A delegation from Voronezh State University represented by Natalia Zhurbina, the Head of the International Cooperation Department, Natalia Ushakova, the Head of International Student Exchange Office and an employee of the International Student Exchange Office Milana Furman took part in a training seminar and the Erasmus Mundus project “UNIQUE – University Quality Exchange” coordination meeting that were held between 14th–16th April in Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Graz, Austria).
Voronezh State University is the only Russian university that takes part in the project. Among other participants are universities from Spain, Great Britain, India, Nambia, Mexica and China. The major goals of the project are developing international cooperation and student exchange, higher education quality enhancement, and providing diploma and degree compatibility. The project coordinator is a long-time partner of VSU – Joanneum University of Applied Sciences (Graz, Austria).
In the framework of the project the regional information centre UNIQUE was introduced into the structure of VSU International Department. The centre opened in January 2015. It is aimed at enhancement of cooperation between VSU and its European partners. The key goal of the Centre is to support students willing to participate in student exchange programmes and get education in Europe, as well as to assist teachers and other staff members interested in development of joint educational programmes with European partner universities.
During the visit it was agreed to sign the Memorandum of understanding between the universities within UNIQUE network and to develop student exchange with the University of Alicante (Spain) and an international business school in New Delhi (India).
The delegation members also had a meeting with students of the Faculty of International Relations who are doing a course this term as exchange students in the Joanneum University of Applied Sciences. On 28th April, our students are going to represent VSU at the educational exhibition in Graz.