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#EdCrunch-2017, one of the largest European conferences on new educational technologies in secondary, higher and professional education, took place at the World Trade Center in Moscow on September 26-27, 2017. It brought together about 3,500 education, innovation and business professionals including the heads of global associations such as OECD, ISTE, United World Colleges, rectors of the world’s top universities, advanced IT companies including Microsoft Worldwide Education, IBM, Google, and directors of the world’s best innovative schools.
For many countries, the problem of enticing students from abroad can be crucial for whatever reason. One of such countries is Japan, which regards higher education internationalization as a matter of great concern due to some social and cultural hurdles. What challenges in attracting foreign students have Japanese universities been facing over the past years? What efforts have they been making to overcome any obstacles getting in the way to successful internationalization and enhance the international student recruitment process?
Since 2011 Orel SAU has been a member of Visegrad University Association, a union of agrarian and natural science universities of Eastern Europe. In 2015 Orel State Agrarian University was the first among the agricultural universities to join the Eurasian University Association. EUA unites more than 130 universities of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Moldova, Russia, Tadzhikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine. Orel SAU is a co-founder and an active member of the Association of Agrarian Universities of the Central Federal District of Russia.
In June 2017 the Postgraduate Doctors’ Training Institute of the Healthсare Ministry of the Chuvash Republic obtained the State Accreditation for six years in main higher education study programs—training of top-qualification specialists in an enlarged group of degree programs, 31.00.00 Clinical Medicine. Annually over 1,500 Russian and foreign specialists study here. Over the past decade 25,963 participants completed courses of continuing education and professional retraining, including medical residents from Yemen, Syria, Morocco, Angola, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan.
Kursk State Medical University has a strong international reputation. KSMU has been handling an important state task of education export development for several decades. Since 1994 the University has been providing teaching to foreign students in English. For the moment the University has signed over 40 agreements with foreign higher education institutions including 12 European universities. About 30% of students are foreigners. The alumni from 61 countries take great pride in having graduated from Kursk State Medical University.
Nowadays RSUE is completely integrated into the European Higher Education Area; its educational process is conducted in full compliance with the principles of the Bologna process; the diploma of the university is recognized and highly valued at the national and international levels. RSUE offers seven Bachelor’s and five Master’s double degree programs developed in network cooperation with strategic international partner universities worldwide.