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Dr. Ray M. K. Atitsogbui,
Chairman

The Association of Foreign Students in Russia was created by the initiatives of foreign students studying in the Russian Federation and supported by the Ministry of Higher Institution and Higher Education of the Russian Federation. At the creation ceremony, there were about 100 delegates from all over the continent, 17 cities of the Russian Federation, 37 countries, and more than 28 institutions. On the 29 May 1996, the AFS was registered at the Ministry of Justice with UR-28 as a voluntary association.

The Belgorod Regional Branch of the Association of Foreign Students in Russia has its office at the Belgorod Technological Academy of Building Materials renamed as the Shukhov Belgorod State Technological University.

In conjunction with the Administration of the Academy and the Department for Foreign Students and International Activities a branch of the Association of Foreign Students in Russia has been opened at the Belgorod Technological Academy of Building Materials since 4th June 1999. Present at the inauguration was the President of the AFS Dr. Gabriel Aniset Kotchofa. The inauguration which was attended by over hundred foreign students from various countries in the city of Belgorod took place on the 4th April 1999 at the Technological University.

The Association, a voluntary and non-commercial organization was opened with the aim of helping the co-ordination of activities of the foreign students residing in the city of Belgorod and its surroundings. At the same time it is expected to seek the interests of the students and assist them successfully integrate into the society while studying in Russia.

Before the collapse of the Soviet Union, there existed various foreign students organizations (national, regional and continental) which managed their interests during those periods. All these organizations fell apart with the break-down of the USSR. Though there are only a few students in Russia these days as compared to the Soviet times, all the same there are still people who opt to come to study in Russia for different reasons. It was therefore considered worthwhile to organize them into one group for better co-ordination and assistance especially when most of them come individually and moreover it is not always their various embassies are quick to act.

The Central Association office or headquarters, situated in the premises of the University of Oil and Gas, was registered at the Ministry of Justice in 1996 to create a single forum for foreign students in Russia to interact among themselves, the local inhabitants as well as the respective administrative authorities.

The opening of the regional branches has similar aims and goals and will facilitate the co-ordination of activities of the Association and effectively assist the students where possible and necessary. The Belgorod branch of association considers organizing sporting and other social activities with the local students' population, meeting, the authorities of the educational institutions, the immigration and local administrative authorities to discuss the students' problems as the best and only means helping to maintain their welfare.

So far, the Belgorod Regional Branch has not done much yet in that direction but has always helped the Department for Foreign Students and International Activities to select and organise students to participate in the yearly International Pushkin Festival at the University of Oil and Gas in Moscow. The Belgorod Regional Branch has also been assisting students in the acquisition of air tickets abroad and home through the Association headquarters in Moscow.

The Chairman of Coordinating Committee of the Belgorod Regional Branch of the Association is Dr. Ray M.K. Atitsogbui, a citizen of Ghana, is a lecturer of English at the Belgorod Institute of Business and Culture and has been working there for the past ten years.

Before coming to Belgorod in 1994, he completed Voronezh State University at the faculty of Journalism in 1986. In 1993, he successfully defended his thesis at the Moscow State University.

During his studies periods both in Ghana and Russia, Dr. Ray M. K. Atitsogbui actively participated in students associations where he accumulated quite enough experience in coordinating students' activities.

The Belgorod Coordinating Regional Branch Association in made up of the following members:

  1. Chairman - Atitsogbui M.K. Ray, BSTU, tel. 309987
  2. Vice-chairman-- Baghana Jerome BSU, tel. 301328.
  3. Eliseo Suares - Member BSU Tel. 301300 ext. 2505
  4. Fikiridi Mangele Lugogo- Member BSTU,
  5. Palalane Jeremiah Abel- Member BSTU,
  6. Lyakurwa Peter Jiminy- Member BSTU,
  7. Abdurahman Sakine Hassan- Member BSTU,
  8. Lilly Injanga- Member BSU

Regional Branch office:

Shukhov Belgorod State Technological University ul. Kostyukova 44 , Hostel 1 Room 125, Tel. 7-4722-309987. Belgorod 308012, Russia. E-mail:mawu@mail.ru

Structural and adminstrative changes

faculties and they a little similar to the Western European system.

The university is composed off 6 institutes each headed by a director and three departments headed by a dean. The Rector remains the final and highest administrative personnel of the university, though it still has a University Council composed of the Rectorate, various directors of the institutes and deans and chairs of departments who formulate the general directions, functioning and development of the university.

What concerns the international division, it has also changed. Its curator is the Deputy Prorector, Victor Grigorievich Kosenko. The division consists of the Department of International Education and Cooperation responsible for the admission, academic and social welfare of the foreign students, the Russian-French Cultural Centre which coordinates activities between the university and French Embassy in Moscow, the Inter-university Centre for International Cooperation and Academic Mobility dealing with issues relating to the university and other similar Russian structures in the Black Earth region and finally the Belgorod Branch Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation which is a voluntary non-commercial organisation assists in coordinating the welfare, cultural and social activities of students in the region. The Belgorod State Technological University has offered the Belgorod Branch of Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation an office on the campus for smooth and effective functioning of the Belgorod Branch Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation.

The latest activity of the Belgorod Branch Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation is the formation of basket ball team. With the assistance and support of the Rector and the Department of Sports and Physical Education, the Belgorod Branch Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation a few months ago formed a basketball team of foreign students which is being trained by one of the teachers of the Department of Sports and Physical Education. Though the Belgorod Branch Association of Foreign Students in the Russian Federation has not been able to organise a full fledge football team yet it is hoped that it will soon be achieved.

However the Association has a mini-football team which constantly participates in various competitions. In summer, in cooperation with the Students' Workers Brigade (SWB), the Department of Sports and Physical Education and support from the President of the Regional Association of Mini-football clubs (RAM-FC) a competition was organised. Two teams from the AFS (representing Belgorod State University and Belgorod State Technological University) participated. The team from Belgorod State University won the competition and was presented with a trophy.

Picture-1: A group of foreign students who competed in the final match. Picture-2: Atitsogbui Ray, Chairman of AFS; Baidin Oleg, President of SWB; Dmitrienko Victor, President of RAM-FC.

IMPORTANT ADVICE: Attention to potential foreign students!

For anyone wishing to be admitted into Belgorod State Technological University can apply directly to the Department of International Education and Cooperation or any of the subdivisions of the International Division. When the request is received, it will dully be readdressed to the right subdivision for immediate action. However I wish to inform all potentials students to do their homework well before applying. Recently admission regulations have been amended. They require at least three months to enter Russian universities nowadays. All admission procedures should been completed by the 25th August every year for the potential student to be admitted by the first (1) of September when the academic year begins in the Russian Federation. Under special circumstances the university may consider an extension to the first (1) of November. You are welcome and good luck!

 

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