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Congratulations to the winners of the photo, video, slogan contest for international students in Ukraine!

The aim of competition was the popularization of Ukrainian higher education, presentation the life and study of international students to Ukrainians and creating the atmosphere of mutual understanding and respect!

 

The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Ukrainian State Center for International Education held this competition together. We received 30 photos, 9 videos, 6 slogans, 1 presentation, 3 essays from 18 participants!

 

The expert commission estimated the works of participants, which included:

 

  • the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba;
  • the head of the Department of international cooperation and European integration of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Anna Novosad;
  • the Director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova;
  • the people’s deputy of Ukraine, the head of the education subcommittee of the Committee for education and science of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Taras Kremin’;
  • the rector of Taras Shevchenko university of Kyiv Leonid Huberskyy;
  • the rector of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University Vil Bakirov;
  • the rector of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University Ihor Tsependa;
  • the head of Public council of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Yevhen Kudriavets.

 

The first place was taken Ms. Zehra Melikzade from Kyiv National Universtiy of Technology and Design for her video!

 

 

The second place shared two students –  Mr. Ekemini Okomnu from Sumy State University for his photo and slogan and Mr. Enyiekpon Eno Jedidiah from Kyiv National Universtiy of Technology and Design for his video!

 

 


 

And the third place Mr. Franque Fransisco  from Ivano-Frankivsk National University of Oil and Gas for his video!

 

 

The winners will be invited to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for getting the presents on January 2018. We congratulate the winners of the contest and appreciate everyone for an active participation!


During 9-13 November, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova conducted a working visit to the Republic of India as part of a Ukrainian delegation.

 

A number of important talks were held, aimed at promoting Ukrainian higher education.

 

In particular, during the meeting between the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba and the Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources Development of India (which is analogous to the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine), a consensus was reached on signing a comprehensive agreement on cooperating in the area of education between Ukraine and India. The agenda also raised the issue of providing annual scholarships for Indian students.

 

As a result of the trip, there was a decision to hold a meeting of rectors of technical Higher Education Institutions in Ukraine and India, as well as launching exchange programs for high school teachers.

 

The Ukrainian delegation also attended the Ficci Higher Education Summit 2017, organized by the Indian Government. This is a large-scale education conference, hosted by leading Indian universities, non-governmental organizations, renowned educators and numerous foreign guests.

 

The visit included a meeting at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of India in which the issue of issuing student visas to Indian citizens for studying in Ukraine was discussed.

 

There are currently 8,293 international students from India studying in Ukraine and in 2017, 4,100 study visas were issued which is about 2.7 times more than in 2015.

 



During 30 October-6 November 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova visited the Kingdom of Morocco as part of a delegation from Zaporizhzhia Oblast, which also included representatives of Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions in Dnipro and Ternopil.

 

Meetings were held with members of parliament and the President of the Chamber of Members of Parliament of the Parliament of Morocco, during which the issue of signing agreements between Ukrainian and Moroccan universities was discussed, which could become an important step in the development of bilateral relations in the area of education.

 

Meetings were also held at the Association of Pharmacists of Morocco. The main subject was the recognition of Ukrainian diplomas, as well as the issue of employing Moroccan graduates of Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions.

 

During the meeting at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Morocco, much attention was paid to the problem of issuing study visas to Moroccan citizens wishing to study in Ukraine.

 

Additionally, talks were held at the Fes-Meknes Province Council and the Fes-Meknes Chamber of Craftsmen, which also discussed the revitalization of Ukrainian-Moroccan cooperation in the area of education.

 

There are currently 4,608 international students from Morocco studying in Ukraine and most of them study medicine or pharmacology.

 



The Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian State Center for International Education are jointly announcing a competition for international students looking for the best photo, video or slogan about studying in Ukraine.

 

The competition is open to all international students studying at Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions and colleges. Your creative content will be judged on your ability to answer the following questions:

 

• Why did you choose to study in Ukraine?
• Do you like studying in Ukraine?
• What do you know about Ukraine?
• How well acquainted are you with Ukrainian culture?
• What do you think about Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions?
• Who have you met or become friends with in Ukraine?
• What is Ukraine for you?

