Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Institute of Technology Carlow, one of the largest technology colleges in Ireland.
TUSUR University and IT Carlow have agreed to develop joint academic mobility programs: the Irish institute will be hosting TUSUR students after their third year and grant them an Irish bachelor degree after one year of studies, after which the students will return to Tomsk to complete their TUSUR program and obtain a Russian bachelor degree. As a result, TUSUR students will be obtaining two degrees – a European and Russian one.
Rachel Ni Neill, International Officer at IT Carlow, says that the Institute intends to develop its cooperation with Russia. She adds that while the student population at IT Carlow is quite diverse, there are no Russian students there yet, and the Institute is interested in attracting students from Russia, particularly from TUSUR. Russian students are expected to drive internationalization and competitiveness of academic processed in IT Carlow, bringing new practices and competencies from their home university.
During her visit to TUSUR, Rachel Ni Neill has made several presentations to students to expand on the opportunities for student mobility. IT Carlow offers a wide range of academic programs, many of them similar to those available at TUSUR, making the mobility opportunities available to most engineering students along with general management and innovation management students.
Looking forward, the two universities will be exchanging students on a parity basis. IT Carlow is particularly interested in internship opportunities for its students and joint research and conferences.
Founded in 1960, IT Carlow is the fourth-largest Institute in Ireland, located in the center of the country’s South Leinster region, approximately one hour from Dublin. IT Carlow provides higher educational full-time taught programs, along with research programs and enterprise development opportunities.