Our university continues to expand cooperation with the People's Republic of China

24 September 2019

From 21 to 24 September, our university was visited by a delegation from Inner Mongolia Normal University, IMNU located in the Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. This is the second-largest administrative unit in China located in the northern part of the country. Inner Mongolia Normal University is a key educational institution of the autonomous region, founded in 1952.

The University of Inner Mongolia includes the Higher School of Politics and Law, the Institute of Humanities, Foreign Languages, the Institute of Mass Media and several other institutes and schools. In recent years, the University of Inner Mongolia has been intensively developing training areas related to radio directing, animation, television, and journalism. Due to the diverse set of disciplines and fields of activity, the University of Inner Mongolia expressed a desire to start cooperation with SPbGIKiT in several areas: the organization of student mobility and teacher exchange, the joint organization of international film festivals and scientific conferences, the creation of a bilateral educational project for the training of film directors and scriptwriters, training Graduates of undergraduate programs at the University of Inner Mongolia in postgraduate study at St. Petersburg State University of Economics and Technology The first and main step was taken. On September 23, between the St. Petersburg State Institute of Cinema and Television and the University of Inner Mongolia, a bilateral agreement was signed on further prospects for joint work and cooperation.

On the part of the St. Petersburg State University of Film and Television, the Cooperation Agreement was signed by the Acting Rector, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Professor Dmitry Barsukov. On the part of the People's Republic of China, Vice-Rector of the Inner Mongolia University, Professor Wang Laixi.

– We were pleased to be partners with your university, said Van Lacy. - In our university there are many creative specialities, many students study. Our cooperation will be very fruitful. We hope our framework cooperation is a new round of relations between Russia and China.

We express great joy and hope that cooperation between our educational institutions will be fruitful and will contribute to the further strengthening of Russian-Chinese friendship!

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About the translation of the name of Inner Mongolia Normal University, IMNU into Russian

There is the word Normal In the English name of the University, which means "standardized", "meeting the requirements". Today, this term is used in the names of higher educational institutions of the People's Republic of China, with which we have been linked by the bonds of long-standing fruitful cooperation: Beijing Normal University, East China Normal University, Hainan Normal University. Traditionally, Normal, based on its hieroglyphic notation, it is customary to translate “pedagogical” in the names of universities. However, concerning to the situation of modern China, “pedagogical” is not its exact meaning.

In Europe, this term was first introduced at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, when the widely known today École normale supérieure (ENS Paris) and the Higher Normal School (one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in France) were founded and began their activities in France. She was not focused on the training of exclusively teaching staff; she studied many natural and human sciences, including pedagogy. Normal had its direct meaning: "meeting certain requirements." Subsequently, in many ways, it became associated with pedagogy. Further, Normal began to be included in the names of educational institutions in other countries of the world.

At the turn of the XIX and XX centuries. This term also found its place in China when the process of Europeanization of the educational system and its adaptation to Western standards began to take place in the country. The term Normal was also included in the names of educational institutions specializing in pedagogy and teacher training. This lasted for several decades and became strongly associated with the value of "pedagogical".

Today, the “pedagogical” Normal is a tribute to a historical tradition highly revered in China. It is retained in the names of more than 50 higher educational institutions of the PRC, which already have university status and are engaged in the training of specialists of a wide profile, and not just teachers. This is seen from the names of faculties and research institutes of universities. So, in the list of structures of the University of Inner Mongolia, you can see the Higher School of Politics and Law, the Institute of Humanities, Foreign Languages, the Institute of the Media and many others, and among the specialities: radio directing, animation, television art, journalism and others.

 

 

Valeria Tsukanova, International Relations Office

Information Service SPUFT