RTU MIREA provides education and training to 90 students from African countries
The development of cooperation in research and education between the Russian Federation and Africa was discussed at the Russia-Africa Forum in Sochi co-chaired by Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Presidents of Russia and Egypt.
With the support of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, a discussion panel on “Russia - Africa: the development of the economy through science, education and innovation” was held. It was attended by Mikhail Kotyukov, head of the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Igor Morozov, deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture, and representatives of African countries.
“We expect further expansion of the diverse humanitarian cooperation between the Russian Federation and Africa, primarily in the field of higher education and research,” noted Mikhail Kotyukov. “We are now studying new opportunities and ways to increase the number of students from African countries in Russian universities.”
At MIREA – Russian Technological University, representatives of African countries make up 10% of the total number of foreign students. This academic year, 40 people from African countries are involved in training programs in Russian as a foreign language. 90 students are trained in higher education programs.
The main areas that African students choose to study are software engineering, information systems and technologies, and chemical technology. Young men and women from African countries have become active participants in all university events.
The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation intends to expand cooperation in education and research with African countries. Currently the parties are working to sign the memoranda on joint activity in science, research and technology with Mozambique and Namibia.