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On October 19, Alexander Bedny, UNN Vice-Rector for International Affairs, presented his lecture titled "Export of Education as a Humanitarian Dimension of International Relations" to high school students from Nizhny Novgorod and the Nizhny Novgorod region.  The event was held in an online format as part of the Young Diplomat School project. School participants became familiar with the concept of internationalisation of higher education, its history and specific features  at the present stage. Alexander Bedny told the students about the education export system that was established in the 20th and 21st  centuries, its evolution, leaders and current trends. The young diplomats also learnt about Lobachevsky University’s achievements in export of education and development of international cooperation.

In his turn, Konstantin Kemaev, Head of the UNN International Cooperation Office, presented the programmes of academic mobility run by Lobachevsky University and described the conditions for  participation in mobility programmes as well as requirements for applicants and advantages offered to students taking part.

The project "Young Diplomat School" started on March 30, 2021 at the Corporate University of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Government (KUPNO). The project was initiated by Olga Guseva, Director of the Department of International Relations of the Government of the Nizhny Novgorod Region. 56 finalists from different municipal districts and urban districts of the region were chosen for the project out of 138 applicants. During the year, young diplomats will work in teams under the guidance of expert tutors from the Russian Foreign Ministry office in Nizhny Novgorod, National Research Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, Dobrolyubov State Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod and the Lomonosov International School. The programme will focus, in particular, on developing students' self-presentation and teamwork skills. The project also aims to promote tolerance, to develop students' erudition and a wider outlook.