PSLU Rector in the Meeting of NCFD Institutions Rectors Council
16.12.2015On 15 December Dagestan State University in Makhachkala held the meeting of the North Caucasus Federal District Institutions Rectors Council concerning language policy problems of university education in conditions of polyethnic environment of the North Caucasus.
Assistant plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in the North Caucasus Federal District A.Y. Semyonov, vice-premier of Dagestan Republic authority R.D. Dzhafarov, representatives of ministries and agencies of the Republic and District Institutions Rectors participated in the meeting.
Professor A.P. Gorbunov, the Chairman of the North Caucasus Federal District Institutions Rectors Council, Rector of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University opened the meeting noting the timeliness of the subject, coordinated with the administration of Plenipotentiary of the President of the Russian Federation in NCFD, which was “Language policy of university education in conditions of polyethnic environment of the North Caucasus”. Problems, concerning the quality evaluation of higher education in NCFD, and the function of Russian and national languages in the region were discussed in the meeting.
Having acquainted with the reports, participants decided that creation of special conditions for language competencies and Russian language as lingua franca realization in all institutions of the district was necessary. This should consider the peculiarities of polyethnic environment, broadening of Russian language study in non-linguistic departments, and the ways for experts training, and provision of conditions for harmonic development of native languages teaching, with a view on the ethnolinguistic features of the region.