Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Social, Economic, and Academic Leadership (ICSEAL 2019)

Erasmus+ programme as factor of academic leadership for Russian HEIs: a case of RUDN University

Authors
Andrey Kinyakin, Mario De Martino
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Andrey Kinyakin
Available Online May 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icseal-19.2019.42How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Erasmus+ , academic leadership, higher education, RUDN University, Russia
Abstract
The enhancement of academic leadership through development of internationalization is one the prime goals of higher education institutions (HEIs) all over the world. For that purpose, they use not only traditional tools, based on "export of education" or development of cooperation with institutions in other countries/regions but also the new ones, envisaging the involvement of the "third parties". One of such mechanisms is European Union (EU) Erasmus+ program, which is to some extent EU "soft power" tool, aimed at promotion of the European best practices by supporting educational and scientific activity both in the EU and non-EU countries. In the recent years, Erasmus+ programme got extremely popular among HEIs within the post-soviet space. Especially among Russian universities, striving to get involved into different projects within Erasmus+ programme - International Credit Mobility (ICM), Jean Monnet Activities (JMA) and Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education (CBHE), which contribute to enhancement of internationalization. One of the best practices of involvement of Russian HEIs into Erasmus+ programme is the activity of Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University). Starting to develop the Erasmus+ projects from 2013 with one JMA-project by now the institution can boast more than 300 facilitated ICMs, six JMA-projects and two CBHE-projects. The ambitious mid-term strategy of RUDN University aimed at not only multiplying the number of projects, but also taking cooperation within Erasmus+ programme to the higher level by establishing Erasmus+ Centre of Excellence. It enables not only to get the new opportunities for internationalization but to enhance its reputation as an internationally-oriented institution, getting higher positions in the academic ratings and promoting the leadership function among not only Russian but also international HEIs.
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