Russian-Chinese Forum on Education and Entrepreneurship at HSE University St. Petersburg
On June 15, HSE University in St. Petersburg hosted the Russian-Chinese Forum on International Academic Cooperation and Entrepreneurship. The forum was dedicated to the development of bilateral cooperation in education, talent exchange and business development.
The Russian-Chinese Forum on International Academic Cooperation and Entrepreneurship was co-organized by HSE University St. Petersburg, the Consulate General of China in St. Petersburg, Organizational Department under the City Committee of Weihai, and Weihai Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, with the support of the Confucius Institute in St. Petersburg, the Russian-Chinese Association of Young Entrepreneurs in St. Petersburg, the Huawei Institute in St. Petersburg, Hainan Airlines, and the Chinese Law Centre in Russia.
Leading Russian and Chinese experts, a delegation of students and entrepreneurs from the city of Weihai, as well as Chinese students who live and work in St. Petersburg, attended the event. Overall, the forum attracted over 250 participants.
The forum agenda included a number of events serving to deepen and expand the international cooperation between St. Petersburg and China.
For example, experts participated in a round table on cooperation in the sphere of talent exchange and qualified personnel; Chinese students presented their own startups projects and the guests had the chance to learn more about the programmes at HSE University St. Petersburg.
The forum was also attended by Mr. Sun Lailin, Consul on Educational of the Consulate General of China in St. Petersburg, who expressed his enthusiasm about future collaboration between Chinese citizens and institutions and HSE University in St. Petersburg.
Valery Gordin, Deputy Director of HSE University in St. Petersburg, was very positive about the current level of interest in the university among students from China. Many have successfully enrolled in programmes taught in the English and Russian languages.
The most popular programmes among Chinese students include Master’s programmes in Finance, Cultural and Event Tourism Management, and Strategic Management in Logistics, as well as the new programme in Management and Analytics for Business which opens for enrollment for the first time this year.