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Alexander Bedny, Vice Rector for International Affairs of Lobachevsky University, met with first-year international students who have enrolled at UNN in Russian language programmes. Taking part in the meeting were also Ekaterina Smirnova, Head of the Department for International Student Affairs, Dmitry Medvedev, Head of the International Students Support Office, and staff members of the Department for International Student Affairs.

"It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to Lobachevsky University. I congratulate you on the beginning of the new academic year, may it be successful and productive, and may it bring you a lot of useful knowledge and new skills, as well as positive emotions, friends and interactions. The University is an institution with over 100 years of history. We cherish and are very proud of the international atmosphere that reigns in the University. The spirit of innovation, of creating and launching new innovative undertakings, projects, research and academic areas is traditional for UNN," said Alexander Bedny addressing the students.

Currently, almost 2 thousand students from about 100 countries of the world study at Lobachevsky University. Such events are held for all of them at the beginning of each academic year.

"Our task is to introduce the students to the University. These meetings are intended to tell them about the rules and norms of behaviour in Russian society, including student society, about the opportunities the University offers to its students, and about the functions and support provided by the departments that work with international students," commented Dmitry Medvedev, Head of the International Students Support Office.

"The admission of international applicants is still going on. In fact, our English-language programmes start on 15 October. We offer programmes in Russian and English, and we have a preparatory department programme for pre-university training, where foreigners study Russian and other relevant subjects necessary for subsequent enrolment.  We expect that the total number of foreign nationals admitted this year will exceed 500," Alexander Bedny noted.