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On October 18, an information session "Erasmus+: prospects and participation opportunities for Russian universities" was held at the State University of Management (Moscow). The session summarized this year's Erasmus Plus competition and reviewed the best practices of Russian universities’ participation in the Erasmus Plus programme projects. Information was also presented on the details of the 2019 competition. Session participants were greeted by Boris Zhelezov, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation, Richard Burger, Head of the Science and Technology Department at the Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation and Olga Oleynikova, Director of the National Erasmus+ Office in Russia. David Campbell, Project Manager (Kingston University, UK) shared his experience in managing and coordinating Erasmus+ projects and offered practical advice to his colleagues.

UNN’s unique experience of participation in the Erasmus Mundus International Master project was presented by Irina Leonova, Director of the UNN International Affairs Department. She gave a presentation on the joint IMCEREES program (Central and Eastern European, Russian and Eurasian studies) implemented at Lobachevsky University by the Faculty of Social Sciences with the administrative support of International Affairs Department.

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 you 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).