Eurasian Chapter

Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association
The chapter unites EMA members from: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Our goals

  • to increase the awareness about Erasmus Mundus scheme and education in Europe among prospective students and within the academic circles of our region
  • to spread the information about the scope and quality of Erasmus Mundus programs to the employers on the CIS and Mongolia labour market in order to increase the employability of our alumni
  • Encourage networking among our members to foster the feeling of belonging to Erasmus Mundus community

Our achievements

  • Promotion of the programme through presentations at universities, youth organisations and higher education fairs in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Organisation of pre-departure seminars for newly selected Erasmus Mundus students in Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
  • Reintegration seminar for alumni returning to live and work in their home country (Moscow, Russia)
  • Testing professional webinars scheme, which we look forward to being expanded
  • Establishing a close cooperation with the EU Delegations in Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine and with Tempus offices in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, as well as a number of universities in the mentioned countries.

Country representatives

Many countries of our region have native a native student or graduate as an country EMA representative who can answer the questions of potential applicants, represent EMA at local events and promote Erasmus Mundus in their respective country.

Our partners

Press releases

 Promotional materials

Chapter in social networks

President

Natalia Bichurina (Russia) is a cultural anthropologist and sociolinguist working on ethno-linguistic minorities. She holds her Master’s degrees in Linguistics, Sociology, Sociolinguistics and Cultural Anthropology and is currently finishing the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate “Interzones”. Natalia also worked in the field of cultural diplomacy, as an Assistant Cultural Attaché of France in Russia, then in charge of cultural programme of the France-Russia year in St. Petersburg and North-Western Russia (over 300 French-Russian projects, six nominations for the Russian National theatre prize “Golden Mask”). She has studied and worked in Russia, France, UK, Switzerland, Italy and Australia. Natalia has been EMA’s active member since 2007 when she started her Erasmus Mundus Master.

Board

Edith Soghomonyan (Armenia) is an education management professional with over 8 years of experience in capacity building and training. In 2012 she was awarded her Erasmus Mundus double Master’s degree in Lifelong Learning Policy and Management by the Institute of Education, UCL (2010-201) and University of Deusto (2011). Edith’s primary field of interest lies within cross-cutting fields of policy making and educational leadership as well as development of innovative learning systems for organisational R&D and capacity building. She is currently employed as Programme Advisor at the National Erasmus+ in Armenia and has been acting as Country Representative of EMA in Armenia since 2013. Edith’s hobbies include but are not limited to photography, travelling, swimming, cooking, and learning new languages.

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Oleksandr Ivanov (Ukraine) is a researcher, organizational analyst and project manager. He holds MSc in management (KNEU, 2006-2011) and system dynamics (EMSD, 2013-2015). While studying in Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands and the US, Oleksandr was involved into several research projects related to social inequality, climate change, energy efficiency, health care and other issues requiring systems thinking. He is passionate about jazz, travelling and contemporary art.



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Artem Remizov (Ukraine) is an Erasmus Mundus PhD Fellow (“Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism” Joint Doctorate). In 2014, he was awarded Erasmus Mundus International Masters in Russia, Central and East European Studies (the University of Glasgow, UK) and MA in European Studies (the Jagiellonian University, PL). His research interest lies in the field of comparative politics and democratization, as well as security studies. He has been an active member of the EMA since 2012: he was engaged in EMA activities as a Programme Representative (2012-2013), the Country Representative (since 2013), and a member of PRnet team (since 2014).

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Olga Toropova (Russia) holds a master's degree in Strategic Project Management (MSPME, 2012-2014) and a specialist degree in Engineering Management (2004-2010). She has done her studies in Russia, Scotland, Italy and Sweden and has lived and worked in Spain and Saudi Arabia. Her professional interests and expertise lay in the area of project management, supply chain management and management consulting. Olga will be always delighted to have a meaningful conversation about business and management, psychology and emotional intelligence, travelling and exploring different cultures.