Meeting with the ambassadors from countries of Middle East, Africa and Asia
On July 19th the director of USCIE Olena Shapovalova took part in a meeting with the ambassadors from countries of Middle East, Africa and Asia, citizens of which study in Ukraine. The meeting was initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to discuss problems regarding the studying of foreign students in Ukraine and develop ways of solving them. The ambassadors were addressed by the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba. Members of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Security Service of Ukraine, National Police and Ministry of Healthcare of Ukraine were also invited to take part in the discussion.
Overall, interest in discussing a wide range of issues surrounding international education in Ukraine was shown by ambassadors of Algeria, Afghanistan, Vietnam, Egypt, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Kuwait, South Korea, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Pakistan, South Africa, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Questions regarding the quality of education and the accessibility of the studying process itself were discussed during the meeting. A separate meeting will take place with the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to discuss issues surrounding visas. All parties agreed that such meetings are useful and allow us to overcome hardships that occasionally occur in the process of training foreign students in Ukrainian educational institutions.
Meeting with a delegation from the Sudan
July 3, 2018 a meeting between the Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba and the director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova with a delegation from the Sudan was held.
During this meeting the prospects for the development of interstate dialogue in the field of education were discussed. In particular, an agreement was reached on signing the relevant Memorandum of Cooperation and holding a number of joint cultural and educational events. The issues of granting scholarships for students, establishing cooperation between universities of the two countries, issues of obtaining visas were mentioned.
Scientific and methodological seminar “Internationalization of Educational Activity of Higher Educational Institutions in Ukraine”
On June 26, 2018 Poltava hosted a scientific and methodological seminar “Internationalization of Educational Activity of Higher Educational Institutions in Ukraine”, organized by the Ukrainian State Center for International Education together with the Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University. At the seminar the issues related to the training of foreign students were discussed.
Olena Shapovalova, director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Mykola Yakymenko, deputy head of the migration service of Ukraine in the Poltava region, rector of the PoltNTU, professor Volodymyr Onyschenko, representatives of higher educational institutions of Kharkiv, Cherkasy, Kherson and the Poltava region, as well as foreign students of PoltNTU took part in the seminar.
Visit to Cherkasy National University named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky
On June 6-8, 2018 the director of Ukrainian State Center of International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova visited Cherkasy National University named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
Dr. Olena Shapovalova took part in roundtable discussion “The future and present of African and Asian countries” and the ceremony of opening of the new project “ChNU Ambassadors” with handing over the certificates to the international students, who will represent the university at their home countries.
Also Dr. Olena Shapovalova had an opportunity to join the Day of communication of the international students with the rector Olexandr Cherevko, gave an interview to the students’ television and visited the laboratory Hotel and Restaurant business and Ukrainian embroidery museum.
For the first time in history – Ukrainian State Center for International Education has presented Ukrainian educational opportunities in Brazil!
During April 16-28, 2018, a large delegation of Ukrainian educators visited the Republic of Brazil for the first time. Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba, Director of the State Enterprise “Ukrainian State Center for International Education” Olena Shapovalova, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, co-chairman of the group of inter-parliamentary contacts with Brazil Viktor Romanyuk, People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Education of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Science and Education Taras Kremin, the Chairman of the Dnipro regional Council Gleb Prygunov, the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Brazil in the city of Dnipro Oleg Vasilenko took part in the historic mission to this country.
In order to participate in educational exhibitions and other events in the trip to Brazil, the representatives of 7 universities of the Dnipro city also joined the working group. There were the participants from the University of Customs and Finance, the National Metallurgical Academy of Ukraine, the Oles Gonchar National University of Dnipro, the National Mining University, the University of Alfred Nobel, Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy, Dnipro Medical Institute of Traditional and Alternative Medicine, and Kyiv Medical University.
Important meetings with representatives of the authorities and educators of Brazil were intended to establish strong ties between Ukraine and Brazil in the scientific and educational fields. In particular, Roman Greba met with officials from the state of Rio de Janeiro, the Federal University in Rio de Janeiro and the Federal University in Sao Paulo. The fruitful negotiations have been held at the FINEP Innovation Foundation. Cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is coordinated with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Brazil Mr. Rostislav Tronenko.
The Director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova informed about the work of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, the potential of Ukrainian universities and the major innovations in the field of internationalization of education that are being introduced in Ukraine.
