The UK-Russia University Alliance programme is managed by the Department of Education and Culture of the British Embassy in Russia.
Project Objectives

University Alliance is a project to engage Russia's top 50 universities and connect 95 of the next generation of Russia's science leaders with the UK by expanding partnership and professional development opportunities (to provide a platform for longer term ambitions of engaging universities and researchers).
Online forums will be held in 2020/2021.


Upcoming Forums
19 October 2021

FORUM ENDED:
live stream record
Practical innovative solutions to researcher mobility in the times of COVID-19: case studies
Online formats: effective use of existing virtual researcher mobility success stories to support bilateral partnerships
Future plans: formats of researcher mobility beneficial for strengthening bilateral scientific collaborations and ways to enable them
27 October 2021

FORUM ENDED:
live stream record
The worldwide food crisis has attracted the international community's attention to global issues of food insecurity and inadequacies of the international system of response. Frequent threats of weather extremes result in crop and livestock losses, homes' destruction, and people's displacement. Besides, genetic modification (GM) of crops demands particular attention.
09 November 2021

FORUM ENDED
Positive change drivers for the climate change challenge: university research, public awareness raising, and citizen science
30 November 2021
FORUM ENDED:
live stream record
Case studies of collaborative research, training and education to address global public health challenges Benefits of joint response to global health challenges Future opportunities for closer cooperation in research, training and education to tackle global public health challenges
14 December 2021
FORUM ENDED:
live stream record
Case studies of recent collaborative work, including those delivered despite the constraints of the pandemic Potential areas and themes for future UK-Russia collaboration in the development of training and educational opportunities
Potential tools and mechanisms to help share and implement best practices in Arctic training and education across the network;
31 January 2022
This online forum will bring together leading UK and Russian experts in the field of neurodegenerative diseases and brain plasticity, who will discuss new ideas and avenues of researchin the topic.
14 - 15 February 2022
During the forum we will discuss possible reasons contributing to the inequality of academic community, including in senior positions, and initiatives that can inspire and empower female researchers, including early career, to advance their scientific careers and progress on the path towards leadership positions.
17 - 18 February 2022
During the forum we will aim not only to showcase best examples of students initiatives and share best practices but we'll work on building more links between students associations and organisations as well as universities and research groups.
22 February 2022
The purpose of the forum is to find scientific solutions to ensure universal access to reliable and affordable sources of energy needed to ensure a safe, clean, healthy, and sustainable environment and taking into account the inevitable restrictions on a global scale caused by climate change.
24 - 25 February 2022
The forum will provide a platform for leading UK and Russian universities to share experience and identify areas for potential collaboration in preparing students to participate in the just transition to a green and more inclusive economy.
During the forum we will aim not only to showcase best examples of students initiatives and share best practices but we'll work on building more links between students associations and organisations as well as universities and research groups.
Previous Events
28 January 2021
Funding Mechanisms

Co-organiser: International Centre for Innovationsin Science (ICISTE)
4 February 2021
Climate Change

Co-organisers: Climate Section and Science and Innovation Section of the
British Embassy in Moscow

11 February 2021
18 February 2021
TNE and Joint/Dual Degrees

Organiser: NUST MISIS
4 March 2021
Bilateral medical
co-operation


Co-organiser: Sechenov University
16 March 2021
24-25 March 2021
Organisers and Partners
Contacts:
university.alliance2021@gmail.com