The present schoolchildren and prospective students visited Kyiv-Mohyla Academy to get acquainted with the university some of them are going to enter the next academic year. They had an opportunity to find out about all their main concerns and to ask their a lot of questions.
The program of the Open Doors Day included introductory lectures by the President of the Academy Andrii Meleshevych and one of our prominent alumnae Nataliia Shlikhta, a series of meetings with the deans and professors from all departments, academic stuff and representatives of the student organizations, and an excursion around campus and the Kyiv-Mohyla Museum.
Mister President explained the main aspects of the admission procedure, including passing the External Independent Evaluation, introduced the main innovative elements of education in the Academy and made a special stress on the success our students and alumni made in their career and further studies.
Prof. Shlikhta, who is also an alumna of Central European University in Budapest (Hungary) and Cambridge University (UK), and currently heads our Department of History expressed her view of the benefits Kyiv-Mohyla Academy gives:
“If you enter Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, no matter which department and what specialization you choose, you are going to receive an educational that meets the best Western standards, you are going to receive profound knowledge in your field, and a cool knowledge of languages, that will give you an opportunity to participate in international competitions. The Academy will teach you to think, to think critically and analytically, to evaluate any information – and that is a guarantee of success in the modern world.”
The students organized a fascinating excursion in the historical sights of the Academy and a performance Don’t look Back – a theatrical adaptation of the essay A Thousand Pieces written by our alumna Halyna Tkachuk. Besides that, the second round of the National Olympiad in Biology, Chemistry and Physics took place as a part of professional orientation session for the prospective students.
Here is a couple of reviews we received from our future entrants:
“For me Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was a priority from the beginning, so I came once finding out about this Open Doors Day. And I don’t regret coming here. It’s very special, the way you treat people here, the way you answer every question, it’s different from many other universities.”
Karina Kuriacha, Zhytomyr
“I’m interested in Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, because they say it’s the best university in Ukraine. What I like here is that you can form your own schedule, choose courses by yourself, also that English is taught very well.”
Anastasiia Rudenko, Bila Tserkva
“A guy from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy came to our school once and invited us to join the Open Doors Day, so I was interested, and so I came here. The Academy impressed me very much. Especially the people who are so cheerful, the atmosphere is very positive.”
Pavlo Bulavenko, Bila Tserkva
A report by Olesia Dalebiha, 2 nd year Master student of Philology; Kyiv-Mohyla Strategic Development Center
Photos from the event are here.