During the period from 03 to 08 December 2018, the delegation of the Institute headed by the First Deputy Director of the Institute Mykola Popov was on a working visit to the People's Republic of China. The delegation included: Liudmyla Prykhodchenko (Head of the Public Administration and Regional Studies Department), Svitlana Ovcharenko (Professor of the Humanitarian and Socio-Political Studies Department), Iryna Nagorna (Associate Professor of the Regional Policy and Public Administering Department), Andriy Falkovsky (Associate Professor of the State Studies and Law Department).
On December 4, in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding, a working meeting was held with Deputy Director of the Beijing Administrative Institute (BAI), Mr. Zhang Jun and Chief of International Cooperation and Exchanges Department, Zhang Haiping. During the meeting, Zhang Jun and Mykola Popov presented the activities of the BAI and the ORIPA, discussed issues related to the preparation of public servants and further cooperation.
On December 05, the representatives of Institute first visited the Chongqing Institute of Public Administration. During the visit, Ukrainian educators met with the leadership of the institution, discussed the possibility of establishing professional cooperation and visited the industrial park of microelectronics, the western logistics park, as well as the Chongqing city-planning museum.
In addition to working meetings, the Ukrainian delegation was offered a rich cultural program in Beijing. They visited: the Park of Culture and Creativity, the Chinese State Museum, the exhibition in honor of the policy of reforms and openness, the Science and Technology Park of Liangjiang and the Great Wall of Mutianyu.
As a result of the visit, further activation of academic contacts with Chinese partners is planned.