Pavlo Chuchka and Svitlana Pakhomova were honored by the Slovak Ministry of Education

16 December 2014 20:30  10487132 088063
Pavlo Chuchka and Svitlana Pakhomova were honored by the Slovak Ministry of Education

Recently, UzhNU was visited by honorable foreign guests - the Consul General of the Slovak Republic in Uzhgorod Janka Burianova, the Head of International Relations Section of the Ministry of Education of Slovakia Caterina Chamburova and privy councilor Vera Gutova. The purpose of the visit was awarding of to our Slovak studies scholars - Professor Pavlo Chuchka and Svitlana Pakhomova.

The moderator of the event, the acting vice-rector for research and educational work and international relations Miroslava Lengyel said that Slovakia is our good friend, neighbor and regular partner. UzhNU for many years has been collaborating with Slovak universities, including Presov, Trnava, Kosice. She said that thanks to direct assistance by the Ministry of Education of Slovakia, our students can undergo training abroad, in foreign universities, exchange experiences.

Janka Buriyanova noted the longstanding collaboration between Uzhgorod National University and universities of Slovakia. This year the Department of Slovak Philology celebrated its twentieth anniversary and held a conference "Slovak studies in Ukraine." Mrs. Consul General is convinced that during since the foundation of the department, the level of training has significantly increased.   

Then, the founder of Slovak Philology Department, then the head of the Department of General and Slavic Linguistics Pavl Chuchka and the current head of the Slovak Philology Department Svitlana Pakhomova were awarded the Medal of St. Gorast for their hard work in science, development of the Slovak language and culture in Ukraine, for outstanding achievements and contributions in Slovak studies.

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