During the international day within EEYF held with the participation of ambassadors extraordinary and plenipotentiary and the AIS Directorate, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the University of the Thailand Chamber of Commerce and Ural State University of Economics.
The document is intended to promote the development of international scientific and educational cooperation between countries. The parties are aimed at organizing lectures, symposiums, international meetings, conferences and master classes, and are also ready to consider the possibility of students and faculty exchange. In addition, the memorandum provides for the information exchange of technical and scientific publications and for the opening of a Russian Language Center.
Besides, another important document on cooperation was signed: a cooperation agreement between USUE and Vitebsk State Technological University (Belarus). The document was signed by rector Yakov Silin and vice-rector for research Elena Vankevich .
The participants of the EEYF international day were USUE rector Yakov Silin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Madagascar to the Russian Federation Eloi Alfonse Maxim Duvu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Iraq to the Russian Federation Haidar Mansour Hadi, High Commissioner of the Eurasian Economic Cooperation Organization and an USUE Honorary Graduate Aniset Gabriel Kochhofa, President of the Association of International Students in Russia Yaw Adu Nikez , the chair of the Department of Diplomatic Relations at the Academy of Foreign Affairs Tatyana Kashirina, and a representative of Rosmolodezh Georgy Arami.
Together with the distinguished guests, the forum participants discussed the felt needs of foreign students. The questions concerned the methodology of teaching Russian as a foreign language at the preparatory faculties of universities, social adaptation of foreign students at Russian universities at the first years of study, as well as the difficulties that arise with defending dissertations in postgraduate schools and receiving grants.
The modern phase of geopolitical development of Africa caused great interest among students. In particular, the students of the Czech Republic, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan were interested why, having rich reserves of cobalt, nickel and other natural resources, including undiscovered ones, African governments contracted the majority of their profits - up to 70% - to transnational corporations; what is the reason for increased conflict in some regions of the continent; why the leadership of a number of countries does not oppose the spread of diseases and poverty among the population, and others. Many of the participants in the discussion offered their ways of getting out of the current situation in Africa, the options for national economies of African countries developing, and the possibility of Africa participation in world politics.