The Department of Marketing teachers took part in the project of European Commission TEMPUS «The educational centers network with modern management techniques".
In 2009, Sumy State Universities together with universities of Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Russian Federation, Moldova and Armenia became a member of the TEMPUS.
The project aims are: organizing of a network of learning centers based on key regional universities for training a local government public servants in the direction of modern information technologies and foreign language.
Teachers of the Department have won the right to develop a training course of the project. Doctor of Economics, Prof. Sergiy Illyashenko and Ph.D. Natliya Illyashenko (Ukraine) in collaboration with the Ph.D. Sergiy Ryabichenko (Russian Federation) have developed a training course on the subject "Innovative Management".
In June 2010, as part of this project Natliya Illyashenko completed traineeships in the University of Koblenz-Landau (Germany) in the field "E-governance and virtual products".
Thanks to similar projects the teachers of the Department contribute to the university and department image improvement.