2019 Graduation Ceremony at the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation!
On July 9, the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation held a solemn ceremony of awarding diplomas to its MA students, who are now Masters in linguistics and recognized top-level language professionals. The event brought together representatives of the ASU administration, Astrakhan Government, diplomatic missions of Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Slovakia, public organizations of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, teachers and parents of the graduates. Besides, the ceremony was attended by Andrey Lopukhov, the Director of the Linguistic Support Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, which indicates strong support of MFA Russia to the Caspian School. ASU Acting Rector Konstantin Markelov congratulated the School graduates on their successful completion of the Master’s degree programme and stressed their relevance both for the regional and for the federal and international markets, including for companies of the Caspian states, countries of Europe, Central and Southeast Asia. As the Rector said, the university is proud of the Caspian School graduates’ employment in their degree field, because it is an indicator of a high quality of education, provided by the university. Konstantin Markelov especially thanked MFA Russia for their supervision of the School activities and pedagogical assistance and expressed his gratitude to Aleksandr Zhilkin, who also attended the ceremony, for his long-time support of the project. Olga Egorova, the Director of the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation, told the guests about the main achievements of the Caspian School over the past academic year: about master classes, traineeships at the EU institutions, the UN
and MFA Russia, about the development of the interuniversity cooperation, 2018 graduates’ employment and a lot more. Andrey Lopukhov, the Director of the Linguistic Support Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, also congratulated the School and its graduates: he wished them professional success and assured the ASU administration and regional authorities that MFA Russia is ready to provide further support to the Caspian School in training highly skilled language professionals. The graduates received the words of congratulations from the representatives of diplomatic missions of Kazakhstan, Iran, Turkmenistan and Slovakia, public organizations of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, as well as representatives of the regional ministries — the ceremony was attended by Sergey Frolov, the First Deputy Acting Minister of Education and Science of Astrakhan Region, and Nina Dzhanalieva, the Head of the International Department of the Ministry of International and Foreign Economic Relations of Astrakhan Region. The 2019 cohort of the Caspian Higher School of Interpreting and Translation is nine Masters in linguistics who are top-class interpreters and translations. Some of them already have a job in their degree field, while the others are to find their place in the T & I world, and we are sure they’ll find it: our graduates are highly sought after both by regional enterprises and by federal-level government institutions, and someone will surely get a job abroad. We wish good luck to our graduates and they are always welcome at our School! Photo: ASU TV Media Centre