• Université Montpellier 2 (UM2)


    Created in January 2015, Université de Montpellier (UM) is the result of the merge of Montpellier Universities 1 and 2, benefiting from the excellence and complementarity of both institutions. The institution now revives the universal ambition of the first university created in Montpellier in 1289 as a secular and international establishment. Over a period of eight centuries, intellectuals and scientists, from Rabelais and Curie, to Renaudot, Chaptal and Grothendieck, have shaped a university closely tied with the city’s life and involved in the great challenges of its times. Université de Montpellier brings together a vast community of knowledge, from science, techniques and medicine to environmental and educational science, as well as economics, law and political sciences.

    Université de Montpellier encompasses 17 schools organized into two main complementary domains: science, techniques and health; and law and economics. It offers students an opportunity to train in multiple areas in order to meet the needs of tomorrow’s demanding careers, combining robotics /engineering and health, economics and the environment, law and information technologies, and more. Acknowledged in worldwide university rankings (Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, QS ranking), Université de Montpellier is internationally recognized for its expertise in many scientific fields such as health-biology, agro-environmental science, chemistry, information and communication technologies and science, and more. It coordinates 5 Laboratories of Excellence and 7 Equipment of Excellence projects.

    Now ranked as the 6th top national university in France by size, UM encompasses some 41,000 students (16% of whom are foreign), 1,700 PhD students (50% of whom are from abroad), and a community of 4,300 researchers.

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    Irina Kozhina

    IRIS Direction des Partenariats

    Université Montpellier 2

    Place Eugène Bataillon

    34095 Montpellier Cedex 5


    E-mail: Irina.Kozhina@univ-montp2.fr

  • The Baikal National University of Economics and Law (BNUEL)

    The Baikal National University of Economics and Law (BNUEL) founded in 1930 is one of the major and leading institutions in providing the higher education and post-graduate training, including PhD and MBA programs, in Russia. The university’s main research and teaching areas are Economics, Management, Law, Applied Computer Science, Journalism, Psychology and Sociology. Nowadays BNUEL includes 10 faculties, 20 fields of specialist's (bachelor's) degree training, 8 fields of master's degree training, 15 fields of doctorate degree training, 40 accredited educational programs of advanced training, 1,000 teaching staff, about 30,000 registered students among which about 1000 are foreigners. Our university has a wide experience in developing joint international programs which are offered at the university. The International department of BNUEL maintains established connections with The University of Coimbra (Portugal), The University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (France), and The University of Applied Science of Osnabrück (Germany) where students of BNUEL can undertake internship programs. Meanwhile the teaching stuff of Faculty of International Economics on the regular basis take training courses in the European Universities – partners of BNUEL within the European Community program Tempus Tacis.

    The University is also involved in a few international exchange programs with a couple of Chinese universities. The leading partners of BNUEL are The Henan University of Finance and Economics (a double degree program is currently being realized on the basis of the Russian-Chinese faculty), The Dalian University of Foreign Languages, The Shenyang Ligong University, The Beijing Foreign Studies University, The East China Normal University and others. About 500 of the Chinese students from the above-mentioned universities are getting the higher education in our university today.

    Owing to the fact that Mongolia is adjacent to Irkutsk Oblast, The Baikal National University of Economics and Law is considered a leader in training the Mongolian specialists in the area of Economics and Law. About 80 Mongolian students and 9 post-graduate students are currently studying in BNUEL.

    Being in the top ten of Russian universities of economics and ranked 11th among Russian universities by quality of education, the Baikal National University of Economics and Law appears to be a right place for implementing the program. The fact that BNUEL already maintains contacts with a few European universities and has double degree programs in Economics and Law (the Russian-French and Russian-German faculties) will apparently assist in achieving the main program's aim – promotion of European higher education to the non-European countries. In other words, the expertise and well-established practice of cooperation of the university is equal to the Erasmus Mundus promotion projects requirements.


    Prof. Anna Kireenko

    Baikal National University of Economics and Law

    664003, Lenin Str.11, Irkutsk, Russia

    E-mail: kireenko-ap@isea.ru

  • Adam Mickiewicz University

    Adam Mickiewicz University - AMU (Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu - UAM) is the largest institution of higher education in Poznań. It was founded in 1919 and at present, the University is the one of the largest and best institutions of higher education in Poland, occupying the third position at the top of various university rankings. Around 47 000 students can choose among 110 degree courses, including interdisciplinary studies and individual study programs proposed by 14 faculties (colleges). In addition to its facilities in Poznań, AMU has regional outlets - campuses in Gniezno and Kalisz (2 faculties), and in Piła and Słubice (at Polish-German border) where educational centers are located. This way AMU covers with its educational and scientific mission the whole Wielkopolska region. It currently employs nearly 3000 teaching staff, including about 800 full professors and University professors and 1 500 lecturers (with Ph.D. titles), junior professors and post-docs.

