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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.

 

 


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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Today, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova, led the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine to the Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute where they met with ambassadors who do not have an embassy in Ukraine.

These ambassador have come on a two day working visit to meet with various universities around Ukraine and to better understand higher education in Ukraine for their current and prospective international students.

Dr. Shapovalova presented the benefits and opportunities of studying in Ukraine including the most popular universities in Ukraine and reasons to study in Ukraine. Dr. Shapovalova also reminded the ambassadors about the newly launched www.studyinukraine.gov.ua which is the only official Ukrainian Government comprehensive source of information about studying in Ukraine.

The ambassadors were also given a tour of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute.

 

 

 
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Today, the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova, accompanied the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine led by the First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Volodymyr Kovtunets, to the international forum for graduates of Ukrainian Higher Education Institutions hosted by the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture.

This event is very significant as it shows that the relationship between Ukraine and the international students who received their higher education in Ukraine is strong and that they received a quality education. The graduates spoke about the need for Ukrainian cultural centers abroad to maintain ties with Ukraine and to promote Ukraine as a study destination of choice to prospective students.

Our website www.studyinukraine.gov.au has an ‘Alumni’ section where you can sign up as a graduate of a Ukrainian Higher Education Institution and where you can share your own story of studying in Ukraine. In gathering these testimonials, we put them up on our website as they help show what a great place Ukraine is for studying.

We are thankful that you have not forgotten the great time you spent in Ukraine! Ukraine will not forget you either!

 

 

 

 

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