16 October 2012
Visit to Minzu University in China. The Head of the International Relations Department of Belgorod State University Evgeniy Kapustin and the Executive Director of the Eastern European University Association paid a visit to Minzu University during their stay in China. The Russians were hosted by professor He Keyong, who incidentally is in charge of the International Relations Center at Minzu University. Initially the aim of the visit was to discuss the possibilities for universities of Russia and Ukraine and Minzu University to start cooperation in different spheres. However, the result turned out to be even more efficient. For the record Minzu University is one of the biggest universities in China, which distinguishes in education of foreign students and exchange of students with universities overseas. Eventually both sides agreed that such collaboration would be of great advantage in all aspects, so the agreement was signed stating that exchange of students will be launched between Minzu University and a number of well-known Russian and Ukrainian universities. Among them are Belgorod State Technological University, Sholokhov Moscow State University for Humanities, Sumy State University and Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University. The delegation also succeded in presenting the university-members of the Eastern European University Association in positive limelight, thus the Chinese partners realised that this step is yet the first one in the range of collaborative events with universities of Russia and Ukraine.