08.09.2010

The Education Roundtable was held in Moscow on September 7,2010 during the official visit of the President of Ireland Mary McAleese to Russia at the Russian President’s invitation. It was aimed at the development of the Russian-Irish cooperation in the sphere of higher.

The strengthening of political, economic and cultural relations between Russia and Ireland is the main goal of the first official visit of the President of Ireland Mary McAleese to Russia (7-11 of September, 2010)    

The Educational Roundtable was held within the framework of official visiting program the “Education Ireland” http://www.educationireland.ie/  jointly with the Irish Embassy in Moscow. It was aimed at the development of the Russian-Irish cooperation in the sphere of higher education.

The Educational Roundtable was opened by the Irish Minister for Trade and Commerce Billy Kelleher.

The main tendencies and directions of Russian higher education development were presented by Irina Azhanova, the Executive Director of the National Training Foundation. 

The main topic for discussion was the experience and capacity of Irish and Russian HEIs in developing and implementing the joint degree programs. All universities-participants expressed their interest and willingness to cooperate with the foreign partners, including the realization of joint degree programs.  

Irish HEIs participated in the Roundtable:

1.    Trinity College Dublin

2.    University of Limerick

3.    University College Cork

4.    Dublin Institute of Technology

5.    Carlow Institute of Technology

6.    Institute of Technology Blanchardtown

7.    Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

8.    Griffith College

9.    Emerald Cultural Institute

10.  Royal Institute of Architects in Ireland

    

Russian HEIs participated in the Roundtable:

1.    State University – Higher School of Economics

2.    Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of the MFA of Moscow

3.    National University of Science and Technology “MISiS”

4.    State University of Management

5.    The Pushkin State Russian Language Institute

6.    Humanity-Ecological Institute

7.    International Institute in Moscow

8.    Moscow University of Management of the Moscow Government

9.    Russian State University for the Humanity

10.  International Banking Institute

11.  Moscow State University of Technologies and Management

12.  Senkevich Moscow State University of Tourism Industry

13.  Belgorod State University

14.  Russian State University of Information Technologies and Enterprise

15.  Moscow Power Engineering Institute (Technical University)