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PSU Scholars Discuss Erasmus+ Opportunities, National and International

The team of the International Academic Cooperation Office at Perm State University visited the International Office of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (KBFU, Kalinigrad, Russia).

PSU team discussed the nearest perspective of science diplomacy and international cooperation, following the goals of the Perm Scientific and Educational Center “Rational Subsoil Use”.

The partners paid special attention to the ARTEST international project, implemented within the Erasmus+ mission, co-initiated and supported by Perm State University. The meeting raised questions of quality standards in the project management, implementation of current tasks and technical solutions, both on- and off-line.

The International Erasmus+ project “ARTEST: Enhancing education programmes in Arts and Humanities via European STEM methods and tools” aims to rethink education in humanities in line with EU standards, research and practices – to catch up with the latest trends of the labour market and reinforce education by adopting digital methods of research and education. The geography of the project connects Europe and Asia, covering countries from Germany to Mongolia. The project also connects historical cultural heritage and the latest digital technologies.

More information about the ARTEST project might be found here.

On behalf PSU, Natalya Dobrynina, Kristina Vetrova and Anna Peisakhovich regarded the opportunities of grant opportunities for international audience – contributing to major academic and research events, and interaction with invited scholars as a part or science diplomacy, within joint international projects.

Anna Belova, KBFU spoke about the specifics of academic communication with the countries of the Baltic region. Tatiana Tsvigun, Head of the Institute for the Humanities, emphasized the relevance of joint initiatives in digital humanities and interdisciplinary research. Olga Kim, Vice-Rector for International Affairs and Youth Policy, KBFU and the PSU team discussed the ways of further cooperation between the universities.

“We are always glad to host partners from Perm State University. Regardless of the difficult times in international cooperation, live communication and professional exchange remain important – ensuring the development of effective communication within the project consortia. The experience of our Perm colleagues in the implementation of Erasmus+ projects has been especially valuable for us, ”

said Daria Gerber, Head of the International Office, KBFU.

The Erasmus Programme (EuRopean Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students”) is a European Union (EU) student exchange program, established in 1987. The new Erasmus+ program combines all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus Student Network consists of 534 local associations (“sections”) in 42 countries and has more than 15,000 volunteers across Europe. As of 2014, the Erasmus program has promoted the mobility of more than 3.3 million students within the European community. More than 4,000 university institutions from 31 countries are participating in the project.

PSU Improves Sustainable University Status in UI GreenMetric 2021

On 14 December 2021, the UI GreenMetric has announced the World University Rankings Results and Awards. The ceremony took place online in Jakarta, Indonesia. According to the Ranking, Perm State University (PSU) has moved up from 446 to 428 place, globally.


For two years already, PSU has been ranked 16th among the total of 54 Russian universities, having participated in the ranking for two years in a row. On the European scale, PSU takes 132 place. According to UI in GreenMetric’2021 Global Ranking, PSU shows the following results:

Perm State University Global Rank – 428
Total Score – 5850
Transportation – 1175
Education & Research- 1150
Waste – 1125
Energy & Climate Change – 1025
Setting & Infrastructure – 825
Water – 550

In 2021, the UI GreenMetric World Ranking was attended by 956 universities from 80 countries around the world. Informally, according to a feedback by UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, 154 world universities fall into the Gold Cluster category, 435 universities are in the Silver Cluster category, and 367 universities are in the Bronze Cluster category: https://www.uinjkt.ac.id/ui-greenmetric-2021-uin-jakarta-achieve-the-2021-most-sustainably-improved-university-status

At the global level, the five highest rankings were respectively achieved by Wageningen University & Research (Netherland), University of Nottingham (UK), University of Groningen (Netherlands), Nottingham Trent University (UK), University of California, Davis (USA).

According to UI GreenMetric vision, regardless of the existing rankings, a need for a uniform system addressing the problems of sustainability and environmental impact allowed them to launch a new ranking, marking universities’ ability to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), since 2010.

In their present greetings letter, the UI GreenMetric team has stated that the rankings participants “have successfully demonstrated improvement in their university strategic measures to achieve SDGs in all aspects of their university activities… to create the most sustainable world campuses.”

UI GreenMetric Ceremony Picture Source.

Press Release UI GreenMetric 2021.
PSU.ru Factfile 2021 Full.

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