THE PROBLEMS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION DEVELOPMENT IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION BETWEEN RUSSIA AND SPAIN (ON THE EXAMPLE OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DOUBLE DIPLOMAS PROGRAM FOR THE PFUR AND THE UIB)
One of the high-priority tasks for the states in the modern world is the establishment of the higher education system of a new level that will ensure the release of highly qualified and professionally sought-after specialists to the labor market. The solution of this issue is currently related to the internationalization of education. Russia integrated its education system into the world educational environments by signing the Bologna Convention in 2003 that facilitated acquisition by the Russian students of the intercultural communication experience, increasing the study effectiveness and intensification of the educational process, as well as increasing the professional mobility of the modern Russian population. The participation of Russia in the Bologna process contributed to the activation of cooperation between the Russian Federation and the European states in the field of education, including Spain. The programs of international academic and student mobility are an integral part of the Bologna system. It is necessary to emphasize the double diplomas programs, included training and international student exchange. Over the years, the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (PFUR) has been cooperating and developing partnership relations with the world's leading universities. Therefore, at present the University has developed a multistage system of international programs, allowing the students, undergraduates and graduate students to visit various countries for internships and training. The use of Spanish as one of the training tools in the Russian universities, and in particular in the PFUR, allows the students, undergraduates and graduate students to take part in the internship programs in the Spanish leading universities. At present, the PFUR and the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) have signed the agreements relating to the establishment of double diplomas programs: - programs of the double master's program "Cultural heritage: research and management" (since 2009); and the candidate/Ph.D. double diploma program (since 2015). The graduates from these universities are able to have state diplomas of two countries - the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Spain. Participation of the students in these programs contributes to the professional mobility of young professionals, whose main goal is the opportunity to receive the multifaceted education in the selected field of study, as well as acquaintance with the cultural values of the European environment. Currently, the PFUR internationalizes education, by cooperating with various foreign universities, improves the quality of study, promotes the introduction of innovative educational technologies in the learning process, provides academic mobility, and thereby enhances the prestige of the university and of the Russian education.