Vietnamese students in Russia (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Russia’s globally-rated universities made a fact-finding tour of Vietnam from September 25-30 to seek enrolments, student exchange programmes, and connections with local partners.

They, including the Far Eastern Federal University, the Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics, and Belgorod State University, offer courses suitable to Vietnamese enterprises’ requirement, said N.V. Shafinskaya, Acting Director of the Russian Cultural Centre in Vietnam.

The tour is the sixth phase of the “Russian universities” project, which aims to introduce Russian universities to Vietnamese students who wish to study in Russia, Shafinskaya said in a press conference on September 30.

The Russian official said the project, which was agreed by the two Governments, is in line with a Russian Government policy of increasing the number of scholarships for Vietnam to 1,000 in 2018.

The project, commenced from March 2014, has brought 30 representatives from management boards of Russian universities to Vietnam.

As a result, a number of memoranda of understanding of cooperation between the two sides have been signed, including those to exchange students and lecturers, improve the capacity for schools’ staff, and carry out joint scientific researches.

Currently, around 5,000 Vietnamese students are studying at universities in Russia.-VNA