From 12th till 18th of December Professor Medani Prasad Bhandari, member of editorial board of “SocioEconomic Challenges” Journal visited Sumy State University. Professor Medani P. Bhandari worked as a Professor of inter-disciple Department of Natural Resource & Environment / Sustainability Studies, at the Akamai University (Hawaii, USA).
During his life professor obtained several degrees of Masters, for instance he holds M.A. Anthropology (Tribhuwan University, Nepal), M.Sc. Environmental System Monitoring and Analysis (ITC-The University of Twente, the Netherlands), M.A. Sustainable International Development (Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA), M.A. in Sociology (Syracuse University, NY, USA). The interests of Professor Medani P. Bhandari include: environmental sociology; organizational sociology and political sociology; research methods; conflict in natural resource management and social policy; community and economic development; environmental studies; sustainability studies; climate; civil society; political ecology and NGO management etc. Professor Bhandari published 4 monographs and more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
During his visit professor Bhandari have met the scientists from Oleg Balatsky ASI FEM, the colleagues of finance and credit department in particular, to discuss further perspectives of cooperation. Professor provided strategic sessions for the decision-makers and staff from different departments of ASI FEM. During his stay at Sumy State University Professor Bhandari offered several lectures-discussions for students, Ph.D. students and educators. The main topics of the communication were the education in USA, the specific features of the curriculums, syllabuses and regulations, the movement for the academic honesty. The lectures brought the last tendencies on globalization and sustainable development, meanwhile the role of NGOs were emphasized and why it is important to think globally and act locally. For Ph.D. students, young scientists and researchers Professor Bhandari presented two seminars on Academic writing and Research Methods. And especially for Master Programme “Investments, Entrepreneurship and Start-ups” professor Meadni P. Bhandari made the training on Conflicts Management. In the end of his visit Medani P. Bhandari gave a public lecture for the citizens of Sumy on NGOs and Sustainable Development for Community.