Proposal of joint european project CHAIN-E

                             EUROPEAN COMMISSION

          Directorate-General XXII - Education, Training and Youth



                                Tempus Tacis

                           application form for a

                       Mobility Joint European Project

                         for the Russian Federation

                         beginning in November 1998



                           SECTION I: DECLARATION
We enclose documentation confirming that the  other  consortium  members  in
the project have endorsed the content of the application.

Name of the  coordinating  institution:                University  of  Ghent
(Belgium)

Name of the Coordinator:          Name of the legal representative:

Mrs. Lieve Bracke            Prof. Jacques Willems

Function: Director International Relations Office        Function: Rector

Done at: the University of Ghent        Done at: the University of Ghent

Date:       Date:

Signature:       Signature



                      Official stamp or seal of the coordinating institution



                    SECTION II: BASIC DATA ON THE PROJECT


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Specific objective:
Creation  of  a  mobility  network  for  students  in  economics  based   on
internationalised  curricula  in  the  field  of  financial  and  industrial
management, banking and insurance.


In which language do you wish to receive future correspondence?:

      English    French      German

Subject Area Code: 240 (Economics)

Project Coordinator (contact person  at  the  coordinating  and  contracting
institution):

Title: Mrs. First name: Lieve           Last name: Bracke
Sex:  M     F
Name of the institution: University of Ghent
Name of the department or faculty: International Relations Office
Address: Het Pand, Onderbergen 1
Country: Belgium       Post code: 9000       Town: Ghent
Phone: 32/9/264.82.38        Fax: 32/9/264.83.99         E-mail:
Lieve.Bracke@rug.ac.be

Higher education institutions involved in the MJEP

Reference number: 1 - Coordinator Contact person: Lieve Bracke
Name of the institution: University of Ghent

Reference number: 2 - Second higher education institution     Contact
person: Igor Kolobkov
Name of the institution: Ural State Vocational Pedagogic University (USVPU)
Name of the department or faculty: Institute of Economics and Law (USVPU),
Institute of Municipal Economy and Enterpreneurship.
Town: Ekaterinburg           Country code: RF
Phone: 7/3432/31.23.52       Fax: 7/3432/31.94.63        E-mail:
Igor.Kolobkov@usvpu.ru

Reference number: 3 - Third higher education institution Contact person:
Andrey Maltsev
Name of the institution: Ural State University of Economics
Name of the department or faculty: Faculty of Finance; Faculty of Trade  and
Economics; Faculty of Economics; Faculty  of  Management  and  International
Economic Relations.
Town: Ekaterinburg           Country code: RF
Phone: 7/3432/22.96.15       Fax: 7/3432/22.71.47        E-mail:
Valentin.Kamyshov@usue.ru

Reference number: 4 - Fourth higher education institution     Contact
person: Darya Nesterova
Name of the institution: Ural State University
Name of the department or faculty: Faculty of Economics.
Town: Ekaterinburg           Country code: RF
Phone: 7/3432/55.21.65       Fax: 7/3432/55.59.64        E-mail:
Darya.Nesterova@usu.ru

Reference number: 5 - Fifth higher education institution Contact person:
Oleg Nikonov
Name of the institution: Ural State Technical University
Name of the department or faculty: Faculty of Economics and Management.
Town: Ekaterinburg           Country code: RF
Phone: 7/3432/74.84.26       Fax: 7/3432/74.38.84        E-mail:
postmaster@rcupi.e-burg.su

Reference number: 6 - Sixth higher education institution Contact person:
Boris Igoshev
Name of the institution: Ural State Pedagogical University
Name of the department or faculty: Faculty of Economics.
Town: Ekaterinburg           Country code: RF
Phone: 7/3432/34.13.01       Fax: 7/3432/34.97.71        E-mail:
Elena@sgpi.e-burg.su

Reference number: 7 - Seventh higher education institution    Contact
person:
Name of the institution: “X” university of the Santander Group
Name of the department or faculty:
Town:       Country code:
Phone:           Fax:        E-mail:

Reference number: 8 - eighth higher education institution     Contact
person:
Name of the institution: “Y” university of the Santender Group
Name of the department or faculty:
Town:       Country code:
Phone:           Fax:        E-mail:

                 SECTION III: THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE PROJECT



                       SECTION IV: PROJECT DESCRIPTION


IV.1. BACKGROUND OF THE PROJECT

*     Tempus priorities

   The project will be implemented in the Urals - one of the major economic
   regions of Russia, which has a huge industrial, academic and  scientific
   potential.
   Today one of the most  important  tasks  is  the  provision  of  skilled
   personnel for realization of this potential. Of special importance  here
   is the preparation of qualified experts who are capable of solving  most
   complicated  problems  on  the  development  of  market   relations   in
   conditions of continued reforming of market economy. The present project
   should facilitate the solution of this task.
   The public authorities of the Ural Region see great  importance  in  the
   development  of  financial  and  industrial  management,   banking   and
   insurance. The solution of the given task is complicated by the shortage
   of qualified experts with higher education. The field of business is new
   to the Russian Federation. Therefore, the system of  economic  education
   in the country and, in particular, in the Urals  needs  to  be  enriched
   with the foreign experience of education in these subject domains.
   Thus, the problem of economic education at the universities of the Urals
   completely falls within the framework  of  the  priorities  set  by  the
   Tempus program in Russia.
   Deriving from this, economics (code 240)  was  chosen  as  the  priority
   subject sphere.
   This subject area also was chosen because the possibility and  advantage
   of  the  universities-participants  satisfy   its   requirements.   Each
   participating university has its faculties and/or  institutes  preparing
   students to economic and management specialities.
   The given project, devoted mainly to  the  creation  of  a  network  for
   student mobility, includes also:
elements of teaching staff retraining;
introduction of  new  information  technological  methods  into  educational
process;
intensive language preparation;
development of distance learning.

*     Previous cooperation

   During 1994-98 a consortium of 4 Ural universities  was  established  in
   the Urals. And it still continues functioning:
5. the Ural State Vocational Pedagogical University (USVPU);
6. the Ural State University (USU);
7. the Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU);
8. the Ural State Technical University (USTU).
   The consortium was created for solving  joint  tasks  in  the  field  of
      improvement of the university  management,  educational  activity  in
      subject spheres and scientific  research.  The  consortium  has  been
      functioning as a structure within  the  framework  of  bilateral  and
      multilateral agreements with the University  of  Ghent  (Belgium)  in
      carrying out the following projects:
9. URAL-MANAG (university management)
    A  foundation  was  laid  for  international  activity  of   the   Ural
       universities.  A  coordinating  center  for  managing  international
       activities in the region was created.
10. URAL-NET (development of interuniversity computer communications)
    As a result of interaction of the  given  project  with  other  similar
       projects the universities of the consortium had  an  opportunity  to
       access the global computer network Internet.
11. URAL-INFO (information technologies in learning)
    A base of relevant materials and facilities  was  created,  information
       technologies are mastered, the teaching staff  and  programmers  are
       trained to be able to introduce new information technologies in  the
       educational process.
12. URAL-LAN (language preparation)
    The modern  Language  Center  has  been  established.  The  Center  was
       supplied with the newest  equipment.  The  technology  of  intensive
       foreign language teaching is mastered. Regular teaching of the staff
       and students of the consortium universities take place.
13. URAL-ECON (teaching and research in the field of economics)
    The existing curricula were modified and new courses were developed.
14. URAL-DISTANCE  (development  of  distant  methods  of  learning  on  the
   example of economic education)
    A special course was given by Prof. Pasmiller. Workshops were held with
       a participation of the Ural State University representatives and the
       Ghent University ones.
15. URAL-ELECTRO (teaching and research  in  the  field  of  electric  power
   industry)
    The technology of internationalized curricula development, procedure of
       their coordination and introduction in the educational  process  was
       elaborated.
16. URAL-METAL (teaching and research in the field of metallurgy)
17. URAL-LIT (teaching and research in the field of  literature)
18.  URAL-LEX  (teaching  and  research  in  the   field   of    comparative
   lexicography)
    The positive experience of international cooperation in the  domain  of
   higher education was obtained.
   The  indicated  outcomes  visually  testify,  that  they  are   directly
   connected to  the  objectives  and  tasks  of  the  stated  project  and
   completely correspond to  the  Tempus  priorities.  It  is  possible  to
   consider the given project to be a continuation of joint  activities  of
   the Ural consortium.
   Besides, in 1994-98 Tempus/Tacis activities were jointly carried out  by
   the  universities  of  Ghent  (Belgium),  Rotterdam  (the  Netherlands),
   Valladolid (Spain) and the USVPU. In the course of implementation of the
   URAL project: Upgrading of  Regional  Academic  Level  T-JEP-10094-95-RF
   four  structural  subdivisions  were  created  in  the  USVPU  for   the
   realization and management of international activities:
19. Regional Office for International Cooperation (RO);
20. Information Network Centre (INC);
21. Language Centre (LC);
22. Regional Centre for Student Exchanges (Vagant Centre) (VC).
   The activities of these subdivisions are of a regional character and are
   extended to the other universities of the Ural consortium. The  Regional
   Office for International Cooperation assists in the teaching  staff  and
   student mobility organization. The  Language  Centre  provides  language
   preparation of the trainees from different  universities.  The  Regional
   Centre for Student Exchanges has developed mechanisms and procedures  of
   student exchanges, ways of realization of credit transfer, a  method  of
   definition of student workloads and credit  allocation,  has  instructed
   the ECTS-coordinators appointed  at  the  consortium  universities,  has
   mastered  and  disseminated  the  technology  of  producing  information
   packages. The VC provides informational and organizational  support  for
   student  mobility.  The  Information   Network   Centre   provides   the
   subdivisions with communication means, with access to local  and  global
   electronic networks.
   The administrative and academic staff of all the consortium universities
   have  been  trained  in  activity   domains   of   the   above-mentioned
   subdivisions at the universities  of  Ghent  (Belgium),  Rotterdam  (the
   Netherlands), Valladolid (Spain) and other European universities.
   The Ural State University for Economics (USUE)  joining  the  consortium
   (as a 5th member)  in  1994/98  has  established  a  number  of  partner
   connections  with  some  European  universities  and   institutes.   The
   University has already acquired a certain experience before  joining  in
   the new project. Among them: Student and teachers exchanges  procedures,
   language training, coordination of  educational  programs,  creation  of
   joint  teaching  materials,  academic  recognition  of  study   results,
   agreements   for   rendering   educational   services,   management   of
   international cooperation. Student exchanges were conducted with Marburg
   University, Cologne  University,  Munich  University  (Germany),  Higher
   educational commercial schools of Po and Lyons Cities (France). Teachers
   exchanges were  conducted  between  USUE  and  Technical  University  of
   Roitlingen  (Germany),  Utrecht  University  (the  Netherlands),  London
   Economics School and NorthWestern College of London (GB).

