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Project 5-100 to Represent Russian Higher Education at EAIE-2015

September 17, 2015

From 15 until 18 September this year, representatives of Project Office 5-100 took part in the 27th Annual Conference of the European Association of International Education (EAIE-2015) in the Scottish Glasgow.

On 14 September, in the run-up to the Conference, Project 5-100 organized a presentation of the program “Internationalization of Higher Education in 21st Century” for Project universities which featured some prominent speakers: Larisa Taradina (Head of International Programs of University Leadership), Robert Mauro (Director of the Global Leadership Institute of Boston College) and Laura Rumbley (Associate Director of the Boston CollegeCenter for International Higher Education).

The event included a session entitled “Internationalization of Higher Education: Global Trends, Development Prospects, Innovative Approaches”, where the main speaker was Fiona Hunter (Researcher from the Center of Internationalization of Higher Education of the Sacred Heart Catholic University in Milan, Italy). Experts discussed the key trends and approaches in the area of university internationalization both on the macro and micro levels. Various breakthrough research materials, an overview of the latest regional practices and the experience of several universities were presented at the session.

On 15 September, representatives of Russian universities took part in a workshop on international promotion of universities led by Megan Brenn-White (Head of The Brenn-White Group, an American consulting company) and Robern Coelen (Provost for Internationalization of Stenden University from the Netherlands). These experts explained how to better showcase the strengths of universities to potential foreign partners.

On 17 September, Yulia Selyukova (Head of University Marketing and Development, Project Office 5-100) spoke at asession devoted to the internationalization of Russian universities: government support measures, development of English-language programs, and successful partnerships. The specific case of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University was presented by Olga Krylova (Head of the Department for Coordination of International Educational Programs). Other speakers included Denis Konanchuk from the Moscow Business School Skolkovo and Kimmo Kuortti from University of Oulu (Finland).

The EAIE Conference is traditionally accompanied by a large expo, just as a year ago in Prague, Project 5-100 universities were well represented at the fair. Some other participants in the expo includeded QS, NAFSA, Times Higher Education, IELTS, the national pavilions of Canada, Indonesia, Korea, Finland, China, Japan, Turkey, Argentina and other countries as well as universities from Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America – a total of more than 200 participants.