On May 14, 2021, the ethnographic park-museum "Ethnomir" hosted a strategic session "Rossotrudnichestvo as a Platform for Promoting Russian Universities".
The main topics of the session were:
Seeking new forms of cooperation and conducting joint projects in the field of education and science;
Problems of socio-cultural adaptation of foreign students;
Presentation of possibilities of the State Information System "Education in the Russian Federation for Foreigners".
The session was chaired by Pavel Shevtsov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States Affairs, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation.
Representatives from 30 Russian universities, Head of the ethnographic park-museum "Ethnomir" Ruslan Bayramov, President of the Association of International Students Adu Yao Nikez, as well as scientists and experts of high international level took part in the solemn session of the project.
Alexander Linnikov, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation, joined the event on behalf of the Financial University.
Today Russian universities are making active efforts to develop exports of Russian education, attract foreign students to Russia and develop cooperation with foreign partners.
The top 10 countries in terms of the number of applications for academic year 2021/2022 are as follow:
Tajikistan — 5,292;
Afghanistan — 3,616;
Uzbekistan — 3,018;
Kazakhstan — 2,315;
Kyrgyzstan — 1,941;
Turkmenistan — 1,824;
Egypt — 1,642;
Syria — 1,594;
Sudan — 1,260;
Vietnam — 1,204.
The main areas of training:
Engineering and technology — 30 per cent;
Social sciences — 26 per cent;
Medicine — 20.6 per cent;
Mathematics and science — 9 per cent;
Humanities — 6 per cent;
Arts and culture — 3.6 per cent.