In the summer of 2019, the Russian New University (RosNOU) received 30 students from Chinese universities to undergo international work practice.
From June 14 to July 27, 26 PolyU (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) students performed their internship in RosNOU, as well as in other Russian companies. Some of the students were engaged in the international university rankings analytical research of RosNOU. And from August 2 to August 31, 4 students of the Open University of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Baptist University and the Education University of Hong Kong became participators of RosNOU and Museum of Cosmonautics internships. RosNOU interns do their own research under the supervision of Natalia Pecheritsa, the Director of the RosNOU Asia-Pacific Region Center – they analyze and compare the educational systems of mainland China, Hong Kong, and Russia.
“Our internship began with a week-long program of exploring the culture and traditions of Russia. We are pleased to work at the Russian New University,” – Chan Yat Hin, a student of The Open University of Hong Kong, shared his impressions of the practice. “The atmosphere is welcoming. The project that we are engaged in is interesting. In addition, there are very friendly employees who can always explain and help if something is not clear.”
“The expansion of relations between China and Russia in various fields is an example of interstate relations of a new type. However, in addition to achievements in mutually beneficial development and cooperation, there are serious problems,” – said Natalia Pecheritsa. “One of the problems is the insufficient level of Russian-Chinese cooperation between professional personnel. Often, specialists who are highly qualified, but not prepared for the peculiarities of international work cannot cope with their responsibilities.”
“Therefore, on March 2019, RosNOU, in cooperation with the universities of mainland China and Hong Kong, initiated the exchange internship program of international working practices for students. The work performed by students from China in the framework of such practices will benefit not only the interns but also the companies in which they practice. Interns gain experience working in large companies and conducting international research, which in the future will give them a competitive advantage. Companies receive reliable information from various foreign sources and get acquainted with new approaches to their strategies. The adoption of a new strategy or its elements depends on the results proposed by the Chinese trainees, and on the willingness of the company to introduce innovations. Trainees from China have already been able to work at RosNOU, the Museum of Cosmonautics, and the K. A. Timiryazev Institute of Plant Physiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and some other Russian companies.”