| Deadline: 15 May 2013

Ukrainian Ministry of Education promotes international training opportunities and internships abroad 2013

On 1 March 2013, the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine published a call promoting the education and training of students and post-graduate students at leading universities and scientific institutions abroad in 2013. This also includes internships for scientific and pedagogical staff.

According to the Education Minister Minister, Prof. Dr. Dmytro Tabachnyk, a Call Commission consisting of 26 persons (ministry employees, university representatives) has been founded. The Commission is headed by the first Deputy Minister Prof. Dr. Yevhen Sulima.

Interested parties are informed about the terms of the application by the authorities at the respective universities. The first choice is made by the scientific councils of the universities, the final decision will be made by the above mentioned Call Commission.

In connection with the announcement the Ministry has confirmed the list of leading foreign universities and research institutes No. 312 of 1 March 2013, where studies, trainings and internships can be performed. This list includes a total of 170 universities, including 37 in France, 34 in Germany, 28 in the United States and 19 in the United Kingdom. The order stipulates that the list can be supplemented at the suggestion of Ukrainian universities, if the respective foreign College ranks high  in world-wide ratings.

The 2013 call will be open from 1 April to 15 May 2013.

In the 2012 call Germany ranked first as a training, further education and research location, both regarding the total number of scholarships and for each target group separately. Regarding the total number of scholarships 2012 the leading and most popular foreign university was Glyndŵr University (Great Britain) with 6% , but six German universities were ranking among the top 11: Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg (4%, rank 2), TU Bergakademie Freiberg (4%, rank 3), TU Dresden (3%, rank 4), Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz (2%, Rank 6), Leibniz University of Hanover (2%, rank 9) and Technical University of Ilmenau (2%, rank 11).

The Ukrainian universities confirmed that partnership relations and personal contacts play an important role  in the decision for a specific university or scientific institution, and that ratings are often rather subordinate.

Source and further information on the 2013 call: Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine