The Comrat State University hosted the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Pushkin as a Socio-Cultural Phenomenon in the Post-Soviet European Space”, on 25 March 2019 which was attended by leading philologists, teachers, and public figures from Russia, Moldova, Belarus, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and Armenia.

Based on the results of the creative dialogue held at different venues of the conference, the participants noted that the international experience of the event contributes to the growth of creative and social activity of society and the dissemination of scientific knowledge. It was also decided to further stimulate the practice of scientific and methodological exchange in the post-Soviet European space, focused on finding innovative approaches to the study of Russian classics and the Russian language; to stimulate the creation, development and coordination of philological associations within the Russian cultural and linguistic environment.

In his speech, KSU projector for science and international relations, doctor, associate professor Rakovchena T.I. noted the importance of such events for both Comrat State University and all partner universities, since they promote the development of international activities in universities, study the experience of partners, allow the implementation of joint projects and, in general, contribute to the internationalization of universities. The issues of internationalization and the quality of higher education are closely related, since the process of internationalization and the entry of universities into the international market contributes to improving the quality of education. To be competitive, universities cannot be limited only by the framework of national boundaries – and this is an objective reality today. In this regard, the vice-rector especially focused on the “ELEVATE” project, which is being implemented by the Comrat State University in a consortium with Moldovan and European universities. This project is very important for KSU, as it gave a start to the processes of internationalization through the expansion of international relations, as well as the formation and strengthening of the university’s regulatory framework for the regulation of international activities.