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【Guangming Daily】Shenzhen MSU-BIT University Cultivate Talents For the Construction of "One Belt and One Road"

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  Translator:News Agency of BIT LvYuetong

  Editor:News Center of BIT Zhao Jie



  In April, China’s first China-Russia university--Shenzhen MSU-BIT University started the enrollment of undergraduates and the first group of students will go to school this September. On the base of Moscow University (short for Lomonosov Moscow State University) and one of the famous Chinese universities of science and technology--Beijing Institute of Technology(BIT),Shenzhen MSU-BIT University is the first overseas higher education program that could issue graduation certificates to students in Russia. What can they bring to our country’s higher education and diversified pattern of talents cultivation by cooperating in running schools? And what’s the point of doing this in the construction of "One Belt and One Road" and improving comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between China and Russia? Our reporter had an exclusive interview with the principal of this university Professor Zhao Ping to discuss the “the code of running Shenzhen MSU-BIT University”.


On May 6th, 2016, Duma of Russia Naryshkin attended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University in Shenzhen,Guangdong


  The Construction of talent tank of "One Belt and One Road"

  The foundation of Shenzhen MSU-BIT University is a typical achievement of cultural exchange between China and Russia and also the measure of providing talents for the construction of "One Belt and One Road". Zhao Ping said that the construction of "One Belt and One Road" and the international pattern of long-term cooperation between China and Russia had brought challenges and opportunities to both China and Russia in higher education and talents cultivation.

  Nowadays, many countries including Central Asia and Eastern Europe along the Eurasian part of“The Belt and Road” choose Russian as general-purpose language. But only about two thousand people are recruit ed to study Russian as their professional undergraduate  course and the training of talents is about Russian language skills, which causes the lack of professionals in Russian. Further, it will directly affect the construction of "One Belt and One Road".″Our purpose is to cultivate top talents who have professional skills and also can speak Russian. Lots of companies that have cooperation with Russian-spoken countries actively respond to the call of "One Belt and One Road" and carry out business cooperation.But there is still the scarcity of relative talents.″ said Zhao Ping.

  To enhance exchange in science and technology, education and culture among countries along "One Belt and One Road" and build stage for exchange and cooperation among higher education in China, Eurasia and even world, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University recruits Chinese students and overseas students from Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe and carries out Eastern and Western cultural exchanges programs. Moscow University is now in charge of the recruitment work of first group of overseas students, which goes quite well now.

  Countries along "One Belt and One Road" are also eager to cultivate a group of versatile talents that know China well and also have technique skills. Zhao Ping said that language culture is the main problem of wide, deep and specific cooperation which brings extensive room for progression for differentiation development.


  New heights of cultivating elites

  Although there is no problem for those specialized talents who can also speak Russian to find a job, we hope we can have excellent elite education with strict rules in the beginning and cultivate a group of students that are willing to devote himself in science career to become experts in relative field.

  On the basis of enormous potentiality in science of Moscow University and application in engineering disciplines of BIT as well as the objective of elite cultivation, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University keeps the balanced development of the science and literature in the setting of subjects and attaches importance to cooperation in culture, education and science of both China and Russia. At the same time, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University also aims at cultivating outstanding talents who have solid command of professional knowledge and have profound humanistic quality and innovative practice ability under the guidance of economic and social development needs of Shenzhen and pearl-delta region.Moscow University has already started the 2017 enrollment work of three undergraduate programs including mathematics and applied mathematics, materials science and engineering, international economics and trade and Russian as well as three graduate programs including Nano-biotechnology, basic and systematic ecology and contemporary Russian language and literature. Besides, doctoral enrollment will be started next year. In the future, the number of undergraduates and graduates will be the same and Moscow University will become the new height of cultivating elites.

  Founded in 1755, Moscow University is the best school of higher education in Russia and also a world-famous research university. 11 Nobel Prize winners were graduated from there and still maintained the leading position in the world in the field of math, computer and so on. However, since the reform and opening up, lots of Chinese students and parents didn’t have the sense of identity of higher education in Russia due to international economic situation, overseas information dissemination and isolation of Russian teaching system, which causes most students choose to go abroad to study.

  Nowadays, Russia has already joined the Bologna Process and reformed the original teaching system of four-year undergraduates and two-year graduates. Russia attached great importance and actively enhanced the cooperation in running the university. On February 27th, Duma of Russia signed special amendment that higher education plan can be applied in overseas education institutions and Moscow University can issue graduation certificates to students who are up to the graduation standard.

  “One of the meanings of building this university is to provide more choices for education internationalization.” Zhao Ping said.


  Explorer of cooperation of China and Russia’s education

  One of reasons that Moscow University can cultivate outstanding talents is the good system and pattern. Based on the long-range objective of building world-class and internationalized comprehensive university, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University also is actively exploring new ways, introducing and integrating excellent educational resources. For now, the school has formed a series of plans to ensure the function of education’s quality and pattern.

  More than 50% teachers are from Moscow University and other outstanding talents are recruited globally, which is formed into typical high-level teaching system. About teaching pattern, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University will combine advantages of China-Russia training model and Bologna Process pattern and choose Chinese, English and Russian as teaching languages. MSU-BIT University also plan that freshmen will be taught in Chinese with Russian lessons and sophomores will be taught in both Chinese and Russian and juniors and seniors will be taught in Russian. About managing pattern, Shenzhen MSU-BIT University use principal-management system guided by board of directors to decide major issues wisely.

  “In the aspect of teaching Chinese students, Moscow University has gathered experience since year 1951 and also wrote Russian textbooks targeting Chinese students.” Zhao Ping said that Moscow University has designed a series of methods to solve the problem of language learning. The most important thing of cultivating elites is didactical quality control. Moscow University will adopt small class teaching system and strictly control faculty-student ratio and workload of teachers. And Moscow University also adopt strict academic training of higher education in Russia and rigorous teaching attitude to ensure the learning quality of every student.


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