From April 26 to May 3, 2019, the Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova, came to Israel, Tel Aviv with an official visit.
During the visit, a meeting was held with the Ambassador of Ukraine to the State of Israel, Mr. Gennadiy Nadolenko, during which the program of Ukrainian-Israeli cooperation in the educational sphere was discussed. The peculiarity of the situation is that the State of Israel has decided on the automatic recognition of medical education diplomas only for OECD member countries – the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. However, Ukrainian universities do have the opportunity to undergo accreditation and be recognized. We are working to include Ukrainian universities in the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME) and the introduction of IFOM testing for medical specialties.
A meeting was also held with the director of the Al-Qasemi Academy, Mr. Khalid Arar and the leadership of the international department of the Academy, during which various areas of cooperation were discussed, including academic mobility within Erasmus and double diplomas, but most importantly, joint defense of dissertations on humanitarian sciences, and pedagogical ones in particular.
Another meeting that took place was with leaders of Transfotech, one of the leading companies in the field of innovation, not only in Israel, but also in the global market. The parties discussed the possibilities of joint Ukrainian-Israeli educational programs in medicine, programs of short-term exchanges of specialists and advanced training programs.