   At the present time all 5 Ural universities have their own  offices  for
   the international cooperation. It is seemed that their presence will  be
   helpfull for the new project fulfilment.

*     Links with other programs

   The described Tempus JEP “URAL” is obviously directly connected with the
   objectives and tasks of the proposed project, which can be considered as
   its  natural  sequel.  The  achieved  outcomes  can   be   significantly
   multiplied in the course of implementation of a new possible project  to
   influence not only the Ural Region but also the  educational  system  of
   Russia, which will  allow  to  use  the  Tempus  funds  with  a  maximum
   efficiency.

   Some positive experience was accumulated also during  the  international
   project  "Distance  Learning  in  the  Economic  Zone  of   the   Urals"
   ww.91.05/01.01/BO41, which was carried out by the USVPU  in  cooperation
   with the Italian Institute of  Foreign  Trade.  In  the  course  of  the
   project more than 300 workers for small business were prepared with  the
   distance learning method. This experience  also  will  be  used  in  the
   execution of the stated project.

   It  is  very  important  that,  the  USVPU  heads  the  Association  for
   Scientific Research and  Educational  Methods  in  Vocational  Education
   (ASREM/VE), which unites  more  than  130  educational  institutions  in
   Russia.  The  ASREM/VE  meets  the  problems  of  development  of  State
   education standards of higher and  secondary  vocational  education  and
   preparation of normative documents for a multilevel  educational  system
   (bachelor and masters' courses). The  ASREM/VE  can  really  affect  the
   system of education in Russia, besides it has a possibility  to  provide
   official recognition of the mechanisms  and  procedures  of  educational
   degrees award. The education internationalization process in  the  USVPU
   and other universities of the Ural consortium has a real  chance  to  be
   expanded within the institutions of the ASREM/VE because the USVPU leads
   the educational policy in the Association.

   In USU together with Moscow state university the preparation of masters
   is carried on in the field of an economic theory. Together with St.-
   Petersburg state university scientific and research work is carried on
   in the field of the international economic relations. With the foreign
   partners, for example, with Technical university of Munich (Germany) the
   research projects on a theme " International economy of the firm", and
   with University of state Illinois (USA) a common theme of researches "
   Market of labor " are executed.
   In USTU on faculties of the Analysis of systems and decision making and
   banking researches are conducted within the framework of the regional
   programme financed by the regional budget of Sverdlovsk region of the
   theme of the state budget N 2980  "Mathematical and computer modeling of
   economic-organizing systems "; grants of Ministry of Education of
   Russian Federation N 2992 "Theory and methodology of an evaluation of
   efficiency of the investments on the basis of mathematical methods of
   the theory of management (section economy) and N 97-0-1.9.68 "Theory of
   the guaranteed management and evaluation in the tasks of financial
   mathematics ", and also are supported by the grant of Russian fund of
   fundamental researches (PFBR) N 97-01-01003.
   USPU during many years participates in economic programmes of Sverdlovsk
   region on creation of economic culture in market conditions. Joint work
   by the grant with North-East Illinois university (USA) on the programme
   "Economic, social and cultural initiative. Russian-American partnership
   " USA N IA-AFJL-J4190526 was executed.
   Within two last years USUE has received positive experience of exchange
   of the students with university of Visbaden (Germany), and also with
   other mentioned before universities on a specialty « World economy ».
   These programs of students' exchanges of USUE are directly connected
   with the stated project, as have the common objectives of creation of
   stable channels of students' mobility on the base of agreed educational
   programs in the field of economy.
IV.2. OBJECTIVE AND EXPECTED OUTCOMES

2.1.  Objective

   In general the objective of the project is to make the student  mobility
   possible and to update the content of  higher  economic  education,  its
   methods and forms of teaching with the help of international cooperation
   in this area what will promote the development of  market  relations  in
   Russia and its integration in the world economic community.
   The improvement of higher economic education should be realized  by  its
   adaptation  to  the  European  education  dimensions.  Russian  economic
   education  has  not  sufficient  experience  of  operating   in   market
   conditions therefore the students trained do not  always  correspond  to
   the requirements of the new market  conditions.  The  solution  of  this
   problem  can  be  reached  as  one  of  the  outcomes  of  international
   cooperation in the field of  economic  education.  Such  cooperation  is
   inevitably connected with students and teachers exchanges, with problems
   of development of joint professional education programs,  with  problems
   of academic recognition of educational degrees and diplomas.
   The outlined problems in  the  field  of  economic  education  allow  to
   formulate the specific  objective  of  the  project:  "  Creation  of  a
   mobility network for students in economics  based  on  internationalised
   curricula in the field of financial and industrial  managament,  banking
   and insurance for making the student mobility possible and for upgrading
   of education quality". Such a constantly functioning network will  allow
   not only to accumulate and generalize the  experience  of  teaching  the
   students, but also to prepare the background  for  scientific  exchange.
   Doubtlessly, in the course of student exchanges the growth of the  staff
   participating  in  the  development  of  internationalized   educational
   programs will also be ensured. To achieve this objective it is necessary
   to set the following tasks:

23. Strengthening of the existing and creation of new organizational
   structures dealing with student exchanges;
24. Development of internationalized curricula and joint short-term
   internationalized educational programs;
25. Development of new and improvement of the existing procedures of
   recognition of the results of abroad study courses;
26. Realization of student exchanges;
27. Analysis, generalization and dissemination of the experience obtained;
28. Taking special measures to provide the stability and sustainability of
   the network created.


2.2.  Outcomes, activities and inputs

                                OUTCOME TABLE

Outcome reference N°:    1        Description of the outcome: 73 students
and postgraduates, having taken part in the students exchange programs
between Russian and European universities.

Deadline: June, 30, 2001          Institutions involved (reference N°): 1-8

Description of the activities:
1.1   Working out a common selection procedure of students-economists at
   all Russian higher educational institutions, participants of the
   consortium. Making use of the foreign universities experience. The VC
   branches together with the home institution professors carry out the
   selection. Language fluency will be one of the most imortant criteria.
1.2   Creation and annual updating as well as setting up in the Internet of
   the participating institutions information packages (in English
   language).
1.3   Organization of access to the resources of the host university
   (libraries, computer facilities, etc.).
1.4   Accommodation of foreign students in the hostels of the higher
   educational institutions, participants of the project. Organization of
   the foreign students’ leisure. Guarantee of their security during their
   staying abroad.
1.5   Language training for the outgoing students (before their departure).
1.6   Organizational and informational students’ support.
1.7   Supervising of the outgoing students (application of the ECTS system;
   in order to achive the best results of studying abroad the guidance from
   the home institution is presupposed).
1.8   Application of ECTS for the study results’ recognition (the
   regulations of the ECTS are mentioned in the “ECTS User’s Guide” well
   known in European universities).
1.9   Experience dissemination – organization of an international
   conference on the results of student exchanges (in Ekaterinburg).
1.10  Experience dissemination – organization in Ekaterinburg of 3 annual
   regional conferences on the problems of economic education, with the
   European partners taking part.

Target group(s):
Students, postgraduate students.

Inputs allocated from the Tempus budget:
1. Covering the expenses, connected with students’ exchange (travel and
stay):
  50 students' East-West mobility – 5 months; 10 postgraduate students'
  East-West mobility – 10 months
  10 students' West-East mobility – 5 months; 3 postgraduate students' West-
  East mobility – 10 months
2. Financing of Russian universities information packages’ publishing.
3. Financing of work of the Language Centre teaching staff.
4. Financing of the international conference organization expenses and
covering of travel and stay costs of Russian participants.
5. Covering of travel and stay at the conference costs of EU participants.
6. Financing of the conference printed materials issue.
7. Technical equipping of the Language Centre.
8. Financing of the administrative staff, academic staff
9. 3 conferences’ organization expenses financing. Covering of travel and
   stay costs at the conference of RF participants.
10. Financing of travel and stay of EU participants of the conference.
11. Financing of the conference printed materials issue.

Inputs allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1.    Financing of the ECTS coordinators’ work.
2.    Financing the professors’ work in teaching foreign students.
3.    Financing of the information packages’ elaboration.
4.    Financing of the EU universities information packages’ issuing.
5.    Provision of an access to the library, computer classes and other
   educational equipment.
Duration (in weeks): 156
Total Tempus funding required for this outcome (including  related  mobility
flows) over project duration:
ECU .560'670
(this amount reflects the inputs from the Tempus budget  only  -  for  other
contributions see the financial table V.8.)
                                OUTCOME TABLE
                                 (Continued)

Outcome reference N°:    2        Description of the outcome: 75 students
and postgraduate students, having taken part in the students exchange
program between the Ural higher educational institutions, participants of
the consortium.

Deadline: June, 30, 2001          Institutions involved (reference N°): 2-6


Description of the activities:
2.1   Working out a common selection procedure of students-economists at
   all higher educational institutions, participants of the consortium.
   Making use of foreign universities experience. The selection has to be
   made by the students’ exchange centres and professors of universities.
2.2   Creation and annual updating as well as setting up in the Internet of
   information packages of Ural universities, taking part in the project (in
   the Russian language).
2.3   Organization of access to the resources  of the host university
   (libraries, computer facilities ets.).
2.4   Supervising of the outgoing students.
2.5   Accommodation of other-town students in the hostels of the higher
   educational institutions, participants of the project.
2.6   Organizational and informational students’ support.
2.7   Application of ECTS for the studying results’ recognition.

