Graduates from Russian universities meet in Hanoi: Reflections after the forum




Q3. Did the Forum help you establish contacts with the lead­ers of other associations of grad­uates of Russian universities in Asian countries?



Dr Hlaing Min Oo (Myan­mar): “The Forum was very help­ful in establishing contacts with the leaders of other associations of graduates of Russian univer­sities in Asian countries, as well as organizing cooperation for the exchange of knowledge between our educational organizations, which is an example of the unity of the global educational community and emphasizes the importance of collective efforts to solve global problems.”


Siviengphet Phetvorasak (Lao): “Certainly, the Forum has helped establish contacts with them and create favourable conditions for further coopera­tion between foreign graduates of Soviet and Russian universi­ties and Russian universities. The Forum provided an opportunity to immerse into the creative and innovative activities of graduate associations of Russian universi­ties in Asian countries.”


Jainal Abedin (Bangla­desh): “This was an excellent opportunity for us to establish contacts with the leaders of other associations of graduates of Rus­sian universities in Asian coun­tries and exchange experiences.”


Dr Ratindra Nath (Nepal): “Undoubtedly, such contacts have been established.”


Ravdanzhamts Urgamal (Mongolia): “Yes, of course, it really helped. Most likely, we be­came both partners and friends. Our meeting was fruitful, success­ful, and unforgettable, as I had imagined before the Forum.”


Hasan Shahid (Pakistan): “Yes, we have established a good understanding with Graduate As­sociations of different countries, especially Russia, China, Vietnam, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. During the Forum, we con­cluded that the meeting of Asian Alumni Associations from Soviet and Russian universities was use­ful. We met with rectors and repre­sentatives of various Russian Uni­versities for active cooperation in the field of exchange of experience and scientific research, as well as with delegations from RUDN University, St. Petersburg State University, Ural Federal Universi­ty named after the first President of Russia B N Yeltsin and Tyumen Industrial University.”


Q4. How do you feel about the idea of holding the Forum of Foreign Graduates of Russian Universities annually in different countries of the world?



Dr Hlaing Min Oo (Myan­mar): “The Forum that took place indicates that Russia pays close attention to foreign graduates of Soviet and Russian universities. The results of the Forum are of great value for the further devel­opment of cooperation between Russia and Asian countries in the field of education and med­icine, helping to strengthen the traditional relations of friendship between our countries. Let us commit ourselves to upholding the values we have learned during our education and positively con­tribute to the world in which pro­gress is in harmony with ethical considerations and environmen­tal well-being. Once again, I wish the organizers and participants of the Forum new achievements and that our graduates of Soviet and Russian universities could be encountered in all corners of the world every year.”


Siviengphet Phetvorasak (Lao): “I am absolutely positive about it. I consider annual forums in different parts of the world nec­essary and important because they will strengthen friendship and cooperation between foreign graduates from Russian universi­ties and Russian universities, ex­pand their close ties, and deepen their cooperation in general. At the end of the Forum, certificates of advanced training were award­ed. I consider the main result of the Forum to be the creation of a strong foundation for further cooperation between foreign grad­uates from Russian universities and Russian universities them­selves. In conclusion, on behalf of the graduates from Laos, let me express my deep gratitude to Rossotrudnichestvo, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health of Viet Nam for the warm reception and the excellent real­ization of the Forum in Hanoi.”


Jainal Abedin (Bangla­desh): “I feel positive about the idea of holding the Forum of For­eign Graduates from Russian Universities annually in different countries of the world. And I really hope that this event will become traditional. I do not doubt that such systematic work will be fruit­ful. We need to meet more often to exchange experience and develop further work plans. Holding such forums will certainly help to in­tensify the work of associations of Soviet and Russian university graduates. In conclusion, I would like to express my gratitude to Rossotrudnichestvo for the invi­tation to this historical Forum in Hanoi, the birthplace of the Great Ho Chi Minh.”


Dr Ratindra Nath (Nepal): “It is necessary to organize such events every year. This will help the Russian side share informa­tion about its achievements in the field of science and technology, as well as trends in education and healthcare. The platform of the Forum also acts as a peaceful power, helping Russia expand its political influence around the world.”


Ravdanzhamts Urgamal (Mongolia): “I am happy about this idea. I am sure that partici­pation in such a Forum will be a valuable experience for everyone and bring new impressions, ac­quaintances and inspiration for our further movement forward, the same way it happened this time.”


Hasan Shahid (Pakistan): “We agree that this kind of Forum should be organized every year for foreign graduates of universities of the USSR and Russia. The topic should focus on education and health, representing key issues for developing countries such as Pakistan. There are many are­as in which Russian universities and institutes can conduct joint research, organize programs of dual degree, etc.”


Detail Biography

Dr Hlaing Min Oo (Myan­mar), a graduate of the National Research University “MPEI”, Doctor of Sciences (DSc), Profes­sor, Head of the Sub-Department of “Power Engineering” of the Scientific and Technical Research Center in PyinOoLwin (Myan­mar), the Honorary Professor of National Research University “MPEI”, Russia. (Fig. 2 and Fig. 3)


Siviengphet Phetvorasak (Lao), a graduate of Kyiv State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, Director of the Centre for Open Education at the Lao National University, former Am­bassador of Laos to the Russian Federation, PhD in Philology (Fig. 4)


Jainal Abedin (Bangladesh), a graduate from the Kuban State Agrarian University, Secretary General of the Association of Soviet University Graduates in Bangladesh (Fig.5)


Dr Ratindra Nath (Nepal), Professor, Dean of Kathmandu Chinnamangal Medical College (Nepal), Head of the Department of Anatomy (Fig.6)


Ravdanzhamts Urgamal (Mongolia), a graduate of St Pe­tersburg State University, teacher at the Mongolian State University of Education, a Doctor of Peda­gogical Sciences, and Executive Director of the University Grad­uate Association in Mongolia (Fig.7)


Hasan Shahid (Pakistan), Head of the Pakistan Association of Russian University Graduates (Fig.8)