MA students of the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation help ASU in developing international cooperation!
From October, 1 to October, 8, within the frames of “Educational Network for Sustainable Water Resources”, a joint project between the Institute F.A. Forel of the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and Astrakhan State University, supported by a grant from “Leading House for Swiss Science and Technology Cooperation with Russia and the CIS Region”, on the basis of the University of Geneva (Switzerland), the Swiss-Russian “Sustainable Water Resources” intensive course took place. In the course, under the supervision of Mikhail Egorov, Full Professor of the Department of Biotechnology, Zoology & Aquaculture, and Vera Slaveykova, Full Professor of the University of Geneva, biologists, students from both universities have participated. MA students of the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation were also actively engaged in the process: Mariya Resnyanskaya, a second-year MA student, and Vladimir Popov, who completed his MA studies in 2019, provided linguistic support for this event. Each day, they helped biologists conduct joint researches of Lake Geneva, the main source of drinking water in Switzerland, by providing high-quality interpretation in laboratory and field conditions. The above mentioned was highlighted by Vera Slaveykova, Full Professor, and the project leader from the Swiss side, who is fluent in Russian. Which is not surprising, given the fact that the interpreters had begun their preparations for this event long before its start: our MA students had obtained general knowledge in the field of biology, acquainted themselves with the topics of water quality monitoring and water treatment methods, and had studied flora and fauna of the Canton of Geneva as well. This training is the second part of the joint project implementation. In July this year, a field summer school was held in Astrakhan,where Astrakhan State University and the University of Geneva working groups took part.
We are very proud of the fact that Vladimir and Mariya provided linguistic support for this event as well.