Round Table Conference- Virtual Russian Education Fair 2021

mbbs in russia
June 23, 2021

The Virtual Russian Education Fair 2021, which was organized in collaboration with India’s most trusted overseas education provider, Rus Education in association with Russian House in New Delhi (The Cultural Department of Embassy of Russian Federation) on 19th and 20th June 2021, has proven to be a grand success. The two-day event witnessed the participation of 30+ leading universities of various disciplines including medicine, engineering, aviation, etc.

On the sidelines of the Russian Education Fair, a Round Table Conference was organized. Representatives from various universities of Russia including chancellors, Vice-Chancellors, Head of International departments participated in this round table conference along with the representatives of the Russian House at New Delhi and Rus Education. The main objective of this Round table conference was export of Russian education to India, which demonstrates a high level of popularity of Russian education among Indian citizens, continued education of foreign citizens during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Russian universities, as well as education as a factor in improving relations between India and Russia.

The discussion aimed to serve upon identifying the areas of concern faced by the students as well as the universities and strategizing the solution to combat them at various levels. The conference was hosted by Mr. Shagap Vasily Andreevich (acting Director, Russian House, New Delhi) and Air Marshal (Retd.) Dr. Pawan Kapoor (Founding Member of the National Accreditation Council for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers, Vice-Chairman, Rus Education).

The participants included:

  1. Zhanna Nikonova ( Rector, Nizhny Novgorod State Linguistic University)
  2. Volokitin Oleg Gennadievich (Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Tomsk State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering)
  3. Loginov Sergey Pavlovich (Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations,Kursk State University)
  4. Soppa Igor Vladimirovich (Vice-rector for international affairs, Moscow Polytechnic University)
  5. Fomin Sergey Valerievich (Vice-rector for international affairs, Vyatka State University)
  6. Rykun Artem Yurievich (Vice-rector for MS, Tomsk State University)
  7. Elena Zagorulko (Head of International Relations Department, Belgorod State Agrarian University)
  8. Yulia Makarova (Head of International Cooperation Department, Saint Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation)
  9. Renat A. Yalyshev (Head of the Bureau for work with foreign students, Saint Petersburg Electrotechnical University LETI)
  10. Ekaterina Demchenko (head of the international department, Higher School of Economics and Management, Ural Federal University)
  11. Maria Afanasyeva (Head of International Student Recruiting, Mobility Programs and Strategic Partnerships, Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics)
  12. Elena Zagorulko (Head of International Relations Department, Belgorod State Agrarian University)
  13. Mironchev Anton Olegovich (Dean of the International Faculty, Orenburg State Medical University)
  14. Bylova Nadezhda Alexandrovna (Dean of the International Faculty, Russian National Research Medical University. N.I. Pirogov)
  15. Ekaterina Glukhova (Deputy Director of the International Institute, Ulyanovsk State Technical University)
  16. Aksenova Marina Viktorovna (Deputy Director of the Center for International Education and Cooperation, Minin University)
  17. Maria Vladimirovna Sairanova (Deputy Dean of the Medical Institute, Mari State University)

The discussion was entirely focused on Indian students and revolved around the ways to make education more student-friendly and safe in post-pandemic Russia and the facilities and amenities the universities provide to ensure the safety of the students.

Mr. Vasiliy Andreevich (acting Director, Russian House, New Delhi) assured the universities of unbrittled support from the Russian House in New Delhi, for student benefits. He also emphasized the commitment of the Russian House to provide concrete and transparent information about Russian Universities and facilitate the smooth admission procedure for students keeping all the safety precautions for COVID 19. Russian House in New Delhi plans to keep arranging similar events as the Virtual Russian Education Fair 2021 to increase awareness about Russian universities and the education system of Russia among the Indian audiences.

Russia has been a preferred destination for students looking for an MBBS course. Every year almost 5000 students from India travel to study MBBS in Russia. This Russian Education Fair witnessed a change in trend as out of a total of 31 participating universities, 27 universities have developed multi-profile English medium courses specially tailored for students from India. Russian universities demonstrated their preparedness to provide courses ranging from aerospace technology to engineering specialties, medicine to information technology, nuclear engineering to mining and forestry sciences, and many others.

While discussing the results of the Russian Education Fair, the participants were informed that almost 4000 students participated in the event and got information about the top Russian universities. The success of the Russian Education Fair was applauded by all participants. All the involved stakeholders felt extremely motivated and encouraged to promote Russian education among Indian students. And together with the Russian House in New Delhi, Rus Education is looking forward to similar events on a much larger scale in the times to come.