PSU representative participates in the international meeting on Erasmus+ Programme
On December 5th – 9th, 2017 Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) hosted the VI international meeting on ERASMUS+ HARMONY: Development of approaches to harmonisation of comprehensive internationalisation strategies in higher education, research and innovation at EU and partner countries.
53 representatives of higher education institutions from nine consortium countries (they are Germany, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Russia, Belarus, Armenia and Italy) joined the meeting to discuss the project issues, as well as planned follow-up actions.
All partner universities from Russia, Belarus and Armenia reported on the outcomes, presented the developed Internationalisation Strategies and indicated their readiness to implement them. Olga Meshcheryakova, Head of the International Relations Office, delivered a report at the meeting on behalf of Penza State University.
“The participants of the meeting also discussed the development of tools and the final package of recommendations that should be the result of this project, – Olga Meshcheryakova noted. – On the final day, the organisers held training sessions on the aspects of arranging academic mobility at the university”.
“During these sessions, best practices, procedures, restrictions, regulations, achievements and difficulties related to participation in the international exchange programmes for students and teachers were presented and discussed. The participants also attended a coordination meeting on management, quality assurance and dissemination of project results,” she added.
HARMONY project aims at developing approaches to harmonisation of internationalisation strategies in higher education, research and innovation in the European Union and partner countries (Russia, Armenia, Belarus) in accordance with the Bologna process standards.
The project leader is the University of Seville (Spain). PSU participates in ERASMUS+ HARMONY project along with the major European and Russian Universities. They are Sapienza University of Rome (Italy), Kassel University (Germany), Aston University (the UK), Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (Portugal), Alexander Technological Educational Institute (Greece), Voronezh State University (Russia), Belarusian State University (Belarus), Belarusian Trade and Economics University of Consumer Cooperatives (Belarus), Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University (Armenia), Eurasia International University (Armenia), Southern Federal University (Russia). The project also includes the Ministries of Education of the Russian Federation, Armenia and Belarus.