Representatives of Russian universities at the event (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition was held at the Russian Science and Culture Centre in Hanoi on September 17 to introduce the nation’s leading universities to Vietnamese students.

The event is the opening of the 10th stage of a long-term education project conducted by Russia’s Cooperation Agency with the support of Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training. The project, called “Russian Universities”, was launched in March 2014 with the aim of popularising Russian education in Vietnam.

The exhibition drew Natalia Shafinskaya, Director of the Russian Science and Culture Centre, representatives from seven leading universities of Russia, and a large number of students in Hanoi.

Addressing the event, Natalia Shafinskaya said that the Russian Universities project is part of efforts to realise agreements between the two countries, while contributing to strengthening education affiliation as part of the Vietnam-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.

During this 10th stage, the project provides access through the online portal Russia.study for all students to be able to enrol in universities in Russia.

She said that after several years of implementation, the project has been fruitful, drawing many Russian universities to the Asian nation.

She also expressed her hope that the event will contribute to helping Vietnamese youngsters grasp hold of their future and gain greater information on Russia’s top universities.

This stage of the project will see the engagement of many universities, including the Higher School of Economics, the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, the Moscow Aviation Institute, the Ural Federation University, the Tula State University, the National Research University of Electronic Technology, and the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas.

Representatives of the universities will have a working session with the International Cooperation Agency of the Ministry of Education and Training, as well as leaders of universities and high schools in Hai Phong and Hai Duong. They will also discuss joint action plans for the future to further popularise Russian education and foster links in this field. –VNA