International Educational Fair 2018-2019 in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova, is in the Republic of Kazakhstan now.
On the 10th of November, 2018 the opening ceremony of the International Education Fair 2018-2019 was held in Astana. The Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan opened the International Education Fair 2018-2019 with greeting word.
On the 12-13th of November, 2018 the Fair was held in Aturau, now the delegation works in Shymkent, and on the 17th of November it will arrive to Almaty.
During the Fair, Director of the Center Dr. Olena Shapovalova met with Minister of Education and Science of Kazakhstan Mr.Erlan Sagadiev and President of the Center for International Educational Programs Mr. Zhanbolat Meldeshov (Scholarship of the President of Kazakhstan “Bolashak”). The Kazakh side confirmed their readiness to expand educational cooperation between our countries. It was agreed, that the Republic of Kazakhstan will pay much more attention to scholarship programs with Ukraine next year. The Ukrainian side emphasized on the Interstate agreement existing since 2010 between the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan about cooperation in the educational and scientific fields, according to which Ukraine annually provides an equivalent exchange of students for full-time education: under the bachelor’s program – 30 persons and Master’s degree – 10 persons.
Visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Delegation of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education is visiting the Republic of Kazakhstan now. Already, Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova participated in the II International scientific-practical conference “Development of social partnership for children’s interests” in Astana.
The meeting with the Head of JSC “Center for International programs” (scholarship of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, “Bolashak” ) Mr. Zhanbolat Meldeshov was held.
In addition, Olena Shapovalova together with Ambassador of Ukraine in the Republic of Kazakhstan Mr. Ivan Kuleba, Ukrainian diplomats, representatives of Ukrainian community and students from 47th Ukrainian Gymnasia in Astana wrote the Dictation of National Unity, dedicated to the Day of Ukrainian language.
In general, there is an intensive program planned for the visit to Kazakhstan, including visiting of many cities and participating in the International Education Fair.
The working meeting concerning the crossing of the state border of Ukraine by international students was held
On 01.11.2018 in the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine the working meeting concerning the crossing of the state border of Ukraine by international students was held. Representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, Ukrainian State Center for International Education, State Border Guard Service of Ukraine, State Migration Service of Ukraine, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Security Service of Ukraine took part in this meeting.
A number of important questions concerning the entry to Ukraine by international enrollees and students, immigration issues, questions concerning the reception of the temporary residence permits for international students in Ukraine were discussed.
Also, a problematic question concerning the taking of pictures for the temporary residence permits in turban for Sikh students because of their religious beliefs was raised.
As a result, it was decided to create a common working group concerning the regulation and solution of real problems, connected with coming and living for international students in Ukraine.
A meeting with the representatives of the Embassy of Ghana in Switzerland
On the 29th of October, 2018 Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education, Olena Shapovalova held a meeting with the representatives of the Embassy of Ghana in Switzerland. During this meeting questions concerning the peculiarities of enrollment of Ghanaians to study in Ukrainian Universities were discussed.
We understand that in order to study Biological and Medical sciences Ghanaian students should have in their secondary school certificates the following subjects: Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry.
WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination)
SSSCE (Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination)
GBCE (General Business Certificate Examination)
For other disciplines the minimum requirement is as follow:
English – D6
Maths (core) – D7
Integrated Science/Core Science – D7
All other elective subjects – minimum – D7.
All applicants must have passed at least six (6) subjects including Mathematics and English. There is no such subject in Ghanaian Secondary Educational System as Social Sciences. Irrespective of the total number of points, the grade E8 is not considered to be a pass.
Working visit to China
Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova together with Yana Razumovska, representative of the Center, came to China with an official visit for 16th-22th of October 2018. The purpose of the visit was for the Ukrainian State Center for International Education to participate in the 19th International Higher Education Conference «China Education Expo 2018» together with Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University, Ternopil National Economic University, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design and Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University”.
A meeting with the leadership of the China Scholarship Council, as well as visits to the Beijing Foreign Studies University and the Center of Ukrainian Culture were held.
Representatives of the Ukrainian delegation held a meeting with the Ambassador of Ukraine in the People’s Republic of China Mr. Oleg Dyomin.
Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova told more about the Ukrainian State Center for International Education and peculiarities of higher education in Ukraine during the meeting with the director of international affairs of Chinese edition «Studying abroad» .
Chinese representatives have shown their interest in developing a relationship between Ukrainian and Chinese Universities, where priorities are technical, linguistic and art specialities.
Working visit to Malaysia
Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova and Deputy Director Olena Sulyma came to Malaysia with an official visit for 8th-11th of October 2018. Ukrainian delegation took part in the 6th global higher education forum “Thriving for Knowledge, Industry and Humanity in Dynamic Higher Education Ecosystem”.
During their stay in Malaysia, Ukrainian delegation and representatives of Ukrainian Embassy in Malaysia held a meeting with Deputy Minister of Education of Malaysia Teo Nie Ching, Executive Director of Malaysian Qualifications Agency Dr. Rahman binti Mohamed, Deputy Director of the Department of Skills Development in the Ministry of Human Resources of Malaysia Zaihan bin Shukri and Deputy President of Kuala-Lumpur University Dr. Azanam Shah Hashim, visited the Center for development of advanced technologies.
Questions regarding the current and future states of Ukrainian-Malaysian cooperation in higher education were discussed during the meetings.
Director of the Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova gave an interview to the Malaysian National News Agency Bernama. The interview can be found here: www.bernama.com
As a result of the visit, it can be stated that the Malaysian side is interested in cooperation with Ukraine on governmental level, as well as between educational institutions of both countries.
The director of USCIE took part in the Conference and Exhibition of the European Association for International Education
The director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova participated in the 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition which took place from 11th-14th of September 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
5500 professionals from 95 countries took part in EAIE-2018, for whom 180 sessional meetings and 19 workshops were held. Hundreds of educational institutions from all over Europe represented their educational capabilities at the Exhibition.
EAIE Conference is the largest in scope and representation educational event in Europe, the goal of which is to improve the internationalization of higher education.
Директор УДЦМО взяла участь у конференції та освітній виставці Європейської асоціації міжнародної освіти
Директор Українського державного центру міжнародної освіти Олена Шаповалова взяла участь у роботі 30-ї щорічної конференції та освітній виставці Європейської асоціації міжнародної освіти (EAIE), які відбувались 11-14 вересня 2018 року у м. Женева (Швейцарія).
Учасниками EAIE-2018 стали 5500 фахівців з 95 країн, для яких було організовано та проведено 180 сесійних засідань, 19 воркшопів. Сотні закладів освіти з усіх куточків європейського континенту представляли у рамках виставки свої освітні можливості.
Конференція EIAE – найбільший за розмахом та представництвом освітянський захід у Європі, метою якого є покращення інтернаціоналізації вищої освіти.
The director of USCIE took part in the opening of the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani center in PNTU
On September the 5th, the director of Ukrainian State Center for International Education Olena Shapovalova participated in the opening of the Ukrainian-Azerbaijani center under Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University. The center was founded within the framework of continuous cooperation of the PNTU with educational institutions and educational foundations of Azerbaijan.
The goal of the center’s activity is to develop cooperation in the area of education and science, to promote culture and to study the shared history of Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The initiative to establish the center was supported by Azerbaijani partners who are acting as its co-founders.
Among the participants of the opening ceremony were the rector of Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University professor Volodymyr Onyshchenko, and the rector of Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University Mustafa Babanli.
Also, for the first time in Ukraine, the heads of these two institutions have signed an agreement about starting mutual training of specialists in accordance with the “double diploma” program between Poltava National Technical Yuri Kondratyuk University and Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University. This event has started a new page in the development of Ukrainian-Azerbaijani cooperation in education.
Mandatory NEET examination for Indian students
Since 2018, the “National Eligibility -cum- Entrance Test” (NEET) is mandatory for all Indian students for the eligibility for admission for MBBS course.
According to the Note of the Embassy of India in Kyiv, No.Kyiv /326/1/18 dated 30 July 2018, agents/companies who have brought Indian students to MBBS course or preparatory course for September 2018 session without clearing NEET examination will be blacklisted.
Agents/companies and universities to enroll Indian students without NEET qualification are answerable to the question of such admission.
The MCI recognition might be cancelled for the universities who admit students from India without clearing NEET examination.