Russian universities seek closer ties with global academia

Russian universities seek closer ties with global academiaMISiS and MIPT, two of Russia?s leading technology universities, continue to develop closer ties with the world?s best universities.

The Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, best known internationally as MISiS, and the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), two of Russia?s leading technology universities, continue to develop closer ties with the world?s top academic institutions. For example, as nanotechnology portal Rusnanonet.ru reported, Prof. Lindsay Greer, PhD, the head of the Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy at Cambridge University in the UK, joined in late August MISiS?s international Expert Scientific Council. Back in 2010, MISiS blazed the trail for other Russian universities by establishing an official partnership with Cambridge University Press, which paved the way for the Russian launch of Touchstone, a unique Cambridge-developed multilevel English language course now accessible for MISiS students. Over the past few years, the Moscow university has had an exchange program enabling Russian students to study at Cambridge?s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy. ?Today, MISiS is actively promoting a set of measures aimed at boosting the university?s international competitiveness. Collaboration with Cambridge has already brought some positive results, including an increased level of the knowledge of English through the Touchstone program, and a series of interesting scientific projects that have originated from interaction with Cambridge?s Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy...