Research and International Collaboration Department of Vinnytsia Institute of Trade and Economics of KNUTE is a functional and structural unit of the Institute, the activity of which is aimed at organization of scientific and research work of the Institute on the principles of innovation. The work of the Department is targeted at fulfilling the following tasks: continuous cycle of scientific and research activity (ranging from fundamental research to implementation of scientific research results into practice); ensuring the integration of learning process, science and production; encouraging the development of scientific and technical creativity of students; ensuring the results of innovation that become intellectual property of the Institute scientists. The Department provides international academic and scientific cooperation of VITE KNUTE with other institutions of higher education, organizes participation of lecturers and students in international scientific and cultural programmes in educational institutions of Poland, France, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Romania, Lithuania, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Moldova and Belarus.