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the Joint educational centers - institutions extremely useful. Some of them issue the international diplomas or certificates. Others, being interfaculty divisions of large university, at the exit do not present with additional “crusts“, but have other advantages, for example, send the best for training in the western higher education institutions - partners. The most pleasant - training in the similar centers free or inexpensive.
Actually “nurseries“ of joint colleges and programs are higher education institutions - giants. It also is clear, foreign educational institutions need solid partners, such as Lomonosov Moscow State University, to GU - HSE, the Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), etc. On only one journalism faculty of MSU there are six centers of foreign journalism - French, German, Italian, Finnish, Japanese and even Indian. At the Russian State Humanitarian University (RSHU) work the whole fourteen centers: from “classical“ (Rossiysko - German uchebno - scientific center, Institute of the European cultures) to rather exotic (Rossiysko - Turkish uchebno - scientific center, the Office of the Iranian culture, Uchebno - scientific center of Egyptology of V. S. Golenishchev, Rossiysko - the American center of Bible Studies and Jewish Sciences). In general, if to judge by the number of joint colleges and programs, a conclusion arises - the most strong educational and cultural ties at Russia developed with France and Germany.
Training in the joint centers is part of the higher education (obligatory or facultative) or addition to it (master programs). If the voluntary decision to come speaks first of all about inquisitiveness here, then successful delivery of final examinations to which two years of extremely hard work and a set of intermediate checks preceded on average, reports already at least about excellent knowledge of language, persistence, high performance and commitment of the young man.
So where to go to study? Without seeking to embrace immensity, we decided to tell about several curious and useful joint programs. For future students their existence can become essential argument in favor of the choice of this or that higher education institution and faculty.
Plus the diplomathe Joint master program on GU economy - HSE and Erasmus university (Rotterdam) was open for
in 1994. Its characteristics: training is conducted only in English, does not assume trips abroad (if earlier listeners at least passed training in “Erasmus“, then there is no such practice now - means do not allow). But at the same time there is an opportunity to gain the full diploma of faculty of economy of reputable western university. The important moment - the program is absolutely free. Besides, it is not necessary to take entrance examinations, the program is available to any second-year student of a magistracy or the graduate of faculty of economy of GU - HSE (in the latter case the diploma has to be gained no more than a year ago). The bachelors who received degree in other Russian higher education institutions should enter in accordance with general practice the MA course of “Tower“, and to make it very much and very not easy.
There are no restrictions in places on the program for students: you want - study. But to begin to study is even not half-affairs. In - the first, your English has to be at very high level, otherwise you will not be able just to listen to sophisticated lectures of foreign professors. In - the second to gain the diploma, it is necessary to overcome multistage system and to give all the best at full scale. At first it is necessary to pass five written examinations: on macroeconomic, microeconomics, econometrics, labor market and the theory of the branch markets, and then - if, of course, allow - to defend the master dissertation before the severe certifying commission consisting of professors of GU - HSE and Erasmus university. It is not necessary and speak to you about that, as examinations, and protection are carried out in Shakespeare and Beckham`s language. Therefore it is no wonder that for all the time of existence of the program the diploma of Rotterdam university was gained by only 70 people though about 40 annually begin to study. “Live“ 8-9 up to defense of a thesis; some are “wrapped“ also at this last stage. Since 2001 the best graduate of the joint master program is awarded with research training in the Netherlands.
What advantages this program gives? Without leaving Russia, you receive “piece“ of the western education and the diploma in confirmation of it. The program is so saturated, intensive, fundamental that after its passing people are quite often shipped outward for receiving doctor`s degree of PhD. Generally, it is the program for those who in the future hope to construct scientific career. In the history of “Tower“ there were two very persistent students who managed to overcome two joint master programs, including “Dutch“. One of them holds a high post in RAO UES of Russia now, the second receives doctor`s degree at one of the European universities … the Joint master program on economy and management of GU - HSE and Humboldt`s (Berlin) University is much younger than
, it began to function in 2002. Its undoubted advantage: after two years listeners gain two diplomas - Russian and German. The first year students study in Moscow, and the second - in Berlin. The program free, however, decimestrial residence in Germany needs to be paid independently. But, in - the first, life cost in Berlin is commensurable with Moscow, in - the second, it is possible to count on receiving one of numerous grants or grants. The financial aid is provided to all: funds are allocated by the German educational funds, faculties of GU - HSE, the board of trustees. Full grants are provided to the best, the rest is given partial support.
