Objective and Expected Outcomes

     Main objective is to provide a co-operation network, advantageous to all partners in 3 Russian and 3 EU universities, in fields of Economics, within this Finance and Commercial and industrial management and policies and also Business administration and management.
     This project reaches postgraduate exchange, undergraduate exchange and curriculum development form co-operation objectives. It will enable mobility of a significant number of postgraduate students, mainly from Russia to EU, but to include a smaller amount of EU to Russia mobility. The mobility will be an integral part of all students studies and its composition of activities will refer closely to the academic activities of the student in the home country.
     3 Student exchange offices, one per participating Russian university, will be established to promote the partnership and other exchange opportunities in all participating Russian universities. This student exchange office will have a strong and comprehensive documentation base. It will also promote postgraduate studies and will continue to function after the end of the project. It was have considerable dissemination targets and considerable dissemination activities
     More limited attention will be given to the mobility of undergraduate students in their last years of study. The aim here will not be to achieve large numbers of mobilties, but to ensure that crucial undergraduate student exchange issues are understood. The mobility will form an integral part of the students' degree course. The mobility will also emphasise academic recognition and credit transfer.
     ECTS guides will be created at all Russian partner institutions together with student exchange handbooks, and a sound understanding of credit systems and ECTS credit systems, and use of learning agreements will be developed. The Russian participants will learn how to seek partners and develop co-operation agreements. About 14 co-operation agreements will be developed during the partnership.
     Six Russian staff were trained concerning use of more modern teaching methods, and academic recognition issues, Development of joint curricula between Russian and European Union partners.
Two examples of EU/Russian joint curricula will be completed and a further two will be identified and progressed. Three examples of joint curricula between Russian institutions only at regional levels will be also identified and progressed. The project has three significant dissemination impacts and shall have a major disseminating effect in three regions, disseminating learning to nine Russian higher education institutions and twenty or more university staff outside its own participating universities.


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