RUDN at the II Forum of Rectors of Russian and Turkish Universities
Forum co-chairs, Rector of the Southern Federal University, Irina Shevchenko, and Rector of Ankara University, Erkan Ibish, noted the growing interest of the Russian and Turkish sides in expanding scientific and educational cooperation - representatives of 36 higher education institutions of two states took part in the work of the Forum.
During the meeting the participants discussed the possibilities of developing programs for academic mobility of students and teachers and the prospects for implementing joint research projects. Special attention was paid to summer school programs, which could become a platform for the development of academic exchange programs between universities. Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Activities of RUDN University, made a proposal to create a single information portal about the upcoming events of partner universities, which will allow the parties to receive information in advance about scheduled scientific conferences, summer schools and other educational and scientific programs. This proposal was supported by all participants and will be reflected in the final protocol on the results of the work of the Forum.
Representatives of Turkish universities were also invited to take part in the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Internationalization global and internal: Modern Challenges", which will be held on February 6, 2020, and will be dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the RUDN University.
The Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Social Sciences of Ankara was signed in the frame of the Forum. University Rector Dr. Mehmet Barka stressed the importance of developing cooperation between universities in Russia and Turkey in the humanities and social sciences, which in the future will allow citizens of the two countries to better understand each other and build trust with regard to historical and cultural characteristics. In turn, representatives of RUDN invited the Rector of the University of Social Sciences of Ankara and his colleagues to participate in the VI and VII International Scientific Interdisciplinary Conference "Functional Aspects of Intercultural Communication and Translation Problems", which will be held at the base of the Institute of Foreign Languages of RUDN in 2019 and 2020.
At the moment, 30 Turkish citizens are studying in the programs of the faculty of the Russian language and general education disciplines, undergraduate^ and graduate programs, while 5 Turkish citizens undergo continuing education programs.
In total, 98 specialists for the Republic of Turkey are trained at RUDN, the programs of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Philology and the Law Institute being the most popular.
RUDN representatives told schoolchildren and students of Kenya and Senegal about trends in nuclear energy, Russian technologies and education in Russia.
July 16, Oleg Yastrebov, RUDN University Rector and Riad Haddad, Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic to Russia held talks. During the meeting, they discussed the study of Syrian students at RUDN University and validation of Russian diplomas. RUDN University Rector assured the meeting participants that the issue of diploma validation would be resolved in the near future.
More than 70 representatives of the embassies of foreign countries in Russia, representatives of the Federation Council, and the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation took part in the round table "The contribution of RUDN University to training national personnel for foreign countries." The event was held on February 5, in an online format and was timed to celebrate the 61st anniversary of RUDN University.