MPEI participates in events for start of new Erasmus+ project 2021-2027 in Russia
15-17 December, 2021, MPEI participated in the
official events dedicated to the start of a new contest project of Erasmus+ in
Russia for 2021-2027.
Erasmus+ project is one of the most successful and
long-lasting (30 years) projects of the European Union that opens the
possibilities for cooperation in the field of higher education worldwide.
The conference was opened by Olga Oleynikova, Head of
the National Erasmus+ Office in Russia. The foreword was given by Alexey
Levchenko, Deputy Head of the Department of State Education Policy in the
Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science; Laurent Beauchero,
Minister-Counselor, Head of the Department for Scientific, Technical and Other
Fields of EU Policy at the Representative Office of the European Union in
Russia; Franco Burgio, Representative of the European Executive Agency for
Education and Culture, Brussels.
Alexey Levchenko, Deputy Head of the Department of
State Education Policy in the Russian Ministry of Higher Education and Science
confirmed: "The Russian Ministry of Education and Science attaches great
importance to the development of international cooperation in the field of
higher education ... Participation in international cooperation allows our
universities to ensure the prestige of Russian higher education, to promote our
values and modernization and internationalization of higher education that is
significant for our country ... Currently, the Russian Government and federal
executive authorities have initiated and are preparing a fairly large number of
works related to the internationalization of higher education, with the
strengthening of international cooperation. In the near future the grant
support of foreign students to study in Russia is to be implemented, and the
events on realizing the Double-degree programs are to be realized."
Laurent Beauchero, Minister-Counselor, Head of the Department for
Scientific, Technical and Other Fields of EU Policy at the Representative
Office of the European Union in Russia
Laurent Beauchero warmly greeted the officials and
underlined the importance of participation for Russian Universities in EU
projects. He drew attention to the new period that puts priorities and tasks,
key ones of them are:
- digital transformation
- green technologies
- inclusion and diversity
- involvement of
universities and people disabled and limited for different reasons
Sessions were carried out remotely on the Zoom
platform and gathered more than 400 representatives of Russian Universities,
including MPEI coordinator of Erasmus+ Irina Kulik.
Reference: TheErasmus+ program was launched at MPEI in 2016 in two fields: KA1 - academic
mobility of students and teachers and KA2 - joint research and educational
projects (best practice exchange). The implementation of the program and the
extension of the partnership continues successfully even in a difficult period
of Covid-19. In recent time, Erasmus+ involved more than 100 students,
postgraduates and teachers of MPEI.