Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia will hold the world’s first summit on the subject areas “Modern Languages” and “Linguistics” — QS Subject Focus Summit 2020 “Languages and Migration in a Globalized World”.
"RUDN University is one of the leading universities in the QS subject rankings of the best universities in the world in modern languages and linguistics, its researchers are regularly included in the lists of the most cited authors in both fields. Thanks to its unique expertise, RUDN University enjoys wide international recognition in matters of languages for special purposes, the use of artificial intelligence in the field of linguistics, migration, identity and language change, inclusive education and cultural diversity, linguistic and religious minorities and their culture, the development of minority languages and other most important aspects of these topics.
The thematic summit, which we are holding together with RUDN University, will become a meeting place for representatives of public authorities, prominent and internationally recognized scientists and researchers in the field of linguistics, heads of faculties of modern languages and linguistics of higher educational institutions, academics, experts and consultants specializing in these areas.
Together with RUDN University, our strategic partner, we will be glad to see you among the participants and guests of the thematic summit." — Sergey Khristolyubov, QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
The summit will be attended by 300 of the world’s leading experts in the field of linguistic education and science — researchers, higher education managers, academics and consultants in the field of linguistics. Leading scientists from Australia, France, USA, Japan, Germany, China, Great Britain, Spain and Russia have already confirmed their participation as the key speakers of the summit.
Tatyana V. Chernigovskaya — Doctor of Biological Sciences, Doctor of Philology, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Education; Professor of the Department of General Linguistics (St. Petersburg State University), Head of the Laboratory for Cognitive research and the Department of the Problems of Convergence in Natural Sciences and Humanities (St. Petersburg State University). Russia. Research interests: neuroscience and psycholinguistics. Tatiana V. Chernigovskaya was awarded the honorary titles “Honoured Scientist of the Russian Federation” (2010); “Honoured Worker of Higher Education of the Russian Federation” (2017).
Jean-Marc Dewaele — PhD in French “Applied Linguistics”. Professor of the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication of Birkbeck University of London. UK. General Editor of the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. Research interests: Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Cultural Identity, Intercultural Communication, Emotion, Bilingualism, Pragmatics. Awards: the Equality and Diversity Research Award (2013), the Robert C. Gardner Award for Excellence in Second Language and Bilingualism Research (2016).
Istvan Kecskes — distinguished Professor of the State University of New York, USA; the President of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) and the Chinese as a Second Language Research Association (CASLAR), General Editor of the Intercultural Pragmatics; Chinese as a Second Language Research (Scopus). Research interests: pragmatics, discourse theory, intercultural communication. Awards: Distinguished Professor of the State University of New York (2015); Chancellor’s Excellence in Research Award of State University of New York (2012); Excellence in Research Award of UAlbany, State University of New York (2011).
Michael Haugh — professor of Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Queensland (Australia). Editor-in-chief of Journal of Pragmatics (Q1). Research interests: pragmatics, conversation analysis, intercultural communication and humour studies, sociolinguistics. He has been involved in the establishment of the Australian National Corpus, and is interested in further developing methods in corpus-assisted pragmatics.
Alain Viaut — Professor in Linguistics, Research Director of the French National. Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS). Expert on the regional and minority languages of the European Charter. France. Research interests: sociolinguistics; types of language contact situations; minority languages and languages in minority linguistic situations. A leading scientist in the Occitan language. Medal of the Academy of Montesquieu for the contribution to the study of the languages of France.
Nobuyuki Hino — Ph.D. (Language and Culture), Professor of Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. Editor-in-chief of Asian Englishes (Q1). He is a former director of the International Association for World Englishes as well as a former president of the Japanese Association for Asian Englishes and currently serves on editorial/advisory boards for Routledge, Wiley, and Springer. Research interests: Foreign Language Teaching; ESL; language variantology. Awards: Osaka University Prize (2019); Osaka University Presidential Awards for Achievement (2012); Special Award for Outstanding Contributions to General Education (2010); General Education Award (2008; 2012).
Laura Alba-Juez — Ph.D, Full Professor of Linguistics, Vice-Rector of International Relations of National Distance Education University (UNED) Madrid, Spain. Research interests: Functional Linguistics, Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics. She is also evaluator of scientific projects for the Spanish National Evaluation Agency (ANEP), as well as for some international agencies. She also forms part of the scientific committee of several scientific journals on linguistics and is one of the founders of the Discourse Linguistics Association (ALD). Awards: the “Gabino Barreda” medal; the winning candidate in the “Oposición” exams (2003).
Alexey A. Maslov — Ph.D., Professor, Acting Director of the Institute of Far Eastern Studies of Russian Academy of Sciences, professor of the School of Asian Studies at HSE University. Russia. Research interests: Chinese culture and modern socio-political development, religious and cultural traditions of Chinese civilization. Awards: the Certificate of Merit of HSE University (April 2019); Honorary title “Honorary Worker of Education of the City of Moscow” (October 2017); Certificate of honor of HSE University (November 2014); “The Best Lecturer of the Year” (2019, 2018, 2016, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011).
Subject QS Summit on Modern Languages and Linguistics “Languages and Migration in the Context of Globalization” at RUDN University, December 15-17, 2020.
The summit will be held online.
The working language is English.
All participants will receive a QS Summit certificate. Based on the results of the Summit, a final collection of abstracts will be published, and the best reports will be included in the thematic issue of the Russian Journal of Linguistics (Q2).
October 6, 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.
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.
The agreement on the establishment of the Interuniversity Center for Islamic Education was reached at the beginning of August this year at a round table organized by RUDN University Rector Oleg Yastrebov, with the participation of the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation Pyotr Kucherenko.