The 8th Annual International Universities Networking Conference + Edu Agency Workshop, dedicated to the cooperation with universities of Russia and CIS countries, took place in Moscow, Russia. The event was attended by about 200 participants from 33 countries of the world, including all BRICs countries.
IUNC Eurasia 2019 conference is the annual international Higher Education event, aimed at the university cooperation development between Russian universities (and the CIS universities) and foreign institutions, as well as between universities and student recruitment agencies.
This year the main theme of the conference was "Internationalization via local partnerships and global cooperation". In the conference center of State University of management, the venue of the IUNC Eurasia 2019, representatives of universities, authorities, recruitment agencies from Russia and CIS countries, as well as India, Brazil, China, Switzerland, UK, Hungary, Sweden, Jordan, Pakistan, Turkey, Germany, Argentina, Ecuador, Iraq, Kurdistan, Nepal, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Cyprus, Tunisia and other countries discussed interuniversity cooperation, mobility of students and teachers, joint educational programs and recent trends in international higher education. This year participants of the conference talked about recruitment of foreign students, experience of students from BRICS countries who are studying in Russia, met with recruitment agencies interested in sending students to Russia and the CIS.
The Third Annual BRICS HigherEd Cooperation Forum was held as a part of the conference. The representatives of all BRICS countries discussed the opportunities of expanding cooperation between educational organizations within the BRICS group. The BRICS institutions have shown a special interest to teachers of Russian universities. Indian and Chinese HEIs offered Russian faculties some temporary job opportunities (3-9 months paid contracts). Indians and Chinese have looked for teachers of a number of disciplines and subjects. The Internationalization of the faculty experience and immersion in a foreign educational environment can have a significant impact at the teaching in general. It opens new opportunities for students and teachers, and motivates both sides.
The conference program consisted of speeches of the world's leading experts in the field of international higher education, reviews of the regional higher education markets, panel sessions, discussions, as well as a series of business meetings ("one-on-one" appointments) and cultural program.
Traditionally, in one of the evenings, the EEUA Award Ceremony 2019 – the third annual competition for the universities in the field of internationalization of higher education in Russia and CIS, was held.
This year May pleased guests and residents of Moscow with warm weather and blooming lilac. The conference attendees enjoyed the picturesque views of the evening Moscow during the Moscow River Cruise with the dinner onboard.
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