Target group(s):
Administrative staff, academic staff, students, postgraduate students.

Inputs allocated from the Tempus budget:

Inputs allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1.    Financing of the students’ exchanges:
   75 students' East-East mobility, 5 months.
2.    Financing of the ECTS coordinators work.
3.    Financing of the overtime work of the teachers.
4.    Provision of an access to the library, computer classes and other
   educational equipment.
Duration (in weeks): 156

Total Tempus funding required for this outcome (including  related  mobility
flows) over project duration:
ECU. 0
(this amount reflects the inputs from the Tempus budget  only  -  for  other
contributions see the financial table V.8.)

                                OUTCOME TABLE
                                 (Continued)

Outcome reference N°:    3        Description of the outcome:
Internationalization  of professional educational economic programs at
higher educational institutions, participants of the project.

Deadline: August, 31, 2001        Institutions involved (reference N°): 1-8


Description of the activities:
3.1 Comparative analysis of professional educational programs of the home
and host universities.
3.2 Selection of foreign study courses, which are of interest for the
sending university.
3.3 Foreseeing the ways to overcome the differences in professional
educational programs.
3.4 ECTS system introduction.
3.5 Short-term mutual visits of administrative and academic staff to co-
ordinate the work and discuss the problems of students’ mobility, such as
diploma recognition and  methods of credit transfer.
3.6 Administrative and academic staff training periods (administrative for
intensive courses for studying methods of credit transfer; academics to
perfect the teaching methods).
3.7 Expending of the library resources of partner universities at the
expense of purchasing of books and periodical issues on the Economics
problems.
3.8 Provision of project participants with an access to the computer
databases containing some information concerning the contents of courses
offered at the economic faculties of the European universities.
3.9 Creation of a computer database of educational programs, curricula and
teaching aids in Economics.
3.10 Dissemination of the experience – organization of Ural annual inter-
universities’ seminars on internationalization of higher economic
education.
3.11 Dissemination of the experience – publishing of Newsletters on
internationalization of higher economic education (3 times a year).

Target group(s):
Administrative staff, academic staff.

Inputs allocated from the Tempus budget:
1. Financing of short-term visits.
  15 Administrative and academic staff members' mobility East-West
2. Financing of training periods and intensive courses.
  15 Administrative and academic staff members' mobility East-West.
3. Financing of the Newsletters publishing.
4. Financing of books and periodical publications purchasing.
5. Financing of an access to the computer databases.

Inputs allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1.    Financing of the experts work in educational programs’ analysis.
2.    Financing of the work on ECTS introduction.
3.    Financing of the work on elaboration of the didactic materials and
   teaching aids.
4.    Financing of 3 seminars.
5.    Financing of language courses for trainees.
Duration (in weeks): 101

Total Tempus funding required for this outcome (including  related  mobility
flows) over project duration:
ECU .93'900
(this amount reflects the inputs from the Tempus budget  only  -  for  other
contributions see the financial table V.8.)
                                OUTCOME TABLE
                                 (Continued)

Outcome reference N°:    4        Description of the outcome: A network of
branches of the Regional Centre for Students’ Exchanges (RCSE) at the Ural
universities – participants of the consortium, as well as constant contacts
of the Centre and its branches with the corresponding structures of the
European universities participating in the project.

Deadline: August, 31, 2001        Institutions involved (reference N°): 2-6

Description of the activities:
4.1 Creation of RCSE branches at the universities of the Ural consortium
and their technical provision.
4.2. Establishing of cooperation links between the heads of the RCSE
branches at the Ural universities.
4.3 Appointment of ECTS-coordinators in Economics at each participating
university.
4.4 Training of the ECTS-coordinators and staff of the RCSE and its
branches at the European universities.
4.5 Organization of meetings, conferences, seminars on the exchange of
experience with participation of the heads and the staff of the RCSE, ECTS-
coordinators and students participating in the project.
4.6 Establishing of direct links between the ECTS-coordinators in economics
of the Ural consortium universities and the European universities,
participation in the work of the ECTS ALUMNI Association.
4.7 Dissemination of the experience – publishing activities (Newsletters,
see Outcome 3 Activity 3.11).

Target group(s):
Staff of the RCSE and its branches, ECTS-coordinators.

Inputs allocated from the Tempus budget:
1. Financing of intensive courses for the RCSE staff and ECTS-coordinators
at European universities.
2. Financing of the publishing activities (it is the same activity
mentioned above, see Outcome 3).
3. Provision of the RCSE branches with equipment:
  4 PCs; 4 Laser Jets; 4 Copying machines; 4 Binding machines.
4. Financing of software.
5. Financing of services for the equipment.

Inputs allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1.    Premises, furniture, municipal costs.
2.    Staff costs (RCSE and its branches staff, ECTS-coordinators).
3.    Computer network, communications.
4.    Financing of conferences and seminars.
Duration (in weeks): 156

Total Tempus funding required for this outcome (including  related  mobility
flows) over project duration:
ECU .38'000
(this amount reflects the inputs from the Tempus budget  only  -  for  other
contributions see the financial table V.8.)
                                OUTCOME TABLE
                                 (Continued)

Outcome reference N°:    5        Description of the outcome: 20 academic
staff will deliver lectures at the universities-participants in the
project.

Deadline: June, 31, 2001          Institutions involved (reference N°): 1-8

Description of the activities:
5.1 Elaboration of new study courses (reviews lectures on subjects that are
read at the professors’ home institutions) and their methodological
provision.
5.2 Organizational and informational support of the outgoing lecturers.
5.3 Dissemination of the experience: publishing activity (Newsletters, see
Outcome 3, Activity 3.11).

Target group(s):
Academic staff, postgraduate students, students, administrative staff.

Inputs allocated from the Tempus budget:
1.    Financing of the 15 academic staff members' East-West mobility (it is
   the same mobility mentioned above, see Outcome 3).
2.    Financing of the 5 academic staff members' West-East mobility.
3.    Publishing of didactical materials (teaching aids) for the lectures
   to be read abroad (20 sets).

Inputs allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1.    Financing of the work on elaboration of new copyrightable courses.

Duration (in weeks): 77

Total Tempus funding required for this outcome (including  related  mobility
flows) over project duration:
ECU .22'800
(this amount reflects the inputs from the Tempus budget  only  -  for  other
contributions see the financial table V.8.)
2.3.  Impact and sustainability

The successful implementation of the project will influence various  aspects
of the system of higher education in Russia, connected with  preparation  of
students to be highly qualified specialists:
29. On the national level it is the process of  adaptation  of  the  Russian
   system of higher education to the European dimensions; the possibility of
    mutual recognition of  diplomas  of  future  specialists  in  economics;
   creation of a model of a rapid and reliable information  exchange  system
   between the universities of Russia and European Union;
30.  At  a  regional  level  -  perfecting  of  the  network  of  the   Ural
   universities ensuring high-quality preparation of students in the  sphere
   of economics; uniting of scientific - pedagogical  potential of the  Ural
   universities  for  solution  of  problems  in  the  sphere   of   student
   exchanges; development of structures coordinating  student  exchanges  at
   the  regional  level;  creation  of  reliable   channels  of  information
   exchange on problems of preparation of high-qualified economists;
31. At a university level - further  development  of  university  structures
   connected with student exchanges (Regional Center for Student  Exchanges,
   Regional Office for  International  Cooperation);  replenishment  of  the
   library funds with the economic literature,  purchased  by  the  students
   during their study courses abroad; creation of the atmosphere of interest
   in  student  exchanges  at  all   structural   subdivisions   (faculties,
   departments) of the university;
32. At a level of faculties - development of the structure of  the  Economic
   Faculty by student exchanges, including those with foreign  universities;
   improvement  of  professional  skills  of  the  faculty  teaching  staff,
   including reading of some lectures in a  foreign  language;  increase  of
   students' interest  in  qualitative  studying  and  learning  of  foreign
   languages;
33. At a level of departments - perfecting of curricula for  preparation  of
   experts in the  sphere  of  economics;  teachers'  mastering  of  foreign
   languages; rise of prestige of an economic specialty in the eyes of would-
   be students.

Upon termination of Tempus/Tacis financing the outcomes of the  project  can
be maintained and developed by the structures established in the  course  of
the  project  implementation   (RCSE   branches,   ECTS-coordinators).   The
involvement in new projects, bilateral and multilateral  agreements  between
the Russian and foreign universities is possible. It is obviously  possible,
that the mentioned structures, using the accumulated links,  can  offer  the
whole range of services to organizations and population.  This  will  ensure
additional sources of financing.

The Ural universities consortium has an intention to  save  and  to  develop
the academic network established in the framework of  the  CHAIN-E  project.
For this purpose it is planned to offer and to realize the  joint  projects,
financed from the respectable sources. All the  Ural  universities  have  an
experience of grants getting from the national and  non-governmental  funds:
“The Fund  of  Higher  Education  Development”,  “National  Fund  for  Staff
Preparation”  (The  Government   of   the   Russian   Federation   and   the
International Reconstruction and Development Bank), “G. Soros  Fund  (Opened
Society  Institute)”  etc.  During  the  academic   network   creation   the
universities will try to provide the financing from  these  sources  of  the
respectable joint project in the field of Economics and  Education.  At  the
present time the USVPU and the USU have already got  the  positive  decision
of the “National Fund for Staff Preparation” about the  loan  rendering  for
the realization of the Innovation Education Fund project  in  the  field  of
economical education of these universities.
IV.3. MANAGEMENT OF THE PROJECT

3.1.  Management structure

Role and responsibilities of each consortium member

The structure of management of  the  project  is  indicated  in  the  scheme
below.
The University - Contractor is Ghent  University  (RUG).  During  the  first
year of MJEP fulfillment it acts as the  University  -  Coordinator  of  the
project, but it delegates some part of the  responsibilities  in  Russia  to
the USVPU. Such control circuit has been already tested  in  1994-98.  In  a
course of realization of the Ural  universities  consortium  work  with  the
Ghent University within the framework of the  multilateral  agreements,  and
also the USVPU with Ghent, Rotterdam and Valladolid universities  under  the
URAL project (Tempus/Tacis) T-JEP-10094-95-RF. The  positive  administrative
experience accumulated for these years allows to recommend the used  circuit
of work.
During the second and third years functions of University -  Coordinator  of
the project executes the USVPU, and some part  of  the  responsibilities  on
coordination of works in Europe are preserved for RUG. The delegation  of  a
coordinating role to Russian university (USVPU) has two reasons: first,  the
major part of work under the project is carried  out  in  Russia;  secondly,
the fulfillment of managing functions will allow the USVPU  to  fix  and  to
advance those skills of a realization of  international  cooperation,  which
were incorporated by joint activity of the  Russian-European  consortium  of
universities in 1994-98.
The  problems  of  CHAIN-E  and  Russian-European  subprojects   development
strategy (as well as development strategy of the URAL subprojects and  other
projects connecting universities of Ural and Europe into the  network)  will
be settled by Council of the Rectors, which includes Prof./Dr. G.  Romantsev
(USVPU),  Prof./Dr. V. Tretyakov  (USU),  Prof./Dr.  V.   Kamyshov   (USUE),
Prof./Dr. S. Naboichenko  (USTU),  Prof./Dr. V. Zhavoronkov  (USPU)  on  the
part of Ekaterinburg universities.

