On 30th of May RSUE was visited by Sébastien Menard, Director of International Relations, Faculty of Law, Economics and Business, Université du Maine, Le Mans, France – a representative of our partner-university.
In 2009 Rostov State University of Economics initiated the creation and held the I Festival of African students who study at the universities of Rostov region. The idea of the festival was mostly in intercultural exchange, to help international students to better integrate into the life in Rostov-on-Don, to become closer friends with Russian students and foreign students from other countries. It happened so historically that students from Africa form the biggest part of foreign students in the majority of universities of our region, so they play a special role in the formation of cross-cultural environment of our universities.
14th – 17th of May the delegation of the our university, headed by the Rector, Prof. Albekov, and the Senior Vice-Rector, Prof. Kuznetsov, visited Belarus State Economic University in Minsk. Kindred Belarusian University which historic roots also originated form a unique Soviet system of institutions of the national economy these days celebrated its 80th anniversary (RSUE is 2 years older, and celebrated a similar anniversary in 2011).
Solemn events gathered in Minsk rectors of BSEU’s partner-universities from CIS countries and far abroad, and that also gave to the heads of the leading economic institutions a unique opportunity to personally discuss topical issues of development of higher economic education in their countries, as well as the strategic prospects of development of the international academic and scientific cooperation in the framework of community of economic universities. Prof. Albekov initiated project, supported by his colleagues, to start coordination of the processes of development of strategic interaction between the leading economic universities in the post-soviet area.
In the very end of April Rostov State University of Economics hosted Vietnamese students who study in our city for cultural celebrations dedicated to the Reunification Day (Ngày Thống nhất) or Victory Day (Ngày Chiến thắng) - one of the main Vietnamese holidays since April 30, 1975.
Celebrations were initiated by students themselves and included very colorful presentation of the country, its history and traditions, national songs and dances.
On the 25th of April our foreign students had a trip to Starocherkassk to feel the real local color of Cossack village (called “stanitsa”). Students were guided by Victor, a member of Rostov eparchy, who told the students a lot of interesting facts about our steppe nature and the monastery which was a part of the trip’s ‘places to visit’.
In Starocherkassk the group was met by Father Nagapet who gave a tour around St. Donskoy Monastery where students witnessed a part of service (‘mystagogy’), typical for Great Lent, Bell Tower and Resurrection Army Cathedral with the unique wooden iconostasis. The Father also told about the lifestyle of Cossacks, their laws and traditions, history of the village and its memorable dates.