(Lifelong Learning Programme, the Education, Audiovisual and Culture
Executive Agency, the Commission of the European Union)

The International Conference

Bologna Process – Awareness, Interest, Desire, Action (BP - AIDA)

was held in N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University

on the 18th and 21st of April, 2012

The number of participants and guests was over 300 people, among them were the representatives of higher education institutions, employers and students from Russia and European countries - Germany, Finland, Ireland, Sweden and the Netherlands. The Russian participants were representing universities and employer organizations from the Republic of Mordovia, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Penza, Norilsk, Novosibirsk, Tambov, Naberezhnye Chelny, and Nizhny Novgorod. The ideas and interests of employers at the conference were represented by such organizations as the Technopark of the Republic of Mordovia, Danske Bank, "Gold Chariot" ltd., EMC Corporation, RaiffeisenBank, OJSC "Orbita", OJSC "Internet Dom", Corporate University OJSC "RusHydro", Saransk branch of OJSC «Rostelecom», «Inland Fisheries Ireland» and others. A large number of students of N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, N.I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod, as well as students from Germany, Ireland and Finland took active part in the conference.

The conference was held in full accordance with the programme, following the works were published, and a resolution, which will form the basis for developing an action plan to implement the decisions of the conference participants, was adopted.

You can download the Conference Resolution here.

As part of the conference the competition of student research papers on the subject of the Bologna process was held. The results of the contest can be found in "Student involvement"

Plenary session of the conference was broadcast on-line on the 19th of April at N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University site. You can watch it here.

You can also see the presentations of speakers of the plenary sessions.

1. «Educational Excellence by Involving Students», Jens Jorn Dahlgaard, Chair Professor, Institute of Service Management, Department of Management and Engineering, Linköping University (Linköping, Sweden)

2. «The System of Higher Education and Bologna Process: Students’ Attitude to the Challenges and New Opportunities», Marina Martynova, PhD, Associate Professor, Vice-rector for Extracurricular Work, N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University; Kirill Komarov, Senior (5-year) student (History), Head of the Student Union of the Institute for History and Social Science, Head of Community Youth Council at the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Mordovia (Saransk, Russia)

3. «University/Industry Experiences from the Banking Sector Perspective», Stephen Gilroy, Danske Bank, Denmark/HRM Consultant (Dublin, Ireland)

4. «The System of Quality Standards for Higher Education», Elena Vasilyeva, Vice-rector for Quality, Doctor of Pedagogy, Professor, Head of Pedagogy and Psychology Chair, Northern State Medical University (Arkhangelsk, Russia)

5. «Student Participation in the European Higher Education Area: Bologna and Mobility – a Personal Experience», Anthony Thuillier, trainee, the Law Library of Ireland, Students Union of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland)

6. «Social Responsibility as the Main Component of Higher Education Quality», Natalia Olkhovikova, PhD, Project Manager for Sustainable Development, AFNOR Rus (Moscow, Russia)

7. «A Journey Toward Excellence – LU Case», Su Mi Dahlgaard-Park, Professor, Institute of Service Management, Lunds University (Lunds, Sweden)

8. «Lifelong Education: Demands, Content and Problems», Eduard Korotkov, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the of Chair of Management, State University of Management (Moscow, Russia)

9. «Extracurricular Activities and the Formation of Personal and Professional Competencies of University Students», Anastasia Grishneva, Master’s Student, Department of Economics, Head of the Student Union, N. P. Ogarev Mordovia State University (Saransk, Russia)

10. «The Bologna Process and Its Impact on German Universities», Gerard Cullen, PhD, Head of the Advanced Business English Programme for BA and MA students, Centre of Applied Languages and Culture, Faculty of Business Administration and Management, Dresden University of Technology (Dresden, Germany)

11. «Managing Innovation Potential of Integrated Educational Complex», Yury Aniskin, Doctor of Economics, Professor, Head of the of Chair Economics and Management, Moscow State Institute of Electronic Technology (Moscow, Russia)

12. «Towards Understanding the Factors Affecting Graduate Employability: the Case of International Graduates in Finland», Yulia Shumilova, Researcher at Higher Education Group, School of Management, University of Tampere (Tampere, Finland)

13. «Assessment of University Graduates Competencies Befor they Enter Labour Market: European Experience and Perspectives for Russia», Evgeny Shevchenko, Director of the Training Centre «Expert Centre of Evaluation of Education Documents» of the Institute of International Educational Programmes, St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

14. «The Role of Business in Management of Engeneer Professionalization on Processes», Elena Aksenova, Director of JSC "RusHydro" – Branch-Corporate Energy University (Moscow, Russia)

We thank all the participants of the Conference, guests and volunteers for their work and achieving of the conference’s goals!

BP-AIDA Organizing Committee