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    • British Council-sponsored project “Knowledge Economy” Russia-UK academic partnership: energy and environment Dr Andrei V. Belyi, HSE, Moscow, RussiaDr Sergei V. Vinogradov, CEPMLP, Dundee, UK
    • Background Energy and environment as areas of global concern Need for shared best practice in knowledge postgrad teaching & research economyNeed for sustainable links with industry
    • Choosing a partner of interest Energy and International Environment are Past history of reputation and key areas of successful relations presence in theinterest for RF and & contacts respective UK countries’ HE
    • About partners: Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP, University of Dundee) Leading international Strong links with energy postgraduate programme: industry and international 300 students annually organizations from 50 different countries LLM: energy law, policy, MSc: energy economics MBA: energy businesseconomics, management
    • About partners: Higher School of Economics (HSE, Moscow) ERM dept at HSE: innovative master degree specialization in energy economics Regional links: Research centre HSE branch in on Resource Asset Perm Assessment jointly founded with NGKonsult
    • About partners: NefteGasKonsultRussian company with the participation of one of theleading international US-based petroleum auditors –Miller and Lents, Ltd. OperatingCombines vast international experience with an intimateknowledge of the Russian petroleum industry.Consults Oil and gas companies, Governmentalinstitutions, Professional organizations and Law firms
    • Core points in BC-sponsored project Cross-sectoral aspect Widening contacts with Trans-national aspect: other academic links with industry UK-Russia academic links (NGK, BP, Winstor institutions: Energy Group) • University of Aberdeen• Establishing bilateral • Postgraduate • MGIMO interuniversity partnership programmes in postgraduate education enhancement through:• Envisaging exchange of • Professional teaching students and researchers input• Developing proposals for • Internship opportunities dual or joint degree • Professional training awards • Support of academic- industry events
    • Managing the project• Building the project team existing academic contacts – Important factor – good personal relations & trust!• Shaping the project proposal:  developing a “common vision” (idea, objectives, phases, deliverables, risks)• Designing and managing visits planned 2 but in fact 4 (limiting team numbers & careful use of limited resources)• Interaction with BC  visits to Moscow office and email updates regarding project implementation
    • Sources of Funding• Main source: British Council• Subsidiary sources: – University of Dundee: costs of delivery of one post-graduate module by HSE lecturer in Dundee – Erasmus Mundus “Int’l Masters in Economy, State & Society (IMESS)”: costs of teaching at HSE by a CEPMLP academic – British Petroleum: sponsorship of the Perm conference (costs of participation of UK experts)
    • Outcomes of the BC-sponsored cooperation: Short termExchange of academic visits including teaching arrangementsOrganization of a conference on Sustainable energy development in Perm in April 2012 – involvement of international organizations, industry and academic institutions – Sponsorship by BP and regional government of Perm – Doctoral seminar for young researchers from both Russia and the UK
    • Envisaged outcomes of the long term university & industry cooperation Regular exchange of academic staff: teaching and research Exchange of students within existing master programmes on a regular basis Established programmes of student internships and professional training in the UK and Russia Developing a joint (dual) degree MSc in energy economics (1 year in Dundee and 1 year in Moscow)
    • But: a number of challengesLanguage: Limited number of UK students able tostudy or do internships in RussiaDifficulties in developing working relations withenergy industryFinancial constraints – need to achievesustainability of long-term cooperation
    • New proposals and initiativesCreating a trans-national British-Russian Energy Network - a wider University partnership with industryMain goals:Elevating the already established academic partnership to a different level –from bilateral to multilateralInvolvement of the energy industry in the long-term cooperation with academia in post-graduate education, research and other joint activities
    • Short and long term objectives Short term: regular Long term: joint provision of post-graduate education; doctoral seminars, development of academic-conferences, exchange business mutually beneficialof experts and sharing practices – internships, professional training, joint of expertise research
    • Widening academic cooperationCreating Russia- Exchange of Joint Research Student UK University teaching and PhD exchange network expertise supervision CEPMLP becomes the Heriot Watt University ofleader based in Edinburgh Aberdeen the UK HSE becomes Gubkin Tomsk State the leader MGIMO University Universitybased in Russia
    • Cooperation with Industry • Training of students (i.e. UK Further involvement of students in Russia and industry Russian students in the UK) • Sponsoring events NGK (related to US based Miller & Lentz) becomes the key partner for long term projects BP, Winstor Energy Group and Lukoil become partners for short term objectives
    • Expected outcomeEstablishment of a sustainable university network for post-graduate education and research with strong links with industry will help boosting expertise in the field of energy and environment in the context of bilateral relations between Russia and Britain