Pyatigorsk State University Continues Broadening the International Partnership Network
07.09.2021Pyatigorsk State University continues broadening the international partnership network, strengthening its positions in the global educational, scientific, and research processes. Thus in July 2021 PSU signed a framework partnership agreement with the Heilongjiang University of Foreign Languages (HIU). The University was formed in 1993 in Harbin, and it is widely known for its high level of foreign language teaching. Heilongjiang University is a partner to Rossotrudnichestvo, Russian New University, Russian World Fund, Pushkin State Institute of Russian Language, and other universities from different countries.
The framework partnership agreement execution by PSU Rector Professor Aleksandr Gorbunov and Director of HIU Liu Ying fully corresponds to the broadening of multilateral cooperation between Russia and China within the frameworks of the Treaty on Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Between the People's Republic of China and the Russian Federation. It turns 20 in 2021 and it was prolonged by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of China Xi Jinping.
The framework agreement supposes scientific and pedagogic staff exchange in order to provide classes, participate in scientific and research activities, and innovational projects working out; organization of mutual scientific internships and practices for the scientific and pedagogical staff; organization of linguistic, pedagogic, and field practice and linguistic courses. It also implies joint implementation of scientific, and educational projects with the participation of teaching staff and students; lecturers and students exchange, organization of conferences, roundtables, and classes using distant education technologies.
PSU and HIU partnership has already started in scientific, methodological, and research focus areas. Professor PSU M. Astvatsaturova, Director of Scientific and Educational Center of Political and Ethnopolitical Studies, read a range of lectures on social and political subjects for the students of the Russian Language Department. M. Astvatsaturova together with Chinese colleagues Prorector Yang Fulin and Professor Liu Xiaoyan carries out sociological and politological studies and publishes scientific articles.
The administration and Department of International Relations and Academic Programs of PSU are planning to broaden the scientific and project cooperation in the timely fields of humanitarian knowledge in the future.