As part of the agreement on cooperation between Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University and the University of California, Davis coordination meeting was held in Davis with university rector Oleksandr Bezliudnyi, city mayor Iryna Pletniova, head of the Society of Friendship with Foreign Countries Galina Kucher with Mr. Brett Lee - the official representative of the committee kinship of the twin city of Davis (California, USA).
It is important to note that since 1988, when the treaty on the twinning of the cities of Davis and Uman was signed, there have been many meetings and exchanges of delegations, and since the full-scale invasion, American colleagues have been supporting the people of Uman with humanitarian aid and sharing the pain of the consequences of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
Brett Lee took the initiative to launch a social scholarship for those seeking higher education at the USPU from among vulnerable people and whose families are in difficult life circumstances. This social mission was joined by the residents of the city of Davis for fundraising. In the 2023/2024 academic year, the payment of these social scholarships is foreseen. During the meeting, the organizational principles of the implementation of such an initiative were discussed, the categories of vulnerable people were defined, as well as the regulatory and legal basis.
During the meeting, the prospects of further cooperation between Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University and the University of California, Davis were discussed in the context of the implementation of the Development Strategy of the USPU for 2021-2025 and the Concept of Internationalization of the USPU.