In Moscow, an agreement was signed between the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Association of Russian Leading Universities, which includes 40 universities of Russia, including Tomsk State University. The parties agreed to establish a joint programme of support for Russian and Germany young scientists.
The joint programme will be developed and implemented over 4 years, and the implementation of the agreement between the Association of Russian leading Universities and DAAD will start in the fall semester 2016/2017.
Support for young scientists from Russia and Germany involves the payment of scholarships to applicants who will be selected on a competitive basis by a joint Russian-German commission. Postgraduate students, young scientists, and teachers in both countries can receive support for up to 6 months, postdocs can receive support for up to 3 months, and students can receive it up to the award of a Master's degree (for no longer than 2 years).
- The new agreement allows intensifying academic exchanges between TSU and German universities through the provision of additional scholarships for young Russian and German scientists - said Igor Kochev, lecturer at TSU. - Thanks to the new scholarship programme, faculties will have additional opportunities to invite talented German graduate students and young teachers, and also German students wishing to study for Master's programmes at our university.