PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENTS

The mobility of university lecturers is a priority of University’s international activity and one of its key performance indicators. Mobility at the international level promotes the development of new interdisciplinary areas of education and research, enables to solve issues of global importance, establishes a culture of international communication, and improves the proficiency of academic staff in education, research and innovations.

Key goals of mobility:

  • improving competence, qualifications and the professional level of expert training;
  • implementing innovative educational systems and improving the qualifications of specialists based on best foreign and Russian practice;
  • improving foreign language skills;
  • promoting and advertising the university’s achievements.

Main activities:

  • work placements at leading foreign universities and research centers;
  • teaching, lecturing;
  • participation in scientific symposiums, conferences, workshops;
  • joint research and grants;
  • publishing scientific articles in international journals included in Scopus and Web of Science.

In accordance with the priorities of the University’s activities university lecturers, scientific employees and administrative personnel, as well as postgraduate students and young scientists annually undergo professional development and traineeships at leading foreign universities, research centers and companies.

Since 2009, professional development and training of graduate students and academic staff has been carried out according to the university’s development program.

In 2016, graduate students and University’s academic staff actively participated in international competitions to receive grants and scholarships for training and traineeships at foreign universities. According to the results of these competitions, 9 postgraduate students and 3 lecturers of the University were awarded a grant of the "Mikhail Lomonosov" program for undergoing a long-term training held by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at TU "Freiberg Mining Academy", Higher Technical School named after Agricola, University of Applied Sciences in Dusseldorf.

In 2015, there were 287 people who passed professional development and overseas traineeships, including: professor-lecturer teaching staff – 101 persons, scientific employees – 3 persons, administrative and managerial personnel – 33 persons, graduate students – 150 persons.

For 2016, an integrated grant program of international professional development for leading teaching and university staff and postgraduate students of all years of study was developed and approved by the Academic Council of the University.

In addition, this year a special emphasis is placed on the development of active student mobility. Thus it is planned to send not less than 300 best students of the University on short-term traineeships to foreign partner universities.

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