Academic Mobility
Students/Scientists
19 JANUARY 2021
13:00-16:00 (GMT+3)
In a post COVID-19 environment,
how can we increase mutual student
and academic exchange between Russia and UK?
Forum Topics
Overview of existing collaborations and case studies contributing to academic mobility in Russia and UK
New digital ways of collaborations and building links discovered during COVID-19 pandemic
Understanding of how Covid-19 affects academic mobility in Russia and UK
Looking ahead: future trends
International collaboration drives better science outputs and academic mobility has been an important element of building trust and sharing knowledge to allow those collaborations.

During COVID-19, universities have explored new digital ways of collaborations and building links but at the same time realised how important off-line interaction is. What will be post COVID-19 priorities in academic mobility for both students and researchers, and how universities can drive academic exchanges to create a future pipeline of joint research?

Both Russia and UK have ambitions to host more international students, the UK 600,000 by 2030 and Russia 700,000 by 2025. Studying abroad broadens horizons, boosts professional development and fosters mutual understanding and trust. However, only 7% of UK students take up international opportunities. How will student mobility change in a post COVID-19 world? How will universities move from competing for the brightest students to collaborating in providing international experiences?


Forum participants: ITMO University (Russia), NUST MISIS (Russia), Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia), Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University (Russia), Yugra State University (Russia), University of Birmingham (UK), Lancaster University (UK), University of Bradford (UK),
Coventry University (UK).



Speakers
Daria Kozlova
First Vice Rector,
ITMO University
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Ekaterina Tulugurova
Head of International Educational Programmes Department, Associate Professor, ITMO University read more
Alan Moore
Head of International Affairs
and Academic Mobility Office
NUST MISIS read more
Yuri Mazei
Vice-rector for International Affairs, Professor at the Department of General Ecology and Hydrobiology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
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Alla Mazina
Deputy Head of International Education Department, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) read more
Oksana Gololobova
Head of the International Cooperation Office, Senior Lecturer at Humanities institute of Northern studies, Yugra State University read more
Robin Mason
Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International), University of Birmingham
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Carlos Santos e Sousa
International Opportunities Coordinator, University of Bradford
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Professor Daniel Neagu
Professor of Computing,
University of Bradford
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Timothy E.L. Douglas
MSc Meng, Engineering Department, Lancaster University
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Richard Everitt
Director of Education and Society British Council for the Wider Europe region read more
Joyce Kalala
MA in Politics and Economics in Eurasia, former UK student at MGIMO read more
Sergey Malenko
DPA, M.D., Head of Department for International Cooperation, Russian Academy of Sciences read more
David Pilsbury
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Development), Coventry University
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Programme
10:00 UK/13:00 Moscow: Welcome to the Forum

Moderator: Dr Ekaterina Tulugurova

Head of International Educational Programmes Department, Associate Professor, ITMO University
10:10 UK/13:10 Moscow: Overview of Academic Mobility in Russia and UK

Speakers: Dr Daria Kozlova, Richard Everitt

Dr Daria Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University
Richard Everitt, Regional Director Education and Society, Wider Europe, British Council

10:20/13:20 Academic Mobility: Case Studies from Russian HEIs

Speakers: Dr Daria Kozlova, Dr Alan Moore, Professor Yuri A. Mazei, Dr Alla Mazina, Oksana Gololobova, Sergey Malenko, Joyce Kalala

Dr Daria Kozlova, First Vice Rector, ITMO University
Dr Alan Moore, Head of International Affairs and Academic Mobility Office, NUST MISIS
Professor Yuri A. Mazei, Vice-rector for International Affairs, Professor at the Department of General Ecology and Hydrobiology, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Dr Alla Mazina, Deputy Head of International Education Department, Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU)
Oksana Gololobova, Head of the International Cooperation Office, Senior Lecturer at Humanities institute of Northern studies, Yugra State University
Sergey Malenko, Head of International Relations, Russian Academy of Science
Joyce Kalala, former UK student at MGIMO (5 min)
Q&A

11:40/14:40 Academic Mobility: Case Studies from the UK HEIs

Speakers: Professor Robin Mason, Carlos Santos e Sousa, Professor Daniel Neagu, Dr Timothy E.L. Douglas, Dr David Pilsbury

Professor Robin Mason, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International), University of Birmingham
Carlos Santos e Sousa, International Opportunities Coordinator, and Professor Daniel Neagu, Professor of Computing, University of Bradford
Dr Timothy E.L. Douglas MSc Meng, Engineering Department, Lancaster University
Dr David Pilsbury, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International Development), Coventry University
Q&A

12.40/15:40 Host/Moderators to round up the event (10 min)


Organisers and Partners
Contacts
university.alliance2021@gmail.com