The program is intended for students of HSE (a magistracy of two faculties - economy and management). But it is difficult to arrive on it: selection is made according to criteria of University of Humboldt - on the basis of results of the TOEFL and GRE tests (on logic), the academic progress during training in a bachelor degree, two letters of recommendation, detailed CV, interview. An important role is played by motivation of the student and the recommendation of professorate of “Tower“.
The main language - English. But within the first year listeners begin to study intensively German to be ready to life in Berlin. Thus, at the exit graduates receive one more interesting line in the summary - knowledge of the second foreign language. In the final of training it is necessary to defend the master dissertation.
Advantages of the program are defined by Elena Golubinskaya, the head of department of the GU international student`s programs - HSE:“ Obtaining the double diploma automatically increases cost in labor market. Graduates of the program are well employed, they work in the auditor companies of “Big Four“ and large insurance companies, in the EBRD, in the Russian representative offices of the German firms. If earlier on similar programs those who dreamed to live and work abroad aspired, then now this tendency weakened. Some children remain to study in Germany in postgraduate study, such about 20%. The others come back. But changed. They are people of the world now“. In more detail about training in Germany in a joint program of GU - HSE and Humboldt`s University - in the reporting of our correspondent on page 92.
The French university college in Moscow at Lomonosov Moscow State University - one of the oldest educational institutions of this sort in Russia, next year to it will be executed fifteen years. And this not its only advantage. Partners of college are seven largest French universities including legendary Sorbonne. Annually courses of lectures are given by twelve dear professors - French. After the termination of a two-year course to students the diploma recognized in France, one of higher education institutions - partners depending on specialization, equivalent to the mai^trise level (the first year of a magistracy) and allowing to continue education in the homeland of Voltaire at the level of DEA (the second year of a magistracy) is issued. Entrance examinations are not provided. Training in regime of the free listener is possible. Arriving can choose two of four offered disciplines - sociology, literature, history and the right (on the second year there will be one of them).
Training in college free. Its doors are open not only for students of MSU, but also for all young people from Russia and the countries of the former Union which celebrated the eighteen-anniversary and entered at least the fourth year of any higher education institution. It is interesting that there is no top age threshold.
Plus college - existence of two offices: the main, French-speaking, and additional, Russian-speaking (here seminars are held in the native language, and lectures of foreign teachers are synchronously transferred). However the second office means knowledge acquisition, but not the diploma - to receive others “crust“, it is necessary to defend the thesis at presence free - the Russian jury, and, of course, in good French. The appreciation for this scientific composition together with the worthy points received during training will allow to find a treasured piece of paper.
Sense to be given to study without the rest is: ten best students of college annually get a grant for continuation of training in France from the local government.
Minus - intensity of training (five days a week in the second half of day) and severity of administration. The admission of three occupations without good reason - and chances of receiving decent estimates thaw as a smoke. And, considering that you, most likely, should combine study in college with the main, university, it is possible to claim with confidence: for two years you “lose“ life. Likely, therefore among students there are practically no males, by second year they samoistreblyatsya as a look. As my friend trying to combine a faculty of foreign languages of MSU with the French college “told began us much, but only two girls - thorough “botanka“ could end and gain the French diploma. For me presence at the person of the similar diploma says that at it really excellent knowledge of French and remarkable persistence, but I did not allocate real pluses of this program for myself“.
Free rossiysko - the German institute of journalism of MSU of M. V. Lomonosov opened the doors before students of faculties of journalism of various Moscow higher education institutions in 1994. The main and firm requirement to arriving - knowledge of German. Strength of the center - not only serious theoretical preparation, but also aiming at practice, at future work that in a case with journalism is just necessary and lack of what obviously suffers, for example, journalism faculty of MSU and in general the Russian specialized faculties. This program is based on the curriculum of the German universities: the western higher schools in questions of journalism and journalism always placed emphasis on a practical component. The special attention at institute is paid to qualification of the journalists writing on economic subjects, and also specialists in public relations, management, marketing of mass media. Training is free.
