RUDN and Sonagaz, the largest national gas company in Equatorial Guinea, sign a cooperation agreement
The delegation of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) comprising Natalia Neporada, Head of the Department of Employment for Russian and foreign graduates, and Svetlana Strashnova, associate professor of the Department of General Chemistry, held a number of meetings with the largest employers of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea discussing the organization of internships and employment of students and graduates at the enterprises of the country. The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Construction, as well as national airline Ceiba, expressed their interest in the development of this area.
During the visit the delegation signed an agreement with the leader of gas industry in Equatorial Guinea - Sonagaz. Oil and gas sector occupies more than 92% of the GDP structure of Equatorial Guinea. Juan Antonio Ndongo Ondo, General Director of the company, graduate ’90 of RUDN Faculty of Science stressed the importance of developing the system «through internship - to employment.» The strategy will allow Sonagaz to get to know students at the earliest stages of training. The company is ready to participate in the joint training of qualified personnel familiar with the specifics of production. In the near future the parties will discuss proposals on the forms of interaction.
RUDN also initiated creating an Alumni Association of Russian / Soviet universities in Equatorial Guinea. The organization can become one of the most numerous in Africa and unite more than 500 people. Currently there is a Board of the future Association and a working group. Among the key tasks is the assistance in the employment of RUDN graduates returning home.
RUDN University is the only university that represented Russia at the international educational exhibition “EDUGATE 2023” in Egypt, which brought together 90 leading universities from 12 countries from Algeria and Morocco to the USA and Germany.
In August, a delegation from Ghana met with the Russian Union of Potato and Vegetable Producers, an industrial partner of RUDN University. Representatives of the Korle Klottey Municipal Assembly (Ghana), led by the mayor of Accra, visited the agricultural company “Virgin Alliance” in the Tula region. The excursion was organized by the Agricultural and Technological Institute of RUDN University.
While someone is on summer holidays, RUDN students of economics keep studying. They went to hot Zambia at the invitation of the Graduate School of Business of the University of Zambia for two weeks of the summer school “Russia-Zambia: Economic Opportunities and Prospects”.