On March 31, 2021, the Department for International Cooperation with the support of the National Erasmus+ Office in Russia held an international webinar "University Reboot: Academic Development in New Reality". Liliya Prikhodko assumed the role of moderator. Fruitful discussion and relevant presentations built the ground for contact details exchange and led to elaborating new dimensions of collaboration and consortia establishing within the Erasmus+ program.
The best educational practices of the Financial University, academic mobility programs, research and project activities along with new Erasmus+ Calls for proposals 2021 were on the agenda of the webinar. Over 70 participants from 20 universities and educational agencies from 14 countries met on the Zoom platform.
On welcoming the participants, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov proceeded with highlighting positive dynamics of the FinU progress within international educational ratings as an example of expanding cooperation with overseas partners. The Vice-Rector also briefly outlined successful practices of the University’s participation in the Erasmus+ program.
Director of National Erasmus+ Office in Russia Prof. Olga Oleynikova presented a new Erasmus+ Calls for proposals 2021, paying special attention to the application requirements and deadlines. The information shared proved to be relevant not only for the FinU faculty members and staff, but also for partner universities.
Speakers from Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht University of Applied Sciences, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Nuffic NESO Agency, International Business School (Budapest), University of Gdansk, University of South-Eastern Norway and University of Eastern Finland shared their distance learning experiences: using soft tools of online teaching, practical know-hows for effective online communication with students and experience of continuous collaboration with partner HEIs within the consortia and various research teams.
Financial University was represented by Galina Mozhaeva and Marina Selivanova (Innovative Approaches in Education), Liliya Prikhodko (Internationalization Online), Tatiana Goroshnikova and Evgeniy Smakhtin (FinU Experience of Teaching and Learning Online), Irina Abanina and Elizaveta Ogloblina (Blended Learning Technologies), Natalia Orekhovskaya and Ekaterina Kabakhidze (Ongoing Erasmus+ Projects at FinU), Viktor Machekhin (Student Activity and Career Development), Yulia Gruzina and Artemiy Babanin (Research Collaboration of Youth).
The webinar became the first online event held at the Financial University that was fully held in English and attracted such a broad international audience.