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The International Student Forum in Rome organized by the Federal Agency for Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad and International Humanitarian Cooperation (ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO) on February 17-18, 2011 became one of the most important events officially opening the Year of Russian Culture and Russian Language in the Italian Republic and the Year of Italian Culture and Italian Language in the Russian Federation.
Hosted by La Sapienza University of Rome and Saint Cecilia Conservatory, the Forum gave an opportunity for the Russian and Italian students to discuss most relevant problems in education and science and share their achievements in various fields. During these days the participants and guests attended a number of art expositions, presentations of the educational institutions, master classes and round tables.
MESI not only participated in the opening ceremony of the Forum and the Assembly of Rectors of the Russian and Italian universities but also held a round table called “Discovering new opportunities for students: results and prospects of inter-university cooperation between Russia and Italy”. The round table was organized by MESI in collaboration with its Italian partners – Second University of Naples, University of Calabria – and Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod.