The agenda was focused on discussion of the results of the year 2022 in education, research and international activities of the University and new challenges for 2023.
During the presentation of the results of the University’s educational activities in 2022, it was reported that the Mordovia State University portfolio of core educational programmes reached the figure of 255, including 93 bachelor degree and 91 master degree programmes. The intake of 2022 increased from 4435 to 4654 students against the previous year. The total number of graduates in all forms of higher education in 2022 amounted to 3168 learners, vocational secondary education graduates comprised 303.
In 2022, the number of international students has increased significantly. This became possible owing to the active cooperation of the University with such countries as India, Turkmenistan and Iraq. Beyond competition in attracting international students is the Medicine Institute.
As of today, the University is offering a number of double degree programmes in the following specialisms: «Electronics and Nanoelectronics» with Razzakov Kyrgyz State Technical University, «Domestic Philology», «Biochemistry» with Z.M. Babur Andijan State University, «Engineering Geography» with Kozybayev North Kazakhstan University, «Energy Flow Management of Small Power Facilities» with Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, China.
The challenges for the next year include the development of a hybrid system of interaction with the target markets for the export of educational services by expanding the recruiting links and channels facilitative of advancement of educational programmes; further diversification of the educational programmes implemented in partnership with foreign educational organisations, as well as the development of more programmes taught in English. «It is necessary to enter new educational markets — India, Africa, Latin America. A good deal of efforts should be channeled to the creation of sought-after programmes in English. Due to the current unfavourable external situation in the world politics, it is necessary to reorient ourselves to friendly countries,» suggested Vice-Rector for International Affairs Denis V.Filetkin.
«We have a good experience of working with foreign organisations, wh ere our University and research staff are highly valued. China and Africa are priority markets that we are going to look at. We will also focus on the BRICS and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) member countries.
Last but not the least is integration of foreign learners into the life of the University which should not have a fragmentary nature, but requires full immersion,» commented the Rector — Dmitry E.Glushko.