image1 From 5 to 7 July the Russian-Chinese Student Forum took place in Ulyanovsk. It has become one of the most important events in the annual friendly youth exchanges Russia-China 2014-2015. In the framework of the project more than 500 events are held in the two countries, including scientific and academic exchanges between universities. The largest events of these years were the reception of the Russian delegation in China and reception of the Chinese one in Russia consisting of 100 members each. The forum was organized by the Russian Union of Youth, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the Regional Government and Ulyanovsk State University.

The Forum has become an excellent platform that united representatives of universities, as well as state and public organizations of Russia and China to discuss cooperation between the two countries in education, science and innovation. The Forum mainly took place at the Ulyanovsk State University and included a plenary session during which there were greetings from the Program Committee and regional Governments of Russia and China, analysis of Russian-Chinese educational cooperation in recent years, and the presentation of current international projects.

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The delegation which represented MSUPE at the Russian-Chinese Forum consisted of  Vice-Rector for extracurricular and social work A.V. Milekhin, Head of the Department of International Affairs N.A. Baykovskaya, specialist in work with foreign students of MSUPE E.V. Bashkirova. The University delegation participated in the Forum with a presentation“International cooperation and implementation of the youth exchange program of Moscow State University of Psychology and Education”.

The presentation was dedicated to the international cooperation of the University with a focus on the Russian-Chinese projects, student exchange programs between MSUPE and partner-universities of China, and to prospects of Russian-Chinese cooperation in the areas of international programs and participation in network projects of the BRICS University. The following projects of MSUPE were presented as successful ones: IEP “Ethnopsychology of peoples of the East”; International Conference “Kuskovskiechteniya”; International ISCAR Summer University; academic exchange programs with Changchun and of Zhejiang Science and Technology University.

Student Russian-Chinese Forum – is one of the steps towards the development of relations between our countries. The joint Russian-Chinese plan for Years of friendly youth exchanges includes international events, among which is the II-nd Russian-Chinese forum on youth entrepreneurship; Youth Innovation Forum of the SCO; International Days of youth science; Forum of Young Leaders of SCO countries. The next event dedicated to the Russian-Chinese friendship will be held at the Moscow Moscow Power Engineering Institute in November 2015.