A conference of staff and faculty dedicated to the development of international cooperation between RUDN University and Aristotle University in Thessaloniki
Vice-Rector for International Affairs Larisa Efremova addressed the Conference participants with a welcoming speech, noting the history of fruitful cooperation between RUDN and the University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki. During the presentation of Alexey Poyda, Director of the Department of International Scientific and Educational Cooperation, the Greek side learnt about the organizational structure of RUDN University, quantitative indicators of activity, and the dynamics of university promotion in the world rankings. Particular interest of the representatives of Aristotle University in Thessaloniki was roused by the cluster approach in the implementation of international activities, centers of the Russian language and pre-university training, specialized classes and RUDN Olympiad.
Presentations on current activities and interaction opportunities were made by Director of the Medical Institute Alexei Abramov, Director of Nikolsky Mathematical Institute Alexander Skubachevsky, Deputy Director of the Academy of Engineering Irina Tkachenko, Head of the Department of General History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Sergey Voronin. Associate Professor of the Agrarian-Technological Institute Elena Pakina told about the successful experience in the implementation of the dual-degree Master's program "Organic Agriculture".
Within the framework of the current Cooperation Agreement, 6 joint conferences were also held with the participation of students and university professors. The participants of the Conference learnt about the possibilities of joint participation in research grants in the framework of the programs Horizont 2020, Erasmus +, COST Actions, etc.
The work of the Conference will continue in the form of working groups on core areas of cooperation giving an opportunity to expand cooperation between RUDN University and the University of Aristotle in Thessaloniki.
More than 70 representatives of the embassies of foreign countries in Russia, representatives of the Federation Council, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation took part in the round table "The contribution of RUDN University to training national personnel for foreign countries." The event was held on February 5, in an online format and was timed to celebrate the 61st anniversary of RUDN University.
December 15, on the basis of RUDN University, the first QS subject summit in the areas of “Modern Languages” and “Linguistics” started. The topic of the QS Subject Focus Summit is “Languages and Migration in the Context of Globalization”.
During the first hour of work, 1,000 schoolchildren from resource centers in Mongolia, Syria, Turkey, Bulgaria, Tajikistan, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan visited the online exhibition “Time to Study in Russia”. On December 17, the online opening of the exhibition took place at RUDN University site.