 

Please send us your electronic submissions to conference@studyinukraine.gov.ua no later than 1 December 2017.

Winners of the competition will be awarded amazing prizes.
 


On Tuesday 17 October, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba and the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova took part in the Ukrainian-Maltese Business Forum. The event was held in the presence of both heads of states – the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and the President of the Republic of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
 
During the forum, B2B meetings were held with representatives from universities of Malta, in particular the University of Malta, a government university, in which 11,500 Maltese and international students study. Expanding cooperation between Ukraine and Malta in the area of education was discussed.
 
Roman Greba expressed confidence that the outcome of these meetings will give a powerful positive boost to Ukrainian-Maltese relations in the area of internationalizing of education. In turn, Olena Shapovalova once again confirmed that students from Malta are welcome to study in Ukraine. At the same time, she said that Malta’s experience in organizing language schools and other areas of educational tourism is interesting for Ukraine.

 


During 5-8 October 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, as well as the head of the Department of Processing, Registering and Monitoring of Information at the Center, Ms. Olena Sulyma, were present at the “New Educational Trend” conference in Baku at the 11th Azerbaijan International Education Festival.
 
The topics promoted by the Center during the conference included the internationalization of higher education, reforms in Ukrainian higher education, advantages of obtaining a Ukrainian education, and current activities of the Center.
 
One of the many results of the working trip included the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Azerbaijan State Oil and Industrial University and Poltava National Technical University.
 
Preparations are also underway for a delegation of Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions to visit Azerbaijan.
 
The work of the Center’s delegation at the conference was strongly supported by the Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Azerbaijan Dr. Olexandr Mischenko.
 
Currently, the largest contingent of international students in Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions is from Azerbaijan with 9,316 students.

 


On Thursday 28 September 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, met with Ms. Mina Tunsi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Morocco to Ukraine. During the meeting many topics were discussed including the education of Moroccan students in Ukraine and their quality of life. The participants talked about the work of student recruitment agencies, and expressed confidence that the Center and their website studyinukraine.gov.ua are existing alternatives to agencies.

The Ambassador expressed support for the idea of ​​opening preparatory departments of Ukrainian universities in the capital of Morocco – Rabat. In addition, there was a bilateral agreement to organize an official mission of Ukrainian universities to visit Morocco in order to further develop Ukrainian-Moroccan relations in the area of education.

Currently, there are 4,608 students from Morocco studying in Ukraine.




On Tuesday 26 September 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, took part in the roundtable discussion called “Ukrainian-Brazilian Cooperation in the Field of Education, Science and Culture in the Context of Internationalization of Higher Education” held at the Ukrainian-Brazilian Center of the University of Customs and Finance in Dnipro.

Dr. Shapovalova discussed future ambitions and the current state of Ukrainian-Brazilian cooperation in the area of education, as well as the goals and current activities of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.

The discussion was organized and hosted by the Center, the Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Dnipro, and the University of Customs and Finance.

Photos courtesy of the University of Customs and Finance. See all here






On 26 September 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova took part in the round table discussion titled “Ukrainian-Brazilian cooperation in the areas of education, science and culture in the context of internationalization of higher education” which took place in Dnipro at the Ukrainian-Brazilian Center at the University of Customs and Finance.

 

The director of the Center discussed the current situation and possible future Ukrainian-Brazilian cooperation in the area of education and also about the opportunities and the current activities of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.

 

The round table discussion was organized and carried out by the Center, the Honorary Consulate of Brazil in Dnipro, and the University of Customs and Finance.

 

 


On Tuesday 19 September in Poltava, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, took part in the international training program ‘Increasing the Efficiency of Colleges by Improving the Quality of Education’. Dr. Shapovalova led a masterclass on the internationalisation of colleges. She also discussed promoting Ukrainian higher education abroad and recruiting international students.

Currently, there are 332 international students from 37 countries studying in colleges, representing about 0.5% of all international students in Ukraine. “This work is very important”, said Dr. Shapovalova.

The training was organised by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, the U.S. Department of State, the Fullbright Scholar Program, and the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

The training was conducted at the Oil and Gas College of the Poltava National Technical University and at the Scientific-Technical Center of the Poltava division of the Engineers Academy of Ukraine.