Vietnam, Russia Beef up Educational Cooperation
|Russian delegates at the online meeting on February 16.|
In his opening remarks, Vyacheslav Kalganov, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for External Relations of St Petersburg, affirmed that the agreement will open up major cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and Russia in education, and would become a model for other universities.
Vice-Rector for International Cooperation at Herzen University, Konstantin Platonov, said 18,000 students, including 3,500 from 35 countries and territories, are studying at 27 institutes and departments of Herzen University.
He suggested the two universities exchange students, organise joint events, and teach the Vietnamese language at Herzen University.
Tran Thi Tuyet Nhung, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Youth Academy, said Vietnam is integrating intensively and extensively into the global economy, and education is the key to developing high-quality human resources for the country.
Over the past three decades, Vietnam has recorded marked achievements in international cooperation in education, with around 500 cooperation programmes between Vietnamese universities and their counterparts from 30 countries.
Some 190,000 Vietnamese students are studying abroad, including 8,000 in Russia, she added.
|The meeting was held virtually on February 16.|
She proposed lecturers from the two sides share exchange and support each other in teaching the Vietnamese and Russian languages at the respective universities.
The agreement is expected to create prerequisites for other cooperation programmes and activities between the two schools in the coming time.
In December 2021, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Kim Son had meetings with representatives from the Russian educational sector within the framework of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s official visit to Russia, aiming to advance educational cooperation between the two countries.
At the working session with Minister of Science and Higher Education Valery Nikolayevich Falkov, Son proposed the Russian side soon extend the agreement on debt settlement so that Vietnam would be able to continue sending its students to Russia.
He also suggested organising the second Forum of Rectors of Russian and Vietnamese Universities at an early date, and upgrading the Pushkin Sub-Institute in Hanoi to a centre of the Russian language in Southeast Asia.
Falkov promised that he will work to push ahead with Son’s proposals./.
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