Development of Highland Communities: International Center for Students’ Meetings in the Highland Village of Mykulychyn

In this session, the President of the Precarpathian National University will present one of the University projects for developing local communities “International Center for Students’ Meetings”.

In May 2007, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Council, together with Precarpathian National University and the University of Warsaw, made a decision to establish the International Centre for meetings of Ukrainian and foreign students in the highland village of Mykulychyn, located in the heart of the Ukrainian Carpathians.

The aim of this Center is to create a meeting place for students from different foreign countries in order to participate in discussions, seminars, conferences, and student exchange programs.

The Project received the support of Presidents of Ukraine and the Republic of Poland and was included to the “Roadmap of Ukrainian-Polish relations”. Together with another major University project, targeted at rebuilding the former astronomical Observatory on Mount Pip Ivan (2028 meters high), the project concerning the creation of the International Center for Students’ Meetings in the Highland Village of Mykulychyn will definitely make a great contribution to sustainable development of the Precarpathia.

The creation of the above International Center for Students will both help to develop the highland community and will provide students from different regions and countries with opportunities to learn more about highland regions and the importance of their sustainable development.