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.