On 28 September, the Rector of Voronezh State University, Dmitry Endovitsky, and the Head of the Department of German Philology at the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology, Ludmila Velichkova, met professors from the the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Studies of Martin Luther University (Halle, Germany), Ursula Hirschfeld and Suzanne Vogt-Zimmermann.
The Head of the university told the guests about the cooperation with German universities and companies and paid special attention to the promising cooperation with Martin Luther University.
Martin Luther University is a long standing partner of VSU. Since 2014, the universities have been running the joint master’s programme “Business Communication in Economics: the German Language". This fruitful cooperation between the two universities which has been continuing for over 50 years has been supported by the European Commission within Erasmus+ programme.
It should be noted that Ursula Hirschfeld is an honourable doctor of Voronezh State University. She was awarded with the title in 2017 for many years of fruitful activities in the field of contrastive phonology, the methodology of teaching the German language and intercultural communication, advanced training for lecturers of Voronezh and the Voronezh region, developing Germanic studies as part of the DAAD academic programs implemented in collaboration with VSU, as well as her contribution to training young specialists as part of the Vladimir Admoni programme.