    In the period of 2000-2010 AMU participated in 51 research projects under 5th, 6th and 7th EU Framework Programs. As regards projects particularly related to this proposal – AMU coordinated 2 Erasmus Mundus Action 4 projects, participated in 2 Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window project (now at lot 9 as a coordinator – TOSCA project) ) and in 36 Tempus projects. Furthermore AMU is a partner in numerous EU and wider networks and international organizations e.g. Santander and Compostela groups of universities, European University Association (EUA), European University Continuing Education Network (EUCEN) and European –Mediterranean University (EMUNI).

    AMU has lasting from the 19 sixties rich and long lasting cooperation with Russian universities. We have more than 30 bilateral agreements with Russian universities, including BNUEL, a participant in the proposed project. Every year we organize summer school with participation of around 40 students and staff from Russian HEIs. Furthermore the project will be supported by AMU IRO, finance services, public tenders office, it will get all needed support from AMU Rector and AMU Vice-Rector (direct boss of local coordinator at AMU) as it is considered as an important milestone in AMU institutional development strategy (leading among others to creation of AMU Centre for Russian Studies and Cooperation).


    Tomasz Kollat

    Project manager

    Adam Mickiewicz University

    7 Zwierzyniecka str., 60-813 Poznań, Poland

    E-mail: t.kollat@amu.edu.pl

  • Ecole Centrale de Lille

    Founded in 1854 as the Ecole Impériale Professionnelle du Nord, Ecole Centrale de Lille is today one of France’s leading graduate Grandes Ecoles (GE) in engineering. It provides its students with an advanced multi-disciplinary curriculum and produces engineers and research scientists with expertise in varied fields and strong competencies in foreign languages, management and communication sciences. Actively involved in inter-university cooperation networks since the launch by the European commission of ERASMUS in 1987, EC Lille has promoted cooperation, mobility and the mutual recognition of study programs between different countries and educational systems in Europe ever since. In 1989, EC Lille and its French and European partner universities made the decision to give their students further learning opportunities by developing an innovative, long study stay Double Degree (Master level) program, involving extended periods of mobility for the most talented of their students with the objective of preparing them to function across national borders both within the European Union and throughout the world.

    EC Lille has since been a highly active member of the TIME (Top Industrial Managers for Europe) network which today comprises 51 technical universities and engineering schools in various countries in Europe and on other continents. Simultaneously, EC Lille has developed similar Double Degree (master level) programs with North American partner universities both in Canada and the US. From 1996 to 2001, it co-directed one of the first EC-US consortia which enabled its 11 Higher Education Institution members( 3 in the USA, 8 in 7 EU countries) to promote the intercultural dimension in scientific and technical education and to train undergraduate and graduate master students to work in an international context.

    More recently, the need to educate to day’s engineers and scientists to meet tomorrow’s challenges has become even more critical and structural changes with increased inter disciplinarity and mobility training at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels have been developed. Double Degree PhD dissertation programmes have successfully been implemented for doctoral candidates at and from partner universities in Australia, Japan and the United States so as to enable students and early stage researchers to meet the needs of a wider employment market.

    EC Lille is also strongly involved locally with The University of Lille Nord de France which brings together all research and higher educational organisations in Northern France. Five of its six research laboratories work in partnership with the University of Lille1 Science and Technology, both HEI’ s being located on Scientific City Campus.

    EC Lille is part of both the European Doctoral School (CED) and the regional doctoral school in engineering sciences. Its main research areas are: Science and Technologies of Information and Communication, Mechanical and Civil Engineering, Material Science, Process Engineering and Industrial Engineering. With 1,000 registered students and 90 associate professors and full professors, EC Lille awards 250 Diplôme d’ingénieur/Master per year( 20 to 25 % to Double Degree students) and 25 doctorates.

    EC Lille has had a long tradition of international cooperation and successfully implemented student and staff exchanges, visiting professorships, double degree mobility schemes at master level and, more recently, joint PHD dissertation research with European and overseas partners in Australia, Asia and North America. The growing focus on research activities inside its engineering master curriculum has contributed to a growing PhD awareness among EC Lille graduates and a continuation towards PhD level integrating structured multi- cultural experience is becoming a reference for more global careers in industry and/or academia. The EC Lille academic-research and administrative staff will actively participate to EM mobility project by identifying relevant research training offers and providing incoming participants with full services- including state of the art research equipment and facilities, dedicated campus accommodation- to all participants in the mobility scheme.


    Monique Bukowski

    Ecole Centrale de Lille

    Service R.I. Cité Scientifique CS 20048

    59651 VILLENEUVE D'ASCQ Cedex France

    E-mail: monique.bukowski@ec-lille.fr

  • University of Genova

    UG is a leading Italian University offering broad diversity of three-levels programmes (about 50 post graduate/master courses, about 30 PhD courses, 2 Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence) to more than 40000 students annually, employing 1711 teachers; about 6150 students have been graduated in 2008 and over 1600 Erasmus international students are yearly hosted. It is formed by 11 Faculties, 53 Departments, 19 Research Centres, and 15 Interuniversity Research Centres. Working with a large group of international students, both from European Union and from Partner Countries, on issue of academic recognition and promoting lifelong learning, the university staffs has achieved important professional backgrounds and thus various professional competences. These UG experiences and knowledge will be of benefit for the project and allow the project Consortium reach high results.

    University of Genoa will be EU partner and the responsible for project’s outcomes implementation in Italy.  UG will use its expertise in order to carry out activities of: benchmarking and research on best practice and best outputs, design / setting up / improvement of mobilities and fruitful exchange between Universities, actions oriented to stipulation of agreements for international mobility of Partner Countries' students and teachers, international networking, training of students, if any. Furthermore, in order to appraise the background of the project environment, UG will be  involved in the phase on benchmarking and research on best practice, aimed at providing primary information concerning the existing relations among the Partner Countries' Universities and the Member States.


    PhD Diana Spulber University of Genova Dept. Political and Social Sciences-DISPOS Largo Zecca 8/19 Genova 16124

    E-mail: c0954@unige.it

  • Warsaw School of Economics

    The Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) is the oldest public university of economics in Poland proudly belonging to the leading economic universities in Europe (highest rank of all CEE management programmes by Financial Times and 1st rank among economics school in all national surveys). Over 15.000 students study at SGH each year in its degree programmes of BA, MA and PhD as well as in its numerous postgraduate programmes.

    SGH has been traditionally open to exchange of knowledge, education and research experience with other countries and has a long experience in managing international academic and research projects. It has been actively participating in the Erasmus programme since its implementation in Poland, holding currently over 170 bilateral exchange agreements with European HEIs. The School was EU-coordinator of the INTERPARSE project under EU-Canada Transatlantic Exchange Partnership as well as acts as partner institution in several Erasmus Mundus programmes:

    Action 2:

    • European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE)
    • One More Step (OMS)
    • Widening Egyptian and Lebanese Cooperation and Mobility with Europe (WELCOME)
    • Mobilities for Innovation and Development (MID)
    • Swap and Transfer (SAT)

    Action 3:

    • Founding the Siberian Centre of European Education (SCEE)

    SGH is also engaged in delivering joint programmes with both European (5 Master Double Degree Programmes, Polish-German Academic Forum) and Canadian partner institutions (Polish-Canadian Executive MBA - CEMBA). Furthermore, it is a full member of various global networks, including the prestigious CEMS MIM programme and PIM Network. Since cooperation with non-EU partners has always been of great importance, the School is proud to run mobility programmes with over 80 partner institutions outside the EU.

    In the academic year 2013/2014 SGH over 440 international students are studying under various exchange programmes, further 500 are seeking degree as full-time students. For that purpose, the School is currently offering around 200 courses in English as well as English degree programmes – 3 Bachelor’s, 2 Master’s and 1 PhD’s. Thus, SGH has gained sufficient experience and knowledge in the management of international co-operation, and especially in its mobility segment.

    Contact person:

    Ms. Malgorzata Chromy, International Programmes Officer

    International Centre,

    Warsaw School of Economics

    Al. Niepodleglosci 162, 02-554 Warsaw, Poland E-mail: mchromy@sgh.waw.pl


  • Ural State University of Economics

    The Ural State University of Economics is a large educational and research center in Russia, a basic multiple-discipline economic higher learning establishment in the Ural region, which trains more than 24,000 students. Since foundation in 1967, more than 450,000 students have graduated from the University.

    The University contains 4 faculties:

    - the faculty of commerce and technology;

    - the faculty of management and law;

    - the faculty of global economy and finance;

    - the faculty of service and IT;

    562 lecturers are teaching at the University, among them 60 Doctors of Sciences and Professors and 240 Candidates of Sciences.

