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TEMPUS and Erasmus+Cluster Monitoring

EXTEND project participated on December 27, 2018 in the cluster monitoring of Tempus and Erasmus+ projects in the field of engineering education, organized by the National Erasmus+ Office of in Russia. Monitoring meeting was hosted by Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

The event was opened by professor Yuri Borisovich Tsvetkov - the Vice-rector for academic Affairs of BMSTU and by professor Olga Nikolaevna Oleinikova – the Director of the National Erasmus+ Office in Russian Federation. In her speech, Olga Nikolaevna spoke about the impact of Tempus and Erasmus+ projects on the development of higher engineering education in the Russian Federation since 2010 at the national, institutional and individual levels.

At the national level, the most significant effects include ensuring the introduction of terminology, tools and methods of the Bologna process; increasing the role of students in the education system, including supporting the rights of students to receive quality and affordable higher education, the introduction of student-centered learning; integrating the European dimension into the system of higher engineering education; and gaining experience and culture of project management by employees of Russian universities.

At the institutional level, Olga Nikolaevna identified four groups of effects: innovations in education (development and modernization of basic and additional educational programs), technological innovations (introduction of ICT in the educational process, implementation of project-based and practice-oriented training, development of new or modernization of educational and methodological support tools), infrastructure innovations (opening of centers, laboratories to support the educational process, research and interaction with the external environment), administrative innovations (expansion of the University's partner network, development of administrative procedures and documents, development of interaction with employers).

At the individual level, projects have an impact on teachers and students, who get opportunities to improve their competencies, career development, and academic performance.

A total of 135 Tempus and Erasmus+ projects in the field of engineering education have been implemented in Russia since 2010. As part of the monitoring, the results of 19 projects were presented, in which 38 universities of the Russian Federation took part.

The monitoring program included face-to-face and remote presentation of project results by project managers and team members. EXTEND project was presented by Elena Smirnova and Natalia Vatolkina from Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

Based on the monitoring results, the National Erasmus+ office in Russian Federation prepared a report for the operator of Tempus and Erasmus+ programs-the European Agency for education, culture and audiovisual (EACEA).