10 September 2021
The Spanish Ambassador to Kazakhstan visited ENU
On September 9, 2021, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Kazakhstan, Jorge Urbiola Lopez de Montenegro, visited the Eurasian National University.
During the meeting, Chairman of the Management Board – Rector of the "L. N. Gumilyov ENU" Yerlan Sydykov noted the importance of cooperation with universities in Spain. The issues of development of joint educational programs, scientific projects, etc. were discussed.
Within the framework of memoranda of understanding, ENU cooperates with such universities in Spain as the University of Navarre, the University of Granada, the University of Deusto, the University of Cadiz, the University of Cordoba, the University of Jaen.
Spanish universities are one of ENU's main partners in Erasmus+projects.
For more than ten years, L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University has been offering Spanish language courses at various faculties, the first of which was the Faculty of International Relations. At this faculty, Spanish is taught as a second foreign language. The number of students choosing Spanish as a second foreign language is increasing annually and this year it is 112 people.
An important event that contributed to the success of the Spanish language at the university was the opening in March 2015 of the Spanish language center, named after Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo, appointed in 1403 by the Spanish king to the post of ambassador to Tamerlane in Samarkand.
It should also be noted that the L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University in Nur-Sultan is the official center for conducting DELE, an international Spanish exam for the north-central part of Kazakhstan and other neighboring regions of Russia.