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.