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Degree & Profession - Crimean Regional Festival
«University & Cultural Renaissance»

Crimea, Yalta,  October 3-6, 2010

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Organized by the Kharkov State Technical University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Read some information on the city of Yalta!

General fields of the Festival:
• Education and Science
• History and Archeology
• Architecture, Civil Engineering,
Urban Planning
• Conservation & Restoration
• Design & Arts
• Sustainable Development (economy, ecology, sociology)
• Information Technologies

- Universities
- Cultural and Educational Foundations
- Creative Unions & Organizations
- ICOMOS National and Regional organizations
- Government of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea
- Social and Public Organizations
- Business Organizations

Letter of the Rector of KSTUCA – YURIY SHKODOVSKIY

During 6 years KSTUCA is collaborating with Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation (RDBF) and organizations that belongs to its network: under Foundation protection the agreements between KSTUCA and University of Florence, KSTUCA and Collegio Degli Ingegneri Della Toscana were signed. The President of RDBF – Paolo Del Bianco and delegation of Italian professors were invited to visit Kharkov by Governor of Kharkov Region- Arsen Avakov and Mayor of Kharkov-Vladimyr Shumilkin. This visit was devoted to the 350th anniversary of Kharkov. Paolo Del Bianco was awarded by the Union of Architects with “Honour Professor”. He took part in the meeting with rectors of Ukrainian universities and with the President of Ukraine - Leonid Kuchma.
This collaboration gives to KSTUCA’s students and professors an opportunity to participate in the following events:
1. international seminars, where students and postgraduates present their national projects and within international teams develop cooperative projects, integrating the national experiences of each country;
2. scientific conferences concerning academic, research, social, technological problems in various fields of knowledge;
3. international competitions within Degree & Profession scheme where students have an opportunity to present their projects on RDBF site, that are visited by potential employers and sponsors. Within this scheme participants can communicate with representatives of leading European companies;.

International cooperation within Foundation net is an example of KSTUCA real integration into European educational space. Students, postgraduates and professors are involved in the educational life of Europe.

KSTUCA involves different universities and organizations of Ukraine to cooperative activity of Foundation. Thus, students and professors from Medical University, Academy of Arts and Design, Kharkov National Economic University, Odessa State Pedagogical University, Musical Academy, journalists from Kharkov TV took part in numerous Foundation events. A range of meetings of Italian scientists and Foundation representatives with Ukrainian colleagues from cultural and educational organizations, administration of the city and Kharkov region were organized by KSTUCA experts.

There is one more important aspect of cooperation. It provides an opportunity to represent Kharkov, as an educational center of Ukraine at the European level that can potentially increase the credibility of our region and attract investment we need here. This international activity also provides conditions for objective self-estimation and self-identity that is very important for integrating society.


The Kharkov State Technical University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

KSTUCA is among the leading technical universities of Ukraine which provides a full range of educational services, carrying out multistage training, retraining and raising the level of experts’ skills. It was founded on the 12th of June, 1930. In this year university will celebrate its 80th anniversary.
37 departments train spec
ialists in 13 civil engineering and architecture specialties. Over 50000 students were graduated from the university. Special attention is given to preparing masters in the fields of “urban design”, “design of architectural environment”, “reconstruction and restoration of architectural objects”, ”computer modeling”, “information technologies”, “ecology”, “sociology and psychology”, “life safety and engineering ecology”. 491 members of the teaching staff (including 17 academicians, 165 professors and doctors of science) are working in the university. The strategic goal of KSTUCA is integration in the European and world educational community.
University has joined the Bologna process. there is a department of life-long-learning. Advanced educational technologies are efficiently implemented at the university. Distance learning center was developed within two tempus- projects (JEP). There are sources for MSD in the university that are actual for the project themes. University has rich experience in international projects and international collaboration with numerous universities and foundations worldwide.


Yalta - Crimea

Yalta is a city in Crimea, southern Ukraine, on the north coast of the Black Sea. The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, said to have been founded by Greek sailors who were looking for a safe shore on which to land. It is situated on a deep bay facing south towards the Black Sea, surrounded by wooded mountains. It enjoys a warm Mediterranean climate with many vineyards and orchards in the vicinity.

The existence of Yalta was first recorded in the 12th century by an Arab geographer, who described it as a Byzantine port and fishing settlement. It became part of a network of Genoese trading colonies on the Crimean coast in the 14th century and later in 1475 Crimea was captured by the Ottoman Empire, which made it a semi-independent subject territory under the rule of the Crimean Khanate but the southern coast with Yalta was under direct ottoman rule forming the Eyalet of Kefe. Yalta was annexed by the Russian Empire in 1783, along with the rest of Crimea, sparking the Russo-Turkish War, 1787-1792.

In the 19th century, the town became a fashionable resort for the Russian aristocracy and gentry. Leo Tolstoy spent summers there and Anton Chekhov in 1898 bought a house (the White Dacha) here, where he lived till 1902; Yalta is the setting for Chekhov's short story, The Lady with the Dog, and such prominent plays as The Three Sisters were written in Yalta. The town was also closely associated with royalty. In 1889 Tsar Alexander III finished construction of Massandra Palace a short distance to the north of Yalta and Nicholas II built the Livadia Palace south-west of the town in 1911.

During the 20th century Yalta was the principal holiday resort of the Soviet Union. In 1920, Lenin issued a decree "On the Use of Crimea for the Medical Treatment of the Working People" which endorsed the region's transformation from a fairly exclusive resort area into a recreation facility for tired proletarians.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Yalta has struggled economically. Many of the nouveaux riches started going to other European holiday resorts, now that they had the freedom and money to travel; conversely, the impoverishment of many ex-Soviet citizens meant that they could no longer afford to go to Yalta. Yet, most of tourists here are from former Soviet Union countries. Foreigners (this would be approximately 7% to the total number of tourists visiting Yalta) are mostly from Europe and United States.

Yalta has a beautiful embankment along the Black Sea. People can be seen strolling there all seasons of the year, and it also serves as a place to gather and talk, to see and be seen. There are several beaches to the left and right of the embankment. The town has a movie theater, drama theater, plenty of restaurants, and an open-air market.

The patrons

Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation

Kharkov State Technical University of Civil Engineering and Architecture

Government of Autonomous Republic of Crimea; National Committee of the Protection of Cultural Heritage

ICOMOS National Organizations Ukraine and Italy
The collaborations

Crimea National Unions of Architects

Kharkov National Unions of Architects

Crimea National Unions of Artists

Kharkov National Unions of Artists

ICOMOS Youth Italian Organization

Municipal Government of Yalta

Humanitarian University named after Vernadskiy

Kharkov State Academy of Design and Art

Kharkov National Economy University

National Academy of Environment Protection and Resort Construction (Simpheropol)

Project group «Drozdov & Co.»

Company «Habitat Vivendi» Ltd.







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