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NCFU delegation at the Forum of Rectors and Presidents of Universities of Russia and the Netherlands

Date of material placement: 23-04-2013, 13:05.

The official delegation of North-Caucasus Federal University including First Pro-Rector D.A. Sumskoy, Director of Institute of Humanities A.M. Erokhin, Director of Institute of Electric Power Engineering, Electronics and Nano-technologies Yu.G. Kononov participated in the Forum of Rectors and Presidents of Universities of Russia and the Netherlands. The forum was held in Amsterdam (the Netherlands) as a part of the year of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Russian Federation and the year of the Russian Federation in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The organizer of the event on the part of the Russian Federation was the Ministry for Science and Education of the Russian Federation.

More than 50 Rectors and Pro-Rectors from 28 leading Russian institutions of higher education participated in the Forum. There were more than 40 participants from the Netherlands: Presidents, Rectors and other officials from Universities of Amsterdam, Maastricht, Groningen, Twente, Eindhoven, Delft, Leiden, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

The programme of the Forum included issues of inter-university educational, scientific and technical and linguistic cooperation, as well as implementation of distant technologies for the Russian language learning.

The Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation D.V. Livanov welcomed the participants and noted that "the existing scientific potential of the leading universities of Russia and the Netherlands will allow to successfully develop further cooperation in the academic sphere and strengthen not only professional, but also friendly relations.”

The representative of Department for Higher Professional Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands, Mr. Ron Minne addressed to the participants and made high assessment of the current cooperation level between the leading universities.

The Head of the representative office of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian Cooperation) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands V.B. Runov said: "The Forum is the illustrative example of strengthening and constant development of international humanitarian cooperation between our countries as historically connected states which are united by close economic and cultural relations.”

The President of Association of Universities in the Netherlands, Karl Dittrich made bright and emotional speech and noted a tendency of increasing activity and interest in the inter-university cooperation.

Rector of Ural Federal University V.A. Koksharov spoke on behalf of Association of Leading Universities of Russia.

NCFU delegation together with the colleagues from the leading Russian and Dutch institutions of higher education took active part in exchange of professional experience, discussion of perspectives of further cooperation within the following working sections: "Structure and organization of higher education in the Netherlands and Russia: principles of modernization, level of internationalization”; "Scientific and technological cooperation between universities of Russia and the Netherlands”; "Modernization of education. World ranking. Innovation forms of education”.

Visit to the leading universities of the Netherlands (University of Amsterdam, Delft University of Technology), where NCFU delegation got acquainted with the organization of educational process and scientific activity, as well as scientific and technical achievements of teachers and students, was of special interest.

During the Forum D.A. Sumskoy, A.M. Erokhin, Yu.G. Kononov held negotiations with the President of Association of Universities in the Netherlands, Karl Dittrich. They discussed possibilities of direct communication between the university communities from Russia and the Netherlands, perspectives and forms of mutually beneficial collaboration between NCFU and universities of the Netherlands.

Karl Dittrich, Louise J. Gunning-Schepers (President of University of Amsterdam), Karel Luyben (President of Delft University of Technology) were greatly interested in the information presented by NCFU delegation on the most significant scientific and educational activities at NCFU and agreed to continue cooperation under partner agreements.

The participants, rectors and pro-rectors of the federal universities and the management of the national research universities of Russia exchanged their opinions on urgent problems of modernization of education, science and innovations. One of the questions under discussion was the academic mobility of students on Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes. The programme to create conditions for students on Master’s programmes in the federal universities, who could undergo the included training in the Russian federal universities on the basis of network interaction, was agreed.

The members of NCFU delegation (D.A. Sumskoy, A.M. Erokhin, Yu.G. Kononov) were awarded diplomas of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for active joint work on development of cooperation in education between the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The main result of NCFU delegation’s participation in the Forum of Rectors and Presidents of Universities of Russia and the Netherlands is the systematic work on extension of NCFU international cooperation, development of mutually beneficial relations with foreign partners in the sphere of training of specialists of the international level.

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