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tartu1From June 25 to June 29, the UNN delegation headed by Vice-Rector for International Affairs Alexander Bedny and Head of the International Affairs Department Irina Leonova visited the University of Tartu (Estonia), where a series of working meetings on the Erasmus+ academic exchange program was held. The delegation also included: Deputy Head of the International Affairs Department Liliya Erushkina, Head of the Center for Examination of Foreign Documents on Education Konstantin Kemaev, Head of the Center for International Projects and Programs Alexander Gorylev, Coordinator of Academic Mobility Programs Elizaveta Vasina, Head of the Media Content Production Department Irina Efimova.

Within the framework of the visit, on June 26, the delegation met with Kristi Kerge, Head of International Cooperation of the University of Tartu, and Taivo Raud, Head of the Grant Office, to discuss the issues of current and prospective cooperation. Estonian colleagues have shared their experience of working with international grant programs, supporting target groups and international research and academic projects. On June 27, the members of the UNN delegation met with the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs Anneli Saro and the heads of the Department of Continuing Education and the Department of International Marketing. During the meetings, the parties shared their experience in such areas as the strategy for attracting international students, international marketing, and also discussed the possibility of implementing joint summer school programs. During the final days of the visit, a series of working meetings was held with the representatives of the Tartu academic community. This visit was arranged as part of the work done by the UNN and the University of Tartu in implementing large-scale projects of the European Commission EPTRI (HORIZON 2020) and IMCEERES (Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Project).
IMCEERES is a unique international Master program implemented by a consortium led by the University of Glasgow and the University of Tartu. The program 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.