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HSE Students Became Winners of Interuniversity Olympiad in Arabic Language

Three HSE students of the educational programme in Asian and African Studies became winners of the 10th Interuniversity Olympiad in Arabic language.

This year the students from HSE, MGIMO, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Moscow State University, the Moscow State Linguistic University, the Diplomatic Academy of Russia, the Institute of Oriental Studies, the St. Petersburg State University and the Nizhny Novgorod State University took part in the event. The competition was held in four categories and included written and oral rounds.

Rustam Imaev, 4th-year student of the programme in Asian Studies, became the winner in the category ‘Art of public policy debates’. He also took the second place in the category ‘Linguistics’. In the debates category the participants had to  write two short essays on the suggested issues. In the oral part the participants presented a suggested topic to the jury.

The written part of the ‘Regional Studies’ included a short essay about the traditions of the UAE and the test that implied the students to determine the flags of Arab countries and to write their official names in Arabic. In the oral part the participants were given  cards with the images of well-known Arab political figures and monuments. It was necessary to identify them and add some historical or biographical information about them.

Sergey Elkind, 3rd-year HSE student, also got the prize for the debates in public policy. Kristina Smirnova, 4th-year student, took the third place in ‘Literature’ category.

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