Международный проект TEMPUS


Tempus – программа, финансируемая Европейским Союзом, и направленная на поддержку процессов модернизации высшего образования в странах-партнерах из Восточной Европы, Центральной Азии, Западных Балкан и Средиземноморья, главным образом, через проекты межвузовского сотрудничества. Программа содействует добровольной интеграции систем высшего образования стран-партнеров в общеевропейские процессы (такие как «Болонский процесс») и принятию «Лиссабонской стратегии». Кроме укрепления сотрудничества на уровне учебных заведений, Tempus способствует установлению и развитию межличностных контактов.

В 2013 году был выигран проект по программе
TEMPUS в области юриспруденции на тему «Разработка магистерской программы по Европейскому и международному праву в Восточной Европе» . Грантодержатель: Загребский университет, Хорватия. Участвуют Мариборский университет (Словения), Высшая школа социальных технологий Риги (Латвия), Тюменский государственный университет, Воронежский государственный университет, Казанский (Приволжский) федеральный университет, Одесская юридическая академия, Донецкий национальный университет. Координатор от Тюменского государственного университета – директор Института государства и права, Заслуженный юрист Российской Федерации, доктор юридических наук, профессор Сергей Юрьевич Марочкин.

ISL has been a participant of four big International Projects: Russian-Canadian project “Legal and Managerial Issues in Energy Sector”(2000-2005) ; two European TEMPUS projects which were carried out jointly with partnership universities from Germany, Finland, Greece, Sweden and some leading Law Schools in Russia: “Students Mobility of Volga and Ural region” (2001-2004), “Reforming Legal Education in Russia” (2003-2006);Russian- German Project supported by German Service of Academic Exchanges(DAAD) “Combating Corruption: Russian-German Experience” (2011-2013). Due to these projects students and lecturers from ISL and Tyumen University have greatly benefited from participation in international seminars, implementation of innovative methodology of teaching and mobility to the partnership universities. A distinctive feature of the effects of International Projects participation is implementation of European experimental curricula for law students into current academic process and development of innovative competence-oriented teaching law courses, involvement of students and University teaching staff as well as Tyumen and Tyumen region professionals into International dimension. Currently there is a new TEMPUS-JPCR Project “European and International Law Master Programme Development in Eastern Europe» running at ISL and headed by the Director, prof.S.Marochkin (2013–2016).

ISL concluded the agreements on cooperation and collaboration with the Universities of Canada (University of Calgary, 2000-2005), Great Britain (University of Wolverhampton 2010-2015), Germany( University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer 2008-2016), France (University of Lorraine 2012-2017).

Each year the Institute hosts foreign visiting scholars- jurists doctors and legal and business practitioners who bring their unrivalled range of expertise to the Institute students and teachers. During their visits students and faculty are engaged in lively debate and classroom discussions, attend lectures, workshops and informal sessions.

International visiting professors from Finland (Abo University)and Latvia (Tallinn University, Estonia)work part-time for the departments of Constitutional and Municipal Law and for the department of Theory, History and International Law. The Department of Foreign Languages and Intercultural Professional Communication hosts on a regular basis international visitors from around the globe including professors from Poland, Check Republic, Austria, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Finland, Latvia, Croatia. ISL can be proud of having hosted the lecturers from reputable Universities and Higher Schools (Yale University, Stanford University), the USA Fullbright programme winners teaching English language and culture courses to the ISL students. The Institute has conducted a number of International conferences jointly with scholars from partner universities. “Combating Corruption. Russia-German Experience” (2013), jointly with Germany). In 2014 ISL jointly with Commercial Court of Western Siberia and Tyumen Regional Court conducted a big International forum “First Legal Readings in Siberia” dedicated to 150 year anniversary of Law Reform in Russia and specialization of courts in modern times. Scholars and researchers from seven countries including Croatia, the Netherland, Denmark, Italy, South Africa, Argentina, China took part in the Forum.

ISL teaching staff and PhD students had a number of successful biddings for grants and undertook their short-term and long-term study visits and sabbaticals to Canada(2003,2006), Finland(2007,2008), the USA (2008,2009, 2010), Great Britain(2008, 2010, 2012, 2014), Germany(2005,2007, 2010, 2013, 2014),France (2007,2013), Croatia(2014). In 2014 four post-graduate students won Presidential grants for long-term research sabbaticals in the Universities of Tallin (Estonia) and Lueneburg (Germany). In recent years more than 60 post graduate students and lecturers were involved into group and individual outgoing international mobility.

Currently ISL is running two international Dual Diploma Master’s Degree programmes with the Institute of Law, Business and Social Sciences(University of Wolverhampton, Great Britain), coordinator - prof. I.Pluzhnik and Master’s Degree with the faculty of Law (University of Lorraine, France),coordinator -prof. G.Chebotarev. The first cohort of LLM programme graduates are supposed to be handed in English Master of Laws Diplomas in June 2015.

The ISL students take part in divergent international events: International Russian-German Forum ”Being together in XXI century” (2002);international competitions ”European Youth Parliament”(2008), United Nations’Organisation Model”(2010-2015)International Legal Ethic”(2011), International Criminal Law Moot Court Competition, held by International Association of Criminal Law. Seven students from ISL were nominated to take part in the second round of the competition dealing with oral arguing in moot court litigation. Since 2011 and onwards the students take part in English language and professional communication Summer Schools based in International English language Academy,University of Wolverhampton. Within the period of 2011-2014 30 students, headed by prof. I.Pluzhnik and associate prof. S.Racheva, enjoyed their classes on intercultural awareness communication in law and business related contexts, conducted by Wolverhampton University English teachers and other professionals, took part in sightseeing trips, established contacts with international students.

To enable ISL students to participate in international activities ISL offers them specialized foreign languages courses, including the course for translators in professional area which operate on a permanent basis. As a result of it ISL students have been the winners of All Russia competitions in Legal English and Legal German not once:A.Kuvshinov(top place, German, 2012, 2015), A.Semenchenko(top place, English, 2010), E.Shtefan(top place, English, 2012), N.Smakhnina (second top place,English,2012), N.Bazanova (second top place, German 2012). A.Kuvshinov won the German Language competition in Moscow conducted within the framework of Germany Year in Russia. Three students won the Essay competition on Legal Ethic( N.Smakhtina) and was offered a sabbatical on Legal academic writing held by American lecturers MGIMO, Moscow; International essay competition on Finland, conducted by Finnish Embassy (A.Kachur and I.Skosirskikh, 2012). Only within 2012-2014 students published more than 20 international articles. They enjoy participating in modern innovative international activities, the effect of which was that 20 students having took part in International online project X-Culture held jointly with the USA.

International involvement of ISL teaching staff and students contributes a lot to their learning and teaching enhancement.