    The mission of USUE is to meet the demand of businesses for highly-skilled and professional workforce and, consequently, to contribute to the economic prosperity of the Urals Region by providing training at a level comparable with international academic standards. Our University has established long-term relations with the US Consulate General, the UK Consulate General, DAAD, universities in the USA, Great Britain, France, and Germany. USUE has welcomed guest speakers and specialists from the USA, France, Japan, Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland, Poland, and Mongolia. Our strengths are: new teaching educational methods, practical approach to the training of students, competent approach in the process of the student’s education in economic science. We maintain contact with the largest companies in Sverdlovsk region and Russia. We take part in joint projects and companies offer our students work experience.

    We have already had an experience of successful cooperation with the European Universities (for example, The University of Applied Science (in Bruehl, Germany), The European University Viadrina (Frankfurt (Oder), Germany),  The University in Wiesbaden, (Germany), the University in Plzen (Czech Republic), Zagreb school of economic and management (Croatian) and others). All international students get  the learning agreements with  number of  credits  and  ECTS–mark.

    USUE  has  experience  in  organization  of  student and  academic staff mobility

    - Participation in the  project TEMPUS (Tasis) MJEP-10445-98 (in 1999-2002)   “Creation of the  international academic universities  network  in the   economics  education sphere”

    - Participation in the  project Erasmus Mundus, External Cooperation Window EACEA 07/34 (2009-2013) Erasmus Mundus Consortium "Multidisciplinary capacity-building for an improved economic, political and university co-operation between the European Union and the Russian Federation"

    Experience with partners/higher education institutions in Europe:

    - Validated UK Masters  Programme with Nottingham Trent University (starts   from 2007) and  two more  developing  projects in the frame  of the Bridge  programme

    - Participation in the project TEMPUS SM_SCM-T004B05-2005 “Developing of  the  trade   staff  multilevel professional training conception”.

    - Participation  in the project TEMPUS  ETF-JP-00471-2008 «Professionalization of  vocational  education  in casework area»

    - Participation  in the project TEMPUS   144790- TEMPUS-2008-RU-JCPR “Conception of  creation  of the hotel management high school   in 4  Russian regions”

    Double Degree Programmes:

    - Master’s Double Degree Programmes with Burgundy School of Business/Groupe ESC Dijon-Bourgogne in International Management and International Business Development

    - Bachelor’s Double Degree Programmes with Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences LTD. in Hospitality Management

    - Bachelor’s Double Degree Programmes with International University College (Dobrich) and University of Wales Institute (Cardiff) in Hospitality Management 


    Vice Rector for International Relations Ural State University of Economics

    62, 8 Marta str.,Yekaterinburg, 620144,  Russia

    E-mail: vnj@usue.ru

  • Pacific National University

    Our University is one of the most important higher educational institutions in the Russian Far East; it is part of the single realm of higher education of the Russian Federation.

    The history of the University began in 1958 with the creation of Khabarovsk Highway Institute. In 1992 the Institute received the status of "university" and was re-named, "Khabarovsk State Technical University." In 2005, Khabarovsk State Technical University was re-named again as "Pacific National University."

    The University's mission lies in developing an educational market, in developing well-rounded persons, and (as a consequence) in forming a professional educational environment. The uniqueness of the University lies in the fact that, considering the Russian economy, its needs and possibilities, Pacific National University guides the knowledge and forms a single culture of our society.

     Pacific National University of 2011 has more than twenty (21) thousand students trained in sixty-two (62) majors; 960 members of the teaching faculty:(1 full member of the Russian Academy; 3 corresponding members of the Russian Academy of Sciences; 19 members or corresponding members of various other Regional Academies of Sciences; more than 120 with rank of Professor or Doctor of Sci., and 440 with rank of Associate Professor and Candidate of Sciences, and 12 Distinguished Honorees of Science and Higher education;

    Thirty-three (33) majors for the four-year Bachelor's degree; Twenty six(26) majors for the six-year Master’s degree; Sixty two (62) majors for the five-year Specialist degree; The structure of the University comprises six Institutes: Far East Highway Institute; Institute of Nature Management and Ecology; Institute of Architecture and Civil Engineering; Institute of Information Technology; Institute of Transport and Power Engineering; Institute of Economics and Management; and Six Schools: School of Liberal Arts; School of Law; School of Mathematical Modeling and Control Processes; University Extension Division; School for Accelerated and Equivalent Instruction; School of Continuing Professional Education. Basic and applied research is carried out in twenty (20) scientific areas.  Graduate educational programs are performed in 40 different specialties.  There are seven dissertation councils for ten areas of specialization;

    The University has long-term international and scientific relations with more than 120 higher educational institutions around the world.       The University carries out its most significant educational exchanges and programs with higher educational institutions of Europe and Asian Pacific Region. There is the opportunity to earn a diploma (degree) from an oversea partner-institution during the student's period of   study in Pacific National University. During the life of our University, more than 83,000 graduates have received their diplomas of higher education.

