This year I was lucky to take part in the International Student Conference and Summer School, hold by Students’ Association of South and eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region Economic Universities (ASECU Youth) for the third time. Every student can take part in the activities of this Association, all you need is a knowledge of English, good level of knowledge in the field of economics, and of course a strong wish. This year's conference was held at a remarkably beautiful and friendly Montenegrin town of Kotor, located on the shore of the Bay of Kotor, Adriatic sea. More than 80 students from different countries had the opportunity to present their papers within the topic "Knowledge economy and its impact on the development of the countries from East and South East Europe."
Students’ Association of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region Economic Universities (ASECU Youth) continues its active work. University of Montenegro hosted the 3rd International Conference «Knowledge Economy - Impact on Sustainable Development of the Countries from East and South-East Europe» in July 15 - 20, 2013 at Kotor. The conference was attended by 94 participants from 17 universities of 12 countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Ukraine and USA). The delegation of RSUE was presented by 6 students.
Activities in Montenegro had a great importance for the Association – it summed up the results of its first reporting period. On behalf of the Board the report was presented by the first President of ASECU Youth (student of RSUE) - Ekaterina Vernezi. Despite its young age, the Association managed to achieve a lot: hold three international conferences in Russia, Romania and, this year, in Montenegro; two contests for the Best Student Scientific Paper in Economic Field; two summer schools for students from participating universities; developed ASECU Youth website; increased number of members from 9 to 12 countries.
Association has big plans for the future and the new Board, which has recently being reelected for the next 2 years (according to the Association’s Charter) will initiate and realize them. Nikolay Shvetsov, student of RSUE, was elected as Russia's representative at the Association, and as his deputy - Anastasia Rybasova, student of Southern Federal University. By secret voting there were elected 7 members of the new Board, and Nikolay Shvetsov was among them. The members of the new Board elected their President, whom for the next two years became Philip Petrovich, University of Montenegro.
On the 2nd of July 2013 representatives of RSUE’s Student Government met with the head of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Mr.Sergey Belokonev, within his visit to our University.
Mr. Belokonev told about new directions of the state youth policy and youth support, while students told about cultural, social and public projects they have and experience of their implementation.
Our university fruitfully cooperates with German universities for many years, developing student and academic mobility. Successful experience of interaction created conditions for the expansion of existing forms of collaboration.
The first destination of the trip was the Bochum University of Applied Sciences. During the visit the Rector of RSUE, professor Adam Albekov, and President of the University of Bochum, Professor Martin Sternberg, signed an agreement on prolongation of the Agreement of academic and scientific cooperation between the universities and concluded a principal agreement on the launch of the Joint Bachelor Program in International Business and Management the next year. Within this program students from Rostov and Bochum will partly study at partner university and will also have an internship abroad, and upon graduation they will be awarded two diplomas: Russian and German. At the same time those students, who do not participate in this program, will have an opportunity to study for one semester in Germany as it was before.