Rostov State University of Economics

        October, 14th, at Rostov State University of Economics (Rostov-on-Don, Russia) Approval Conference of Eramus+ LogOn-U Project started its work. It was conducted in the framework of annual XII South Russian Logistics Forum’s section “Comparative Analysis of Higher Education in a field of Logistics: Trans-Eurasian Experience”.


        As rector of Rostov State University of Economics Adam Albekov outlined in his welcome speech to Eramus+ LogOn-U Project Approval Conference participants, the topics which were brought to discuss had deep background in Russia where the scientific school of logistics exists for several years and RSUE is proud to play important role in its activity. While the physicists consider our planet has more than 400 thousand years of existence, professor Albekov said, we understand that Earth might be deserted quite earlier. Andthereasonofthisthreatliesinhumanity’sharmfulirresponsibletreat. There is a scientific opinion that up to 2025 about 30% of world population would suffer from water shortage and by 2030 about 20% of wildlife species would extinct. Thatmeansourvolumeofnaturalresourcesconsumptionputsenvironmentindanger. We are working on developing new educational programme, rector resumed, and I hope it would help us to teach young generation of specialist of responsibility.


         As the representatives of business, academic and public community attended the Approval Conference as guest experts, they were provided with the presentation of Eramus+ LogOn-U Project aims and goals by project coordinator AnatoliBeifert (Head of EU Project Centre Wismar University of Applied Sciences, Germany). He introduced the project and underlined the relevance of researches on the issues of training the specialists in the field of green logistics.


         The progress status of current Project work package was presented by task leader representative Oleg Bodiagin (RSUE, Russia). According to him, Project’s Work Package 2 (of 5 in total) including self-inventory of participating universities and gap analysis of EU, Russian and Kazakhstan practices is being realized now. The Project is planned to last for 3 years.

          Plenarysessionwasconcludedwiththepresentationof Comparative analysis of EU, Russian and Kazakhstan models for training the specialists in the field of logistics with gap analysis outcomes by Bjorn Oskarsson (Director of Studies Logistics and Quality Management Department of Management and Engineering, University of Linkoping, Sweden).

          After the plenary session the Approval conference proceeded with round-table discussions with guest experts and closed sessions on Erasmus+ Project implementation.





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