-year students (specialty “Tourism”) together with the curator of the group TR19-9b, Associate Professor of the UNESCO Department of “Philosophy of Human Communication”, Social Sciences and Humanities, N. Bondar, as part of the study of the discipline of local lore and tourism, visited Feldman Ecopark. Great weather, picturesque landscapes, a large number of interesting tourist locations left an unforgettable pleasant impression among future professionals. Students gained excursion experience and gained professional competencies.
II Tourist Brain Ring. September 25, 2019.
On September 25, 2019, the UNESCO Department organized and conducted the II Tourist Brain Ring. The event was timed to coincide with World Tourism Day. First-and second-year student-tourists took part in the brain-ring. The questions concerned tourism, geography, history, local lore and aroused interest and lively discussion among students. The winner was a team of second-year students. Freshmen demonstrated good knowledge and interest in the proposed topic. We wish students success and inspiration in further scientific and creative activities, to learn about the world, to be interested in various facts, and to win prizes in competitions and contests!
Quest acquaintance with the university. September 24, 2019.
The beginning of university studies is the beginning of a new stage in life, when a student learns a new specialty, meets new people, finds friends, gets used to new circumstances and the environment. To make the adaptation process faster and easier, the UNESCO Department organized a quest acquaintance with the university for first-year students.
During the interesting and informative quest, students got acquainted with the structural units of the university and their representatives, as well as charged with positive and desire to learn and learn something new.
Local lore excursion to the Kharkiv Historical Museum. April 3, 2019.
On April 3, 2019, an excursion to the Kharkiv Historical Museum named after M. F. Sumtsova, organized by the UNESCO Department in the framework of the course “Local History and Tourism” for students of specialty “Tourism”. Students of group TR18-8b visited the exposition “Slobozhansky motives. Ethnography of the region”. Future specialists in the field of tourism got acquainted with the life, traditions, customs, and rituals of the population of Slobidska Ukraine. We hope that our students will be interested in the history of their native land in the future, as well as to promote the customs and traditions of the local population.