On July 16, 2020 session the Executive Board of the Black Sea Universities Network decided to include Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University in its friendly family.

Black Sea University Network (BSUN) is an initiative aimed at developing cooperation between universities in the Black Sea region.

BSUN was established in 1997 with the aim to develop cooperation and exchange in educational, scientific and cultural spheres among universities and other institutions of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) member states.

BSUN activity is aimed at achieving the goals of the BSEC and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) to transform the Black Sea region into a region of peace, freedom, stability and prosperity through mutual cooperation.

Within this academic network a number of EU-funded research projects are being implemented, in particular on the greening of production in the Black Sea region etc.