THE ALLIANCE OF RUSSIAN AND SPANISH UNIVERSITIES: PROSPECTS AND HORIZONS 2022
Miguel Angel Castro, President for Internationalization and Cooperation of the Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities, Rector of the University of Seville
Agustin Nunez, Charge d'affaires ad interim in Russia, Minister-Counselor at the Embassy of Spain in Moscow
Olga Pirozhenko, General Secretary of the Alliance of Russian and Spanish Universities, Director of the Center for Russian-Spanish Cooperation, Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service, RANEPA
Sergei Sarymov, First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain, Director of the Russian House in Madrid
Vladislav Starzhenetsky, Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation
Alfonso Gentil, Director of the Spanish Service for the Internationalization of Education (SEPIE)
Russia and Spain traditionally have close ties of trust and partnership. Bilateral relations are constructive, characterized by deep mutual sympathy and a desire to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation. In the face of new geopolitical challenges, Russian-Spanish relations are steadily developing, distinguished by particular dynamism in the field of science, education and culture.
Both countries are building active interaction within the framework of creating a unified educational space aimed at bringing the academic communities of the two countries closer together by expanding international mobility, joint research projects, promoting the Russian language and Russian culture in Spain, the Spanish language and Spanish culture in Russia. The Alliance of Russian and Spanish Universities is a significant bilateral project within the framework of the creation of the University of the future, aimed at bringing our peoples closer together by building a constructive civil dialogue that will allow Russia and Spain to open each other in a new way, contributing to the further deepening of mutual understanding and trust.
· Creation of a unified educational space: a challenge of the present or a timely decision due to the relevance?
· Higher education systems and their international convergence: what steps are truly effective in this area today?
· The ability to think and reason, understanding one’s own identity and respecting another’s identity, is the foundation for the education of younger generations as one of the most relevant educational goals?
· Convergence through the lens of culture and education in intercultural communication is the right way to build constructive and equitable dialogue at the international level.
· Awareness of the human values of the nation through the promotion of its language and culture on the example of Russia and Spain.
· Strengthening of bilateral relations towards the creation of a platform for civil dialogue: a new stage in the rapprochement between Russia and Spain today.