The University hosted a lecture by Edvard Moser, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine

Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology, Lviv Polytechnic
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Recently, Lviv Polytechnic National University hosted a lecture on Space and Time in the Brain by Edvard Moser, Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine2014. The event took place in the format of a live broadcast in the Assembly Hall of the main building. In addition, there was an opportunity to join the event online.

The Center for International Education and the Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology, the Institute of Jurisprudence, Psychology and Innovative Education, were responsible for organizing the lecture. The preparation process started back in June – when Professor Moser responded to the offer to give a lecture for Polytechnicians. Thus, the Nobel laureate expressed his support for the people of Ukraine and contributed to the motivation for study and scientific activity. Then there was a long process of correspondence regarding organizational points: agreement on the topic of the lecture, duration, online platform for the event, determination of the date of the event, target audience, etc.

The event began with the opening speech by Oleh Matviikiv, the First Vice-Rector of the University, who expressed his gratitude to Professor Moser for the fact that Lviv Polytechnic has the honour to attend a lecture by an outstanding scientist, a Nobel Prize laureate. Oleh Matviikiv spoke about the achievements and the 200-year history of our educational institution, and also highlighted the achievements of the young but quite progressive Department of Theoretical and Applied Psychology, which is successfully functioning in today’s conditions, had the largest number of applicants during this year’s admissions campaign, is engaged in conducting scientific research in the field of psychology, develops methods of psychological countermeasures to information warfare, conducts international scientific events, round tables, conferences, supervisions, and provides psychological assistance to the population in times of war.

The event was moderated by Nataliya Chukhray, Vice-Rector for Education and International Relations. She also welcomed Professor Moser, told the participants of the event about his scientific achievements, helped to conduct dialogue-communication after the lecture, thanked the speaker for an interesting report and invited him to visit Ukraine as soon as we win the war.

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