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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.

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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.

 

 


During 12-15 September 2017, the 29th annual conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) was hosted in Seville. The director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, was in attendance. This year’s conference theme was ‘A mosaic of cultures’.

The annual EAIE conference is Europe’s largest international higher education conference and exhibition with 5000 participants from 90 countries. There were 640 different stands at the exhibition promoting international education. Amongst them were several countries promoting their ‘Study in’ offices.









On Thursday 31 August 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine attended the “Prospects for the Development of Polish-Ukrainian Academic and Student Exchange” conference.

Dr. Shapovalova gave a presentation in which she outlined that there are currently 738 Polish citizens studying in Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions.

The president of the “Perspektywy” Education Foundation, Mr. Valdemar Sivinsky also gave a presentation. In the near future the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Campus France will be opening offices in Poland. In spite of that fact, “Perspektywy” will continue take on prospective international students themselves as well as cooperating with business entities providing intermediary recruitment services for prospective international students. This experience is very useful to Ukraine and as a result Mr. Sivinsky was invited to be part of the Center’s Expert Council, to which he kindly agreed and promised to share his work.

Our priority in the area of Ukrainian Higher Education is to make Ukraine a study destination of choice which will be achieved by ensuring we have a credible higher education system that can be trusted by Ukrainians, and both current and prospective international students.






On Wednesday 30 August 2017, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Dr. Olena Shapovalova, attended the student inauguration ceremony at the Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD).

In the recently unveiled ratings of the world’s top 100 design schools in CEOWORLD magazine, which is the leading publication in the world of technology and design, KNUTD placed 75th out of 100. Additionally, KNUTD is the only Higher Education Institution represented from all over Eastern Europe! We are sure that Ukraine and KNUTD will become their second home, where they will receive a high quality education.

The Center thanks the KNUTD leadership for inviting Dr. Shapovalova to take part in this year’s celebrations and she wishes all of the students a wonderful start to the year and all the best in their studies!






On Sunday 2 July 2017, the Eastern European Summer School was launched, which has been organised by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.
The program in Ukraine ends on Monday 24 July and there are 20 students from various universities in India. They will take part in lectures on history, law, political science and other areas. The students will have the chance to visit Kyiv, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv where they will be able to see some of Ukraine’s best Higher Education Institutions. Additionally, there is a broad cultural program to help them better understand Ukraine involving several study visits to museums, convention centers and other place.
As part of the summer school, Indian students will write up an essay about the relative comparisons between Ukraine and India in the areas they are being lectured on.
This summer school format for international students spanning multiple cities is a first in Ukraine. The Ukrainian State Center for International Education has implemented this summer school as part of the “Ukraine up close” program, which is a part of the Ukrainian Government policy on the popularisation of Ukraine.
Olena Shapovalova, director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, said: “We have to tell the world about Ukraine and its education opportunities. Also our relationship with India is important, so I hope that this summer school will become part of our yearly calendar.”

 

 

 


On Friday 23 June 2017, the Sub-Committee on Education Cooperation of the Committee of Cooperation between the Ukrainian and Chinese Governments met for the second time. The sub-committee was co-chaired by Liliya Hrynevych, the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine and Chen Baosheng, the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Olena Shapovalova, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, was also part of the sub-committee on the Ukrainian side.

The sub-committee last met five years and much has changed: deeper cultural cooperation, further cooperation and new cooperation agreements were signed between Ukrainian and Chinese Higher Education Institutions, and the exchange of experiences in the area of professional standards development. Both countries are of course very interested in such cooperation due to the high demand of Ukrainian students wishing to study Mandarin Chinese and high school graduates of China wishing to be international students in Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions.

Additionally, as a result of the work of the sub-committee, the quota for Chinese citizens studying in Ukraine on the Ukrainian budget was raised to 120 students, agreements were made on cooperation in the area of technical education, and both parties agreed to work on synchronising their education schedules in order to be able to deliver joint Chinese-Ukrainian double degrees.

 

 

 

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On Friday 23 June 2017, the Forum of Rectors of Ukrainian and Chinese Universities was conducted with the participation of Liliya Hrynevych, the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine and Chen Baosheng, the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The forum included a roundtable led by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education on the topic of “Promotion of Ukrainian Higher Education in China”, with 41 Chinese and more than 25 Ukrainian Higher Education Institution representatives taking part in the roundtable.
Over 20 bilateral agreements were signed between Ukrainian and Chinese Higher Education Institutions. Olena Shapovalova, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, stated that there are currently 2,082 Chinese citizens studying in Ukraine with most of them choosing courses to do with arts, humanities and engineering. The forum also included 9 Chinese and 10 Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions promoting their educational opportunities.

 

 

 

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