Baikal State University took part in a joint project of Rossotrudnichestvo (Russian federal cultural agency) and Academic Accreditation publishing house focused on advancement of export of the Russian education as well as position of Russian higher education within global educational system (https://rs.gov.ru/ru/news/78425).
This cooperation resulted in preparation of the informational article
covering activities of Baikal State University in Higher Education Discovery
international magazine – current fields of study, tuition fees, available double
degree programs, English-language programs and also promising directions of
international scientific and academic activities.
This issue also provides explicit information regarding peculiarities and
procedure of matriculation of foreign nationals to the university; describes
advantages of the university in terms of its facilities, its relative proximity
to the lake Baikal and availability of the main attractions of Irkutsk within
Remaining sections of the article presented opportunities for foreign
students to be involved in sporting, creative and other extracurricular
activities and also contained feedback of foreign students and graduates
concerning study at the university.
It is worth mentioning that the released issue of the magazine is one of four
issues the latest of which will be released on the threshold of a new admission
campaign 2021. Subsequent issues will include details regarding sequence and
algorithms of participation of BSU applicants in the admission campaign,
effective accommodation of the soon-to-be first year students in Russia, and
also establishment of future educational and career paths.
As noted by Mikhail P. Kuz’min, Vice-Rector for International Relations of
BSU, BSU is one of top-ranking educational organizations of Russia for law,
economics and management. The university possesses necessary capabilities
required to shortly become a leading regional center of attraction for foreign
students. In the academic year 2019-2020, 454 foreign nationals from ten near-
and fourteen far abroad countries studied at the university. The bigger half of
the students are ones from PRC; more than 30 percent of them are made up of CIS
countries nationals. Young people from Mongolia, Korea, Germany, Japan, South
Africa and other countries also study at the university.
The magazine is available in both English
and Russian. Upcoming releases in Arabic, Chinese, French and
Spanish are now being prepared for publication.