Astrakhan state University in cooperation with the global alumni Association and the Association of foreign students of Russia carried out the IV Caspian forum of foreign students and graduates in the framework of the Congress was held, which was attended by Students from 20 countries.
The participants were 120 students and graduates from 20 countries (Azerbaijan, Lithuania, Mongolia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Turkmenistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Swaziland, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, China, Madagascar, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Benin, Guinea-Bissau, Moldova, Iran, Guinea), informs Regnum.
The purpose of the forum is to promote Russian culture and Russian education, the development of educational policy of Russia in the direction of international student exchanges, the formation of inter-ethnic relations, cultural values, tolerance, motivation of business activity, positive socialization of the student fraternity. During the forum plenary session " Living and studying in the name of wealth creation of Nations and combines the peace of the future ", " foreign Students studied in the USSR and Russia: destinies, experiences, world views, impact on the development of policies and society ", the track " Public diplomacy as a responsible championship ", master-classes and creative workshops. In the work of the forum involves extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ambassadors, presidents and chairmen of associations of graduates of higher educational institutions of the USSR, Russia and CIS countries (Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Israel, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Syria). During the forum, Vice-Governor of Astrakhan region Konstantin Markelov met with the delegation of ambassadors and Embassy officials of Benin, Burkina Faso and Guinea to the Russian Federation, reports " information Agency "." Students from countries of the African continent learn from us since the 60-ies. The geography of the States whose nationals are held in Astrakhan, their education, continuously expanding. Most of the issues that We discussed, you do not have the opportunity to be solved only at the regional level. Astrakhan region will do everything they can to promote their solution. What about quotas for foreign students - We will prepare letters to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation. We are ready to receive more foreign students than are taken now, " said Markelov. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Benin in Russia Gabriel Anicet Kochofa said That the Caspian forum of foreign students - is " a unique platform that puts before the Participants real and to discover the ways of their solution "." We wish that we increased the quota. The knowledge of our students is our main wealth, which is more expensive than oil and gas. In Benin there are rectors of higher educational institutions who once was educated in Astrakhan. 16 people in our diplomatic corps were educated in Russia and consider it a second home, " he said.