There's Always a Need for People Who Read 19.09.2017The question, “What are you, illiterate?” has long been regarded as ironic. Indeed, some may be more capable than others, but everyone in Russia can read and write, so no one would ever think of patting themselves on the back for it. International Literacy Day is celebrated right between Knowledge Day (1 September) and World Teachers’ Day (5 October). Perhaps this is why this holiday isn’t very widely celebrated in Russia.
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Inauguration of Joint Russian-Chinese University in Shenzhen
Joint Russian-Chinese University grand opening took place in China’s capital of innovational development Shenzhen, Ministry of Education reports. .
President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin have extended their greetings to teachers and students of the new university.
As Vladimir Putin underlined, work of this institution will contribute to deepening of relations and cultural ties between the peoples of our countries. He believes that graduates will be requested not only in Russia and China, but also around the globe.
It is worth reminding that the construction of this university started last May. Students will have internships in the largest business companies. Graduates will speak three languages: Chinese, Russian and English. Lectures will be delivered in Russian, whereas master’s programmes to be conducted in English and the rest of lessons to be taught in Chinese.
According to Lomonosov Moscow State University Rector Viktor Sadovnichy, the competition for entry was very rigorous. Bachaleareate departments include Russian Language and Literature, Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Informatics, Economics.
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Multiplying By Zero 17.09.2017The new law “On Education” passed by the Ukrainian parliament essentially forbids citizens from receiving an education in any language other than Ukrainian. Beginning on 1 September 2018, students will only be able to study in Russian or the languages of other national minorities before the fifth grade. And beginning in 2020, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, and other languages will be removed from the lower grades as well. Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russkiy Mir Foundation, Vyacheslav Nikonov, reflects on how this trend meshes with Ukraine’s attempt to become a full-fledged European country.