New Grantees selected in Department of Education's U.S. - Russia Competition
The United States Department of Education has announced grant recipients for the United States - Russia Program: Improving Research and Educational Activities in Higher Education Program (U.S. - Russia Program). The U.S. - Russia Program is a competition jointly administrated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
This Program is one of the first cooperative activities resulting from the Memorandum of Understanding established in 2006 between the United States department of Education and the Russian Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
Six universities (three of them from the U.S.A. and the three ones from Russia) have received grants in the competition.
The University of Maryland and the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI) will carry on the joint development of the U.S. - Russian educational program on training of the specialists in Nuclear Energetics.
The University of Iowa will cooperate with the Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics in language study and Economics.
The Indiana University has become a partner of the Southern Federal University, these universities will cooperate in Humanities and Medicine.
To realize the Program the U.S. party has assigned 50 million dollars to every U.S. university, and the Russian party has assigned 20 million dollars to every Russian university.
The Program is supposed to be carried out in 2008-2009.
You can find the more detailed information at the site of the U.S. Department of Education