Participants of the international Master's program IMCEERES will study at Lobachevsky University
The training of foreign participants of the English-language Master's program "Sociology of politics and international relations" started at Lobachevsky University. The program is part of the international research and education project focused on Central, Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian studies (IMCEERES). It is a unique international Master's program implemented by a consortium of universities led by the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom) within the framework of Erasmus Mundus International Master program.
Since 2017, Lobachevsky University has been a member of the consortium of leading European universities as a full partner. Six students from the United States, France, Great Britain and Poland, who studied for one semester at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and for one semester at the University of Glasgow (UK), have chosen Lobachevsky University of Nizhny Novgorod to complete their studies and defend their Master's theses. A formal meeting of foreign students of the IMCEERES program with Vice-Rector for International Affairs Alexander Bedny, Director of the Department of International Affairs Irina Leonova and the leadership of the UNN Faculty of Social Sciences took place on October 14. Then, on October 15, the Faculty of Social Sciences held a workshop to discuss the organization of educational process and practical training.
IMCEERES is an international Master's program aimed to train highly qualified professionals with international experience to work in government, international organizations and associations, as well as in the field of higher education and business. The project is implemented by a consortium of eight European universities and is coordinated by the Universities of Tartu and Glasgow. All courses within the IMCEERES program are taught in English. During the program, its participants study at three universities in different countries and can benefit from internships and practical training in international organizations.
As part of the program, students will learn one of the languages depending on their specialization (Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Estonian, Georgian, Kazakh, Ukrainian, Russian). UNN students can be granted a European Erasmus Mundus scholarship to cover the cost of the training program, organizational and transport costs, as well as food and living expenses. Following a successful defense of their Master's thesis, foreign students will receive a diploma from Lobachevsky University, which will be their third document on higher education – after their degrees from the University of Glasgow and the University of Tartu.