International co-working session on innovative teaching methods held at Lobachevsky University
The final international co-working session "Innovative Teaching Methods: Projects, Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence" was held at Lobachevsky University as part of the project "Humanities Teachers in Engineering Master's Degree: Triune Professional Development", which is supported by the Potanin Foundation.
Taking part in the final session, which was held in online format, were representatives of Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), which implements this project, as well as representatives of Lobachevsky University and Ural State Agrarian University, who acted in this project as experts conducting training for KNRTU teachers. Foreign partners were also invited to participate in the session: Institute of Innovative Professions (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), and Toraygyrov University (Pavlodar, Kazakhstan). In total, the event brought together more than 100 representatives of different universities.
In his welcoming address, Alexander Bedny, UNN Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Networking, emphasised the relevance of all components of the project for both technical and classical universities, when the training in natural and exact sciences is implemented simultaneously with the training in the humanities.
Dilbar Sultanova, Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of KNRTU, spoke about the university's cooperation with the Potanin Foundation, and also drew attention to the importance of supporting projects related to the digitalisation of the university's educational activities.
In the framework of the project, UNN base departments were the Department of University Management and Innovation in Education and the Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law, and the experts were Alexander Gorylev and Valeria Mariko, associate professors of the respective departments, who shared with the audience information about the training of the project participants. The experts from the Ural State Agrarian University Natalia Lomovtseva and Tatiana Chusovitina also told about their experience of working with KNRTU teachers and how both sides learnt from each other.
The project leader, Head of the KNRTU Department of Foreign Languages in Professional Communication Yulia Ziyatdinova presented the general content and objectives of the project. KNRTU representatives reported on the results of mini projects on innovations in the organisation of Master's degree in engineering education.
The international co-working session was concluded with a discussion during which the participants favourably assessed the results of the project and expressed interest in further co-operation.