Medvedev Congratulates Linguistic University on 80th Anniversary
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent a congratulatory telegram to the rector of Moscow State Linguistic University (MGLU) Irina Khaleyeva, its teaching staff and students on the occasion of the 80th anniversary since its foundation.
The telegram says, in particular:
"The university is known in Russia and abroad as a major linguistic and cultural studies centre. More than 30 languages are learnt here, and tens of thousands of your graduates successfully work all over the world. The high level of their training is the evidence of deep knowledge and professional skills received in the Moscow State Linguistic University."
"The university is actively developing also today, it is expanding ties with foreign institutions, including through student exchanges. It participates in projects of humanitarian cooperation between CIS countries, contributing to the formation of a common education space. I hope that the successes of teachers and students of Moscow State Linguistic University will remain a 'trademark' of your university also in the future," the president said in the telegram.
MGLU, previously known as Maurice Thorez Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages, is the largest and the oldest university in Russia that specialises in linguistics and foreign languages. There are about 10 thousand students and postgraduates in the university. Education is available in 35 languages. It has the following departments - Faculty of humanitarian and applied sciences; Translation faculty; Faculty of German language; Faculty of French language; Faculty of economy and law; Faculty of distance education; Faculty of military education; Faculty of education of foreign citizens; Faculty of lecturers' advanced training; Institute of international relations and social-political studies. MGLU has organised the III International Russian Hispanistic Conference.