The operating project management is carried out by the Coordination  Council
of the managers of works at the universities. To be such managers:  a  Vice-
Rector - coordinator of the international  programs  (USVPU),  Prof./Dr.  I.
Kolobkov - Chairman of Coordination Council; a Vice-Rector on  international
relations (USUE), Prof./Dr. A. Maltsev – deputy  head  of  the  Coordination
Council; the dean of Economics Faculty (USU), Prof./Dr. D.  Nesterova;  Head
of the Department of The Analysis of Systems  and  Decision  Making  (USTU),
Prof./Dr. O. Nikonov; a Vice-Rector on educational  work  and  international
relations (USPU), Prof./Dr. M. Igoshev are appointed. The managers of  works
at the universities coordinate  aspirations  of  faculties  and  departments
involved in the project in the correspondence with  the  annually  developed
general plan of the activity, which is approved in Tempus Department of  the
ETF.
A big role in carrying out of the MJEP CHAIN-E activities is played  by  the
ECTS-coordinators, appointed at the universities, who  are  responsible  for
the ECTS implementation while realization of student exchanges.  The  strict
fulfillment of ECTS principles, which is steadfastly monitored by the  ECTS-
coordinators, is the lien of that the procedures of academic recognition  of
study results will be facilitated,  and  the  students  who  wish  to  study
abroad, will not be afraid of extension of terms of their study  because  of
a problem with academic recognition. In 4  of  five  Ural  universities  the
ECTS-coordinators already exist and have passed training periods abroad  and
followed special courses in the USVPU: Prof./Dr.  A.  Zhuchenko  Vice-rector
of the USVPU; the Head of the Educational  Department  (USTU)  Prof./Dr.  V.
Shavrin;  the  employee  of  the  Educational  Department  (USPU)  Prof.  M.
Yelisafenko; Prof./Dr. of the International Relations  Department  (USU)  V.
Kouzmine.  Besides,  the  ECTS   technology   is   widely   known   to   the
administrative and academic staff of the  USVPU,  who  can  be  involved  to
management  of  the  process  of   ECTS   introduction   into   other   Ural
institutions.
The course of works under the project is weekly discussed  by  the  Head  of
the  Coordination  Council  with  the   representatives   of   international
departments of universities  (liaison-officers).  The  meetings  of  liaison
-officers, as an  element  of  operating  control,  are  widely  applied  in
activity of the consortium of Ural universities in  1994-98.  The  functions
of liaison-officers execute the following  persons:  Prof./Dr.  T.  Begalova
(USTU), Mrs. Y. Tokpiseva (USPU), Mrs. R. Shamsutdinova (USU).
The managers of works under the project at the universities act in  a  close
contact with  services  of  international  cooperation.  These  services  at
various universities are on the different  stages  of  development,  however
they can effort to cover needs  of  the  project.  The  main  work  will  be
carried  out  by  the  most  developed  subdivisions  of  the  University  -
Coordinator (USVPU): the  Regional  Office  for  International  Cooperation,
Language Center, Regional Centre for Student Exchanges.
The  Regional  Office  for  International  Cooperation  of  the   USVPU   in
cooperation with international departments of other  universities[1]  is  to
fulfill the following functions:
34.  Regularly  instructs  the  managers  of   works   at   the   consortium
   universities and various participants about  new  possibilities  and  new
   kinds of activity in the framework of the  project  and  gives  practical
   advises.
35. Distributes information about a course of realization  of  the  project,
   ensures feedback.
36. Organizes coordination meetings of the managers of works.
37. Realizes interaction with the foreign partners  -  participants  of  the
   projects.
38. Realizes planning and  monitoring  the  course  of  realization  of  the
   project.
39. Elaborates the reports (intermediate and final).
40. Represents outcomes of the project to a wide academic public.
41.  Organizes  international  and  regional   conferences,   seminars   and
   meetings.
42. Realizes developing and issuing of the newsletters.
43. Carries out the accumulation and systematization  of  materials  on  the
   results  of  foreign  training  periods  and  of  the  employees  of  the
   consortium universities.
44. Organizes sending and receiving of the official invitations.
45. Realizes communication with embassies and consulates to settle  problems
   of visa support.
46. Organizes visa maintenance to the foreigners in Ekaterinburg.
47. Helps in registration of the passports, insurance  and  other  necessary
   documents for departure abroad.
48. Helps in booking of the travel tickets and hotels.
49. Organizes  residing,  feed  and  leisure  of  the  foreign  visitors  to
   university.
50. Creates information and methodical databases for elaboration of  social-
   cultural programs both for the foreign visitors, and for  the  university
   employees and students departing abroad.
51. Organizes cultural information maintenance concerning  country  of  stay
   for students the university employees departing abroad.
52. Organizes a supply.
53. Realizes print-design works of the department.
54. Organizes text translations.
55.  Provides  serviceable  operation  of   all   kinds   of   communication
   (telephone, fax, mail, DHL post, e-mail).
56. Realizes the collection of the financial documents (invoices,  waybills,
   travel  tickets)  and  their  registration  in  the  correspondence  with
   requirements of the project.
57. Realizes planning and monitoring expenditures  of  financial  assets  of
   the project.
58. Elaborates the financial report on the expenditures of grant money.
59. Conducts accounting and remittances in various currencies.
60. Inspects and adjusts the use of financial assets of  the  university  by
   the department.
    Thus,  the  international  departments  of  both  Ural,  and   European
universities  bear  responsibility  for  the  most  general   organizational
aspects of the realization of the project:  operative-circumspect  activity,
planning, monitoring and  reporting,  distribution  of  outcomes  of  works,
technical support of the mobility, publishing works,  supply  and  financial
management.
    The inclusive aspects of the project concerning development  of  higher
economic  education,  tutoring  at   foreign   universities   and   academic
recognition of study periods, and also individual problems  of  organization
of mobility are assigned to Regional Centre for  Student  Exchanges  (Vagant
Center) of the USVPU, which bears responsibility for the fulfillment of  the
following functions:
Introduction of the European Credit  Transfer  System  (ECTS)  in  the  Ural
universities;  the  guaranteed  carrying   out   of   the   obligations   of
universities on observance the ECTS  principles  and  mechanisms  while  its
using among Russian institutions as  well  as  while  international  student
exchanges;
Rendering  of   the   methodical   and   organizational   assistance   while
introduction ECTS in the Ural universities; rendering of organizational  and
information support to the  institutional  ECTS-coordinators  beginning  the
introduction of the ECTS; involving of academic  staff  in  a  procedure  of
credit allocation among subjects of the curricula;
Coordination of the Ural universities activity on their  adaptation  to  the
requirements of the European educational dimensions;
Informing of the university administrators, students and  teachers-users  of
the ECTS concerning educational possibilities of the  European  and  Russian
universities;   requirements   and   possibilities   of   their   reception;
coordination,  preparation,  elaboration  and  distribution  of  information
packages of faculties, electronic presentation  versions  (Home  pages)  and
student Handbooks and Guides in Russia and countries of Western Europe.
The accumulation, processing and distribution of an information on  problems
of mutual academic recognition among institutions of the Ural Region;
Organization of training periods for the teachers and administrators of  the
Ural consortium  universities  concerning  student  exchanges  and  academic
recognition; generalization of obtained outcomes and their  distribution  in
the Ural universities consortium;
The coordination and approvement of  the  normative  documents  on  academic
recognition;
Participation in the development of  general  curricula  and  Russian  State
educational standards;
Maintenance of constant  contacts  with  the  ECTS-coordinators  from  other
universities: exchange with the applications,  agreements  on  study  terms;
coordination of the curricula and educational programs; preparation  of  the
documents on transcription of outcomes  of  study;  fixing  of  the  courses
recognition and recognition of study periods; designing  of  the  individual
educational programs; combination  of  academic  requirements  and  personal
interests of the students;
Monitoring of a course of study in the framework of  the  ECTS:  maintenance
of adaptation  and  integration  of  foreign  students  at  the  university;
maintaining of contacts with the outgoing students for  promotion  of  their
adaptation and progress in study.
Establishment  and  maintaining  of  contacts  with   structures   realizing
sponsorship of study abroad, national organizations financing  the  programs
of student exchanges.
    In a course of project the creation of the Vagant  Centre  branches  at
the Ural universities consortium and delegation of a part  of  functions  of
Regional Centre for Student Exchanges are supposed. Together  with  it,  the
part of the responsibility under the  project  for  study  of  the  students
abroad is transmitted also to the Ural universities.
    At the European universities the responsibility for  the  listed  above
kinds  of  activity  are  assigned  to  student  advisory  centers  and   to
international relation offices. In all cases at the Russian universities  as
well as in institutions of European Union the kinds of activity are  carried
out with participation of faculty and university ECTS-coordinators.
    The  responsibility  for  language  preparation  of  the  students  and
trainees is assigned  separately  to  each  university  of  the  consortium.
However, the perfecting of language knowledge at  the  Russian  participants
is supposed to be realized with use of possibilities of the modern  Language
Center (USVPU), which has not only modern equipment,  but  also  progressive
technologies of teaching. In a course of  the  project  it  is  supposed  to
create branch of the Language Center in opposite  from  the  USVPU  side  of
Ekaterinburg on the basis of the Ural State  University  for  Economics,  to
which the part of functions and responsibility on  language  preparation  of
the most numerous quota of the students of economic specialties  among  Ural
institutions will be delegated.
    The success of the project in  many  respects  depends  on  information
support, which should be regular, reliable, relevant and rapid.  Information
exchange between universities of the consortium, search of  it  in  computer
networks, conduction of teleconferences for the experience exchange and  for
project management realization are assigned on created during  the  previous
joint  universities  activity  Information  Network   Centers,   which   are
responsible for this kind of activity.