For receipt it is necessary to write the autobiography in two languages, to pass the written test and to have interview: it will show to the joint commission your level of proficiency in German. The second introductory requirement - cooperation with any of mass media. Classes are given, with rare exception, in Goethe`s language. Training duration - three years, intensity high - for three hours five times a week. To be allowed to examination, it is impossible to skip more than one class. Of course, it is not possible to prefer the status of the free listener, but then you will be able to participate in an annual competition on practical training in the German mass media, and it is, certainly, excellent experience and beautiful addition to the summary.
In the course of training it is necessary to hand over intermediate, and then and final (certified) exams, regularly to show publications in the German newspapers or magazines, and then also to write total work. If you overcome all steps with honor moreover - at such - that to loading! - manage to gain the diploma of the main higher education institution, you will find the certificate. Otherwise - excuse.
Here train those who will work in the mass media leaving in German, or PR - managers for the Russian representative offices of the German companies - to assist in establishing communications, necessary for work, consider as one of the main objectives. For example, my former classmate graduated from institute of journalism, now is engaged in public relations at the Moscow office of the German firm and often goes to Germany. And it is not an isolated case.
Free - the Russian center of journalism was founded in 1994 by through joint efforts of faculty of journalism of Lomonosov Moscow State University, French institute of the press at university Paris II and the Center of preparation and improvement of journalists. It is intended for French-speaking students. Program advantage - the small term of training without efficiency loss: in only one academic year students gain the diploma of the master issued by three partners of the center, giving the chance to continue training in postgraduate study in France. But this time will be very saturated, including meetings with the Russian and French journalists working in Moscow. Their purpose - to bring closer students to realities of journalistic craft, to give the chance to get acquainted with potential employers, to get on training to domestic mass media. For the best students (sometimes four, sometimes to seven) in the end of the year training in France will be organized - and it perfectly motivates.
To be admitted to the center (among twenty other students), for a start it is necessary to have four courses of any higher education institution and notorious French in an asset. Then to overcome entrance tests, namely: to fill in the questionnaire, having accompanied it with the letter explaining the receipt purpose not to fail two written tests - on French and on a modern situation in the world and in Russia - and to subdue free - the Russian commission on interview.
If to trust graduates, time spent in the center will definitely not be lost. The practical vector and attention to the professional future of listeners is worth a lot. Many of them work now as in western (AFP, EURONEWS, the Air Force, REUTERS, LE FIGARO, RTL, RFI, RADIO FRANCE), and in the Russian mass media (Channel One, channel “Russia“, “Interfax“, RIA Novosti, “Sheets“). Graduate of the center Natalya Golobokova:“ Study in practice differs radically from the Russian academic education where everything is learned in the theory. Here all live and mobile. For example, as soon as explosion at National hotel thundered, our students right there appeared on the place of events and already in a few minutes prepared the reporting on it. I most of all liked visits to editorial offices of newspapers, magazines, on radio and the master - classes which were carried out by the famous journalists. For example, Olga Zamyatina from Marie Claire told how to write the reporting, interview and a portrait, considering specifics of glossy magazines. It validly was very useful“.
Rossiysko - the American center of Bible Studies and Jewish Sciences at RGGU began to function in 1996. Partners of university from the American side - the Jewish theological seminary of America and Institute of the Jewish researches. Listeners of programs of the center are students of various faculties and institutes at RGGU. Perhaps also training in the status of the free listener, but do not hope that it means free life - visit of occupations is obligatory, as well as examination. At receipt the knowledge of English, at least at the level of understanding of oral speech very much is useful, otherwise lectures of foreign experts will remain secret behind a set of the seals.
In the center courses on Judaism, the Jewish philosophy, history, culture and literature, and also sociology, demography and ethnology of Jews are given, bible and modern Hebrew, Aramaic language and Yiddish are learned. Occupations are conducted by domestic and western teachers - priglashunlimited professors from universities of the USA, Israel, Great Britain. For students annual practice in archive depositories and libraries of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Vilnius where work with medieval Jewish manuscripts is arranged. And the best on the fifth year are trained in the Jewish theological seminary of America (New - York) whose certificate and is issued after the termination.
The center - the excellent base for future scientists. Many graduates are not satisfied with what has already been achieved, continuing to grind away at the studies in postgraduate study - in native higher education institution or abroad. Several people already managed to defend dissertations and began to teach in alma mater. One graduate, having received doctor`s degree in Oxford, other, not less outstanding graduate who defended the doctoral dissertation in New - York university, - professor of University of Philadelphia became professor of Toronto University.
