EMA2 Aurora project ended successfully

​EMA2 Aurora Project was funded by Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency to facilitate academic exchange between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) of European Union and Russian Federation. During 4 years 3 Cohorts have been launched. As a result, 240 mobilities, out of which 74,2% to EU and 25,8% mobilities from EU have been implemented. Rather high number of EU grantees shows that Russian HEIs are attractive to EU students and researchers. European students were interested in student exchange in Russia (18 Undergraduate and 16 Master students). Also 14 academic staff visits to Russia took place.

The initial target distribution of the mobilities by level of studies was well respected: 25,4%  Undergraduates, 22,5% Master mobilities, 22,5% Doctorates, 10% Post-Doctorates and 19,6% Academic Staff benefited from the Project. Moreover, Consortium has been able to award 4 grants than originally planned in the application. The most popular European Host University according to the number of implemented mobilities became University of Turku, while the most popular Host University from the Russian Federation – Udmurt State University.

Grantees have been very satisfied with their mobility and grateful for the opportunity to gain invaluable experience abroad. Exchange opportunities for doctorate, post-doctorate and staff Grantees resulted in at least 43 scientific publications produced during or after the project. In total, mobilities from 58 different study fields have been implemented within 22 Partner Universities.

Consortium would like to warmly thank all partner universities, associate partners, other stakeholders and especially all Aurora  grantees and applicants. Thank you for making the Aurora project successful!

The network of Aurora Project will be utilized in other cooperation schemes and bilateral agreements between the Universities, for instance, in the Pilot Initiative to Enhance Student Mobility between Finland and Russia called “Russia Pilot Programme” (funded by CIMO) and others. The Aurora results are actively utilized and disseminated also through the EMA2 project Aurora II (2013-2017).

If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact the coordinator, University of Turku, at aurora.admissions[a]utu.fi.

Published date 9/19/2016 9:50 AM ,  Modified date 9/19/2016 10:04 AM

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