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Odessa State Environmental University is a multi-campus public university providing innovative undergraduate and graduate education that contributes to the development of society and the individual through harmonization of mankind-nature relations, the key national educational centre for training specialists in Environmental Science, Hydrometeorology, Management, Computer Science and Water Bio-Resources.

OSENU is the seat of Environmental Subcommission of the Standing Commission of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in Biology, Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Over a long period the main aim of OSENU (founded in 1932) was to train personnel in the fields of environmental quality monitoring and environmental control. In the field of Hydrometeorology OSENU has been training specialists for the World Meteorological Organization for more than 50 years. The curricula for training specialists meet all international standards and are acknowledged by hydrometeorological services all over the world.  Since 1957 the University has provided training for some 1600 specialists form more than 70 countries, including circa 150 Candidates and Doctors of Science.  Two of OSENU graduates, members of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Alioune Ndiaye and Oleg Sirotenko were among the awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (2007). For the time being foreign citizens of 27 countries have been provided education at the University.

OSENU offers both full-time studies and distance learning facilities. The Centre for Postgraduate Studies of the University offers some thirty-five programs of short- and medium syllabi (30 to 150 academic hours) for Professional Development in title specialities and specializations for professionals from various regional organizations and services, businesses, teaching staff of other universities and the community.

It is on the basis of the Department of Agricultural Meteorology and Agrometeorological Forecasting and the Department of Applied Environmental Science, a Coordination Center for Training and Retraining of Specialists in Agricultural Meteorology, Agroecology and Climate Change from the CIS countries (a Center of Excellence, www.coe.osenu.org.ua ) is established by the decision of International Coordination Meeting within the framework of the ‘Development of Qualification Framework in Meteorology’, QualiMet, 159352-TEMPUS-FI-TEMPUS-JPHES, www.qualimet.osenu.org.ua), 8 June 2012, Rome (Italy), as a result of the joint actions of the partners under ‘EU Based Course in Foodstuff Expertise & Quality Control’, EUBCFEQC, 159173-TEMPUS-DE-TEMPUS-JPCR, www.foodstuff.osenu.org.ua, and ‘Environmental Governance for Environmental Curricula’, EnGo, 511390-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-SK-TEMPUS-JPCR, www.engo.osenu.org.ua) projects and with the decisions of the 24th Session of the Intergovernmental Council on Hydrometeorology of the CIS countries, 4-5 October, 2012, Kazan, taken account of.

For 2011-2014 OSENU participated in the project consortium on Enhanced three-level competency-based curricula in Applied Marine Science, e-Maris, 517271-TEMPUS-1-2011-1-DE-TEMPUS-JPCR, www.emaris.net, involving academic and research institutions from Germany, Russia, Lithuania and Spain.

Since December 2013 OSENU is involved in implementation of ‘Qualifications Frameworks for Environmental Science at Ukrainian Universities’, QANTUS, 544524-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-PL-TEMPUS-SMHES, www.qantus.osenu.org.ua, project in partnership with universities and organizations from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain. The project is aimed at enhancement of quality and relevance of higher education in Ukraine and increasing convergence with EU developments through elaboration of qualifications frameworks.

In October 2015 launching of the project on Adaptive learning environment for competence in economic and societal impacts of local weather, air quality and climate, ECOIMPACT, 561975-EPP-1-2015-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, under new ERASMUS+ programme is expected. The project, which is to be generally coordinated by University of Helsinki, Finland, with participation of OSENU and EU partners from Slovakia and Bulgaria, will be aimed to build capacity for improving the educational level of society towards more resilient social and economic development.


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