Webster University Enters MOU with University of Tyumen in Tyumen, Russia

Mar. 31, 2016

Webster Signs MOU with University of Tyumen
The University of Tyumen is located in Tyumen, Russia.

ST. LOUIS -- Webster University and the University of Tyumen (located in Tyumen, Russia) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month. Under the agreement, the two institutions will explore potential areas of cooperation including student and faculty exchanges, joint areas of study and research, and potential development of curriculum support and training.

Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Webster University, and Valerii Falkov, the rector of the University of Tyumen, signed the MOU March 1. Peter Maher, Webster’s associate vice president of International Campuses and Initiatives, will coordinate the agreement on behalf of Webster.

“We welcome this opportunity to engage with our University of Tyumen colleagues as together both institutions seek to build global capacity to fulfill our missions and visions,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, president of Webster University. 

“This is an opportunity for Webster faculty to collaborate with their global counterparts,” Schuster said. “Both Webster and the University of Tyumen have similar interests in offering a global perspective to students. We share a commitment to collaborative partnerships that open the world to our students and our faculty. Thumen’s strength in STEAMM-related areas will be an excellent complement to Webster’s strategic investment in interdisciplinary sciences.”  

The University of Tyumen is one of the largest universities in Russia and one of the leading universities of the Tyumen region. It counts more than 40,000 students, around 1,900 of whom come from other countries. The University offers Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and postgraduate degrees including 175 academic majors. Furthermore, it offers four courses of Joint diploma in Law and Economics in cooperation with the Universities of Lorraine (Metz, France), Nordland (Bodo, Norway), Estonia (Tallinn) and Wolverhampton (United Kingdom), with one more program being developed.

Webster University has entered into several MOU’s in the past few years. Among those are agreements with RANEPA (also in Russia), Oxford-Brookes University in Oxford, England; Mexicali, the Mexico-based CETYS University; Universidad Nacional De Cuyo in Argentina; Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia; Perm National Research Polytechnic University in Russia; Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges & Institutes Division in Saudi Arabia; Daugavpils University in Latvia; and University of Havana in Cuba.

“It’s always exciting to explore the possibilities with international universities,” said Maher. “By doing so, we have the opportunity to present our students with even more opportunities to develop a global perspective and prepare for the global economy.”

For more information about the University of Tyumen, visit www.utmn.ru/en.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with more than 17,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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