The Faculty of Economics at Ogarev Mordovia State University has launched its trials of a further education course titled ‘Design of educational programs: integration of experience of European and Russian universities’ developed within the framework of international project ‘Excellence in Engineering Education’ through Teacher Training and New Pedagogic Approaches in Russia and Tajikistan (EXTEND), action ‘Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education Erasmus’.
This EXTEND project has been implemented since 2017 in alliance with leading European and Russian universities, as well as Tajikistan universities. The consortium consists of universities including Minho University (Portugal), Riga Technical University (Latvia), University of Warwick (Great Britain), Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, G.I. Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Tajik National University, Khujand State University, Technological University of Tajikistan, A. Rudaki Kulyab State University. The project administrator is the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (Romania).
The objective of this project is to the developed course and to enhance the level of knowledge and foster professional competencies of teaching staff in the design of educational programs supported by project-based and practice-oriented approaches, as well as the use of active learning approaches based on the combination of the knowledge of European and Russian universities.
The course is presented in a miscellaneous format. Among the members, there are 43 teachers of Russian universities, serving the Higher School of Economics, the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation, the Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow University of Finance and Law, V.G. Timiryasov Kazan Innovative University, Saransk Consumer Cooperatives Institute, an affiliated branch of the Russian University of Cooperation, as well as representatives of the Institute of Electronics and Light Engineering and the Faculty of Economics of Mordovia State University.