“It was the first high-class conference I ever attended”: travelling with a mobility grant
Viktor Zhukovskyy was one of the first educators to receive the Mobility grant. As an Associate Professor of the Mathematics Department of The National University of Water and Environmental Engineering in Rivne, Viktor went to Madrid to present his work at the Mathematics and Computers in Science and Engineering Conference. Viktor shared his thoughts on his trip and his participation at the international conference with us.
“An average university teacher cannot afford a trip abroad; thus, it was the first time I had ever attended such an event. The conference summoned 50 participants from all over the world. For the first time, I have seen so many nations so closely engaged. The atmosphere was pleasant and comfortable — the communication went smooth.
After the trip, I realised that the academic achievements of Ukrainian scientists are no worse than the ideas of academics from other countries. Moreover, we can achieve even more excellent results in the spheres that do not require costly equipment: mathematics and computer simulation. We also have similar problems: funding for projects and ways to motivate students.
A mobility grant is a valuable tool. It provides an opportunity to present ideas to an international community, establish contacts, and work on co-operative projects. You become engaged with the international academic community, which validates your knowledge and motivates for further achievements”.