UTEP partnership with Russia could lead to student & faculty exchanges

UTEP partnership with Russia could lead to student & faculty exchanges
Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 11:23am

UTEP recently signed up to create a partnership with the Kazan Federal University in Tatarstan, Russia.

UTEP President Diana Natalicio signed the memorandum in December in the presence of KFU's Vladislav Vinogradov, Ph.D., Vice President of the Institute of Pedagogy and Psychology, and Leonid Popov, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Psychology.

"This latest international partnership, between UTEP and the Kazan Federal University in Russia, offers an opportunity for expanded research collaborations in science and mathematics as well as academic and cultural exchanges among faculty and students at both institutions," President Natalicio said.

The Kazan representatives said their university launched an effort within the last two years to partner with leading foreign universities. They hope to tap into UTEP's expertise in many areas to include program development and evaluation, particularly in the field of teacher education. They said there is potential for a collaborative research lab focused on teacher development that would involve student and faculty exchanges.

While there is no timetable as to when the first exchanges will occur, representatives on both sides continue to share ideas for specific collaborations.

This is the 13th memorandum that UTEP has signed with an international university.


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