Professor Axel Haas (Germany) is management partner at Arend Process Automation GmbH, a lecturer at the Department of Management of the University of Trier (Germany), Honorary Doctor of Philosophy at the National Pedagogical University named after M.P. Dragomanov, Honorary Doctor of International Business and Honorary Professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at WIUU.
The topic of the lecture was “Minor Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management”.
Professor Haas along with the students discussed the following issues: general approaches to venture financing: main sources, periodization, positive and negative features, examples; ways of interaction between investors and entrepreneurs, opportunities for both sides; characteristics and the role of crowdfunding in society.
The theme «Essentials of Modern Diplomacy» (General principles of formation of modern diplomacy) was discussed in class with Moritz Hunzinger Chairman of the Supervisory Board Brocard Group (responsible for the retail trade in Ukraine), PR-consultant, Professor of PR and communications; Honorary PhD of the National Pedagogical University named after Dragomanov, Honorary Senator at the Ukrainian Free University (Munich, Germany), Honorary Ph.D and Professor of PR and communications at WIUU.
Lecture materials were prepared by Professor Moritz and Professor Stephan Welk – Honorary Doctor of International Law and Diplomacy at WIUU.
Students, along with M. Huntinger, discussed the following issues: problems of formation of modern diplomacy: academic approaches and inconsistency with existing practices; the division of functional responsibilities between public and private structures in the formation of diplomatic relations; the current state and ways of improving diplomacy; German approaches to building a diplomatic society; normative legal acts that ensure functioning of diplomacy at the national and international levels.
On October 17 WIUU students attended a class of the course “American Studies”. UMC Chancellor Dr. Mary Holz-Clause and Michelle Christophson, student recruitment director of the University of Minnesota Crookston, introduced the United States University Education System, in particular, the organization of the educational process at the University of Minnesota Crookston (USA) and student life. She talked about the specialties offered at the University, about student organizations, study and leisure facilities for students.
WIUU has signed the Articulation Agreement with the University of Minnesota, and now our students have the opportunity to transfer the courses from the WIUU and, on condition of successful studying for at least two semesters at our American partner (in the USA or online), to receive an American diploma.
UMC Chancellor Dr. Mary Holz-Clause, WIUU Vice-Rector Yulia Romanovska and the first student of the Cooperative Program Ms. Lena Faddi.