Journey into the world of economics: a summer school for RUDN students at the University of Zambia
On the first day, an informal student party was held to exchange the cultural traditions of Russia and Zambia.
At the same time, professors of RUDN University also gave lectures, talking about the geo-economic potential and government measures to support foreign economic activity in the regions of Russia, the investment climate in Russia and bilateral trade between Russia and Zambia.
Russian and Zambian students got acquainted with the work of the Russian House in Zambia, visited the special economic zone of the city of Lusaka, and took part in the annual agricultural expo “Agricultural and Commercial Show”.
“From the very first days of the trip, you can feel the incredible atmosphere of Africa! Every day we explore something new and get fantastic emotions. Looking forward to new unforgettable adventures in Zambia!” — Maria Danyukova (“International Trade”, 1st — year master student).
“The capital of Zambia surprised with the pace of economic development. The country has a stable political system and economy, coupled with its colorfulness and friendliness of the local people, Zambia has every chance to be in the heart of everyone, attracting investments from all over the world along the way!” — Murinka Zakhar, (“International Economic Relations”, 4th — year student).
“This shared experience has opened our eyes to the enormous potential for cooperation and sparked hope for a future of mutual growth, prosperity and understanding,” — Dimba Mwenda (President of the University of Zambia Student Association).
“Attending the summer school gave us an opportunity to learn about each other’s culture, religion, education, politics and mentality. We are learning to grow together in a healthy and supportive environment. This gave us an opportunity to reach a much-needed understanding and gave birth to an international friendship!” — Dexter Mwinga (Student of the Graduate School of Business, University of Zambia).
July 27, at the Russia-Africa Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, RUDN University and the University of Zambia signed an agreement on cooperation in science and education. It provides an opportunity to study under double — degree programs for students from Zambia and Russia, participate in summer scientific youth schools, joint international conferences, conduct research and create business projects.
Pursuing the agreement, a joint summer school “Russia-Zambia: Economic Opportunities and Prospects” was held.
Photo courtesy of the University of Zambia Graduate School of Business.
In October, experts from 140 countries gathered in Uzbekistan for the session of the General Assembly of the UN World Tourism Organization UNWTO. Russia was represented by teachers from RUDN Institute of Hotel Business and Tourism (IHBiT).
Union Minister for Science and Technology, Dr. Myo Thein Kyaw and Union Minister for Electric Power U Nyan Tun visited RUDN on the delegation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. The parties discussed the possibility of expanding cooperation in the field of technical areas and talked with students from Myanmar about their academic progress.
In September, a Cuban delegation comprising heads of 13 Cuban universities of the Republic of Cuba arrived in Russia to participate in the V Forum of University Rectors of Russia and Cuba. September 22, the Cuban delegation visited RUDN University.