On February, 13 KFU Rector Ilshat Gafurov and ASU Rector Alexander Lunev signed agreement on joint implementation of network master studies “Theory of Translation: Intercultural/ interlinguistic communication”.
One of the Program partners is “Kaspian Higher School of Translation” (supervisor – Olga Egorova). The Higher School is the project of Astrakhan State University, General Directorates of Interpretation at the European Commission and European Parliament with the support of the Russian Ministry of External Affairs and UN Secretariat.
The Agreement stipulates not only joint training of graduate students according to international requirements but training with engagement of leading European experts in Translation, undergoing internships and practices by KFU faculty members and students in UN European Institutes as well as additional e-learning for students.
During the visit KFU delegation observed classrooms and laboratories at the Kaspian Higher School of Translation, met with faculty members and students of ASU.
Ilshat Gafurov highly estimated cooperation prospects of two universities in a wide range of currently vital areas, first of all, in intercultural communication, implementation of state-of-the-art management practices in education.