Taking part, alongside the two countries' Education ministers, are spokesmen of Russia's ten top-notch higher educational institutions. Representing Moscow are Lomonosov State University, the State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), the Power Engineering and Automotive Engineering Institutes, the Institute of Economics and Law, and the Gubkin State Oil and Gas University. The other Russian universities and institutes involved in the celebration base in St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don. Rectors of a majority of Vietnam's higher educational establishments are participating in the forum.
The host country's Education Ministry offered impressive statistics to the forum. More than 52,000 Vietnamese nationals were educated in the former Soviet Union, and later in Russia and other CIS countries. More than 30,000 received higher education, 3,000 won Candidate's degrees, and 200 Doctor's. 98,000 received vocational training to become competent specialists employed as technicians or vocational school teachers.
The VINACORVUZ association of Vietnamese graduates from Russian/Soviet higher educational establishments was set up in 1983. Ten years later, it acquired official membership of the INCORVUZ international association of such alumni in other countries.
The VINACORVUZ is the world's largest association of graduates from Russian/Soviet higher educational establishments, said Victor Petrenko, international educational partnership board vice-manager at Russia's Federal Educational Agency.
The forum will close tomorrow, November 8. The Hanoi Friendship Palace hosts a gala rally tonight. It is expected to gather roughly two thousand. It will come as a 9th annual reunion of Vietnamese nationals who were educated or employed in Russia and other CIS countries. Phan Van Khai,Vietnam's Prime Minister, will attend the event.