As a visiting Professor Olga Kim held a course of lectures on the issue of writing an academic essay for master’s program students and postgraduate training program, she also was a speaker in the open lecture, speaking about the Russian Education on the basis of Minin University. During the two weeks of the visit the advisor to the rector Kim Olga negotiated the joint master’s “International Education”, performed by the Universities.

On the 28th of February the pedagogical training session for second year students in the Master’s program ,specialty “ Pedagogical Education”, profile “Teaching Russian as a foreign language” took place. This was the first time when the training took place in Warsaw, thanks to the contract signed between Minin University and Russian Language School “Samovar”.

It is the second time that Zou Ning arrives at Minin University to teach our students Chinese. We interviewed Zou Ning and asked what she liked Minin University for and what her plans for the current academic year were.

Three Minin university students studied at Xian University of Translation (China) during one semester. They have recently come back and shared their impressions of studies and the country in general.

Denis Koulikov, a third year student of of specialty “Foreign language (English) and foreign language (Chinese)” told us about his impressions’.

We interviewed the Chinese student and learned about their impression of Russia, studies in Minin University and their further plans.

Associate professor of applied informatics and information technologies in education Nikolay Lapin, the representative of Minin University took part on the U. S. Congress leadership program “Open world” which took place from November 29th to December 8th.

The representatives of Chinese higher education institutions held a presentation in Minin University for the entrants and students interested in training at Chinese Universities, in obtaining scholarships and other programs. The meeting with Rector of Minin University Alexander Fedorov was organized as well.

“In tune with the times” - is the motto of Minin University’s new project. The university’s “Electronic Open Day” is the first service among Russian universities which presents in a modern interactive form—mainly in video format—all information regarding the university’s the activities, and allows for attracting applicants from across the country.

The conference took place on December 10-11, 2018 in Berlin. The conference tackled issues of procedures of assessment and maintenance of quality in the higher education system.

The purpose of the club is to help foreign students to maintain and develop their conversational skills in Russian.

On November 26, 2018, an international scientific-practical conference “Strategic lines for the development of inclusive higher education at the present stage” was held at Minin University. The conference was organized by the Resource Educational and Methodological Center (RUMC) for training disabled people and people with disabilities at Minin University.

The largest international conference of professionals and leaders in the Pacific Rim of QS-APPLE 2018 took place in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, from November 21 to November 23, 2018. About 150 delegates from more than 20 countries of the world participated in the event.

On November 9, the Ministry of education of the Russian Federation hosted the all-Russian conference "Public and professional discussion of the implementation and application of the developed model of certification based on the use of unified Federal assessment materials (EFOM) and standard sets of EFOM for teachers 'certification". Minister of education of the Russian Federation O. Vasilyeva was apart of this event.

The objectives of the agreement are effective academic cooperation, scientific and cultural exchange.

Minin University and Anhui Normal University (Wuhu, China) have been partners for five years already. This year, Ms. Anna Vyacheslavovna Erastova, an associate professor of the Department of Russian and Foreign Philology, went to Wuhu to teach Russian language and literature to Chinese students who study Russian.

On October 27, 2018, a seminar on the topic “Formation of linguoculturological competence in classes on the topic of “Seasons” (winter)” was held by Elena Markovna Dzyuba, a professor at the Department of Russian and Foreign Philology. The event is part of a series of seminars for teachers of Russian as a foreign language. The organizer is the Representation of Rossotrudnichestvo in the Hungarian Republic (Budapest).

Negotiations were held on October 19 th between the representatives of the department of general history, classical disciplines and law of Minin University and representatives of Law Department of Shandong University of Technology (China). At the meeting it was decided to organize law training for students from China and to sign the contract enabling Minin University to enter the international legal center.

Minin University organized a visit of The Education University of Hong Kong delegation to the Russian Federation. Within the framework of meeting further cooperation between higher education institutions was discussed.

As we stated earlier an American girl Nikki Lohr had worked as an English language assistant at the department of English and Chinese. Two more American girls arrived at Minin University within the framework of Fulbright program, and we managed to interview them.