EU Study Exhibition Comes to Kyiv on 13-15 November 2014




On 13-15 November the European Commission will participate with a special Study in Europe stand in the Education Abroad Fair in Kyiv. For the fourth time it is to showcase the opportunities in European higher education. The ex! hibition will take place in the National Centre of Business and Culture Cooperation Ukrainian House. This 2014 edition is an opportunity to present the new EU academic cooperation and research programmes: Erasmus+ and Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions.


Europe is the top destination for foreign students, hosting 48% of the 4.5 million students who study outside their home countries each year. To date the EU has funded scholarships for more than 1800 Ukrainian students and academics either within the integrated degree programmes - Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees and Joint Doctorates - or the shorter-term mobility provided by university partnerships. Ukrainian institutions are also involved in 94 Tempus projects including 33 projects selected for financing in 2013, supporting capacity building and modernisation of higher education institutions and systems.

 

Within the exhibition three ‘Study in Europe’ conferences will be held, including:

 

November 13 (Thursday) from 14.00 to 15.00‘Erasmus +: opportunities for Learning Mobility and Cooperation between Universities for Innovation and Best Practice Exchange open for Ukraine’. The presentation will be given by Svetlana Shytikova, Director of the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine.

 

November 14 (Friday) from 14.00 to 15.00Talk with Erasmus Mundus student alumni: how to get a scholarship, what it's like to study in the EU and much more. The discussion will be moderated by former graduates Aleksandra Lysak and Artem Remizov.

 

November 15 (Saturday) from 13.00 to 14.00: ‘Maria Sklodowska-Curie - EU mobility program for young researchers’. The presentation will be conducted by Olena Koval, Director of the National Information Centre on EU-Ukraine Science and Technology Cooperation.

 

The 'Study i! n Europe stand' is organized by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, with the active support of the EU Delegation to Ukraine, the National Erasmus+ Office in Ukraine, the National Information Centre on cooperation between the EU and Ukraine in Science and Technology together with the Erasmus Mundus Student & Alumni Association.

 

Since 2014, the EU brings all existing international higher education programmes under a single roof, Erasmus+, offering more opportunities for cooperation between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries. The first Erasmus+ call covering the 3 actions open to institutions from Ukraine – joint degrees, credit mobility and capacity-building has been published in October 2014 for the projects starting in the next academic year.

 

Erasmus+ also continues grants for students from Eastern Partnership countries to participate in excellent joint Master p! rogrammes or in shorter-term mobility at a partner institution in the EU. Doctoral fellowships will be financed by the new Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, part of the new Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation. Erasmus+ will support the modernisation of higher education institutions, as well as systems and staff development in partner countries.

 

International Education Fairs “Education abroad” and “Education and Career” are the biggest and most widely known events in educational life in Ukraine. Held twice a year they are an information exchange forums for higher education in Ukraine and abroad, offering direct, comprehensive and precise information for school-leavers, students and parents.

 

More information about the Fair can be found under the link: www.edu-abroad.com.ua

For more information please as well visit Erasmus+ website: http://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-for-all/index_en.htm and the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EUErasmusPlusProgramme