Expanding opportunities for African young people to get education locally and in Russia
We have an example of underestimated integration – it's the student community. If African students had the opportunity to work in Russia, then they would return to Africa as representatives of Russia and would be able to work in places whose mentality they already know. These people are already becoming carriers of our own Russian culture, but this tool is not used enough — Tatiana Semenenko, Head, Francotheque Cultural Center, Margarita Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature.
It is necessary to organize language courses to prepare those who are going to study in Russia. A year-long course in Africa would help African students come to Russia prepared. It is necessary to establish and expand the network of vocational schools in Africa. This would attract young people, encourage them to get a profession and participate in the development of the country — Jan Berkmans, President, Global Help to Heal Inc.
An African e-University is now being established as a space for the development of education in Africa. It is necessary to provide African scientists an access to depositories and data storage systems, as well as target professional development of African specialists at Russia’s innovative enterprises — Vladimir Yurtaev, Professor, Department of Theory and History of International Relations, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia.
There is a need to establish branches of Russian universities in Africa, maybe to create a Russian-African polytechnic university. In a number of African countries there is a lack of vocational schools, and Russia should take part in this process — Kirill Aleshin, Group Leader, Centre for Global and Strategic Strudies, Institute of African Studies.