PSU hosts II Meeting of International Graduates Club
On June 27, 2017 Penza State University hosted the II Meeting of the International Graduates Club. The event was held in the roundtable format where the graduates of PSU and the representatives of the university discussed the prospects for further interaction.
The roundtable “Mechanisms for stronger partnership between graduates and Penza State University” comprised 15 best international students from 5 countries graduating this year.
PSU Vice-Rector for International Affairs Sergei M. Vasin opened the meeting and congratulated students on obtaining diplomas. In 2017 PSU will graduate 124 international students from 15 countries, they are qualified economists, doctors, engineers, teachers and lawyers.
“For years at the university young people not only did well in their studies, but also actively proved themselves in social, scientific and sports activities. We will count on such students in the future when we manage relations with our graduates after their return to their home countries. Many of you who have received decent education in PSU will give free rein for your family members and friends,” Vice-Rector for International Affairs Sergei M. Vasin emphasised in his welcome speech.
In her answering speech Umida Kurbanova, graduate of the Faculty of Instrument Engineering, Information Technologies and Electronics, stressed the significance of social and professional links, proposed creating the forum of the International Graduates Club in a social network for the graduates from Turkmenistan to keep in touch with their university friends.
Akgun Anil, graduate of the Faculty of History, Languages and Literature, shared his impressions about Penza and its citizens, university and its staff, about his studies and participation in the performance tour. “Being a Turkish citizen where we don’t have so much snow, I tried to understand Russian people, their culture, history and customs. While taking part in ski performance tour in winter, student spring talent shows, concerts and sports events, I not only chummed up with Russian students, but also found true friends. I thank PSU that has become a second home for me,” Akgun Anil noted.
“In recent years our university has changed significantly. It should not go unmentioned. For example, the recreation ground where many students get together and have work-outs in the evenings was renovated, as well as the dormitory No. 6 and the gym in the dormitory No. 5 and many other things. It helps students in developing their sports abilities,” Atadzhan Tursunov, graduate of the Faculty of History, Languages and Literature, remarked.
After the roundtable the participants drafted and adopted a resolution containing suggestions on promoting and fostering relations between international students and PSU.