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.
Vice-Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University Larisa Efremova held negotiations with representatives of Hebei University of Engineering and the International Corporation “Eurasia”. The parties came to a decision to create a joint project — the Polytechnic Institute of Hebei University of Engineering and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.
December 15-17, 2020, the first QS Subject Focus Summit will be held at the RUDN University in the subject areas “Modern Languages” and “Linguistics”. The on-line summit will focus on research in languages, linguistics and migration in the context of globalization and will be attended by 300 leading linguists and specialists on migration issues from 50 countries.
September 16, Larisa Efremova took part in the panel discussion “Partnerships, consortia and network interactions in a new educational reality”. The topic of consortia was discussed by heads and experts from leading Russian universities.