International Cooperation

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Demidov Yaroslavl State University collaborates with the following foreign educational institutions and organizations on the basis of bilateral agreements: University of Vermont, USA (, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA (, Susquehanna University, USA (, Univeristy of Sorbonna-Paris IV, France (, University of Poitiers, France (, University of Jyväskylä, Finland (, the Hague University, the Netherlands (, Russian Language Undergraduate Studies, UK (, Foundazione Romualdo Del Bianco, Italy (, International Exchange Center, Latvia (, Belorussian State University of Physical Culture, Belorusssia (, Minsk Institute of Modern Technologies and Marketing, Belorusssia, Karaganda Institute of Actual Education, Kazakhstan, Karaganda State University named after Buketov,Kazakhstan.

International cooperation has been successfully developed in various formats.

Programmes of academic exchange with the University of Jyväskylä, University of Poitiers, the Hague University, the University of Vermont and Susquehanna University are intended for first-year – fourth-year students with advanced foreign language skills and excellent academic achievements. The University of Vermont also gives graduate and post-graduate students an opportunity to obtain an MBA degree.

Since 2008 the International Affairs in partnership with Russian Language Undergraduate Studies has been running language programmes for students of British universities, including a 32-week programme for Oxford University students.

From 2006 in addition to the agreement of cooperation on student exchange with the University of Jyväskylä YSY annually accepts a group of Fiinish students headed by a Russian Language Instructor, who come to Yaroslavl in order to get acquainted with its ancient history, places of interest and contemporary Russian life realities.

In 2006 the teachers of both universities have conducted a series of lessons in Russian and English language correspondingly via the telecommunication technologies. The participants of “ telebridges” werethe UNL and YSU students .

Cooperation with the universities of the NIS countries is carried out by the Psychology Faculty , the Law Faculty and Foreign languages Department within the frames of academic research and interlibrary exchange.

A joint project between YSU and Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies started in 1999 – “Initiative on Distance Learning”. Students of several universities in Yaroslavl enjoyed the opportunity of learning from Stanford University lecturers. The project was distinguished for its interdisciplinary character. Through it the following courses were delivered: Democracy, Development an the Rule of Law, Security, Civil Liberties and Terrorism, Major Issues in International Conflict Management; International Security in a Changing World, International Environmental Politics. Each semester Russian students had an opportunity to take two courses taught in an interactive way via multimedia technologies. The language of instruction was English. Every year about 50 Yaroslavl participants of this project were awarded certificates on completion the programme. Besides, the international student conference on contemporary issues of international security was held annually in spring. Participants of these conferences took part in round table discussions, role games and also gave their own presentations. The project was successfully run for 10 years and ended in 2009.

In 2005 initiative and great experience in the sphere of international cooperation allowed YSU to participate in the joint European project MANRU – Raising Management Quality in a Russian University. The project was undertaken in the framework of European program TEMPUS – TASIS: The partners of YSU in this project were Sheffield Hallam University, UK ( and European Foundation for Quality Management, Belgium (

In 1999 scientific-methodical cooperation between the Psychology Faculty of YSU and University of Bilefeld (Germany) in the sphere of teaching and education in a higher school was initiated. In 2001 the agreement on establishing the Interdisciplinary Centre of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which became the branch of the Bilefeld Interdisciplinary Centre of Didactics, was signed. Now the programme for professional development based on Dr Bebler’s educational techniques is carried out. Over 200 teachers from 5 Yaroslavl universities took part in this program during 1999-2009.

Leading engineers of YSU Media laboratory maintain close relations with a number of foreign organizations. All information on their educational products is displayed on the web site:

Researchers of Scientific-Educational Centre “Nonlinear dynamics” keep close mutually beneficial contacts with a number of foreign organizations. Partnership cooperation is carried out in the following directions:

  • Collaboration with Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics (WIAS), Germany.
  • Participation in a joint project with Institute of Medicine Jülich Research Center, Germany, the group of Prof. Dr. Peter A. Tass.
  • Participation in the joint project “Solaria” with Bulgaria Academy of Science.

Scientific school in the sphere of Physics and Astronomy under the supervision of professor Mikheev N.V. has long-time intensive and fruitful international connections. Collaboration includes publications in authoritative international magazines, participation in international scientific conferences, organization of such conferences, internships in world scientific centers, joint applications to international organizations. for research grants.

Scientific-Educational Center for Ancient Studies maintains cooperation with the following universities: Martin Luther University (Halle-Wittenberg), University of Bremen, Trir university (Antiquity Center), Hamburg University, Gettingen University, Bundesver University, Commision for Ancient History and Epigraphy of German Archeological Institute (Munich). Ties with professors of Ancient History from Humbold University (Berlin), Oldenburg University, Paderborn University, Rostock University and others are maintained. Cooperation includes participation in thematic conferences on Antiquity Science, edition of articles, collaboration within the framework of annual international conference “Roman Public and Private Law: Centuries-old Experience of European Law Development”, regular scientific internships of Russian researchers in German scientific centers, participation in joint research projects.

Since 1998 a regional agency of International Exchange Center (IEC) has been working under International Affairs. The programmes of IEC give students and graduates an opportunity to study foreign languages at international language schools in the UK, Germany, Canada, USA; to work in the USA, Costa-Rica and Republic of South Africa during summer holidays; to undergo an internship in the USA and Australia. In the UK, Cyprus and France participants of the programmes may study Hospitality and Restaurant Management at colleges.

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