MGIMO Hosts Trianon Dialogue Meeting

MGIMO Hosts Trianon Dialogue Meeting

14 January 2019

January 14th, a Trianon Dialogue meeting co-chaired by MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov and Ambassador Pierre Morel unfolded at the University. The event marks the launch of the Trianon Dialogue’s 2019 topic, cooperation in education, and was dedicated to fine-tuning the digital platform of the forum and promoting dialogue among civil societies.

The meeting gathered members of the Coordinating Council of the Trianon Dialogue and managers conducting projects in the framework of this initiative. The meeting participants discussed the need to create databases on Russian and French Internet resources devoted to bilateral relations, to upload on the digital platform all the projects of the Trianon Dialogue and to promote the forum on social networks. The leadership of Russian universities made presentations sharing their experience about cooperating with French universities.

The event continued in the form of a business dinner. The participants of the previous meeting were joined by the French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Frederique Vidal, the Assistant to the President of Russia Andrey Fursenko, the Russian Minister of Science and Higher Education Mikhail Kotyukov, the French Ambassador to Russia Sylvie Bermann and the leadership of several French universities.

On January 15th, at the Gaidar Forum during the session «Russia-France: New Education Technologies», the discussions on bilateral cooperation were continued. The French and Russian Ministers of Education made presentations and participated in discussions with representatives of universities from both countries. In his speech, Anatoly Torkunov noted that Russia and France share the same values and have similar approaches to education, underlining the need to preserve them while undergoing internationalization processes. Ambassador Pierre Morel emphasized the role played by civil societies in promoting bilateral cooperation. A myriad of topics were discussed including the use of new technologies in education, cooperation in research and the forum’s key topics for 2019.

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