Director of #studyinukraine Dr. Olena Shapovalova at University Partnership Workshop
On June 18, 2019, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova visited the University Partnership Workshop of #educationusa, which took place at Ukrainian Catholic University.
Dr. Olena Shapovalova reported on academic mobility programs between Ukraine and the USA. For instance, KNEU has a common MBA master’s program with the Business school of Redlands University (California). In addition, the following directions of future cooperation were emphasized:
– user-friendly websites
– international education fairs
– conference networking
– university consortium work
– alumni and current students
– recruitment agencies
– foreign commercial service/state department
– sister cities
The #studyinukraine team works on improving our website for better usability and relevance.
Delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine visits Israel
On June 23, 2019 the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova with the #studyinukraine team joined the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine in attending the Ukrainian-Israeli educational forum “Collaboration inspires Innovation”, led by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Mr. Roman Greba.
Delegates were welcomed by the president of Ariel University Mr. Michael Zinigrad. Topics such as the creation of common Israeli-Ukrainian innovative parks, academic acceleration programs, and scientific research commercialization were discussed.
Israeli experience shows that every university has a fundraising department, which would be useful for Ukrainian universities to help accumulate more funding.
Delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine visited China
On June 10-14, 2019 the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova joined the official delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine led by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Mr. Roman Greba. The chief of the Head Department of Directorate of Strategical Development and European Integration of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Stella Shapoval, head of the Department of International Agreements and Recognition of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Olha Kotova and the director of Informational and Image Center of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Victoria Sergiyenko took part in the work of the delegation as well.
The official delegation had a meeting with the rector of the University of Science and Technologies of Beijing Mr. Yang Renshu. The University of Science and Technologies of Beijing has 180 universities-partners overseas and 500 professors-foreigners. Chinese colleagues demonstrated an interest in developing cooperation with Ukrainian technical universities-members of QS World Rankings and creating common laboratories together in the future.
Also, the delegation visited the third meeting of the Ukrainian-Chinese educational subcommission. The Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Mr. Roman Greba together with the Deputy Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Sung Yao presided over the meeting. As a result, it was agreed to increase the number of scholarships for Ukrainian and Chinese students to 200, opening more Confucius centers in Ukraine, establishing common scientific centers and enterprises.
Next, the visitors had an appointment with Nanchang University, situated in the area more than 1 million square meters in size, training 50000 students and employing 2600 members of staff. The delegates were familiarized with the local facilities and discussed the academic mobility perspectives.
#studyinukraine at NAFSA 2019
On May 26 – June 4, 2019, Study in Ukraine team, headed by the director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova visited NAFSA 2019 annual conference and expo “Global Leadership, Study and Change” for new experience and presentation of Ukrainian higher education.
There were scheduled more, than 200 workshops, events and sessions for leadership programs, pre-university training, and global study support. More, than 3500 different organizations, 10 000 participants from 100 countries took part in the solemn opening ceremony, held by United States ex-Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, who emphasized on the importance of international education as a power of global dialogue.
Also, Dr. Olena Shapovalova had a meeting with U. S. Department of State representative Matthew P. Washburn and chief of USA Study Abroad at U.S. Department of State Heidi L. Manley, where the perspectives of cooperation between Ukraine and USA were widely discussed: academic mobility programs, international offices development in universities and double diploma were additionally highlighted.
As a result, educational cooperation between Ukraine and America got new prospects and the #studyinukraine team had a lot of new ideas and experience to expand Ukrainian higher education for international students.