Pyatigorsk State University: developing international cooperation and partnership relations between Russia and Germany

In September 2018, in order to develop international cooperation and partnership between Russia and Germany, the PSU delegation visited Germany to take part in a number of events and meetings.

N.M. Kashirina, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguocommunicativistics and Applied Foreign Languages of the Institute of International Service, Tourism and Foreign Languages, actively participating in internationalization of the university, in the implementation of export-oriented projects, and in strengthening the international prestige of the PSU, visited several cities in Germany where she participated in a number of landmark events of various levels and formats.

In particular, in Berlin N.M. Kashirina attended the reception at the Embassy of the Russian Federation and at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany at the invitation of H. Maas, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

N.M. Kashirina joined the work team “Active Civil Society in the Social Sphere: Development, Results and Prospects in German-Russian Partnerships” and took part in an international conference dedicated to the Russian-German Year of Municipal and Regional Partnerships 2017/2018.

As part of the conference, the German side presented letters of appreciation for the implementation of the joint project “Media Bridges” of PSU and Schwerte (Germany), which was included in the brochure “Cities, Regions and Initiatives” of the German-Russian Forum.

During the conference, business meetings were held with the participation of Mr. R. Metling, Oberburgermeister of Rostock, as well as Ms M. Schwezig, Prime Minister of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, where the issues of academic partnership between PSU and German universities from the federal state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania were discussed.

After that, the PGU delegation moved to Dortmund where the PSU's representatives (N.M. Kashirina, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguocommunicativistics and Applied Foreign Languages; V. I. Shulzhenko, a member of the Union of Writers and Journalists, Head of the Department of Literary Activity of the Institute of Translatology and Multi-Language Studies of PSU; and T.D. Savchenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics, Russian Philology, Literary and Journalistic Skills) took part in the implementation of the next stage of the long-term international project “Russia and Germany: Dialogue of Languages and Arts”, which integrated the efforts of three parties: the Department of Linguocommunicativistics and Applied Foreign Languages of the Institute of International Service, Tourism and Foreign Languages of PSU; the Department of Linguistics, Russian Philology, Literary and Journalistic Skills of PSU; and the Society for the Development of the International Activities of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Dortmund, Germany).

The representatives of PSU made presentations at the International Society of North Rhine-Westphalia (in particular, Associate Professor N.M. Kashirina made a presentation on the topic “The Role of Literature in German High School Classes (on the Example of Pyatigorsk State University)”, and took part in the open forum of writers.

In addition, N.M. Kashirina held a number of business meetings:

  1. with Professor B. Schabbing, Head of the ISM (International School of Management). During the meeting, they discussed a long-term plan for the implementation of the joint Internet project “Tourism in the North Caucasus and North Rhine-Westphalia” with the participation of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Services, as well as students of Tourism;
  2. with Mr. T. Goll, Professor at the Technical University of Dortmund. During the meeting, the issues of interaction between the two universities were discussed, in particular,  Professor T. Goll's possible arrival in Pyatigorsk to participate in the conference at PSU with a report;
  3. with the head of the Graduate School of Hotel Management and Gastronomy (WIHOGA) H. Becker. During the meeting, the issues of class attendance at WIHOGA by students of the PSU were discussed, as well as sharing experience in organizing the educational process by universities;
  4. with Mr. M. Frese, Head of the German section of the International Society of North Rhine-Westphalia. During the meeting, the issues of organizing German language courses for PSU students were discussed.

A number of business contacts were held in the city of Schwerte:

  • the reception by Mr. D. Aksorgos, burgermeister of Schwerte to sum up the results of the projects of twin cities Pyatigorsk-Schwerte and discuss the prospects for the implementation of new projects in 2019;
  • meeting with Mr. M. Kolöchter, Head of the Red Cross in Schwerte, in order to discuss the prospects for the participation of the Department of Linguocommunicativistics and Applied Foreign Languages of the Institute of Foreign Languages and International Tourism of PSU and other departments of PSU and the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Pyatigorsk in a joint project;
  • an interview with the newspaper “Ruhrnachrichten” about the work of twin cities Pyatigorsk-Schwerte and the role of PSU in this process;
  • an interview with the newspaper “WochenKurier” about the PSU's international activities and the need for cooperation between Russia and Germany, Pyatigorsk and Schwerte, the PSU and universities of the Ruhr region.

In addition, N.M. Kashirina conducted a series of Russian language lessons for grades 9–13 at the Lünen gymnasium and at the V. Rudolf Steiner school.

Read more education news including international events, conferences, forums, exhibitions, and other important venues on hedclub.com, international education advertising website. If you would like to inform various stakeholders on the upcoming event or project you are planning to implement, contact HED, your reliable media partner.

Table of Contents

Iraq and Belarus discussed cooperation in education and science

The international center of Uzbek culture opens at Kazan Cooperative Institute

Techno-optimists vs techno-skeptics: the International Open Innovations Forum will take place in Skolkovo

LSTU and University of Science and Technology Liaoning have signed a new cooperation agreement

X International Russian Higher Education Conference will take place at Higher School of Economics

Moscow State University holds top spot in Round University Ranking (Russian version)

Finland wants to abandon school subjects by 2020

Russia and Turkey have signed an agreement on cooperation in quality assurance of higher education

BRICS countries are stepping up technology transfer and transformation

India and Russia are reaching new heights of cooperation

The 'Study UK: Discover You' Exhibition will take place in Moscow and Saint Petersburg in October, 2019

Belarusian universities offer English-taught programs

The first foreign branch of MEPhI opened in Uzbekistan

Novosibirsk expands geography of international cooperation

Uzbekistan and the United States intend to develop cooperation in the field of higher education

Russia and the United Arab Emirates develop cooperation in higher education and science

Georgian universities offer free tuition to international students

A list of 3,500 free online courses starting in August

Next WorldSkills Competition will be held in China

Russia and China will continue cooperation in the field of education and mutual learning of languages

Universities of Excellence selected in Germany

Russian-German animal movement monitoring system ICARUS launched

45 WorldSkills Championship started in Kazan

Asian states want to join SCO

About half a million foreign students studied in China in 2018

President of Kazakhstan will stop assigning rectors of national universities

Germany became the fourth most attractive study destination for foreign students

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic 2020

Achieving Greater ROE in Learning & Teaching With New Generation’s Pedagogy, Space and Technology

Aalto University becomes a member of the UNITE! alliance

Russia is preparing for bilateral years of Russian-Chinese science and technology cooperation

International students in Kyrgyzstan

The 4th Higher Education Leadership Forum

The webinar under the aegis of APQN took place as part of the EDU Atmosphere project

The National Centre for Public Accreditation has become a full member of ENQA

7th AQ Austria Annual Conference

Russia is planning to boost education and raise number of foreign students

15 Russian Universities in ARWU Ranking by Subject

Eurasian Higher Education Leaders’ Forum 2019

QS WORLDWIDE 2019 to be held in Almaty

HSE is the only Russian university in THE Young Universities Ranking-2019

Cooperation agreement signed by Kazan Federal University and Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management

Recognition of the IAAR activities in the international educational space

International Quality Assurance Programme 2019

Universities of the Far East and the Arctic will strengthen ties with India

More international students take postgraduate programs in China

North-Eastern Federal University will train cultural industry experts

Moscow and Beijing will develop an educational tourism program for universities

25 Russian universities enter the QS World University Rankings 2020

Don State Technical University opened an educational platform in China