RUDN Regional cluster in Zambia
Members of the delegation met RUDN students from Zambia and had working meetings with RUDN Rector V.Filippov. RUDN and the Zambian Ministry of education signed an Agreement on forming the first RUDN regional cluster in Zambia on the base of the leading universities - Copperbelt university, Zambian University, Sunningdale university and others. RUDN Center will hold intellectual contests and Olympiads, teach Russian and other subjects training future students for further studies in Russia. Teaching will be available not only to Zambian citizens but citizens of 8 neighboring countries as well.
During the visit the delegation will see the Medical Institute simulation center, Mission Control Center of the Institute of Space Technologies and laboratories of the Agrarian and Technological Institute. The visit will also include working meetings in the Zambian Embassy and Saint Petersburg and will last till 15 October.
Cluster approach unites organizations of the regions. Educational institutions, state services, industrial companies and the private sector are given one communication platform to implement regional projects including training highly qualified staff for the countries’ economies. The first cluster in South Africa with the center in Zambia is interesting because Zambia is the only country in the region boarding on 8 countries and traditionally realizing cluster approach due to strategically important geographical position.
Leading Zambian universities are positive about joining efforts and having a constructive dialogue. Authorities of the University of Zambia and Sunningdale have expressed their readiness to join the Regional cluster.
October 5-8, 2022, RUDN University delegation paid a working visit to Mongolia. During this period, representatives of the university held RUDN University Open Olympiad, met with applicants at the education exhibition and took part in the forum of Mongolian alumni.
September 30, 2022, RUDN University received a delegation from the Cyprus University of Health and Social Sciences. The Cypriot side offered cooperation in the format of academic exchange for students of “General Medicine” and “Dentistry”. It is also challenging to create two-week summer / winter schools for Cypriot students of “Dentistry”.
September 25-28, a delegation of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia headed by Vice-Rector for International Affairs Larisa Efremova visited five universities of the Republic of Sri Lanka.