Dialogue on the Open University Environment
On September 7, RUDN and LETI will hold a discussion on international and inclusive academic environments, which opens an exhibition of finalists in the international competition for young architects.
On September 7 at 15:00, in the reading room 2 of ETU "LETI" library, there will be a discussion on the role of the academic environment for the adaptation of international students, organized together with the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). The exhibited works of finalists of the contest "LETI – Future Academic Spaces" and the solutions they offer will be used as the subject for open conversation.
An important factor of successful education for international students coming to Russia is the environment they get in - language, culture, and physical space. International students spend a lot of time getting used to new places and making them their own. Their successful adaptation is a task with many solutions.
Anastasia Minina, Vice-Rector for International Affairs of ETU "LETI," will make a speech "LETI agenda: inclusive international academic environment," where she will present four contest nominations and talk about ways to develop hospitable physical, information, and digital environment of the university. Larisa Efremova, Vice-Rector for International Activities at RUDN, will also make a presentation.
The event participants will review the finalists' proposals and discuss hospitality zones of the university, places comfortable for individual work, meetings, and relaxation, the transformation of the campus into the R&D project field, and the functions of old and new buildings. Dialogues of young "space creators" with students – users of the university's public places – will help identify the most relevant demands for their transformation.
The discussion will start public voting to define the best works in each of the four nominations of the contest "LETI – Future Academic Spaces." Their ideas and solutions will be used in the real projects of the LETI Campus development.