EHEPRS – European Higher education from the perspective of Russian students: a research into challenges for academic performance arising from the differences between education process in EU and Russian HEIs

Project events:

International Conference
European Higher education from the perspective of Russian students

International conference “European higher education from the perspective of Russian students” took place on 18-20 May in the framework of EHE PRS project. During the event the presentations were made by the international guests. They were heads of International Offices and coordinators of students’ mobility from the University of Seville (Spain), Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (France), Polytechnical Institute of Tomar (Portugal); Institute of Slavic Philology of Debrecen University (Hungary).

The section “Challenges and opportunities of international students at the EU universities: Russian perspective” included presentations of the Russian experts from Tomsk State University and Ogarev Mordovia State University. Experience of Voronezh State University was shared by the Faculty of Romance and Germanic Philology.

The speakers discussed such aspects of international academic mobility as internationalisation at home as a strategy of integrating incoming students into the university community, ways of facilitating students’ adaptation to learning requirements, influence that academic mobility has on the employability of students. The presenters also informed students about the opportunities to study at their universities.

The seminar “Methodology and Ethic of studying at European university” was held by Dr. Rupert Beinhauer, project manager at the University of Applied Sciences FH JOANNEUM (Graz, Austria), on the second day of the conference. Students who took part in academic mobility programmes were among the participants.

Results of the research “European Higher education from the perspective of Russian students” conducted in the framework of EHE PRS project were presented to the audience to provoke discussions and consider ways to improve students’ learning experience.


Conference materials


Presentations of exchange students


Thursday, May, 18
Opening of the Conference

Session 1. "Challenges facing international students coming to study in Europe: European perspective"

Session 2. Round table discussion "Russia and Europe: puzzle that does not fit"

Friday, May, 19
Session 3. Workshop "Methodology and Ethics of studying at European university"

Session 4. Discussion "Challenges of JPs implementation: practical issues"

Saturday, May, 20
Session 5. Round table "Difficulties and Advantages of an exchange semester"

Session 6. Session of the Youth Branch of the Association of the European Studies


“Methodology and Ethics of studying at European university”


Training course
“Getting ready to successfully complete a study programme of a European HEI”

The course aims to familiarise students with European higher education system and organisation of learning and teaching activities at European universities.

Training course


Training course
“European study process and its particular features which may present difficulty to students from Russia”

The training aims to familiarise coordinators of academic mobility with educational politics of the European Union and systems of higher education in its member states.

Training course