RUDN opens the Center for Russian Language and Pre-University Training at the University of Copperbelt (Zambia)

RUDN opens the Center for Russian Language and Pre-University Training at the University of Copperbelt (Zambia)

November 6, for the first time in Africa, RUDN Center for Russian Language and Pre-University Training opened. This is a joint project with the University of Copperbelt. Students from Zambia and 8 neighboring countries were given the opportunity to complete the program of the preparatory faculty, without going to Russia.

The agreement on the establishment of the Center for the Russian Language and Pre-University Training was signed by the vice-rectors of the universities: Professor Nason Ngoma on behalf of Copperbelt and Ms. Larisa Efremova on behalf of RUDN.

"RUDN makes an outstanding contribution to the training of professionals for Africa. We hope that with the help of the Center we will be able to improve our programs and get more professionals needed for the economy of Zambia and Russia, especially engineers, physicists and medical doctors. We are also interested in cooperation on scientific projects, therefore the priority is the levels of graduate and postgraduate studies ", - said Professor Neyson Ngoma, Rector of the University of Copperbelt (Zambia).

The center of the Russian language and pre-university training is part of RUDN project to create an educational and industrial cluster "Africa. South". English-speaking countries in Africa will get special sets of training materials on Russian as a foreign language, taking into account the absence of the language environment, cultural features and phonetic specificity.

"RUDN is a bridge between Zambia and Russia in the field of science and education. Our task is to train professionals who are in demand both at the international level and for the national economy of Zambia. We know that engineering personnel, physicists, doctors and builders are important for the industry of Copperbelt. The project for the construction of a high-speed railway with South Africa is particularly important. RUDN is ready to negotiate with the relevant ministries, Russian Railways and our partner universities,” said Larisa Efremova, RUDN Vice-Rector.

Classes at the Center are to start at the end of January. Groups of 8 to 12 people will take an intensive course in the Russian language, necessary for admission to Russian universities. Depending on the major, students will also be taught introduction to those sciences and subjects that will form the basis for further education in the chosen major.

"Good job! Congratulations to the students and alumni of RUDN University and Copperbelt University on this event!" – said RUDN Rector Vladimir Filippov.

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