PSU International projects

Academic Projects Office

Our functions:

• administration of international network programmes
• development and management of international academic projects, including projects supported by the Erasmus+ Programme
• preparation of Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Records according to the standards of the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO/CEPES
• recognition of foreign diplomas, qualifications and academic degrees

FlexWBL: Development of a flexible, innovative and practical framework for Work-based Learning in higher education of Armenia and Russia


The project is aimed at developing a platform for the implementation of a work-based learning (WBL) framework in the national HE systems of Armenia and Russia. That is considered to bridge the gap between skills supply and labour market demands in university-enterprise network cooperation.


  1. To establish the WBL framework in the national higher education systems of Armenia and Russia in line with best European practices
  2. To build capacity within the higher education sectors through the implementation of courses incorporating work-based learning that are expected to enhance employability and provide transferable learning
  3. To create the WBL web-space to facilitate the dissemination of the WВL approach
  4. To pilot the implementation of WBL framework at universities of Armenia and Russia

Project consortium:

  • University of Liepaja, Latvia
  • University of Klaipeda, Lithuania
  • Private University of Education (PH-Linz), Austria
  • Tver State University, Russia
  • Don State Technical University, Russia
  • Perm State University, Russia
  • Advanced Training Institute of managerial workers and specialists Federal Service for hydrometeorology and environmental monitoring (ATI), Russia
  • Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, Armenia
  • Gavar State University, Armenia
  • National University of Architecture and Construction, Armenia

Falling Walls Lab Perm 2020

On 2nd October 2018 the academic projects office successfully organized the Falling Walls Lab Perm, regional stage of the international forum Falling Walls Lab. Over 40 applications were received among which 23 participants were selected.

The Falling Walls Lab is an international contest for the next generation of outstanding innovators and creative thinkers from all over the world. The winner of the Falling Walls Lab Perm Irina Barkina presented her idea of “Breaking the wall of biocompatibility of nanoparticles” at the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin.

Now the office team is looking forward to hosting the next Falling Walls Lab Perm in September 2020.

German-Russian Science Days in Perm and DWIH-Infoseminar

21–22 May 2019

The events were organized in the framework of the cross-year of Russian-German scientific and educational partnership in 2018 – 2020.

Science talks and roundtables took place at two main venues in Perm with participation of the following scientists from Germany:

• Dr. L. Shumilovskikh, Universität Göttingen
• Prof. Dr. F. Rögener, Technische Hochschule Köln
• Dr.-Ing. Ch. Wünsch, Technische Universität Dresden
• Prof. em. Dr. M. Thaller, Universität zu Köln

DWIH-Infoseminar was devoted to discovering opportunities for cooperation with German scientists, universities and research institutions. Representatives of German centres, associations and foundations shared their presentations on this topic.

Speakers from the following organizations participated in the infoseminar:

• Deutsche Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus in Moskau (DWIH)
• Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
• Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
• Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft Deutscher Forschungszentren
• Freie Universität Berlin
• Universitätsallianz Ruhr (UA Ruhr)
• Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Nordrhein-Westfalen
• Vertretung des Landes Niedersachsen in Russland

UNISON: University-Enterprise Cooperation via Spin-off Companies Network


The project is aimed at enhancing university-enterprise cooperation via spin-off companies (SOC) development. The concept of a spin-off company model, an innovative element of the project, is supposed to facilitate university-enterprise cooperation by establishing a link between science, technology and university spin-off companies.


  • effective SOC Model for university-enterprise partnership is developed and disseminated
  • spin-off companies are established in Russia, China and Georgia
  • virtual international spin-off network is created

Project consortium:

  • University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Fachhochschule des Mittelstads Bielefeld, Germany
  • Instituto Politecnico de Coimbra, Portugal
  • Universities of the Russian Federation
  • Universities of Georgia
  • Universities of the People’s Republic of China

You may find more information about the project on its official website.

COMPLETE: Establishment of Centers for Competence and Employability Development


The aim of the project is employability development and reinforcement in compliance with Bologna process requirements. In the project framework factors of successful job placement were analyzed, the factors are as follows: supply-demand proportion in today’s labour market, demands and requirements of companies for graduates, employability problems that young specialists and researchers might encounter.


  • Centers for Competence and Employability Development are established (CCED)
  • modules, trainings and activities targeted at competence and employability developments are designed and piloted
  • methodological materials are elaborated and disseminated

Project consortium:

  • Fachhochschule des Mittelstads Bielefeld, Germany
  • The Institute for Vocational Training, Labour Market and Social Policy, GmbH, Berlin, Germany
  • Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus Athens (Egaleo), Greece
  • University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • Universities of the Russian Federation
  • Universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan

To learn more about the project, please visit its official website.

Info & contact

For more information, please, contact the Academic Projects Office:

204-8, Genkelya Str., Perm 614990, Russian Federation, 

Tel.: +7 (342) 239-63-30


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