On the 5th of March 2021, the UNESCO IITE delegation visited Moscow City University to sign the Memorandum of Understanding that will support cooperation between two organisations in the field of digital didactics and online technologies in education and human development. The delegation consisted of Mr. Tao Zhan, Director of UNESCO IITE, Ms. Svetlana Knyazeva, Chief of the Unit of Digital Pedagogy and Learning Materials, and Ms. Tatyana Murovana, Programme Specialist of the Institute.
Mr. Igor Remorenko, the Rector of MCU, delivered a welcome speech in which he introduced the MCU’s history and directions of academic and research activities. Mr. Kirill Barannikov, Vice-Rector for Strategy, Ms. Daria Milyaeva, Head of the International Relations Department, and Ms. Svetlana Shilkina, Head of the Innovation Policy Department, also took part in the meeting.
Mr. Tao Zhan expressed his gratitude for the hospitality provided and highlighted the importance of reinforcing the partnership with MCU:
We are glad that there are now more opportunities to cooperate with Moscow City University. Let us join our efforts to research, to organise events and launch projects that promote digital didactics, online technologies, as well as design of electronic courses.
Tao Zhan, Director of UNESCO IITE
The Memorandum suggests the exchange of international experience on the issues of digital transformation of general and higher education, implementation of innovative learning and teaching technologies, and networking.
Moscow City University was founded by the resolution of the Moscow Government in 1995. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive educational system that trains students for life and work in a big city, combining educational practices with the objectives of the city development.