11 August, the China-Russia online conference on educational exchange and cooperation was held in Shandong province. Pskov State University presented educational programs, within which cooperation with Chinese colleagues is possible, along with MSU, SPbSU, RGPU im. Herzen, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, Kazan Federal University and other leading universities in Russia.
The conference was attended by universities and schools of Shandong province, as well as educational institutions, interested in developing partnerships with Chinese colleagues. The event considered promising areas of interaction between educational institutions of Russia and China in the field of educational exchanges, opportunities for the implementation of joint educational programs, development of academic mobility programs and other issues.
In 2020 near 10 000 Chinese schoolchildren from Shandong province took an exam in Russian, which is the highest among all provinces in China. Rector of Pskov State University Natalia Ilyina presented the possibilities of studying Russian as a foreign language on the basis of Pskov State University. She spoke about the pre-university training of foreign students, professional development programs for teachers, additional educational programs. "Pskov State University is one of the best universities in Russia for comprehensive preparation for admission to Russian universities and for teaching Russian as a foreign language in the framework of additional educational programs", – noted the rector.
Also, the head of the university introduced the Chinese colleagues to the program of secondary vocational education "Tourism". "Education under the program" Tourism "is available in a distance format, which allows our foreign students not to leave the country of citizenship for the entire period of study ", – Natalya Ilyina said.
Natalya Ilyina also named cooperation in the scientific field and the creation of network educational programs as an important area of work for Pskov State University..
Let's add, that at the conference the participating universities created the Alliance of International Cooperation between the educational institutions of the Russian Federation and Shandong Province of the PRC. The event was organized by the Shandong Provincial Government, the executor of the project is a member of ROPRYAL, International company of education and technology "CPE".