The extensive Russian Agenda of the magazine begins with a presentation of the activities of the Rossotrudnichestvo Federal Agency which in early March decided to rename its foreign divisions to Russian Houses. Dr. Thomas Kunze, Representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Russia, will speak about its activities while we will share news about cooperation agreement between Eurasian Peoples' Assembly and EEC. Also, Vice-Rector for International Relations of Ural Federal University Sergey Kurochkin presents a new consortium of Ural universities designed to promote the Russian education export, and the Moscow State Technical University. N.E. Bauman introduces its Composites of Russia Interindustry Engineering Center. And as a seasoning for the national agenda we introduce an article from a student of Omsk State University, Margarita Lazarenko, which describes the life of international students who came here from dozens of countries around the world!
Under the Featured University section, we present the University of National Technology Initiative (NTI) 20.35. Rector of the University 20.35, Nina Yanykina, shares the strategic areas of work of the academic institution, while the Head of the Artificial Intelligence project of NTI, Nadezhda Surova, talks about the creation of an ecosystem for the development of the human of a future.
In the Education Exporters Club section, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the materials of two colleagues from Education Export Center — Nikita Strelchuk, Director for Academic Relations, and Mikhail Lazarenko, Director for International Marketing, as well as Olga Bakumenko, leading analyst at Higher School of Economics from St. Petersburg. We talk about the systematization and transformation of administrative processes of the international activities of universities in the era of digital communications. In addition, we asked experienced personnel management specialists from business structures — Yulia Maltseva and Maria Vasilyeva — to share their experience of organizing remote work which will remain with us forever, obviously.
Further under the Featured Country section, we proudly present Sri Lanka which is one of the most dynamically growing markets for Russian education. In a conversation with His Excellency Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka to the Russian Federation, Professor M. D. Lamawansa, we will learn about how the academic cooperation between our countries is seen from the point of view of the Sri Lankan authorities, and what measures of support of foreign educational institutions are being implemented in the interests of Sri Lankan citizens studying abroad. In addition, we will talk about the country itself in terms of tourism as one of the key sectors of the economy and education and present the national partner of Education Export Center in Sri Lanka.
In our editorial section, we will present the traditional registries of certified education consultants of Education Export Centers and list of student hostels, as well as the latest version and infographics of our Soft Power Global Dominance Ranking.
The international agenda of the issue opens with a material by Deputy Head of the General Secretariat for International Cooperation of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly Yulia Petrova about the partnership between the Assembly and the University of Cadiz (Spain). Alexander Bogojevski from the National Agency for European Educational Programs and Academic Mobility of North Macedonia invites academic organizations to cooperate and talks about the possibilities of implementing joint projects. Then we invite you to get acquainted with the AYA Business School, the best business school in Iran, and its founder and director Yahya Alawi, while Alisa Sergienko, manager of the Yazuan Investment Holding (PRC), talks about her experience of participating in the scholarship program of the Government of China. At the end of the section, we present the opinion of the Education Export Center national partner in Egypt, Osama Ahmed Abdelhafez Ahmed Mohamed, on the specifics of the country's education system, and we also publish the announcement of the first International Youth Forum "Russia-Africa: What's Next?" at MGIMO University under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation by German Ivanovsky, the Head for Partner Relations of the Forum Steering Committee.
The issue traditionally ends with a section of news, reviews, and announcements of future events of Education Export Center.
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