The program of the double master diploma of MGIMO (U) and Institute of Syans For (Sciences Po) grew from the joint master program existing since 1994. Any student regardless of his nationality and from in what higher education institution he was trained earlier can become its participant. Indispensable conditions of receipt are the diploma about the higher education and free possession French and Russian languages; it is necessary to prepare the qualitative file in the French and Russian languages which will be considered by the joint commission of MGIMO and Syans On. This year on the program were accepted eight Russian, nine French and one Czech student though documents were filed also by candidates from Switzerland, Sweden, Greece, the CIS countries. The program is calculated on two years. The first - training in MGIMO within the first year of a magistracy in the International Relations direction (World politics program). Then - year in Syans On within the second year of a professional magistracy “The international activity“. After protection of the master thesis and delivery of state exams of listeners will award with two diplomas. Training will cost 5 thousand
Learn the country
the Center rossiysko - the Finnish researches of journalism, mass communications and culture - the division of faculty of journalism of MSU created in 1996. And though only the first “country“ specialization of the center - Finland is reflected in the name, several years as two new programs focused on studying of language, history, culture and mass media of Sweden and Norway are open. Today Scandinavian can call the center safely. Training is conducted both teachers of faculty of journalism, and the invited foreign lecturers. Listeners are taken only from students of journalism faculty, at the exit they do not receive the additional certificate, only a line in the diploma about the taken courses. The center actively cooperates with educational institutions of Finland and Sweden (the Norwegian program opened recently) and annually sends the best students for training to these countries.
The graduate of the center, and nowadays his employee Olga Korobeynikova, says about what gave her training:“ Three training in Sweden, friends in Stockholm, the knowledge of Swedish sufficient for its teaching, an opportunity to give lectures at the western universities. But, in general, to ask a similar question - what it gave you? - when business concerns rare languages, strange. Just you love them, cannot refuse them, and it is not crossed, say, with financial area in any way. For me Swedish - accident which developed into destiny. In the beginning us forty people signed up for a course, and by third year of training remained only five: it was necessary to plow on - black. So it developed that the remained people - now practically my family though all of us parted in different places: someone went to big business, someone works in news agency. One friend went the special correspondent to London and though its working language - English, Swedish for it as the first love“.
Rossiysko - Swedish uchebno - the RGGU scientific center opened in 1996 with direct participation of the Swedish institute in Stockholm. Over time the circle of partners extended, today it includes Uppsalsky and Geteborgsky universities and the Sedertornsky higher school. As the center - interfaculty division of Humanities university, students of RGGU study here only. Specialties are the most various: history, political science, philology, cultural science, art criticism, public relations, international relations. Among special courses is both traditional, and unexpected: for example, economy of Sweden and design of Sweden. Duration of programs of the center on average three years. Listeners go on short-term and long-term training to Sweden where in higher education institutions - partners learn language or other subject interesting them. Many graduates of the center after the termination RGGU went to study up to universities of this Scandinavian country.
Rossiysko - Italian uchebno - the RGGU scientific center - one more interfaculty division for ““, which characteristic - an extensive partner network. Contracts on cooperation connect the center with a set of the higher schools and other educational organizations of solar Italy, in particular, with Ca`Foscari university of Venice, the State university of Milan, Tor Vergata university of Rome and Consortium of the Italian universities ICoN. Students of the center have an opportunity to train in higher education institutions - partners, and also to take summer courses at University of Siena and at University of Perugia.
Rossiysko - Swiss uchebno - to the RGGU scientific center this year was five years old. The second founder - Interfaculty institute of the Central and Eastern Europe of University of Friburga (Switzerland). In the center students of RGGU study.
Spheres of interest: social sciences, political science, law and religious studies. In 2003 specialization of “Evropovedeniye“ - research of modern Europe in its political, economic, cultural, legal and communicative measurements was open. Within the program the political and economic geography of Europe, the French, English and German languages, political systems of the European countries are studied. To students teachers from Switzerland annually give lectures.
The center of Spanish and culture the HAZE was created in 2000 with the assistance of Granada university. A main objective - assistance to the students the HAZE learning Spanish in development not only language, but also art, culture, history of the country of a flamenco, bullfight and Cervantes.