Ural Federal University: Master’s Degree Lecturers Win Professional Development Grants

The fourth cycle of the “Academic Troops” professional mobility contest of the Vladimir Potanin Foundation Scholarship Program has come to an end. Ural Federal University Master’s degree lecturers won in the categories “Individual Trajectory” and “Institutional Experience”. UrFU also became the leader in terms of the number of applications submitted. The competition is aimed at providing master’s degree lecturers with the opportunity to get acquainted with successful experiences and modern educational models and technologies.

Maria Fedorova, Associate Professor of the Department of Architecture at the Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture, became one of the six winners in the “Individual Trajectory” nomination. Now during six months the lecturer will take professional development programs, educational courses, etc. The size of the grant is 300 thousand rubles.

“I chose a few educational programs that interest me. They are related to urban planning, municipal management and territory development,” said Maria Fedorova.

In the nomination “Institutional Experience,” the application from Ural Federal University to conduct a professional development program for master’s degree lecturers in the “Political Science and Regional Studies” enlarged group won. The grant amount is 750 thousand rubles. It is planned that 20-25 Ural Federal University lecturers will take part in the program.

“We have applied for a grant for an educational project that will bring five professors from Moscow State Institute of International Relations to Ural Federal University in the autumn. They will share their experience with our international relations lecturers. We will upgrade the qualification of associate professors in the 40+ age group, who are the bulk of master lecturers. It seems to us that our educational project complements the Priority 2030 program, which is aimed more at young scholars,” noted the author of the application Ekaterina Mikhailenko, Associate Professor of the Department of Theory and History of International Relations.

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