The 29th annual conference of the European Association for International Education (EAIE Conference and Exhibition 2017) started in Seville (Spain). This is a major event in the field of higher education in Europe, and South Ural State University will take part in it as a member of the Russian delegation. 19 Russian institutions of higher education – participants of Project 5-100 – are presenting Russian school of higher education abroad at a joint nation-wide pavilion in the format of Study in Russia.
In the course of booth demonstration of the University achievements and development prospects, the SUSU delegation under supervision of Rector Alexander Shestakov signed yesterday two agreements with the authoritative rating agency, THE. The agency head is planning to visit Chelyabinsk this November and as a matter of practice organize the process of the SUSU becoming member of the THE rating.
Moreover, negotiations were held between SUSU and the representatives of Darmstadt University (Germany) regarding the expansion of collaboration in the field of research and education. It came as a result of a successful joint research work of the SUSU physicists and German scientists, who are now very interested in collaboration in the digital industry sector.
The annual conference of the European Association for International Education was opened by the University of Oxford Professor, Director of the Humanitarian Innovation Project, Alexander Betts.
On September 13th, a special Project 5-100 event was held within the framework of the conference: session “National Excellence Initiatives as Drivers of Internationalisation”. The main speakers were Luis Delgado, Deputy Director General of Modernization and Internationalization of Universities, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports (Spain), and Farid Abdesselam, Director of the French National Research Agency (France). By taking part in the EAIE conference, South Ural State University as a matter of actual practice strengthens its relationships with partner universities, expands the collaboration geography, develops joint educational programs and scientific research, as well as facilitates internationalisation of higher education by attracting foreign students and specialists.