Members of the delegation met RUDN students from Zambia and had working meetings with RUDN Rector V.Filippov. RUDN and the Zambian Ministry of education signed an Agreement on forming the first RUDN regional cluster in Zambia on the base of the leading universities - Copperbelt university, Zambian University, Sunningdale university and others. RUDN Center will hold intellectual contests and Olympiads, teach Russian and other subjects training future students for further studies in Russia. Teaching will be available not only to Zambian citizens but citizens of 8 neighboring countries as well.
During the visit the delegation will see the Medical Institute simulation center, Mission Control Center of the Institute of Space Technologies and laboratories of the Agrarian and Technological Institute. The visit will also include working meetings in the Zambian Embassy and Saint Petersburg and will last till 15 October.
Cluster approach unites organizations of the regions. Educational institutions, state services, industrial companies and the private sector are given one communication platform to implement regional projects including training highly qualified staff for the countries’ economies. The first cluster in South Africa with the center in Zambia is interesting because Zambia is the only country in the region boarding on 8 countries and traditionally realizing cluster approach due to strategically important geographical position.
Leading Zambian universities are positive about joining efforts and having a constructive dialogue. Authorities of the University of Zambia and Sunningdale have expressed their readiness to join the Regional cluster.
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.