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Fulbright: Regional Presentations

On April 16, Antony Koliha, Fulbright Program Director in Russia, will meet with students and professors of the Linguistic University of Nizhny Novgorod.
The aim of this meeting is to present perspectives and goals of the Fulbright Program and to answer questions on Fulbright grants and contests.

When the Fulbright Program expanded to Russia in 1973, six Soviet scholars and six American scholars laid the groundwork for what has grown to become one of the leading academic cultural exchange programs between Russia and the United States. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary in Russia, the Fulbright Program welcomed over 200 new fellows during the current 2008-2009 academic year. Current fellows include scholars, experts, graduate students, English teachers and international education administrators.

Each spring the Fulbright Program officially announces up-coming contests and visits Russia's universities with presentations, consultations. Almost any university in Russia can apply for a meeting with a Fulbright official representative and organize a presentation for its students.
[muskieclub - niann - fulbright]

EF International Academy

Компания EF объявляет традиционный конкурс на получение стипендии на обучение по программам A-Levels и International Baccalaureate в школах EF Оксфорд & EF Торки, Великобритания и EF Нью-Йорк, США. Принять участие в конкурсе могут выпускники 10 и 11 классов возрастом 16-18 лет к началу программы (2 сентября 2009), с уровнем английского языка не ниже Upper Intermediate.

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Network: Viktor Saeijs, CEO of Nokia Eurasia

The MuskieClub networking brunch with Victor Saeijs, CEO of Nokia Eurasia, took place on 4 April 2009. The event was initiated by Pavel Karaulov [Muskie'00], MuskieClub board member and Managing Partner of Divizion.

The aim of the meeting was to bring together a high-profiled Nokia representative and MuskieClub members who develop their career in the field of mobile industry to share their experiences and to provide an opportunity for a connection and a personal contact to Victor Saeijs.

After an introduction and short briefing on Nokie achievements in the world and particularly in Russia, Victor Saeijs shared his views on the broad range of Nokia activities that are taking place in the mobile industry. Especially he stressed an importance of Nokia Internet services development.

The meeting participants especially appreciated the fact of networking opportunities MuskieClub is offering to its members, and are convinced of the positive outcomes of the conversations that have taken place during the event.

Photos from the meeting can be found in 'Networking breakfast' album. Pictures can be viewed only by muskieclub.ru registered users.

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Baltic International Summer School

Stories from a country in between: Spotting the cultural differences and similarities in Europe, July 1 - 19, 2009

Vidzeme University College starts to accept electronical applications to participate in the 11th Baltic International Summer School. This year the stress is put on multicultural communication. Students and professionals who need more knowledge in successful cooperation with representatives from different European countries in the sphere of culture are invited to apply. The organisers of the International Summer School ask the potential partners to support the course.

“The latest events in the country and in the world confirm repeatedly how correctly we have chosen the subject of the Summer School”, admits Vija Daukšte, the rector of Vidzeme University College. “Economists and marketing analysts point out that in order to overcome difficulties in economy and gain welfare is needed to support export. That is why serious knowledge concerning sale and market economy, culture and society is urgent. We are concerned that intercultural communicative skills are essential and evident now”.

Baltic International Summer School is considered very successful exports with a high added value. It is the way how to popularize Latvia, our teaching staff, the latest projects in culture and social life as well as the knowledge in general. Vidzeme University College is looking for potential partners and sponsors because the present economic crisis is the right time for obtaining new knowledge, experience and competence.

347 students from 54 countries have participated in The Baltic International Summer School up to the present time (including USA, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Japan, China, Portugal, Great Britain, Mexico, Bulgaria, Moldova, Belarus and other countries).

Continue: http://www.muskieclub.ru/node/1257
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World Digital Library

On April 21, 2009 UNESCO and other partners will unveil the World Digital Library (WDL). The materials will come in many media forms in an effort to share knowledge from a diverse group to promote international and intercultural understanding.

Further, these materials will also be completely free and offered in multilingual formats in order to most effectively share information with the global community.

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington proposed the establishment of a World Digital Library (WDL) in a speech to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO in June 2005. The Library of Congress is currently engaged in a planning process to determine how this vision can be realized. Participants in the planning process include national libraries and other libraries and cultural institutions from around the world that have expressed interest in joining the project, as well as UNESCO and IFLA. The planning process is being underwritten by a gift from Google, Inc.

Content in the library will include items gathered from global educational institutions and libraries, and descriptions of each item alongside videos and other materials for selected items hope to ignite interest in cultural artifacts and events. Materials will be easily searchable.
[unescoeducation & worlddigitallibrary]

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Reverse Migration of Well-Educated

The majority of foreign students attending universities in the USA have no intention on settling down in the States but would like to return to their home countries, US sociologists say. This may cause the lack of professional personnel in science and high technology. One of the reasons for this outflow is the economic recession. The reverse migration of highly educated professionals, from rich to poor countries, becomes a global trend.

Duke University's executive in residence, Vivek Wadhwa, reminds readers of BusinessWeek that immigrants have co-founded firms such as Google, Intel, eBay, and Yahoo. He also states that the vast majority of today's well-educated returnees are relatively young. It's obvious that these young people with the US degrees and diplomas will go to countries which offer jobs and value US education and professional experience these specialists had in the States.

Russian experts on education and work related migration say that Russian and CIS students look not as much for a permanent stay in the US after their graduation but for a high quality education which sure enough will be easily applied in Russia. Today, almost all Russian students coming back to Russia after a year or two studying in the USA. Five years ago, up to 5% of Russian and CIS students remained in the States after completing their education.


RussianBusiness: Из США началась утечка иностранных мозгов
BusinessWeek: Why Skilled Immigrants Are Leaving the U.S.
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Выставка «Образование для взрослых»

7 апреля 2009 года

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22 апреля 2009 года

МГУ им. М.В. Ломоносова, ГУ-ВШЭ, МГИМО, РЭА им. Г.В. Плеханова, АНХ, РГГУ, МГТУ им. Н.Э. Баумана, МЭСИ, ГУУ и многие другие
СПбГУ, СПбГИЭУ, РГПУ им. А.И. Герцена, СПбГУЭФ и многие другие

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