                            Management structure

Project management experience of the Coordinator; his/her  participation  in
  other programs of international cooperation

   Mrs. Lieve Bracke is the manager of the International  Relations  Office
   since 1987. The department has qualified workers, who  are  incorporated
   in  two  groups:  conceptual  and  administrative.  The  department  has
   experience  of  coordination  of  the  European   educational   projects
   (Erasmus, Lingua, COMMET, Tempus), and also programs of  European  Union
   outside Europe (EC -  USA,  MEDCAMPUS,  Alpha,  UNITWIN  (UNESCO)).  The
   equipment, know-how and qualification of the Office employees  allow  to
   operate and to realize these programs successfully.
   Mrs. Lieve Bracke has been acting as the coordinator of student exchange
   programs between the  Santander  group  universities  ICP-94-NL-2020/17,
   joint European projects on student exchanges with  Hungary  (in  several
   specialities) and pre-project  Pre-JEP  00304-93  with  Kiev  University
   (Ukraine), in which university of Leeds (Great Britain) participated  as
   coordinating institution. She  was  a  member  of  the  Santander  group
   Executive committee (since 1993). Now she represents  Ghent  university,
   which is the contractor-coordinator of  JEP  URAL  (T.JEP-10094-95  RF),
   which  includes  universities  of  Ghent   (Belgium),   Rotterdam   (the
   Netherlands), Valladolid (Spain) and the  USVPU  (Russia).  Besides  she
   coordinates a series of the URAL subprojects of Ghent University with  4
   Ural universities and project OCTOPUSI, which envelops  universities  of
   Europe, countries of a CIS, Southeast Asia and Southern Africa.
   The Prof.-Dr. G. Romantsev, rector of the USVPU has wide  experience  in
   international  and  interuniversity  cooperation.  The  Association  for
   Scientific Research and  Educational  Methods  in  Vocational  Education
   (ASREM/VE) exists more than for 10 years, and is headed by the USVPU and
   integrates more than 130 institutions and colleges. The institutions  of
   Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and other  countries
   entered the Association, which activity is coordinated by the USVPU.  In
   1987-1990 the USVPU was one of the participants of a joint comprehensive
   program  of  Central  and  East  European   countries   "Improving   the
   Educational System on the Base of  Using  Computers  ".  The  continuous
   contacts link the USVPU with  Rohr  University  (Bochum,  Germany);  Max
   Plank Institute (Berlin, Germany), IBM Corporation and World ORT  Union.
   In 1995 the university to participant of the Tacis -  Distance  Learning
   Pilot Project in the Economic Zone of the Urals - Russian  Federation  -
   WW. 91.05/01.01/BO41 between the Commission of the European  Communities
   in Brussels and Institute of National Economy in Rome, Italy.
   In 1994-1998 the  USVPU  actively  cooperates  with  Flemish  community,
   heading a consortium of 4 Ural universities, which work with  the  Ghent
   University within  the  framework  of  the  bilateral  and  multilateral
   agreements, and USVPU, besides in the framework of  Tempus  (Tacis)  JEP
   URAL (T.JEP - 10094-95 RF). In a course of the JEP URAL fulfillment  the
   Regional Office for International Cooperation was created in  the  USVPU
   and equipped with the modern equipment. The employees  of  the  Regional
   Office have gained necessary qualification upon training periods at  the
   European  universities  and  are  capable  to   execute   administrative
   solutions of the coordinator of the project.
   Now under G. Romantsev's power the agreements have  been  made  and  the
   connection with universities and colleges of  Munich,  Kempten,  Wiadrin
   (Frankfurt  –  on  Maine)  (Germany),   Tyantsyn   (China),   Ulan-Bator
   (Mongolia) has been adjusted.
The decision making process envisaged
   In accordance with the management structure of the project the solutions
   are subdivided on strategic and operating ones. The strategic  solutions
   can be connected to a measurement of the long-term plans of  work,  role
   and responsibility of the partners, resource allocation of  the  project
   with the purpose of increase of quality of works,  optimization  of  the
   resource expenditures. Such solutions are made by the coordinator of the
   project as agreed with the Rectors Council and with bearing in  mind  of
   judgements  of  other  interested   persons   supporting   the   project
   financially, and organizationally.
   The operating solutions are made within  the  framework  of  the  annual
   Revised Budget  and  Activity  Plan  (RBAP)  and  are  directed  to  the
   realization of the scheduled activities. They are made  at  the  project
   managers’  level,  level  of  the  involved  faculties  and  departments
   managers,  managers  of  international  cooperation  services.  If   the
   solutions  affect  interests  of  other  partner   universities,   their
   coordination  with  Coordinating  Council  is  carried  out.  If   these
   solutions cause a modification of the works scheduled  terms  and/or  of
   resources, it  is  required  to  coordinate  these  solutions  with  the
   coordinator of the project. The conditions of the  coordination  of  the
   solutions with Tempus Department are determined by the Contract.
                              MANAGEMENT TABLE

Reference N°: 6        Description of the outcome: Management of the
project

|Description of the activities:                 |  |Year                |
|6.1. Annual planning of the activities and of  |  |1     |2     |3     |
|budget (RBAP).                                 |  |      |      |      |
|6.2. Annual report on done activities to the   |  |1     |2     |3     |
|Tempus Department of the ETF.                  |  |      |      |      |
|6.3. Weekly holding of operating workshops with|  |1     |2     |3     |
|liaison-officers of Ural consortium and        |  |      |      |      |
|teleconferences with the contact persons of the|  |      |      |      |
|European universities.                         |  |      |      |      |
|6.4. Coordinating Council meetings of managers |  |1     |2     |3     |
|of works on the project in Ural universities   |  |      |      |      |
|(monthly)                                      |  |      |      |      |
|6.5. The Ural Rectors Council meetings: The    |  |1     |2     |3     |
|intermediate results and perspectives of the   |  |      |      |      |
|project activities (every half-                |  |      |      |      |
|year)year)                                     |  |      |      |      |
|6.6. Holding of coordinating workshops of      |  |1     |2     |3     |
|representatives of all universities            |  |      |      |      |
|participating in the consortium which will be  |  |      |      |      |
|carried out in the framework of annual         |  |      |      |      |
|conferences on the problems in Economics       |  |      |      |      |
|education (see 2.8 activity).                  |  |      |      |      |
|6.7. Participation of representatives of 8     |  |1     |2     |3     |
|universities-participants of the project in the|  |      |      |      |
|annual coordinating conference of ETF Tempus-  |  |      |      |      |
|Department (Turin, Italy).                     |  |      |      |      |
|6.8. Purchasing and installation of modern     |  |1     |      |      |
|telecommunication equipment for all            |  |      |      |      |
|universities of the Ural Consortium: 5 Faxes   |  |      |      |      |
|and 5 Fax\modems.                              |  |      |      |      |

|Inputs (allocated from the Tempus budget):     |  |Year                |
|1. Financing of travel and stay in Ekaterinburg|  |1     |2     |3     |
|of European participants of the conference (see|  |      |      |      |
|Outcome 2, Tempus resources 2).                |  |      |      |      |
|2. Financing of purchasing of 5 Faxes and 5    |  |1     |      |      |
|Fax\modems.                                    |  |      |      |      |
|3. Financing of travel and 2-days stay in Turin|  |1     |2     |3     |
|of 1 participant from each university going to |  |      |      |      |
|the conference.                                |  |      |      |      |
|4. Financing of photocopying of the documents  |  |1     |2     |3     |
|and costs for materials immediately connected  |  |      |      |      |
|with measures on the project.                  |  |      |      |      |
|5. Financing of waybills.                      |  |1     |2     |3     |
|6. Financing of administrative activity.       |  |1     |2     |3     |

Inputs (allocated from outside the Tempus budget:
1. Provision of staff for management of the project, including the managers
and technical executors.
2. Granting by universities of means of the communications.
3. Granting by universities of premises and office equipment.
Total Tempus  funding  required  (including  related  mobility  flows)  over
project duration:
ECU 35620

3.3.  Quality Control

   Internal monitoring
   The operating control includes  obligatory  planning  of  all  kinds  of
activity at both the level of administrative structures and  executors  and,
accordingly, reports on the scheduled activity fulfillment. Both  short-term
and long- term planning will be carried out.  For  realization  of  internal
monitoring of the project with the purpose of an  evaluation  of  timeliness
and qualities of fulfillment of works all participants  should  declare  the
regular reports on fulfillment of activity to university-coordinator of  the
project. It will allow inspecting an expenditure of financial resources  and
fulfillment of the plans of works.

