Seminar “Questions of educational and legal adaptation of foreign students. Problems and prospects”
On April 16, 2015 on the basis of our University with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Department of Science and Education of the Kharkiv Regional Public Administration the city seminar “Questions of educational and legal adaptation of foreign students. Problems and prospects” took place. The seminar was organized at the initiative of the dean of TFFC prof. Omarov M. A. and with the assistance of the University administration. At the Seminar took part: Director of the State Center of the International Education of MESU Gagarina I.V., vice rectors and deans for work with foreign students of higher educational institutions of Kharkiv, heads of legal structures of Kharkiv and area, Diplomatic corps: Honorable Consul of the Republic Albania in Kharkiv Omarov Shakhin Anverovich, Honorable Consul of the Republic Azerbaijan in Kharkiv Salmanov Avhan Faganovich, third secretary of Consulate of the Russian Federation in Kharkiv Kramarenko Stanislav Yuryevich.
The seminar was conducted by the dean of TFFC prof. Omarov M. A.
Work of the Seminar was opened by the vice rector for scientific and pedagogical work, prof. Lesnaya N. S. She emphasized that the foreign citizens coming for study to Ukraine pass a difficult way of welfare and legal adaptation and meet certain difficulties on this way. “Our general task is to make stay of foreign citizens in the territory of our state safe and lawful. Today within this seminar constructive dialogue which will promote the solution of problems of legal adaptation will take place”.
Director of the State Center of the International Education of MESU Gagarina I.V. in the performance noted that the Kharkiv area is on the first place by the number of foreign students – 16 thousands. Total quantity of the foreigners who study in Ukraine is 63 thousand. “Foreign students are important financial factor for the stability of higher educational institutions. It is very actual to say that foreign students can be regarded as a category of investors, very important for the country. According to the international data there are two factors on which the country of training gets out: quality of the got education plus comfort and safety of stay. On April, 29 the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine plans to conduct a seminar, the question of national strategy of internationalization of the higher education will become one of the questions. From our side we are trying to use the best efforts for the component of this question, namely, training of foreigners, received worthy, serious and comprehensive lighting “.
The Chairman of the Board of Vice Rectors of the Kharkiv higher education institutions, the Vice Rector for scientific and pedagogical work and international relations of National automobile and road university, professor Tokhtar Georgy Ivanovich in his report covered in detail all the problems which the foreign students coming for study to Ukraine face: from receipt of a visa in Embassies of Ukraine abroad till registration of all relevant documents. “A task which is carried out by all universities is complex. Quality of training is on the first place, but it is impossible to achieve quality of training without creation of comfortable social and legal conditions. Foreign students need to be protected, and it is necessary to bring them up”.
Dialogue took place! At the Seminar made a speech:
• Shevchuk Aleksey Evgenyevich, Chief of a Group for passport and registration work of the Kharkiv customs group;
• Kravchenko Oleg Aleksandrovich, deputy chief of a Customs Post of the Kharkiv regional customs in the Airport;
• Timonov Alexander Vasilyevich and Cherkashina Natalya Gennadiyevna, members of Management of Migratory Service;
• Pleskach Alexander Konstantinovich, the Chief of Headquarters of the Battalion on protection of the subway;
• Savadinsky Yuri Konstantinovich, the Chief Specialist of the Department of work with foreign citizens of the Kharkiv City Council.
The meeting of Council of vice rectors for the international work of the Kharkiv universities with the participation of the Director of the State Center of the International Education of MESU Gagarina I.V. became a logical continuation of the Seminar. This meeting allowed discussing of the academic questions of training of foreign students at all levels of training, a problem of the recruiting of foreign citizens on training, prospects of further cooperation of higher educational institutions of Kharkiov with the State Center of the International Education of MESU.
Faculty of Foreign Citizens Training