Uniting Europe and Asia: Communication Leader of the 21st Century International Forum Starts at SUSU

Today an opening ceremony for the Third Communication Leader of the 21st Century International Scientific and Educational Forum has been held in the Activity Hall of the SUSU’s Main University Building. This year’s slogan of the forum is “Uniting Europe and Asia”, and among the participants are European Journalism Training Association (Belgium), Northeast Petroleum University (China), and Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio (Russia).

The forum participants, like in the previous years, included over a thousand school pupils and students from all over Russia, the near and far abroad. SUSU rector, Chairman of the Council of Rectors of the Ural Federal District, Doctor of Sciences (Engineering), Professor Aleksandr Shestakov delivered a welcome speech.

“It is for the third time that this forum is being held at our university. At present South Ural State University has set itself a task on successfully entering the international educational and scientific space. Being participant of the federal program Project 5-100 our university is receiving support from the Russian Federation Government for solving of this task. To successfully fulfill it, the issues on internationalization of science and education require not only communicative skills, but also management, as well as those competences which would help make our university successful on its difficult but very important path,” says Aleksandr Shestakov.

Also, a foresight session of the forum was held, where presentations were delivered by the President of European Journalism Training Association and Professor Emeritus of the SUSU Faculty of Journalism Nico Drok; Doctor of Philosophy, Chairman of the North-Eastern Bureau of Hong Kong Satellite Television, producer, Professor of Northeast Petroleum University Song Yaowu; as well as by the President of Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio, academic of the International Academy of Management, producer, Honorary Cinematographer of Russia Valery Ruzin.

At the foresight session presentations were also delivered by the scientists and employees of South Ural State University. Among those were Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Dean of the SUSU Faculty of Journalism Lyudmila Shesterkina; and Doctor of Sciences (Psychology), Dean of the SUSU Faculty of Psychology Elena Soldatova.

“It is difficult today to set a communication going, we are aware of what’s happening in the world. But at this forum the participants will be collaborating and will immerse into project activities that will allow to achieve results. In several years these results will determine the style, character and beauty of the conversation between countries, cultures and universities,” notes Director of the Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, Doctor of Sciences (Philology), Professor Elena Ponomareva.

During the week an event-packed agenda awaits the forum participants: Media Planet contest and festival of student and school mass media;philological assembly; philosophical discussions; sociological practicum; Congress on Advertising and Public Relations; science-to-practice conference for young scientists; and other fascinating events. But the most important thing is the possibility for everyone to form and demonstrate their leader qualities, discuss topical issues of modern times at the forum, obtain new knowledge, expand the horizons of international collaboration, as well as find new friends and fellow-thinkers.

Olga Vasilyeva, photo by: Oleg Igoshin
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