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> International Collaboration

The primary objective of the international activity of USU is directed to expanding and developing educational, scientific and cultural relations with foreign partners. The university maintains existing and constantly establishes new contacts with universities and organizations in the USA, Germany, France, China, Czech Republic, Japan, as well as in the CIS countries.

Currently, there are about 30 universities of far and near abroad are among the partners of USU.
In the framework of cooperation with US universities, the Russian-American Faculty of USU is implementing a double degree program in the field of Economics with Wesleyan College (Macon, Georgia) and East Tennessee University (Johnson City, Tennessee).

Collaboration is going on with the Fulbright Program.  That offers a scholarship program at USU for a Fulbright fellow to work as an English teaching assistant and give classes in English for students of the Institute of International Relations.

In accordance with the cooperation agreements between USU and German universities, joint academic programs are being implemented, providing for the “double diploma” by students of the Russian-German faculty. The partners of USU in Germany are the following: University of Duisburg-Essen (Duisburg, Essen), University of Osnabruck (Osnabruck), Niederrein Higher School (Krefeld), University of Furtwangen (Furtwangen).

In the framework of cooperation with the Niederrhein Higher School, annual German-Russian business workshops are held with the participation of students from the Russian-German Faculty of USU and Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.

Jointly with the Niederrhein Higher School, international jHack conferences are organized annually, which students who study programming at the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science and Aviation Technology of USU participate in.

Cooperation with the Representative Office of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides for the work of a German lecturer with the aim of conducting classes in the German language at USU, consultations on training opportunities and research work in Germany, seminars for teachers of the German language, cultural events.

The Russian-German Center for Culture, Education, Science and Innovation operating at USU is designed to help enhance the attractiveness of the German language and enhance interest in relations with Germany. The partner of the center in the field of language learning and culture is the Goethe German Cultural Center.

USU also has the International Linguistic and Cultural Center named after Antoine de Saint-Exupery, the purpose of which is to implement activities aimed at learning the French language and getting familiarity with the culture of French-speaking countries, conducting research, organizing project activities in the field of intercultural communications.

Ten preeminent universities of the People’s Republic of China are among the partners of USU, cooperation with which includes the implementation of joint projects in the field of education: the organization of exchanges of students, teachers and scientists, seminars, competitions, symposia and scientific conferences for students and young scientists of the two countries.

Joint activities with Handan University (Handan, Hebei Province) are actively developing in the field of health-saving technologies, in particular, in the field of popularizing ancient Chinese health-improving practices, as part of the International Academy of Qigong and Taijiquan at the Russian-Chinese Center for Strategic Partnership of USU.

USU also organized free Chinese language courses for students and university staff, which are conducted by volunteer teachers from China.

In 2019, USU for the third time became one of the venues for the Russian-Chinese youth business incubator — a unique project that has been implemented in the Russian Federation since 2016 with the goal of establishing business ties at the international level.

The university is also a co-organizer of major international scientific events. Together with the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region and the Scientific Center of Neurology of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, the All-Russian scientific and practical conference “Nexus Medicus” is annually held on neurology, phlebology, angiology, cardiovascular medicine, surgery, gynecology, urology with the participation of representatives of the Mayo Clinic (USA) and leading European clinics.

In addition, under the auspices of the World Association of Phlebologists, an international training course “Academy of Promising Phlebology Trends” is held with the participation of leading experts from Brazil, Italy, Spain, Argentina, and India.

Collaboration is going on with the Oxford Russia Fund, a British charitable organization which annually provides scholarships for USU students studying humanities.

In order to develop academic exchanges, the university holds regular meetings for students, graduate students and teachers with the coordinators of such international educational organizations as ASPRYAL / ACCELS, IREX, Fulbright Foundation.
Currently, there about 1,500 foreign citizens from 40 countries of the world who take courses at the university.




Russian-Indian MBA program
kit.jpgE.V. Vasko, a teacher of choreography with the students of Jiangnan University, September of 2010 
A representative of the German senior experts service Johen Lemann is giving a class to participants of the summer camp program. July, 2009
3.jpgThe Wesleyan college delegation at the Festival of Song organized by the orphanage «Nadezhda»