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1 Katherine Scodova Russia Country Coordinator for Advising, EducationUSA

2 About EducationUSA Accurate, comprehensive, current information 400 centers world-wide Foster mutual understanding and cooperation Support public diplomacy mission

3 EducationUSA in Russia 9 Advising Centers, 20 Resource Centers

4 Support for Academic Institutions Education Fairs – Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Yekaterinburg, Vladivostok and online Outreach events to local academic institutions Lectures, workshops and webinars Training and information sessions for faculty and administrators

5 U.S. Higher Education Trends 4000 academic institutions Increased focus on internationalization: 764,495 students* New technologies – Massive open online courses – Online degrees – Evolution of study materials, teaching methods and learning environment *IIE Open Doors Report, 2012

6 Trends in Russian-U.S. Partnerships Student/Faculty exchanges – Humanities, educational administration, curricula development Joint program development – Summer courses, Master’s degree programs, business incubators Russian universities take on leading role – Attract foreign professors – Focus on strengths – Develop programming in English

7 Advice for Initiating Partnerships 1 ) Develop Strategy -Identify priority region, disciplines, institutional interest 2) Identify Potential Partners -Conference, cultural visits, web research, faculty ties 3) Face-to-Face Meetings -Discuss priorities, institutional challenges, opportunities 4) Initial MOU or MOA - Formulate concrete activities, identify the player, specify outcomes* *IIE Institutional International Partnerships, 2012

8 U.S. Sponsored Programs IREX – Fulbright – American Councils – U.S. Embassy Moscow – EducationUSA Russia –

9 Contact Us Inna Ustinova Higher Education Outreach Coordinator EducationUSA Russia

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