This guidebook is designed for U.S. universities and colleges interested in building partnerships with Russian institutions of higher education. By providing examples and best practices from successful U.S.-Russian university partnerships, this book will help academic professionals anticipate challenges and solve problems together with their Russian counterparts. Topics covered by the book include an overview of the Russian system of higher education, an analysis of motivations for creating a partnership, step-by-step guidelines for finding a partner, examples of partnership models, and an outline of how to finance a partnership.
This guidebook is Prepared by Mark Johnson and Erin Weeks-Earp for the Eurasia Foundation’s Social Expertise Exchange Higher Education Working Group (HEWG). If you would like to learn more about this and other projects implemented by the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The expertise the HEWG and its successful U.S.-Russia partnership under EF’s Social Expertise and Exchange Program (SEE) laid the groundwork for establishing the US-Russia University Partnership Program (UPP), which will facilitate the incubation of new partnerships between U.S. and Russian higher education institutions. For more information about the UPP program, visit www.usrussiaupp.org.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Overview of the Russian System of Higher Education
Part 2: Analysis of Motivations for Creating a Partnership
Part 3: Step-by-Step Guidelines for How to Find a Partner
Part 4: Lessons Learned in U.S.-Russian University Partnerships
Part 5: Four Major Partnership Models
Part 6: Overview of Ways to Finance a Partnership
Conclusions and Reflections
Selected References and Additional Resources