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The working visit of RUDN University delegation to the Republic of Guatemala

The working visit of RUDN University delegation to the Republic of Guatemala

From 21 to 24 January 2018, RUDN University delegation headed by Larisa Efremova, the vice-rector for international activitiy was with working visit in the Republic of Guatemala.

From 21 to 24 January 2018, RUDN University delegation headed by Larisa Efremova, the vice-rector for international activitiy was with working visit in the Republic of Guatemala.

The purpose of the visit was the development of interuniversity cooperation and the unification of graduates of Soviet and Russian universities.

On the 22 of January the delegation visited to the University of San Carlos - one of the oldest universities in Latin America and the largest educational institution in Central America, which trains more than 220 thousand students. Rector of the University Carlos Alvarado Cerezo told in his speech: “The University of Patrice Lumumba is remembered, known and loved in Guatemala. Among the student community there is a long-standing interest in obtaining education in Russia and in the RUDN University, in particular”. As a result, a package of documents was signed:

  • Additional agreement to the memorandum between RUDN University and the University of San Carlos;
  • Agreement on cooperation in science and education between the RUDN University and the Central National Agricultural School (ENKA);
  • A work program between the RUDN University Engineering Academy and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of San Carlos;
  • A work program between RUDN University Agrarian-Technological and the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of San Carlos.

During ершы trip the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guatemala received he delegation of the RUDN University. The participants discussed the possibility of forming a regional cluster of the RUDN University in the Republic of Guatemala. A new model developed in the RUDN University will join government bodies, universities, employers, graduates for training highly qualified specialists, demand at home.

On the 23 of January, RUDN University held a round table with graduates of Russian and Soviet universities from Guatemala and other countries of Central America. Participants of the event noted the relevance and competitiveness of RUDN University educational programs not only in national labor markets, but also in the international system of labor relations.

The RUDN University sees its mission in creating in Central America a Union of Alumni Associations of Soviet and Russian universities. The organization will promote the development of relations not only between Russia and Guatemala, but also between countries of Central America in the educational and other spheres.

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