The Online Black Sea University project is based on an idea of enhancing ties and providing new opportunities for networking among the universities/research centres of the Black Sea countries. It comprises a series of lectures given by the experts, which will be broadcasted online to a number of universities in the region, which students will be given an opportunity to take part in interactive discussions with the invited speakers, while broader audience will be able to get access to the video and reading materials related to the topic on the web-site of the OBSU.
The idea of the “Online Black Sea University” (OBSU) is aimed at enhancing ties and providing new opportunities for networking among the universities/research centers of the Black Sea countries. It is expected that this educational initiative will contribute to creating new channels of cooperation among the academic institutions and provide new opportunities for a wide group of international students to raise their awareness and knowledge on the topics related to the Black Sea region.
The “Online Black Sea University” project will comprise an intensive course of 8 interactive lectures given by experts based in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine. The university students will be given an opportunity to take part in the interactive discussions with the invited speakers in the Q&A section after the lectures, as well as get access to the video and reading materials related to the topic on the official web-site of the OBSU.
The Universities, which have confirmed their partnership with the OBSU project so far, include: Odessa National University (Ukraine), Bucharest University (Romania), Moscow State University of International Relations MGIMO (Russia), Izmir University of Economics (Turkey), Sophia University (Bulgaria), Yerevan State University (Armenia), Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Khazar University (Baku, Azerbaijan). Further work on invitation of other universities is going on.
With the financialsupport of the grant provided by the Black Sea Trust, A Project of theGerman Marshall Fund of the United States