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Professor from Nord University Øystein Nystad conducted guest lectures for the participants of the “Ukraine-Norway” project in Dnipro and Melitopol

In the period of November 13-16, 2017 in Melitopol and Dnipro, there was held a set of guest lectures for the participants of the “Ukraine-Norway” project conducted by Nord University professor Øystein Nystad.


The main topic of the course was Waste Management, Environmental Philosophy, Business Ethics. Norway in this area is one of the advanced countries in terms of technologies and achievements, and Øystein is not only a theorist, but also a practitioner in this field, since for many years he has been a member of the board of directors in companies related to sorting, transportation and processing of waste, and also the owner of his own company in this sphere. The classes aroused a keen interest of the audience and a lot of practical questions. It is a very relevant topic for Ukraine. The introduction of a proper waste management policy is not about the solution of environmental problems only, but also the creation of jobs, a potentially profitable and highly profitable business. Both days of the lectures in each city were active and productive. In Dnipro, the project participants are undergoing the professional retraining in the specialty of "Energy Management", and in Melitopol in "Municipal administration". The topic of the classes is relevant and useful for both directions.
In Dnipro, there was conducted a meeting of Øystein Nystad with the teaching staff working with the project participants. The meeting was held in the format of a round table. Ukrainian and Norwegian experts shared their experience on issues of ecology, energy, energy management. The moderator of the round table was the vice-rector of the National Metallurgical Academy Volodymyr Shatoha.
This was the first visit of a Norwegian guest to Dnipro. During the sightseeing, the museum of the ATO produced the greatest impression on him.
In Melitopol, Øystein held a meeting with the Director of the MISMM of CPU, Marina Radeva. Øystein noted that the city has changed significantly in terms of infrastructure for the better. There were significantly improved roads, lighting of the city with energy-saving light-bulbs. It is important to note that the project to equip the city with LED lamps was financed by Norway through the Nordic Environmental Finance Corporation (NEFCO).