An Investigation of Factors Affecting the Russia and Korea Student Satisfaction: The Cases of Language and Culture


Kazan Federal University



Students’ satisfaction can be defined as a short-term attitude resulting from an evaluation of students’ educational experience, services and facilities. Earlier it was measured by common satisfaction frameworks but later higher education specify satisfaction models were developed. Furthermore, despite Russia and Koreaemerging as the new players in the international education market over the last decade, our knowledge of the extent of international students’ satisfaction studying in Russia and Koreauniversities is modest. After being freed from the Japanese occupation, the Korean peninsula saw the formation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (under the patronage of the USSR) and the Republic of Korea (with the support of the USA). In the last few decades of the XX century, the relations between Russian Federation and the DPRK have become more active.  As a result, negotiations between Russia and South Korea and between Russia and North Korea started touching upon the prospects of tripartite Russia-ROK-DPRK cooperation in the economic and other areas. Koreans showed a special interest in the culture of Russia and the Russian language in the first years after the diplomatic relations were established. Modern Korean studies began to develop.