International seminar “Joint international programmes in education and research: Cooperation of universities in the global academic community”


Dates: May 28-29, 2013

Venue: St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University


28 May 2013 (Tuesday)
09:30 – 12:00 Visit to Labs, St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Arrival and registration of participants at the Seminar site
14:00 – 14:20 Welcome by the hosts and Official Opening
14:20 – 15:20 Session 1. International research cooperation
Future of EU research and innovation - Perspectives for EU-Russia cooperation
Prof.Manfred Horvat, Honorary Professor, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Research Activity of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University. International Aspects
Dmitry Raychuk, Vice-Rector for Research, St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
Science, Research, and Development and Their Impact on the Russian University Roadmap for the next generation
Prof. José Carlos Quadrado, President, Lisbon Superior Engineering Institute, Portugal
International Cooperation Policy of Technische Universitaet Berlin
Prof.Harald Ermel, Foreign Relations Director, Technische Universitaet Berlin, Germany
15:20 – 15:50 Discussion
15:50 – 16:20 Coffee break
16:20 – 17:20 Session 1 (continuation). International research cooperation
International academic cooperation programs for comparative health studies on native and immigrant populations
Prof. Sofia Kouidou-Andreou, Vice-Rector, Chair of Research Committee, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
ETH Zurich in the Global Research Landscape
Prof. Dr. Felicitas PAUSS, Advisor to the President on International Affairs, ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich), Switzerland

Session 2. International mobility of research staff including international double PhD programmes
Experience of Tomsk Polytechnic University on the organization of young researchers’ international mobility
Prof. Petr Chubik, Rector, National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russia
17:20 – 17:50 Discussion and Conclusions of Day 1
18:00 Departure to the city center
19:30 - 21:30 Boat trip on the Neva river and Reception
29 May 2013 (Wednesday)
09:30 – 10:50 Session 3.International double degree and joint educational programmes: best practice and challenges
The best practices of engineering training in Europe (in Slovenia) using practice-oriented technologies. Suggestions for cooperation with Russian partners
Dr. Radovan Stanislav Pejovnik, Rector, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
International programs with BRICs countries and the leverage effect of engineering schools networks
Prof. Stéphane Flament, Head of Electronics & Applied Physics Department, École nationale supérieure d'ingénieurs de Caen (ENSICAEN), France
Possible Consequences of Russia's Entry into the WTO for Higher Education System
Prof.Mikhail Krishtal, Rector, Tolyatti State University, Russia
Development and realization of the international master programs taught in English, SPbSPU practices.
Elena Nikonchuk, Director of the International Educational Projects Office, St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
10:50 – 11:20 Discussion
11:20 – 11:50 Coffee break
11:50 – 12:50 Session 3 (continuation). International double degree and joint educational programmes: best practice and challenges
Experience of Volga State University of Technology in International Cooperation Development in the field of Forestry
Prof. Evgeny Romanov, Rector, Volga State University of Technology, Russia
University and business cooperation for international qualifications
Dr. Jörgen Sjöberg, Chief Development Officer, Chalmers University of Technology
Session 4. International student mobility
Development and Implementation of Academic Programs to Facilitate Students Exchange and Mobility: Opportunities and Challenges
Prof. Arnon Bentur, Vice President & Director General, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Head, Technion International School Haifa, Israel
12:50 – 13:30 General Discussion and Seminar Conclusions
13:30 – 14:30 Light lunch
15:00 – 18:00 Free time (optional Social Programme)

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