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Russian university rectors discuss international cooperation

November 30, 2013

On 28-30 November 2013 Russian university rectors (presidents) and provosts for international affairs met in Moscow for an annual seminar-conference. The seminar was organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Russian Federal Cultural Agency (Rossotrudnichestvo) and the Russian People’s Friendship University.

During the seminar-conference the delegates discussed matters related to improvement of the competitive status of Russian universities among the world’s leading education and research centers, including:

  • Foreign students in Russian universities;
  • Legal status of foreign citizens in Russia;
  • Invitation of foreign students to Russia;
  • Main aspects of international activities of Russian universities;
  • Execution of bilateral and multilateral international agreements in the sphere of education and science in Russia;
  • International activities of universities: current status of development prospects (advanced training format).

The discussion panel featured the following speakers: 

  • Veniamin Kaganov (Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) 

  • Larisa Efremova (Deputy Director of Rossotrudnichestvo)

  • Andrei Kortunov (General Director of the Russian Council for Foreign Affairs, President of “New Eurasia” Foundation) 

  • Nikolai Remetsov (Provost of the Moscow Automotive and Road State Technical University) 

  • Alexander Arefiev (Deputy Director of the Center for Sociological Research of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation) 

  • Gulnara Krasnova (Provost of the Russian People’s Friendship University) 

  • Alexei Chaplygin (Head of the Research Group “National University Rating Interfax”) 

  • Nikolai Bychkov (Head of the Department of Visa Support of the Department of Permits and Visas of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation)