25.10.2011 - 26.10.2011 | Moscow, Russia

Conference on "International Cooperation in Education and Science" held in Moscow

The National Research University "Higher School of Economics" held a two-days International Conference on "International Cooperation in Education and Science", with a workshop on "Russia-EU Cooperation in Academic Mobility" and a round table discussion on "Academic Mobility in Russian Universities". Presentations are now available.
The event was supported by the BILAT-RUS project, which is funded under the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, and was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.

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A workshop on “Russia-EU Cooperation in Academic Mobility” was held on the first day of the Conference on 25 October 2011.
The aim of the workshop was to discuss and analyse the present state of activities, problems and prospects of cooperation in the field of academic exchange, and make suggestions for a potential joint EU-Russian agenda for enhancing scientific mobility.

The meeting began with opening remarks from Sergey Ivanets, Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and Leonid Gokhberg, Vice-Rector, Director of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economic of Knowledge, National Research University "Higher School of Economics" (HSE).

The key presentations of the workshop were the following:

EU Programmes, Instruments and Foundations: State-of-the-Art, Results, Barriers and Prospects to Cooperate with Russia:

The second day of the Conference was devoted to exchange of experience of Russian universities (National Research Universities and Federal Universities) on practical realisation of instruments existing in Russia to support international academic mobility (Mega-grants, etc.) through a Round Table Discussion “Academic Mobility in Russian Universities” on 26 October 2011.

The round table discussion“National EU Member States & Russia Initiatives to support Academic Mobility” was moderated by Igor Morozov, Deputy Head of the Federal Agency on Commonwealth Independent States Affairs, Compatriots - Abroad Residents and International Humanitarian Co-operation (Rossotrudnichestvo).  

Round Table Speakers:

  • Petr Stefanovich, Head of the Humboldt – Foundation Office, Moscow:  
    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
  • Michel Tararine, Head of the Moscow Office of National Research Centre, CNRS France:  
    CNRS S&T cooperation with Russia
  • Alexander Sharov, Head of the Directorate for International Relations of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research
  • Mikhail Ugrumov, Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Counsellor of Vice-President RAS on International Scientific Activities

69 representatives of the universities, research organizations, Ministry for Education and Science of the Russian Federation, the European Commission, Joint EU-Russia Researcher Mobility Working Group, funding institutions and industrial entities participated in the Conference.

Further information is available on the HSE webiste in English and in Russian.

Source: HSE