The President of the Republic of Panama visited Peoples' Friendship University of Russia for the first time. At the meeting with the students, the president noted that there is much in common between Panama and RUDN: «The Republic of Panama is a state that is responsible for the stability and friendship of states in our region. RUDN is a university that is created to unite peoples for common good purposes. We understand that the main thing is peace and prosperity.»
Mr. Varela noted the need to strengthen cooperation with RUDN through opening Russian Language Centers, specialized classes, as well as scientific and academic cooperation in a number of directions, first of all, medical and engineering. The President especially stressed that Russian students who learn Spanish can come to Panama to join multinational companies with teams of professionals from all over the world.
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.
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.
October 14, within the framework of Russia’s chairmanship in BRICS, a meeting of the International Steering Committee of the BRICS Network University was held in the format of a videoconference at the site of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.