   External evaluation
   The general reports will annually be declared in Tempus Department for a
qualitative and quantitative evaluation of efficiency of activity under  the
project with the external experts.
   The activity under the project will be discussed on  annual  conferences
and seminars with a participation of the European experts. It will allow  to
make  the  necessary  adjustments  to  the  project  activity  in  time  for
maintenance of due quality.
   It is possible to assume that the Tacis Coordinating  Unit  situated  in
Ekaterinburg also can act in a role of the  observers  and  experts  of  the
project activity.
   Except kinds of monitoring of quality, timeliness and expediency of  the
project activities, and also rational use of financial  resources  from  the
part of the project  coordinators  and  of  the  Tempus  Department,  it  is
necessary to take into account monitoring from the  part  of  other  persons
interested in development and effective outcomes of the  project.  First  of
all, organizations managers who sign  the  letters  of  endorsement  of  the
project and guarantee additional financial and organizational  support:  the
rectors of universities  -  participants  of  the  project,  chiefs  of  the
Central Bank of Russia, chiefs of the Parliament  committee  on  Economy  of
Sverdlovsk Area, and Nuffic as well. The regular publication  of  the  plans
of  activity  under  the  project  and  outcomes  of  their  fulfillment  in
Newsletters will allow all interested persons  to  inspect  process  of  the
project development and its efficiency.

IV.4. WORKPLAN:

             WORKPLAN Year 1998 - 1999 (November 1 - October 31)

|Outcomes/activities      |NOV  |DEC  |JAN  |FEB  |MAR  |APR  |MAY  |JUN  |JUL  |AUG  |SEP  |OCT  |Duratio|
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |n      |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |(weeks |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |/ days)|
|1.   20 East-West student|OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|mobility.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.1 Working out a common |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|selection procedure of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|students-economists of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the consortium           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.2 Creation, annual     |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |22     |
|updating, setting up in  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|the Internet of          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|information packages (in |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|English language).       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.3 Organization of      |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |30     |
|access to the resources  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.4 Accommodation of     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |30     |
|foreign students.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|Organization of their    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|leisure and security     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|during staying abroad.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.5 Language training of |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |26     |
|the outgoing students.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.6 Organizational and   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|informational students’  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.7 Supervising of the   |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |OOOO |30     |
|outgoing students.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.8 Application of ECTS  |XXXX |XXXX |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |26     |
|for the studying results’|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|recognition.             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.10 Organization of 1st |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |3 days |
|annual regional          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|conference on the        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|problems of economic     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.    15 East-East       |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|student mobility.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.1 Working out a common |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|selection procedure of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|students-economists of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the consortium           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.2 Creation, setting up |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |22     |
|in the Internet of       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|information packages of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the consortium           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities (in the     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Russian language).       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.3 Organization of      |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |30     |
|access to the resources  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.4 Supervising of the   |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |30     |
|outgoing students.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.5 Accommodation of     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |30     |
|other-town students.     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.6 Organizational and   |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|informational students’  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.7 Application of ECTS  |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |26     |
|for the studying results’|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|recognition.             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3. Internationalization  |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|     |OOOO |X    |45     |
|of educational economic  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|programs at the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.1 Comparative analysis |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|of educational programs  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the home and host     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |


Activities carried out both in the partner country and in the EU:   O
Activities carried out in the partner country:     X
Activities carried out in the EU: =

|3.2 Selection of foreign |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|study courses, which are |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of an interest for the   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|sending university.      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.3 Foreseeing the ways  |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|to overcome the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|differences in           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|educational programs.    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.4 ECTS system          |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |40     |
|introduction.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|3.5 Short-term visits of |     |     |     |     |=    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 weeks|
|administrative and       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|academic staff to        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinate student       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|mobility.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.6 Staff training       |=    |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |4 weeks|
|periods to perfect the   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|teaching methods;        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intensive courses on     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|credit transfer methods. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.9 Creation of a        |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|computer database of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|educational programs,    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|curricula and teaching   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|aids in Economics.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.10 Organization of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |3 days |
|inter-university seminar |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|on internationalization  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of higher economic       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                         |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|3.11 Publishing of 3     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|issues of Newsletter on  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|internationalization of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|higher education.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4. A network of branches |XXXX |XXXX |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|of the Regional Centre   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|for Students’ Exchanges  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(RCSE).                  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.1 Creation of RCSE     |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |XXXX |     |     |     |     |17     |
|branches at the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|universities of the Ural |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.2. Establishing of     |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|cooperation links between|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|the heads of the RCSE    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|branches.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.3 Appointment of ECTS  |XX   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |2 weeks|
|coordinators in Economics|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|at each participating    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|university.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.4 Training of the ECTS |     |     |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |4 weeks|
|coordinators and staff of|     |     |     |=    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the RCSE at the European |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.5 Organization of      |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |2 weeks|
|meetings, conferences,   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|seminars on the exchange |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of experience.           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.6 Establishing of      |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |44     |
|direct links between the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|ECTS coordinators of the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural consortium and the  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|European universities,   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|participation in the work|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of the ECTS ALUMNI       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Association              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                         |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|4.7 Publishing activities|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|(Newsletters, see Outcome|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3 Activity 3.11).        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.    6 academics deliver|XXX= |= = =|OOOOO|XX   |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |27     |
|lectures at the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|universities-participants|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(see Outcome 3).         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.1 Elaboration of new   |XXX= |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |17     |
|study courses and their  |     |     |= =  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|methodological provision.|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.2 Organizational and   |XXX= |= = =|= = =|XX   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |18     |
|informational support of |     |     |= =  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|the outgoing lecturers.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.3 Publishing activities|     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|(Newsletters, see Outcome|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|3 Activity 3.11).        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6. Project management.   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|6.1 Annual planning of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|the activities and of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|budget (RBAP).           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.2 Annual report on done|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|activities to the Tempus |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Department of the ETF.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.3 Weekly holding of    |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|operating workshops with |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|liaison-officers of Ural |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Consortium.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.4 Coordinating Council |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |12 days|
|meetings of managers of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|works on the project in  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural universities        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(monthly)                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.5 The Ural Rectors     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |2 days |
|Council meetings: The    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intermediate results and |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|perspectives of the      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|project activities (every|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|half-year)               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.6 Holding of           |     |     |     |     |     |0    |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 day  |
|coordinating workshops of|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|representatives of all   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.7 Participation of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|representatives of       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|in the annual            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinating conference  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of ETF Tempus- Department|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(Turin, Italy).          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.8 Purchasing,          |     |     |XX   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |2 weeks|
|installation of          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|telecommunication        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|equipment for all        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities of the Ural |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Consortium: 5 Faxes and 5|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Fax\modems.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |

            WORKPLAN Year 1999 - 2000 (November 1  - October 31)

|Outcomes/activities     |NOV  |DEC  |JAN  |FEB  |MAR  |APR  |MAY  |JUN  |JUL  |AUG  |SEP  |OCT  |Duratio|
|                        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |n      |
|                        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |(weeks |
|                        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |/ days)|
|1.   24 East-West       |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|student mobility.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.2 Creation, annual    |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |8 weeks|
|updating, setting up in |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the Internet of         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|information packages (in|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|English language).      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.3 Organization of     |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |OOOO |43     |
|access to the resources |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.4 Accommodation of    |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |OOOO |43     |
|foreign students.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|Organization of their   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|leisure and security    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|during staying abroad.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.5 Language training of|OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |26     |
|the outgoing students.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.6 Organizational and  |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|informational students’ |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.7 Supervising of the  |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |OOOO |43     |
|outgoing students.      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.8 Application of ECTS |     |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |22     |
|for the studying        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|results’ recognition.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.10 Organization of 1st|     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |3 days |
|annual regional         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|conference on the       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|problems of economic    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.    25 East-East      |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|student mobility.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.2 Creation, setting up|XXXX |XXXX |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |8 weeks|
|in the Internet of      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|information packages of |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the consortium          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities (in the    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Russian language).      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.3 Organization of     |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |     |     |35     |
|access to the resources |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.4 Supervising of the  |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |     |     |35     |
|outgoing students.      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.5 Accommodation of    |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |     |     |35     |
|other-town students.    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.6 Organizational and  |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|informational students’ |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.7 Application of ECTS |     |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |22     |
|for the studying        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|results’ recognition.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3. Internationalization |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |=    |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |X    |28     |
|of educational economic |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|programs at the         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities.|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.1 Comparative analysis|OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|of educational programs |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the home and host    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.2 Selection of foreign|OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|study courses, which are|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of an interest for the  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|sending university.     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.3 Foreseeing the ways |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|to overcome the         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|differences in          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|educational programs.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.5 Short-term visits of|     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 weeks|
|administrative and      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|academic staff to       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinate student      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|mobility.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.6 Staff training      |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |4 weeks|
|periods to perfect the  |     |=    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|teaching methods;       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intensive courses on    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|credit transfer methods.|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.7 Expending of the    |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|library resources of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|partner universities.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.8 Provision of project|OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|participants with an    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|access to the computer  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|databases               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.9 Creation of a       |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|computer database of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|educational programs,   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|curricula and teaching  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|aids in Economics.      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.10 Organization of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |3 days |
|inter-university seminar|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|on internationalization |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of higher economic      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                        |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|3.11 Publishing of 3    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|issues of Newsletter on |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|internationalization of |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|higher education.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4. A network of branches|OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|of the Regional Centre  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|for Students’ Exchanges |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(RCSE).                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.5 Organization of     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |2 weeks|
|meetings, conferences,  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|seminars on the exchange|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of experience.          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.6 Establishing of     |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|direct links between the|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|ECTS coordinators of the|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural consortium and the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|European universities,  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|participation in the    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|work of the ECTS ALUMNI |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Association             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                        |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|4.7 Publishing          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|activities (Newsletters,|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|see Outcome 3 Activity  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.11).                  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.    7 academics       |XXX= |= = =|OOOOO|XX   |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |23     |
|deliver lectures at the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|universities-participant|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|s (see Outcome 3).      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.1 Elaboration of new  |XXX= |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |9 weeks|
|study courses and their |     |     |= =  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|methodological          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|provision.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.2 Organizational and  |XXX= |= = =|= = =|XX   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |14     |
|informational support of|     |     |= =  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|the outgoing lecturers. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.3 Publishing          |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|activities (Newsletters,|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|see Outcome 3 Activity  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.11).                  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6. Project management.  |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|                        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|6.1 Annual planning of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|the activities and of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|budget (RBAP).          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.2 Annual report on    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|done activities to the  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Tempus Department of the|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|ETF.                    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.3 Weekly holding of   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|operating workshops with|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|liaison-officers of Ural|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Consortium.             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.4 Coordinating Council|X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |12 days|
|meetings of managers of |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|works on the project in |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural universities       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(monthly)               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.5 The Ural Rectors    |X    |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |2 days |
|Council meetings: The   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intermediate results and|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|perspectives of the     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|project activities      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(every half-year)       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.6 Holding of          |     |     |     |     |     |O    |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 day  |
|coordinating workshops  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of representatives of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|all consortium          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.7 Participation of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|representatives of      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|in the annual           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinating conference |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of ETF Tempus-          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Department (Turin,      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Italy).                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |

