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On June 10, 2019, Lobachevsky University hosted a working meeting of the members of an international consortium of universities implementing the Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMCEERES) programme. It was attended by representatives of universities from the UK, Poland, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan participating in this international educational project. Foreign guests were welcomed by the Acting Rector Kirill Markov, who emphasized the unique nature of this program that gives the participating students an opportunity to obtain three Masters degrees. In the course of the consortium meeting, practical issues related to student exchange within the program, as well as an action plan for the near future were discussed.

IMCEERES is a unique international Master programme implemented by a consortium headed by the University of Glasgow (this university holds a prestigious 65th place in the QS ranking). The programme is designed to meet the needs of a variety of employees in major public, commercial and voluntary institutional settings who wish to acquire a specialised knowledge of Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia.  The International Masters in Central and East European, Russian and Eurasian Studies offers to students the unique opportunity to study in three or four international universities, and to emerge with three Masters degrees from three separate institutions.  Students spend their first semester at the University of Tartu, followed by a semester at the University of Glasgow.  The first semester of year two is spent in one of the consortium's partner universities: Lobachevsky University, Jagiellonian University (Poland), KIMEP University (Kazakhstan),  Corvinus University (Budapest, Hungary),   National University ‘Kyiv Mohyla Academy’(Ukraine), Ilia State University  (Georgia). The IMCEERES programme is implemented with the financial support of the Erasmus Plus programme. Lobachevsky University is the only Russian member of the consortium that has the status of a “full partner” under the Erasmus Mundus programme.