On 22-23 January 2019 the two institutions jointly conducted two academic events: a seminar on translation/language teaching and a symposium on white spots in Asian studies III.
The welcoming speech was delivered by Dr. Mridul Hazarika, Vice Chancellor of University, in which he thanked RSUH for cooperation opportunities and expressed hope for further joint projects.
Rector Bezborodov sent a written address in which he praised the high academic level of the events and mentioned that he was happy that Russia occupied a significant place among the issues discussed.
Mr. Idamkin, General Consul in Kolkata, said in his speech that the event confirmed yet again the feelings of mutual friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
The speeches and presentation at the plenary session were delivered by professors from four leading Indian universities: Institute of English and Foreign Languages at Hyderabad, University of North Bengal, Gauhati University and Center of South Eastern Asian Studies.
166 Indian experts participated in the events and 10 Russian universities and research centers sent their representatives; RSUH, St.-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg Academy of Transport, Far Eastern Federal University, Kazan State University, Kemerovo State University, Kazan Federal University, RAS, Institute of Asian and African Studies and Perm Polytechnic University.
The CIS countries were represented by Kiev National Linguistic University, Kyrgyz National University, and American University at Bishkek.
The seminar of culture dialogue included presentations on translating and interpreting, multilingualism, gender policy and cultural diversity.
The symposium included talks on the role of Russia in South Asia, little researched areas of South Asia, multiplicity of political system in South Asia, internal conflicts, terrorism, border conflicts, migration and social inequality in the South Eastern Asia.
The participants signed a Resolution at the concluding plenary session saying that the cooperation between the two universities should grow in the form of an increased number of joint projects.