More broadly and substantively, the Dnipro universities and Ukrainian State Center for International Education were presented at the ExpoPoss 2018 “Recruit Higher Education Students” from Brazil in the city of Rio de Janeiro and in San Paolo. Ukrainian universities were united under the joint “Study in Ukraine” brand and raised a lively interest among the Brazilian youth.
The Ukrainian State Center for International Education took part in the international educational conference FAUBAI 2018, the largest event on the entire South American continent for the first time.
In addition, the Ukrainian educators visited the capital of Paraná, Curitiba, where the Ukrainian diaspora is the largest in Brazil. The meetings were held at the local university UNICENTRO, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and with representatives of the Ukrainian community.
Such a trip to Brazil actually means the opening a large and perspective Brazilian educational market for Ukraine, as well as a new opportunities for cooperation between Ukraine and Brazil in the science, and, in particular, innovations.
Participation in the trip of people’s deputies and the leaders of one of the most powerful Ukrainian regions has highlighted the serious interest of Ukraine in establishing sustainable cooperation with Brazil in the field of internationalization of education and science.
Important success factors of the business trip are in the fact, that a large number of universities responded to the opportunity to introduce themselves and attract students from the new country to study, as well as the fact that the Ukrainian delegation worked together for the idea of ”Study in Ukraine”, the brand, the formation and promotion of which in the information space for a long time was widely shared by Ukrainian State Center for International Education.
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We invite to take part in the scientific and methodical seminar «Strategies for successful internationalization of the modern university»
Scientific and methodical seminar
«Strategies for successful internationalization of a modern university: specifics of recruitment and training of the international students in Ukraine»
February 26, 2018
We invite you to take part in the scientific and methodical seminar «Strategies for successful internationalization of the modern university: the specifics of recruitment and training of the international students in Ukraine», organized in cooperation with the Department of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Institute of Higher Education of the National Academy of Educational Sciences of Ukraine, which will be held on February 26, 2018 in Sumy State University at the address: Sumy city, Rimsky-Korsakov str., 2.
The Ukrainian State Center for International Education celebrates the 15th anniversary!
On February 7, 2018, Ukrainian State Center for International Education celebrates its 15th anniversary! In 2002 an official Order of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine for the establishment of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education. This order committed the obligations of organization and coordination of study of the international students in Ukraine to our Center!
Our congratulations to the current staff of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education and everybody, who used to work here before, and also all colleagues and mentors!
Winners of the Competition of creative works among foreign students on education in Ukraine received awards
Today, January 19, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine held a solemn presentation of gifts to the winners of the Contest among foreign students for the best photo, video and slogan about studying in Ukraine. The award ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba and Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova.
Remind that the first place in the competition was taken by a student of the Kiev National University of Technology and Design Zehra Melikzade for her competitive video work.
The second place was shared by two students who presented two Institutions of Higher Education – Effiong Ekemini Okon from Sumy State University for his photo and slogan and Kiev National University of Technology and Design Eno Jijdiyah for his video.
Third place was taken by a student of Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas Franke Francisco for his video.
After the awarding ceremony, a fruitful conversation was held on education in Ukraine. Foreign students – the winners of the Contest noted that the knowledge gained in Ukrainian universities, as well as friendly atmosphere around them, confirm the correctness of their choice of our State as a place for studying. This, they said, was the impetus for participating in the Competition and expressing their feelings to Ukraine in a creative way.
Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Roman Greba invited the winners of the Contest to a friendly dinner.
The organizers of the Contest among foreign students for the best photo, video and slogan about studying in Ukraine were the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ukrainian State Center for International Education.
The Moroccan culture center was opened in Zaporizhzhia!
On December, 18-19, 2017 the Director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Dr. Olena Shapovalova visited Zaporizhzhia and took part in an official opening of the Moroccan culture center of Zaporizhzhia State Medical University, and also celebrated the Arabian culture day.
669 Moroccan citizen studies in Zaporizhzhia State Medical University. Dr. Olena Shapovalova noticed, that this occasion is very significant and important for the university life, appreciated the contribution of the university’s staff into improvement of the international student’s everyday conditions.
Besides, on December, 19, 2017 Zaporizhzhia region and Oriental region of the Kingdom of Morocco have signed a trade, economical, technical, scientific and cultural cooperation agreement, which can also intensify and increase the Ukrainian-Moroccan educational relations.
The opening of Ukrainian cultural center in the Kingdom of Morocco is expected in 2018.