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PSU Linguists Acquire to Academic Mobility

3rd year students in Linguistics, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature have completed their internship at the International Academic Cooperation Office, PSU. Their activity has been connected with applications for Erasmus+ European cooperation programs.

Elizaveta Kell and Olesya Likhareva contributed to the project “Enracing Inclusion and Equality in Hybrid Teaching and Learning” – defining the concept, goals and objectives, filling out the application form in English. The students attended international meetings with foreign universities, where the targets of creating a project consortium and defining the roles of each partner were discussed.

Olesya Likhareva shares her impressions on doing a project on hybrid learning: “We liked to create English texts in formal business style, upgrading our professional skills. The project dealt with the improvement of higher education through a hybrid format, incorporating both offline and online practices. Such a mixed approach is being especially relevant during the pandemic.”

Mizhgona Giyosova, Margarita Yurkova, Alena Kardakova, Valeria Titova and Marina Smirnyagina worked on the project “Virtual Exchanges in Climate Research”. They mastered and perfected the skills of planning an international project, drafting a project proposal in English, risk management, working in a project team, negotiating with Russian and international partners.

Natalya Dobrynina, head of the International Academic Cooperation Office, noted the ability of PSU interns to work in a team, interact with colleagues, use background knowledge and conduct search.

PSU Sets on 2021 Records, Raises Money to Support Science

Dr. Sergey Pyankov, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, has overviewed the results of 2021 at the Academic Council of Perm State University (PSU). Along with PSU Press Office, we have paid close attention to the international component of his report:

In 2021, and for the first time, a group of PSU researchers from a wide spectrum of disciplines performed as authors for the “Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century – Science and Technology” by Springer. In total, out of 99 publications 59 belonged to PSU scholars.

The Scientific Publishing Office at PSU helped organize the publication of papers, initiated at the Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century Forum (autumn 2021); the Office continues providing assistance in writing scientific articles for the University scholars.

For the past year, 237 PSU scholars published their papers in internationally recognized journals; among them, 111 people had their publications quoted by the Web of Science. On the average, the number of articles published at Scopus is 2.6, and 2.8 at the Web of Science.

In 2021, a new Department of Scientific and Innovative Activity had been launched at PSU. For the first months of its activity, the Department concluded 12 contracts worth about RUB 70 million. Among the Department’s divisions, the International Academic Cooperation Office assists grant applications, promotes science diplomacy and contributes to the “Rational Subsoil Use” Perm Scientific and Educational Center.   

“This year, we will keep on building a unified and transparent network – providing informational, instructional and executive support of the scientific activity at PSU. We are doing our best to encourage our faculties and research units to write grant applications, as well as run commercial and contractual activities. The related search algorithms, regulatory support and tangible results should be clear and convenient for those researchers. We see our task at providing most full and complete support on that,”

said Dr. Sergey Pyankov, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations, PSU.

Summing up the annual financial records, Dr. Pyankov noted that in 2021, PSU received the maximum amount of RUB 720 mln for research activities, which was 60% higher than in 2020. The Photonics NTI Competence Center, the Natural Sciences Institute, and the Faculty of Physics, PSU made the greatest contribution in this progress.

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.

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