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Derzhavin University and Chinese partner universities will open the New Silk Road Institute

November 15, 2021

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Derzhavin University and Chinese partner universities will open the New Silk Road Institute

Derzhavin University, Henan Open University and Zhengzhou Professional Institute of Information Science and Technology (PRC) have signed an agreement on the implementation of the joint educational programs. The New Silk Road Institute will open at the partner universities.

«Cooperation on the creation of the New Silk Road Institute is the result of our work, which is focused on the joint development», claimed Zhao Jihong, Head of Henan Open University, Zhengzhou Vocational College of Information Technology «I believe that the establishment of the Institute will play an important role in educational reform strengthening, as well as in the national strategy discussion, domestic and international double cycles coordination, developing Henan Open University at a higher level».

«This is an important event in the history of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the field of education. Thus, we support the One Belt, One Road initiative», says Irina Naletova, First Vice-Rector of Derzhavin University. «This agreement raises our relations with Chinese partner universities to a higher level of interaction and opens new horizons for the joint work».

On the basis of the New Silk Road Institute, Derzhavin Russian Language Center and Chinese Language and Culture Center will be open.

«Within the framework of the signed agreement, Russian and Chinese students will have the opportunity to study under double-degree programs that will lead to increasing their competitiveness in the labor market», points out Irina Bezukladova, Head of the International Relations Department, Derzhavin University. «Teachers of Chinese schools will be trained in Master's programs at Derzhavin University. Russian and Chinese students will get an opportunity to study Chinese and Russian languages, as well as the culture of Russia and China».

Derzhavin University has been interacting with China partner universities for over 20 years. Academic exchange program of the Russian and Chinese language teachers and student exchange program have being successfully implemented. Derzhavin University students are regular participants of the Summer Language Schools that take place in China. Chinese students study under double-degree program «Philology»; various master and postgraduate programs, take scientific internships.

An agreement on humanitarian cooperation between Derzhavin University and Henan Research Institute of Modern Technologies and Economics was signed in

January. The result of this collaboration is the opening of the New Silk Road Institute.