    The international events such as: a Forum of Rectors of Universities of the Russian Far East and Siberia and North-Eastern Provinces of PRC, workshops of Int’l Economic Forum of the Khabarovskiy Krai, int’l conferences, symposia are carried out regularly on PNU base.



    Pacific National University

    680035 Khabarovsk, Russia

    E-mail: nus@mail.khstu.ru


    East Siberian Institute of Economics and Law (ESIEL) was founded in 1992/1993 as a private (non state) higher educational institution  with a multilevel system of training under the following programs:

    • vocational education (college)

    • higher education (institute)

    • advanced education (including postgraduate and doctoral studies)

    • complimentary and initial professional education (retraining, improvement of professional skills, pre-university training)

    Nowadays the university has the following programs some of which are being presently launched:

    Jurisprudence - bachelor

    Jurisprudence - master

    Jurisprudence - specialist

    Management - bachelor

    Management - master

    Management of organizations - specialist

    Welfare service and tourism - specialist

    Tourism - bachelor

    Production Director - specialist

    Customs - specialist

    Banking - specialist

    Operational activity in logistics - specialist

    Business computer science - bachelor

    Advertising and public relations - bachelor

    Linguistics - bachelor

    Foreign regions study - bachelor

    Social security - specialist

    Economy and book keeping - specialist

    Tourism - specialist

    The university has the following faculties, chairs and educational centers.


    • law

    • economics

    • management, service and tourism

    • innovative technologies of remote training

    • international

    • retraining, improvements of professional skills, pre-university training.


    • economy

    • management, service and tourism

    • production and multimedia

    • linguistics

    • civil law

    • criminal law

    • state legalization

    • jurisprudence and customs

    • legal informatics and natural sciences

    • humanities and history of the law

    Educational centers:

    • remote training

    • preuniversity training

    • training of foreign students

    Economy - bachelor

    Economy - master

    Finance and credit - specialist

    Book keeping, analysis and audit - specialist


    One of the subsidiaries of the institute, Russian-Asian College of Economics and Law, serves as an intermediary step for entering the institute and provides an independent training at under graduate level for a range of specialties.

    ESIEL is the first private (non state) university in Eastern Siberia and in the Baikal region. The university acts under the permanent license ААА № 001293 issued by Federal service on supervision in education and sciences and the certificate on the state accreditation ВВ № 000479 issued by Federal service on supervision in education and sciences.

    ESIEL has two educational buildings (platforms) in Irkutsk (the capital of Eastern Siberia); two representation branches in Angarsk and Usolye-Sibirskoye, a student hostel, medical, service and sports centers; a rest camp on the shores of the lake Baikal (in Listvjanka village).

    Rector of ESIEL , Prof. Dr.Sc. Alexander N. Trukhin is a member of Association of non state (private) universities of Russia. He is an honorable worker of higher education of Russia. Prof. Trukhin received numerous state and public awards.

    The university’s staff consists of highly-qualified teachers at Doctor of Sciences and Ph.D. levels many of whom have rich experience of work at banks, insurance, innovative and other companies. For 20 years of its existence the ESIEL’s founders, administration and teachers strive to maintain the educational process in all its structural divisions at the highest possible level with the priority of giving students the practical knowledge and skills, flexibly combining different possible forms of training (on place or by correspondence with their versions: stationary, sessional, "day off", remote, at home, and others).

    ESIEL is the leader in sphere of private education in Eastern Siberia and in the Baikal region. The university constantly improves the ways, methods, means and forms for obtaining the higher and vocational education, with the priority areas being the economy and jurisprudence. ESIEL is the first university in the region to open in the regional educational space innovative and dialectic forms of interaction between training programs at the levels of college - university – postgraduate studies - complimentary professional education (improvement of professional skill, retraining).



    East Siberian Institute of Economics and Law

    Baikalskaya str. 258-a, Irkutsk, Russia

    E-mail: mail@vsiep.ru