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Joint educational seminar series with Project 5-100

Joint educational seminar series with Project 5-100

Kazan, 12 October 2015. Kazan Federal University hosted an international seminar co-organized by Project 5-100 together with the Foundation and devoted to postgraduate programs development and students recruiting.

The goal of Project 5-100 is to maximize the competitive position of a group of leading Russian universities in the global research and education market. The seminar was led by Joseph Avison, managing director of global relations of the Chronicles of Higher Education and Megan Brenn-White, managing director of the Brenn-White Group. Other speakers included Elena Chernyshkova, executive director of Project 5-100, KFU education pro-rector Dmitry Taursky and Oksana Oracheva, general director of the Foundation.

The seminar was attended by heads of leading Russian universities from Tomsk, St. Petersburg, Tolyatti, Nizhny Novgorod, etc.

The experts assessed the current situation in Russian education and typical approaches to marketing campaigns. The sessions also covered discussions of academic mobility, promotion of research results in the global market, and academic communication.

Oksana Oracheva comments: ‘The Foundation has been supporting the development of Russian higher education system. Since 2000 when we had launched our Federal Scholarship program we provided financial support to more than 26 thousand students and 2 thousand university professors from 83 universities across Russia. In 2014 we reshaped the program and focused on postgraduate education. This is why this seminar corresponds to our program goals.’

The seminar in Kazan was the first in a series of joint educational events conducted by Project 5-100 and the Foundations. The other cities were Moscow (National Research University of Science and Technology MISiS) and Ekaterinburg (Ural Federal University).

Interview with Joseph Avison will be available soon!