Meeting of the rector of MSUPE V.V.Rubtsov with the rector of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology Songliang QIU

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On 20 November 2015 the delegation of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (Hangzhou, China) visited Moscow State University of Psychology and Education. The participants of the meeting were the rector of Zhejiang University of Science and TechnologySongliang QIU, the head of international departmentXiaojun Wang, deans of the faculties and professors. MSUPE was presented bythe rector of MSUPEV.V. Rubtsov; the deans of the faculties and Heads of the Chairs (L.S.Kuravsky, T.Y.Morozov, I.V.Dergacheva, O.E.Huhlaev, B.B.Aysmontas), the head of the office of international affairsN.A.Baykovskaya, press officer and employees of the department of international affairs.

During the visit the Chinese delegation visited faculties and research centers of MSUPE. The delegation made emphasis on the faculty of Distant Learning.During the discussion of educational programs with the dean of the faculty B.B.Aysmontas, Chinese colleagues were interested in the possibilitiesof creating some joint projects.

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The Centre for Psychological and Pedagogical Expertise toys and games MSUPE was marked as specially an interesting field for joint working. Doctor of Psychology, the head of the center,professor of a Department of Preschool Pedagogy MSUPE E.O. Smirnova, presented the work carried out on the basis of the center. Chinese colleaguessuggested producing developing toys for children on the basis of the largest Chinese manufacturers, which cooperate with Zhejiang University.

Zhejiang University of Science and Technology was founded in 1897 and nowadays it is one of the top three universities in China. On the base of Zhejiang University there are 59 bachelor’s degree programs, 17 master’s degree programsand also a graduate school was opened. It cooperates actively with universities of Europe, USA, Asia and Australia. The main target of the meeting was expansion of international cooperation with MSUPE.

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The cooperation between MSUPE and Zhejiang University of Science and Technology started in 2013 when the students of MSUPE went on training to China for one yearon the basis of Chinese government grants. Currently two students of MSUPEare continuing to study at magistracy on the basis of the grant of the Chinese government. The students won a competition organized by the Ministry of Education and Science of RF. In 2014-2015 a system of Zhejiang’s grants for training of MSUPE’s students was organized in such areas as: Chinese Language and Cross-cultural Communication.

In the frame of official meeting the members of the delegation from China presented a detailed presentation about Zhejiang University and perspective directions for further cooperation. Questions about joint educational programs, researches, increase of academic mobility of students and teachers between institutions were also discussed by the delegation and the rector of MSUPE V.V. Rubtsov.A question about an entry into theBRICS Network University took a special place during the meeting.

At the end of the conversation the rector of Moscow State University of Psychology and Education V.V. Rubtsov and the rector of Zhejiang University of Science and Technology Songliang QIU signed a framework agreement in areas of scientific, educational and social fields.