New international study programmes opened at Lobachevsky University
A double degree bachelor's programme in Law (full-time, with the major in International Law) was started by UNN jointly with the Tashkent State University of Law. Thirty-two students from Tashkent were selected for this joint programme. Students participating in the programme will spend the first two years of their studies at Lobachevsky University, and during their third and fourth years they will follow the programme at the Tashkent State University of Law. At the end of their studies, students will receive diplomas from both partner universities.
Starting from this academic year, a joint bachelor's programme with the MSU-BIT University in Shenzhen (China) was also launched. MSU-BIT is a unique Russian-Chinese educational project initiated by the leaders of Russia and China. The co-founders of the Joint University were Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia's leading institution of education and science, Beijing Institute of Technology, one of China's top universities, as well as the Shenzhen Municipal People's Government. In 2022, a partnership agreement was signed between UNN and MSU-BIT University.
This joint educational programme is implemented in the field of Biology (full-time, with the major in General Biology), taught in English. Studies begin in China (1st and 2nd year), students spend their third year at UNN, and they go to China again for their fourth year. The final certification will be performed jointly by both institutions, and successful graduates of the programme will receive two diplomas: from MSU-BIT and from UNN. This year, 12 participants (11 Chinese and one Russian citizen) enrolled in the joint programme.
In cooperation with Zhengzhou University, a new programme of Russian language studies was also opened. The programme is implemented in the "2+1+1" format (Chinese university students studying Russian come to UNN during their 3rd year, and then complete their studies in their home country). They will study Russian as a foreign language (theory and practice) as well as philological disciplines. The programme started in 2022, and Lobachevsky University has already welcomed the first 7 Chinese students to study in the autumn semester.
"The development of joint study programmes is a crucial tool for internationalisation. It allows students to have the experience of studying abroad, develop intercultural communication skills, and gain new experiences and competencies in addition to those provided by their home university as part of the main programme," commented UNN Vice-Rector for International Affairs Alexander Bedny.