International programs

The program «Erasmus +»

«Erasmus +» is a new program of the European Union in the field of education, training, youth and sport. It started in January 2014 and was approved by the European Parliament on 19 November, 2013. The budget of the seven-year program (2014–2020) is € 14.7 billion, which is 40% higher than the current expenditure of the European Union in the areas in which Erasmus + operates.

«Erasmus +» unites seven existing EU programs in the field of education, training and youth. It is assumed that the complexity will provide more opportunities, including for cooperation. It will also simplify the rules for financing activities.

More than 4 million people will receive necessary financial support for training, work or participation in volunteer foreign programs to develop their own professional skills, including:

  • 2 million students of higher education institutions will be able to study abroad;
  • 0.65 million students in vocational education will receive grants for study abroad;
  • More than 0.50 million students will be able to participate in volunteer or student exchange programs, etc.

http://erasmusplusinrussia.ru/

http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus/index_en.htm

http://esn.org//erasmus?gclid=CLvNttCuqMcCFYPDcgododIEkg

DAAD — German Academic Exchange Service

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) — a self-governing organization of higher education institutions in Germany. DAAD unites 232 German universities-participants and 129 student organizations and it is an intermediary in the organization of foreign cultural policy, as well as higher education policy and science in Germany. It has 14 foreign representative offices and 50 information centers around the world and grants about 50,000 scholarships per year.

The main areas of DAAD activity:

  • scholarships for students,
  • promotion of higher education institutions internationalization,
  • German studies and the German language support,
  • cooperation in the field of education.

DAAD offers a wide variety of scholarship programs for students, graduate students, scientists. Full list of them you can find on the site http://www.daad.de, http://www.daad.ru

TEMPUS — format of innovative interuniversity cooperation

TEMPUS — a program financed by the European Union, aimed at supporting of higher education modernization in partner countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region, mainly through projects of interuniversity cooperation. The program promotes voluntary integration of partner countries higher education systems in European processes, such as «Bologna process» and «Lisbon strategy» adoption. In addition to strengthening cooperation at the level of educational institutions, it promotes interpersonal contacts approach and development.

Tempus is the longest European program in this field. It started operating in 1990 and allowed to strengthen institutional capacities of the higher education systems of partner countries to establish and develop inter-university relations. It also favored the growth of mutual understanding among representatives of the academic environment of the European Union and partner countries.

At the moment, the higher education institutions of partner countries face tasks related to:

  • Significant changes in the demographic situation (an increase in the number of people potentially having access to higher education, changes in the age structure of the population, migration flows, etc.);
  • growth of international competition leading to economic influence spheres redistribution on a global scale;
  • science and technology development, and in particular — with innovations in the field of organizational and social development;
  • objectives, specific to a society in transition (cohesion of society, respect for human rights, etc.).

TEMPUS program helps partner countries to reform higher education systems according to the principles of Bologna process, which is aimed to create a unified European educational space. It is a single «starting point» for EU and partner countries.

Supporting and developing institutional cooperation, TEMPUS program focuses its efforts on reforming and modernization of higher education in partner countries. It participates in formation of cooperation areas in the field of higher education in EU countries and countries representing neighborhood regions.

Kuban State Agrarian University has been a permanent participant of international program TEMPUS since 2012. At the moment, the University is implementing 3 international grant projects:

  • «Development of qualification frameworks for land resources research at Russian universities». The work on the project is carried out by Engineering and Land Management faculty; Professor Radchevsky N.M.
  • «Improvement of continuous education system in the field of environmental sciences in Russia».The project is headed by Professor Strelnikov v. V., Applied cology department.
  • «Development and implementation of master’s programs in food safety, production and marketing of traditional products in Russia and Kazakhstan». The curator of the project is Professor Donchenko L.V.

Detailed information about the program you can get on the site of the European Commission or on the site of the program national office http://www.tempus-russia.ru

Fulbright grant will open new horizons

Fulbright Program, the largest of international exchange educational programs was designed to improve understanding between the USA and Russia. For thirty-five years of continuous operation Fulbright Program has provided an opportunity to establish new scientific contacts, to continue their training and to attend a special course for more than a thousand Russian professors, teachers and young professionals.

Fulbright program focused on Russian universities graduates, post- graduate students, researchers, artists, teachers, workers of libraries, museums, archives, and staff of international departments of Russian universities. Every year the program offers a variety of grants for training, research, lecturing and training at any university, library, archives in the USA. Grants are awarded on the basis of open competition in all specialties. The grant includes: tuition university payment in the USA, a monthly scholarship, limited medical insurance and transport costs.

Citizens of the Russian Federation, permanently residing on its territory, having a diploma of higher education or a degree (depending on the program), having a good knowledge of the English language may participate in these programs.

Requirements for applicants and the grant duration depend on the selected program.

Since 2012 the University has been a member of Fulbright Program. It became a place a foreign college teacher Jack Dillon Groves Rhodes’s work experience for the first time (Memphis, Tennessee).

In 2013, Suhovertov Anton, a senior lecturer of Philosophy department, attended a special course and conducted research at the University of Connecticut on Fulbright exchange program. The theme of his scientific work was «The origin and evolution of ikommunikatsii language: systematic, ecological and semiotic approaches.»

Today, Fulbright program includes the following competitions:

Detailed information about the program is available at http://www.fulbright.ru