Thank you to all participants at the conference ‘Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus’ December 5-6 at RUCARR, Malmö University. It has been two days of most interesting presentations and engaging discussions and comments with participants from all parts of the Caucasus! And many thanks to the Swedish Institute for making this event possible.
The Malmö-based LUPSRUSS (Legitimacy, Urban Planning and Sustainability in Russia and Sweden) project held its dissemination conference in Stockholm on 29-30 November 2018.
There were researchers, municipal representatives and several organisations and NGOs represented from 14 towns, including Aramil, Ekaterinburg, Kostomuksha, Petrozavodsk, St Petersburg (Russia); Gällivare, Halmstad, Karlskrona, Malmö, Stockholm (Sweden); Ballerup, Odsherred, Copenhagen (Denmark); and Dublin (Ireland), RUCARR researchers took part along with their other colleagues in the research group.
The full programme and photo gallery can be seen at http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/lupsruss/dissemination-conference-2018/
For more information on LUPSRUSS, see the project website at: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/lupsruss/
Strengthening internationalsation in a new project: New horizons of internationalisation – a partnership between universities in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Sweden and Ukraine (funded by the Swedish Institute for 2019). Partner universities are:
- Aleco Russo Balti State University, Balti, Moldova
- Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi, Georgia
- Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden
- Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine
- Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
Project leader: Dr. Tom Nilsson, Dept. of Global Political Studies. Other members of the Malmö team are Cecilia Christensson, Pro Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for Global Engagement and Challenge based Learning; Dr. Tobias Denskus, School of Arts and Communicaton; Prof. Karina Vamling, Co-Director of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR); Niklas Nannskog, Malmö University International Office.
We were very glad to see one of our Caucasus Studies II students at the recent Third Annual RUCARR conference.
Joseph Schloesser came all the way from Arizona:
It was an honor to be invited to participate in this third RUCARR conference. To be alongside with passionate academics and to hear them share their knowledge was quite humbling and truly inspiring. Being able to hear from the several speakers expound upon the various issues concerning the Caucasus region allowed me to gain new perspectives on the issue that affect the region today. Having among those present and among the key speakers, representatives of the Caucasus region helped create an engaging atmosphere with a palpable dialogue.
Thank you very much to all participants at the Third Annual RUCARR Conference, Malmö University, for joining us on November 8-9, 2018, and for all great presentions and lively discussions!
Invitation to take part in ”Young Russia Experts”:
Second International Student Conference, 22-23 November 2018
Time: 22-23 November
Place: ToRS, University of Copenhagen, Karen Blixen plads 10, Copenhagen
We are glad to invite you to the Third International Student Conference, which will take place on 22-23 November at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Area Studies, University of Copenhagen. The conference will bring together future Russia experts and professors from four universities: University of Copenhagen, Århus University, Lund University and the University of Malmö. This event is the continuation of the First Student Conference in Århus in November 2017, which was the result of successful collaboration between the universities of Copenhagen and Århus. In this year, on top of the collaboration between these two Danish universities, we are inviting Russia students from the Swedish side as well.
The purpose of this event is to introduce you to each other, to enhance your future professional networking, and to give you the possibility to receive feedback for your ongoing research/study projects from both your peers and your teachers. This is, however, a conference of students and for students, and we will only arrange and structure the event.
Presentations can be made in two forms. First, it can be an oral paper of 10-15 minutes with or without a PowerPoint, followed by 5-10 minutes of questions and answers. Second, it can be a ‘poster presentation’, that is an A3 format poster, on which you lay out and visualize your research problem and main results. Poster presentations will also be discussed in groups. The conference will have four ‘official’ languages: English, Danish, Swedish and Russian, while the ‘by default’ language is English, so, for example, if you chose to present your paper in Danish, please prepare your PowerPoint slides in English.
If we have too many applications, we may not be able to accommodate everyone, so we kindly ask for your understanding.
The deadline for submitting your applications is 1 November.
Mikhail Suslov, Vera Skvirskaja (Copenhagen University)
Tomas Sniegon (Lund University)
Bo Petersson (Malmö University)
In order to apply for the conference participation, please send us the following questionnaire:
- Study program:
- Email address:
- Mobile phone:
- I want to: ___ present a paper
___present a poster
- Title of your paper/poster:
- I need an overnight stay in Copenhagen 22 to 23 November, yes or no:
- I am from Copenhagen, and I can offer a possibility to stay overnight in my place for ____(number of) student/s, yes or no:
Lund University: Tomas Sniegon email@example.com
University of Malmö: Bo Petersson firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 22 November
Arrival in Copenhagen
11.30-12.00 keynote by Gigi Gigiadze, Georgian ambassador in Denmark
13.00-14.30 4 papers
14.30-14.45 coffee break
14.45-16.15 4 papers
16.15-16.30 coffee break
16.30-18.00 6 posters
Friday, 23 November
09.00-11.00 Excursion in Copenhagen / free time
12.15-14.00 4 papers
14.15-15.00 guest lectures: Jeremy Morris and Maria Guzikova
15.10-17.00 film screening
Departure from Copenhagen
University of Kabardino-Balkaria (KBSU) is one of the major universities in Russian North Caucasus and the State University of the Republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Prof. Karina Vamling, Malmö University, had meetings with Rector of KBSU, Professor Yuri K. Altudov and colleagues at the Department of Kabardian language and literature. She visited the sections for language and culture of the three main ethnic groups of the Republic – the Kabardians, Balkars and Russians. At the Kabardian section Prof. Madina Ezaova showed a Kabardian ethnographic exhibition prepared by the students. The final meeting during the visit to KBSU was with students of Kabardian Philology, including a musical performance of Kabardian songs and a declamation in Kabardian.
Take a virtual tour of the https://eng.kbsu.ru/3d-tour-virtual-tour/