Read the 4th Issue of Education Export Magazine on How Russia Leads the Way to the Post-Pandemic World
A year after the beginning of the pandemic, the world has not found a unified ap- proach to solving the problems that have arisen which means that the leading academic powers are in different positions before the start of the admission campaign of 2021.
A significant part of this issue is devoted to Russian education because today students from more than 20 countries can obtain a student's visa and come to Russian universities. Russia demonstrates a consistent approach by opening borders for international students gradually and can change the balance of power in the global education market.
Starting a new issue, we traditionally thank the regular authors of expert columns. Larisa Taradina (RANEPA) and her colleagues from the EduView Telegram-channel share opinion about the change of international education which takes place simultaneously with the arrival of a new generation of students. Sergey Krasnyans- kiy (ICEF) and Bernice Camilleri (Schools & Agents) talk about the best practices for working with agents who over time become reliable partners. Alexander Arefyev (Pushkin SIRL) in his Fundamentals of the Export of Russian Education column recalls how the first government program in support of the Russian education export was formed.
The editor-in-chief's article discusses the issues of accommodation infrastructure for international students. International experience demonstrates that this sector is one of the fastest growing in the construction industry thanks to the constantly increasing number of international students in the world. We will talk about the patterns and prospects for the development of this sphere.
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.
We hope that you will find a lot of useful information in this issue of the Magazine and become our regular reader!