27 June, 2017, the XVII meeting of the Russian-Chinese commission on cooperation in the field of education took place at the RF Ministry of education and science. The two delegations were headed by the ministers of education. Special attention was paid to the increase of quantitative indexes of Russian-Chinese student exchange by 2020, strengthening partner links between the two countries, development of Russian-Chinese associations of field-specific universities, as well as teaching Russian in China and teaching Chinese in Russia.
Larisa Efremova, RUDN Vice-Rector for international mobility took part in the meeting and co-chaired the Russian-Chinese working group for interaction in studying and teaching Russian and Chinese, developing bilateral academic exchange and university scientific cooperation
RUDN has long been exporting educational services to China. To select the most talented school leavers RUDN holds open Olympiads in different subjects. Currently there are more than 700 Chinese students in RUDN and by 2020 the University is planning to increase the number.
RUDN is the head university of SCO university and acts as its rectorate. In the frame of SCO university RUDN realizes joint programs in «Teaching sciences», «Ecology» and «Regional studies» where Russian and Chinese students get RUDN diploma and a Chinese university diploma as well as SCO University certificate. All in all RUDN has 48 agreements with 34 universities and organizations in China.
On February 19, in 2017, Nikolai Sergeyevich Prostakov would have turned 100 years old.
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2 March, RUDN chose the King of Africa or Mister RUDN Association of African students – Zim Sankvella (SAR), first-year student of the Agrarian and Technological Institute who won over students from Cameroon, Chad, Namibia, Angola, Ethiopia and SAR. Vice-Mister was Binga Medesh (Angola), third place was taken by Naftalu Kuume (Namibia).