PSU Took Part in the Days of French-Russian Education
On October 8, 2018, Moscow State Institute of International Relations backed by the French Embassy in Russia held a meeting of lectors and representatives of the International Ties Department from the French Embassy partner institutions with French participants (Sorbonne University, Academic Institute of Eastern Languages – Inalco, Higher Business School – Neoma, Higher Business School of Toulouse, Higher Catholic Institute – ICES and others). The meeting took place within the frameworks of the Days of French-Russian Education in Moscow. Pyatigorsk State University was represented by Associate Professor I.Y Bogatyryova, deputy head of the Department of International Ties and Educational Programs, Professor A.A. Kornienko, initiator of PSU collaboration with France, head of the Chair of French Philology and International Communication, and Associate Professor I.Y. Kotlyarovskaya, head of the Center of French Language “Francophonie”.
The event included performances of M.A. Borovskaya, Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Professor A.V. Torkunov, Rector of MSIIR, Paul-Bertrand Barets, minister-counselor of the French Embassy in Russia, academic collaboration attaché.
A wide range of issues of the French-Russian relations broadening in an education field was discussed during the meeting, as well as the development of French-speaking net of universities and establishments of direct contacts between Russian and French universities, implementation of new projects and programs. A special attention was paid to the programs of youth exchange (schools, colleges, lyceums).