The University Consortium is a network of six high-ranking Universities - the St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow (HSE), