Lobachevsky University co-sponsors international forum in Serbia
On December 14-15, the International Forum of Russian and Soviet university alumni "Alma Mater - Pedagogical" was held in Serbia. It was organised by the Foundation for Support of Humanitarian and Educational Initiatives "Sorabotnichestvo" (Moscow, Russia). The participants of the forum that was opened in the Russian House in Belgrade were greeted by Evgeny Baranov, Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo representative office in Serbia, Vladimir Chetiy, President of the World Association of Alumni of Russian and Soviet Universities, Alla Larina, Executive Director of the Sorabotnichestvo Foundation, Larisa Zhukovskaya, Director of the UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism, Konstantin Kemaev, Head of the UNN International Cooperation Office, and Irina Abramova, Head of the UNN Serbian Centre.
On the second day, the forum continued at the Laza Kostić Gymnasium, where participants of the roundtables were warmly welcomed by Vukasin Lazović, director of the Gymnasium. More than 500 participants from all over the world took part in the forum's events: the discussion platform "Modern Trends in School Humanities Education", the eduthon "Educational Potential of TV, Radio and Internet Projects", a variety of roundtables and master classes. Particular interest in the forum was shown by pedagogical teams and students of Lobachevsky University’s partner high schools in Novi Sad, Šabac, Rum, Aleksinac, Niš and Sremski Karlovci.
According to Konstantin Kemaev, Head of the UNN International Cooperation Office, such events provide an excellent opportunity to strengthen the position of the Russian language, to support graduates of Russian and Soviet universities abroad, to involve them in scientific, educational and humanitarian initiatives of Lobachevsky University and to develop partnerships with brotherly Serbia. The forum was supported by the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, UNN Institute of Philology and Journalism, Russian House in Belgrade, Laza Kostić Gymnasium (Novi Sad, Serbia) and World Association of Alumni of Russian and Soviet Universities.