            WORKPLAN Year 2000 - 2001 (November 1  - October 31)

|Outcomes/activities      |NOV  |DEC  |JAN  |FEB  |MAR  |APR  |MAY  |JUN  |JUL  |AUG  |SEP  |OCT  |Duratio|
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |n      |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |(weeks |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |/ days)|
|1.   20 East-West student|OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|mobility.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.2 Creation, annual     |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |8 weeks|
|updating, setting up in  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the Internet of          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|information packages (in |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|English language).       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.3 Organization of      |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |35     |
|access to the resources  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.4 Accommodation of     |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |35     |
|foreign students.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|Organization of their    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|leisure and security     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|during staying abroad.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.5 Language training of |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |26     |
|the outgoing students.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.6 Organizational and   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|informational students’  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.7 Supervising of the   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |35     |
|outgoing students.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|1.8 Application of ECTS  |     |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |22     |
|for the studying results’|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|recognition.             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.9 Conduction of the    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |3 days |
|international conference |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|on the results of student|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|exchanges.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|1.10 Organization of 1st |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |3 days |
|annual regional          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|conference on the        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|problems of economic     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.    35 East-East       |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|student mobility.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.2 Creation, setting up |XXXX |XXXX |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |8 weeks|
|in the Internet of       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|information packages of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|the consortium           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities (in the     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Russian language).       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.3 Organization of      |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |43     |
|access to the resources  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the host university.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.4 Supervising of the   |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |43     |
|outgoing students.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.5 Accommodation of     |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |43     |
|other-town students.     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|2.6 Organizational and   |XXXX |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |XXXX |XXXX |52     |
|informational students’  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|support.                 |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|2.7 Application of ECTS  |     |XXXX |XXXXX|     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXXX|XXXX |     |     |22     |
|for the studying results’|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|recognition.             |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3. Internationalization  |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |=    |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |OOOO |X    |28     |
|of educational economic  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|programs at the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.1 Comparative analysis |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|of educational programs  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of the home and host     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|universities.            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.2 Selection of foreign |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|study courses, which are |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|of an interest for the   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|sending university.      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.3 Foreseeing the ways  |OOOO |OOOO |     |     |     |     |OOOOO|OOOO |     |     |     |     |17     |
|to overcome the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|differences in           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|educational programs.    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.5 Short-term visits of |     |     |     |     |=    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 weeks|
|administrative and       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|academic staff to        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinate student       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|mobility.                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.6 Staff training       |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |4 weeks|
|periods to perfect the   |     |=    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|teaching methods;        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intensive courses on     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|credit transfer methods. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.7 Expending of the     |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|library resources of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|partner universities.    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.8 Provision of project |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|participants with an     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|access to the computer   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|databases                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.9 Creation of a        |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |13     |
|computer database of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|educational programs,    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|curricula and teaching   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|aids in Economics.       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3.10 Organization of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |3 days |
|inter-university seminar |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|on internationalization  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of higher economic       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|education.               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                         |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|3.11 Publishing of 3     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|issues of Newsletter on  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|internationalization of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|higher education.        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4. A network of branches |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|of the Regional Centre   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|for Students’ Exchanges  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(RCSE).                  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.5 Organization of      |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |2 weeks|
|meetings, conferences,   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|seminars on the exchange |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of experience.           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|4.6 Establishing of      |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|direct links between the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|ECTS coordinators of the |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural consortium and the  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|European universities,   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|participation in the work|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of the ECTS ALUMNI       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Association              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|                         |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|4.7 Publishing activities|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|(Newsletters, see Outcome|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|3 Activity 3.11).        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.    7 academics deliver|XXX= |= = =|OOOOO|XX   |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |27     |
|lectures at the          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|universities-participants|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(see Outcome 3).         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.1 Elaboration of new   |XXX= |     |= = =|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |XXXX |XXXX |17     |
|study courses and their  |     |     |= =  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|methodological provision.|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.2 Organizational and   |XXX= |= = =|OOOOO|XX   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |XXXX |18     |
|informational support of |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|the outgoing lecturers.  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|5.3 Publishing activities|     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXXX|     |     |     |XXXX |     |14     |
|(Newsletters, see Outcome|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|3 Activity 3.11).        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6. Project management.   |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|                         |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|6.1 Annual planning of   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|the activities and of    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|budget (RBAP).           |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.2 Annual report on done|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |OOOO |4 weeks|
|activities to the Tempus |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Department of the ETF.   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.3 Weekly holding of    |OOOO |OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOOO|OOOO |OOOO |OOOO |52     |
|operating workshops with |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |weeks  |
|liaison-officers of Ural |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Consortium.              |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.4 Coordinating Council |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |X    |12 days|
|meetings of managers of  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|works on the project in  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|Ural universities        |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(monthly)                |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.5 The Ural Rectors     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |X    |     |     |     |     |     |2 days |
|Council meetings: The    |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|intermediate results and |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|perspectives of the      |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|project activities (every|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|half-year)               |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.6 Holding of           |     |     |     |     |     |O    |     |     |     |     |     |     |1 day  |
|coordinating workshops of|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|representatives of all   |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities. |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|6.7 Participation of     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|representatives of       |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|consortium universities  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|in the annual            |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|coordinating conference  |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|of ETF Tempus- Department|     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |
|(Turin, Italy).          |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |     |       |


                        SECTION V: FINANCIAL ASPECTS


V.1.  OVERALL FINANCIAL TABLE


|  |     |Organizational grant                | |Mobility grant| |Total |
|  |     |Staff |Equip-|Publis|Other |Over-h| |Cost  |Travel| |Total |
|  |     |      |ment  |h-ing |      |eads  | |of    |costs | |      |
|  |     |costs |      |printi|costs |      | |stay  |      | |grant |
|  |     |      |      |ng    |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|Ye|Tempu|11 900|26 000|35 000|6 000 |6 500 | |*132  |49 500| |267   |
|ar|s    |      |      |      |      |      | |180   |      | |080   |
|1 |fundi|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |ng   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |Other|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |sourc|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |es   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|Ye|Tempu|11 900|4 000 |20 000|6 000 |6 500 | |*144  |48 500| |241   |
|ar|s    |      |      |      |      |      | |880   |      | |780   |
|2 |fundi|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |ng   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |Other|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |sourc|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |es   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|Ye|Tempu|12 110|4 000 |22 500|16 000|6 500 | |*170  |59 500| |291   |
|ar|s    |      |      |      |      |      | |530   |      | |140   |
|3 |fundi|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |ng   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |Other|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |sourc|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |es   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|To|Tempu|35 910|34 000|77 500|28 000|19 500| |447   |157   | |**800 |
|ta|s    |      |      |      |      |      | |590   |500   | |000   |
|l |fundi|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |ng   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |Other|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |sourc|      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |
|  |es   |      |      |      |      |      | |      |      | |      |


*     This amount corresponds to  the  number  of  flows  indicated  in  the
    mobility tables V.7 of this application form.

**    This equals the sum of all individual outcomes and management costs.


V.2.  STAFF COSTS


|      |Academic tasks                 |Administrative          |Amount  |
|      |                               |                        |requeste|
|      |                               |                        |d       |
|      |Consortium     |External       |tasks                   |from    |
|      |personnel      |experts        |                        |Tempus  |
|      |               |(if any)       |                        |(ECU)   |
|1998/9|0              |0              |Language       |1040   |11900   |
|9     |               |               |courses        |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |Translations   |1600   |        |
|      |               |               |Administration |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |               |9260   |        |
|      |               |               |               |ECU    |        |
|1999/0|0              |0              |Language       |1040   |11900   |
|0     |               |               |courses        |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |Translations   |1600   |        |
|      |               |               |Administration |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |               |9260   |        |
|      |               |               |               |ECU    |        |
|2000/0|0              |0              |Language       |1040   |12110   |
|1     |               |               |courses        |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |Translations   |1800   |        |
|      |               |               |Administration |ECU    |        |
|      |               |               |               |9270   |        |
|      |               |               |               |ECU    |        |
|Total |0              |0              |               |35910  |35910   |

V.3.  EQUIPMENT COSTS IN THE PARTNER COUNTRY

|                                                 |Institutio|Total     |
|EQUIPMENT                                        |n         |amount    |
|                                                 |          |requested |
|                                                 |          |from      |
|                                                 |          |Tempus    |
|1998/99                                          |          |26000     |
|4 IBM compatible PCs    3 040 ECU                |3-6       |          |
|4 laser jets      4 320 ECU                      |3-6       |          |
|4 copying machines    4 640 ECU                  |3-6       |          |
|4 binding machines    2 400 ECU                  |3-6       |          |
|5 fax machines     5 000 ECU                     |2-6       |          |
|5 fax\modems     3 600 ECU                       |2-6       |          |
|software      1 000 ECU                          |2-6       |          |
|4 typerecorders Dansound AV30   1 200 ECU        |3         |          |
|1 typerecorder Dansound AV40 + CD  450 ECU       |3         |          |
|1 codoscop      350 ECU                          |3         |          |
|1999/00                                          |          |4000      |
|software      1 000 ECU                          |2-6       |          |
|access to the databases    1 000 ECU             |2-6       |          |
|services for the equipment   1 000 ECU           |2-6       |          |
|books, magazines     1 000 ECU                   |2-6       |          |
|2000/01                                          |          |4000      |
|software      1 000 ECU                          |2-6       |          |
|access to the databases    1 000 ECU             |2-6       |          |
|services for the equipment   1 000 ECU           |2-6       |          |
|books, magazines     1 000 ECU                   |2-6       |          |
|Total equipment costs                            |          |34 000    |


