RUDN University and Latin-Caribbean America: new directions of interaction in the educational sphere

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The article analyzes the international cooperation of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University) in the field of higher education and science, shows its role in training highly qualified personnel from Latin America and the Caribbean, with a special focus on Ecuador. The purpose of the article is to show the cross-section of the Latin American contingent of pupils at the present stage on the basis of a comparative analysis, and for this purpose are set the following tasks: to identify new priorities in education that are in demand in modern society and are embodied in the PFUR, to show the importance of the internationalization of education as one of the factors ensuring educational cooperation for RUDN University. The task is also to show the cooperation of the Ecuadorian government and RUDN University in the preparation of competitive specialists for the implementation of ambitious plans for the country’s development, identify the features of the Yachai project for the development of Ecuador’s scientific potential, and outline the prospects for bilateral interaction in the training system. Conclusion: for 58 years of its activity PFUR has achieved significant results in the internationalization of education, developed interesting methods of teaching Russian and other subjects, introduced the study of a number of subjects in English, which made this university attractive for foreign, in particular, Latin American students.

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Alla Jur’evna Borzova

RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia)

Author for correspondence.

Doctor of History, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the RUDN University

González Vinicio Medina Xavier

RUDN University (Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia)


postgraduate student, Assistant of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations of the RUDN University


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