RUDN Regional cluster in Zambia
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.
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.
November 12, a delegation of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science and Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of RUDN University, opened the Resource Center for Russian Education on the basis of the private school “Al-Asseya” in Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic.