Elabuga branch officials led by its Director Elena Merzon visited Yerevan, Armenia on May 25-27th
The main goal for the visit was to present Kazan Federal University and Elabuga branch to prospective Armenian high-school graduates. All in all, the delegation visited several high-schools: Taras Shevchenko school # 42, V. Davtyan school # 149, School # 105, Erevak School and Khachatur Abovian Armenian State Pedagogical University. These institutions provide education with Russian as a second language and students felt free to speak to university reps about admission and living conditions. According to a small poll among 200 students, the most popular programs are medicine, psychology, education, international relations, advertising and tourism. On the other hand, school teachers expressed their will to visit School Teachers Fest, a project by Elabuga Institute.
The meeting of Elabuga ambassadors with representatives of Rossotrudnichestvo in Armenia (Russian Center of Science and Culture) evolved into signing an agreement on developing cultural exchange programs, and also parties agreed on promotion of Kazan Federal University and Elabuga branch among Armenians and promotion of Russian-Armenian cultural cooperation.