V.4.  PUBLISHING AND PRINTING

|                                                            |Total     |
|TYPE OF PUBLICATION AND N° OF COPIES (indicative)           |amount    |
|                                                            |requested |
|                                                            |from      |
|                                                            |Tempus    |
|                                                            |(ECU)     |
|1998/99                                                     |35 000    |
|information packages of 5 consortium universities           |          |
|(300 copies in Russian + 200 copies in English)    25 000   |          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|3 issues of Newsletter                                      |          |
|(1000 copies in Russian + 500 copies in English)       4 500|          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|printing materials for the conference (250 copies)      2   |          |
|000 ECU                                                     |          |
|methodic materials (6 sets 200 copies)         3 500 ECU    |          |
|1999/00                                                     |20 000    |
|information packages of 5 consortium universities           |          |
|(300 copies in Russian + 200 copies in English)    10 000   |          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|3 issues of Newsletter                                      |          |
|(1000 copies in Russian + 500 copies in English)       4 500|          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|printing materials for the conference (250 copies)      2   |          |
|000 ECU                                                     |          |
|methodic materials (7 sets 200 copies)         3 500 ECU    |          |
|2000/01                                                     |22 500    |
|information packages of 5 consortium universities           |          |
|(300 copies in Russian + 200 copies in English)    10 000   |          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|3 issues of Newsletter                                      |          |
|(1000 copies in Russian + 500 copies in English)       4 500|          |
|ECU                                                         |          |
|printing materials for the conference (250 copies)      2   |          |
|000 ECU                                                     |          |
|methodic materials (7 sets 200 copies)         3 500 ECU    |          |
|symposium materials (300 copies)         2 500 ECU          |          |
|Total publishing costs                                      |77 500    |

V.5.  OTHER COSTS

|TYPES OF EXPENDITURE                                        |Total     |
|                                                            |amount    |
|                                                            |requested |
|                                                            |from      |
|                                                            |Tempus    |
|Other costs                                                 |6 000     |
|1998/99                                                     |          |
|Organization and holding in Ekaterinburg of the 1st annual  |          |
|regional conference on the problems of economic education,  |          |
|with the European partners taking part.                     |          |
|5 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|Photocopying of documents and expenditures for materials    |          |
|connected with the measures under the project               |          |
|1 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|1999/00                                                     |6 000     |
|Organization and holding in Ekaterinburg of the 2nd annual  |          |
|regional conference on the problems of economic education,  |          |
|with the European partners taking part.                     |          |
|5 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|Photocopying of documents and expenditures for materials    |          |
|connected with the measures under the project               |          |
|1 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|2000/01                                                     |16 000    |
|Organization and conducting in Ekaterinburg of the 3rd      |          |
|annual regional conference on the problems of economic      |          |
|education, with the European partners taking part.          |          |
|5 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|Photocopying of documents and expenditures for materials    |          |
|connected with the measures under the project               |          |
|1 000 ECU                                                   |          |
|organization and conducting of the international symposium  |          |
|devoted to the results of student exchanges                 |          |
|10 000 ECU                                                  |          |
|Total other costs                                           |28 000    |


V.6.  OVERHEADS

|TYPES OF EXPENDITURE                                        |Total     |
|Fixed rate costs 2.5% of the total grant                    |amount    |
|                                                            |requested |
|                                                            |from      |
|                                                            |Tempus    |
|Overheads                                                   |6 500     |
|1998/99                                                     |          |
|Administrative, post, phone etc. expenditures               |          |
|1999/00                                                     |6 500     |
|Administrative, post, phone etc. expenditures               |          |
|2000/01                                                     |6 500     |
|Administrative, post, phone etc. expenditures               |          |
|Total overheads                                             |19 500    |



V.7.  MOBILITY TABLES FOR THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEARS OF THE PROJECT

                               YEAR: 1998\1999
Staff

|East-West                  |West-East                  |West-West                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |
|21           |50.5         |7            |6,5          |3            |1            |
|Amount costs of stay:28 950|Amount costs of stay: 5 200|Amount costs of stay: 780   |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |ECU                         |
|Amount travel costs: 21 000|Amount travel costs: 7 000 |Amount travel costs: 1 500  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |ECU                         |
|(A) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of staff: 64430  |
|ECU                                                                                 |

Students

|East-West                  |West-East                  |East-East                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |
|18           |105          |2            |10           |15           |75           |
|Amount costs of stay: 89   |Amount costs of stay: 8 000|Amount costs of stay: 0 ECU |
|250 ECU                    |ECU                        |                            |
|Amount travel costs: 18 000|Amount travel costs: 2 000 |Amount travel costs: 0 ECU  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |                            |
|(B) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of students: 117 |
|250 ECU                                                                             |

|Grand total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs (A+B): 181 680 |
|ECU                                                                                 |


                               YEAR: 1999\2000
Staff

|East-West                  |West-East                  |West-West                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |
|15           |26.5         |8            |8,5          |3            |1            |
|Amount costs of stay:16 350|Amount costs of stay: 6 500|Amount costs of stay: 780   |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |ECU                         |
|Amount travel costs: 15 000|Amount travel costs: 8 000 |Amount travel costs: 1 500  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |ECU                         |
|(A) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of staff: 48 130 |
|ECU                                                                                 |

Students

|East-West                  |West-East                  |East-East                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |
|18           |105          |6            |40           |25           |125          |
|Amount costs of stay: 89   |Amount costs of stay: 32   |Amount costs of stay: 0 ECU |
|250 ECU                    |000 ECU                    |                            |
|Amount travel costs: 18 000|Amount travel costs: 6 000 |Amount travel costs: 0 ECU  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |                            |
|(B) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of students: 145 |
|250 ECU                                                                             |

|Grand total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs (A+B): 193 380 |
|ECU                                                                                 |

                               YEAR: 2000\2001
Staff

|East-West                  |West-East                  |West-West                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |of people    |of weeks     |
|15           |26.5         |14           |13           |3            |1            |
|Amount costs of stay:16 350|Amount costs of stay: 10   |Amount costs of stay: 780   |
|ECU                        |400 ECU                    |ECU                         |
|Amount travel costs: 15 000|Amount travel costs: 14 000|Amount travel costs: 1 500  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |ECU                         |
|(A) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of staff: 58 030 |
|ECU                                                                                 |



Students

|East-West                  |West-East                  |East-East                   |
|Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |Total number |
|of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |of people    |of months    |
|24           |140          |5            |30           |35           |175          |
|Amount costs of stay: 119  |Amount costs of stay: 24   |Amount costs of stay: 0 ECU |
|250 ECU                    |000 ECU                    |                            |
|Amount travel costs: 24 000|Amount travel costs: 5 000 |Amount travel costs: 0 ECU  |
|ECU                        |ECU                        |                            |
|(B) Total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs of students: 172 |
|000 ECU                                                                             |


|Grand total requested from Tempus for costs of stay and travel costs (A+B): 230 030 |
|ECU                                                                                 |


V.8.  DISTRIBUTION OF PROJECT COSTS ACROSS INSTITUTIONS AND SOURCES OF
       FUNDING OTHER THAN TEMPUS


|INSTITUTIONS                     |CONTRIBUTION                        |
|Name                      |Count|Statu|Amount        |Amount        |
|                          |ry   |s*   |(local        |(ECU)         |
|                          |     |     |currency)     |              |
|1. INSTITUTIONAL FUNDS    |     |     |              |              |
|(provided by the          |     |     |              |              |
|participating             |     |     |              |              |
|organizations)            |     |     |              |              |
|1.1. In kind**            |     |     |              |              |
|1.2. In cash**            |     |     |              |              |
|2. FUNDS FROM EXTERNAL    |     |     |              |              |
|SOURCES                   |     |     |              |              |
|Total costs met from other sources                     |              |

*     Put an R if the contribution has been requested and an  A  if  it  has
    already  been  accepted.  Please  enclose  documentation  for   already
    accepted contributions.

**    Institutional funds  in  kind  are  non-cash  contributions  such  as:
    academic and administrative staff time not paid  by  Tempus;  fees  not
    charged  by  receiving  institutions;  use  of  facilities;  and   etc.
    Institutional funds in cash are cash contributions to the project


SECTION VI: SUMMARY OF THE MOBILITY JOINT EUROPEAN PROJECT

                       (in English, French or German)

Project Contractor: University of Ghent

Project coordinating institution: University of Ghent (1998/1999)

Project title: CHAIN-E (Creation of the      Project number (for Office use
only)
Higher Academic International
Network for Economists)

Project specific objective:



                     PAGE FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEIPT

|Project title              | |Your name:                               |
|                           | |Full address:                            |
|                           | |                                         |
|                           | |Country Postal code Town                 |
|                           | |code                                     |

This page  of  the  form  will  be  returned  to  you  on  receipt  of  your
application. Please enter the MJEP title and your name and  address  in  the
box immediately above.


For Office use only:



We acknowledge receipt of your application for  a  Mobility  Joint  European
Project which has been registered as


                               No. ……………………………


This number should  be  quoted  in  all  subsequent  correspondence.  Please
inform all project consortium members of this reference number as well.



      European Training Foundation:

      Date:



      Signature:



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[1] The managers of the International Relations Offices are: Mr. V.  Puzyrev
(USVPU), Mrs. E. Yagnysheva (USUE),  Mrs. S. Sokolova  (USU),  Prof./Dr.  N.
Yasenev (USTU), Prof./Dr. G. Babich (USPU).

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                 University-Contractor and Coordinator: RUG

                              ECTS-coordinators

                             Liaison - officers

                      International relations services

                     Faculties and departments envolved

                    Managers of Works in the Universities

    Operatin management: Coordinating Council of Managers of Works in the
                                Universities

                  Strategic management: Council of Rectors

                    Coordinator of works in Russia: USVPU

                        Language Centre of the USVPU

   The Regional Centre for Student Exchanges (VC) and its branches at the
                                universities

                          International departments

                         Information Network Centre