RUDN University hosted the delegation of the UAE Ministry of Education on the 27th of August. His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the UAE Minister of Education, was at the head of the delegation.
Vladimir Filippov, the RUDN Rector, underlined the importance of boosting joint academic and scientific projects between our two countries. He outlined some perspectives for cooperation. Professor Filippov underlined that it was not just about the number of exchange students. The forms of partnership could be ranged from new double degree programs, short courses for professionals, networking associations of the best universities. RUDN subject-classes in UAE, scientific Olympiads and summer schools could also be fruitful initiatives.
“To construct business affairs between UAE and Russia we need graduates who were students in universities of the partner country. There could be many forms to boost academic and research partnership like double degree programs, short courses for professionals or a network association of the best universities. We can also start subject-oriented classes and to hold Olympiads in UAE. RUDN University is ready to open specially designed summer and winter schools.” – Vladimir Filippov, the Rector of the RUDN University.
The UAE Minister of Education Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi expressed willingness to promote cooperation in spheres of Higher Education.
“We are interested in evolving educational cooperation between UAE and Russia. Your country shows prominent success in Math, Chemistry, Physics and Biology. Your experience in Social Studies research could also be helpful. We are ready to work out a draft to open subject-oriented classes in UAE. We may consider about launching a special centre for Arabic culture studies here. A summer school is also a good option to bring graduates from UAE high schools to Moscow so they could feel the multicultural atmosphere and to learn languages.” - His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, the UAE Minister of Education.
The sides reached an agreement to sign a Memorandum of understanding to outline points of joint interest.
RUDN made an excursion across cutting-edge laboratories of the university to the delegates of the UAE Ministry of education. Experts from the Institute of Innovative Engineering Technologies shared their experience in solution tasks for such industries like oil and gas drilling, mining, aviation, civil construction and even medicine. Machines and tools for 3D printing, seismic exploration, laser welding and cutting were shown. Biochemists described the process of preclinical research of medicines at laboratories at the RUDN Common Use Center (Research and Educational Center).