Wow, Russia has more foreign students than Canada

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I had no idea

Foreign Students In Russia

Fascinating...

I mean, I knew there are lots of foreign students there. Russia does offer a decent quality education much cheaper than in Europe, which attracts a certain demand.

In Moscow, since the Soviet era, there is the "People's Friendship University of Russia" (RUDN)

which hosts students from all over the world, from China, India, Africa, etc, as well as all over ex-USSR, of course (and Russian kids too, who want to meet folks from other countries and this costs less than actually traveling around the world :D)






RUDN: Russia’s Most International University

That's just one place, of course, and, these days, apparently there are foreign guests to be found on campuses all over the country, even in bloody Siberia!


Hell... Maybe Russia really is changing for the better, opening up to the world more... One can hope...
 
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Mr. Man,

Russia has a population of 143M, and has over 1000 institutions of higher learning. Canada has the population of a small American city and a couple dozen universities where they mostly teach moose shoeing, Canadian English, eh, and Hockey.....;)
 

The Man

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Mr. Man,

Russia has a population of 143M, and has over 1000 institutions of higher learning. Canada has the population of a small American city and a couple dozen universities where they mostly teach moose shoeing, Canadian English, eh, and Hockey.....;)
35 million people is maybe a small Chinese city. Not an American one lol
 
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The Man

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Mr. Man,

I had no idea. I guess since you are all so white up there, we can't see you because you blend in with the show....;)
Wrong again lol

My Canadian hometown:

Chinese reach majority in Richmond

Province of British Columbia overall:
Visible minorities now the majority in 5 B.C. cities | CBC News
Douglas Todd: Almost 7 in 10 Metro residents will be non-white in two decades

And here in Toronto also:
Toronto is now majority visible minority. What about your neighbourhood? | The Star
 
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Yeah I’m surprised too.

I wouldn’t have guessed Australia, Japan or Malaysia either.

Must be because we live in the big city epicentre. Get 100k outside the major cities and its no longer Deep Space Nine.
 
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Mr. Man,

Way to go. What I want to know, how'd you get every single minority in Canada to pose for a picture?....;)
 
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Mr. Man,

Way to go. What I want to know, how'd you get every single minority in Canada to pose for a picture?....;)
How did we get Asian people to pose for a picture? Dude ... there was no need to ask.

Why don’t you take this schtick and go ask someone like Drake or The Weekend or K’Naan or Russel Peters or Andrew Wiggins or our Sikh Minister of Defense or Calgary’s Muslim mayor about the country world famous for its official and practical multiculturalism.

Or - here’s a thought - just read the OP which shows we have one of the largest foreign student populations in the world.

Incidentally - We also have a higher GDP and GNI than Russia, 4 times the per capita wealth, and universities which have directly invested in the innovation behind the medicines you take, the cell phone in your pocket (it’s a ripoff of a BlackBerry with some kids toys added), the car that you drive, and the entertainment you consume.

What Russia has that we don’t is 2 dozen land borders with countries lacking advanced education options.

And from what I hear from Americans, that’s not always a good thing.
 
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How did we get Asian people to pose for a picture? Dude ... there was no need to ask.

Why don’t you take this schtick and go ask someone like Drake or The Weekend or K’Naan or Russel Peters or Andrew Wiggins or our Sikh Minister of Defense or Calgary’s Muslim mayor about the country world famous for its official and practical multiculturalism.

Or - here’s a thought - just read the OP which shows we have one of the largest foreign student populations in the world.

Incidentally - We also have a higher GDP and GNI than Russia, 4 times the per capita wealth, and universities which have directly invested in the innovation behind the medicines you take, the cell phone in your pocket (it’s a ripoff of a BlackBerry with some kids toys added), the car that you drive, and the entertainment you consume.

What Russia has that we don’t is 2 dozen land borders with countries lacking advanced education options.

And from what I hear from Americans, that’s not always a good thing.
Also, lots of those students come from African countries or places like Cuba or Syria, that have links to Russia going back to the Soviet era.

Soviet Union had ideological connections to lots of places in the 3rd world, they worked with Communist and Marxist movements and regimes all over the planet. Even aforementioned RUDN used to be named after this guy: Patrice Lumumba - Wikipedia

The government of the Soviet Union founded the University on 5 February 1960. Its stated objective during the height of the Cold War was to help developing nations. Many students from developed countries also attended the university. On 22 February 1961, the University was named Patrice Lumumba University after the Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba, who had been killed in a coup that January. The stated purpose for establishing the university was to give young people from Asia, Africa and Latin America, especially from poor families, an opportunity to be educated and to become qualified specialists.[1] The organizations that have been mentioned as founders of the university are the All-Union Central Soviet of Trade Unions, the Soviet Afro-Asian Solidarity Committee, and the Soviet Associations Union of Friendship and Intercultural Relationship.
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - Wikipedia

So, yeah, there's that too :)
 
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Yes, I've read about this before. Russia lets students the world over come and study for a fraction of the cost in first world countries.
African are welcome as well though russians, who are not that exposed to colored folks do not treat that well, but I don't think they suffer attacks, verbal abuse mostly.
It's a great opportunity