Sumy National Agrarian University (SNAU) becomes the 4th university partner of Diamond FMS BV in Ukraine

"SNAU is a very progressive university and we are delighted that it has become one of the four higher educational institutions of Ukraine that works with the financial management system Diamond», - said Nard Elsman, owner of Diamond FMS BV at the meeting with the rector, Ladyka Vladimir, on July 12, 2016, during this meeting they discussed the prospects of partnership.

On 21 July, 2016 there was an official meeting of the SNAU delegation in Kiev, which consisted of Valeriy Zhmaylov, vice-rector for scientific and pedagogical work, Natalia Strochenko, Dean of Economics and Management Faculty, Helena Slavkova and Svetlana Agajanovа, head of the university departments, Sergey Garkusha and Yuriy Kobrin, leading experts with Anastasia Ruzhyna, Managing Director of Diamond FMS in Ukraine, during the meeting they agreed to cooperate in the framework of the "International partnership and business cooperation program» Diamond Academy will increase the level of competence of teachers in training the specialists of the financial and economic sphere in the strategic forecasting and financial management area according to the European standards.

SNAU delegation in the Diamond FMS Ukraine office (from left to right: Kobrin Y., Agajanova S., Slavkova А., Strochenko N., Zhmaylov V., Garkusha S., Ruzhyna A)

In order to realize the project of software product implementation into the educational process of the higher educational institutions of Ukraine, to be more specific; the financial management system «Diamond», members of the SNAU delegation had a meeting and a conversation with two partners-universities of Diamond FMS BV that already are using Diamond FMS program:

 Wisconsin International University (USA) in Ukraine – with rector Romanovskiy Alexander, vice-rector Romanovskaya Julia and the dean of the American program Volovyk Elena, who expressed huge interest in cooperation with SNAU and proposed to implement three-sided cooperation, exchange of experience and skills which were obtained during the work with Diamond FMS in MBA programs, academic mobility of students and teachers, etc.

Volovyk Elena, the dean of the American program, told about the educational structure of the study process in WIUU, as well as about the successful implementation of the Diamond program into the educational process: "This way of studying process helps students in the future to become effective, competitive and responsible entrepreneurs"

SNAU delegation in WIUU (on the photo form left to right: Кobrin Y., Ruzhyna A., Agajanova S., Volovyk E., Strochenko N., Slavkova A., Zhmaylov V., Garkusha S, Romanovskiy О.)

Kyiv national economic university (KNEU) – with Elena Grebeshkova, the vice-dean of the Economics and Management Faculty, with Elena Kizenko, advanced specialist of the enterprise strategy department.

Grebeshkova Elena and Kizenko Elena have shared with their experience of the implementation of the Diamond program into the study process, feedback and experiences of students, as well as the prospects for international cooperation, partnerships and exchange of experiences in the future.

«Implementation of the Diamond FMS program into the study process is the first
step on the way of becoming university that operates within modern technologies
tendencies, and, most importantly, graduates  European level experts in their field», - said Elena Grebeshkova, vice-dean of the Economics and Management faculty.

SNAU Delegation in KNEU (on the photo from left to right: Kobrin Y., Garkusha S., Zhmaylov V., Agajanova S., Slavkova A., Strochenko N., Kizenko E., Grebeshkova E., Ruzhyna A.)

SNAU and Diamond FMS agreed to begin cooperation starting by the training of teaching staff of the university how to work with the software since the end of August 2016, and from September 1, 2016, SNAU invited the Managing Director of Diamond FMS Ukraine, Anastasia Ruzhyna, to greet students at the opening of the new academic year 2016 -2017 and to announce a cooperation with the Dutch company in the training process of the financial and economic sphere specialists according to the European standards in Ukraine.

During 2016-2017 academic year it is planned to hold such events as:

1.  Six joint international seminars in which Diamond FMS teachers, higher education institutions-partners teachers and representatives of business organizations will share knowledge and experience of the work with Diamond FMS.

2.  International training-competition Diamond BootCamp 2017, which will allow the team-champion to do an internship in the Netherlands.

3.  Championship in the form of business game which called «Business Development Game».

4.  Other joint projects.

We are grateful to the Rector of SNAU Ladyka VIadimir and all the members of the delegation for the fruitful, full of information day and for the exchange of experience!

We are sure that the meeting and negotiations will contribute to the strengthening and further development of partnerships between Diamond FMS and SNAU in the
training of the XXI century economists.

With best regards,
Diamond Academy

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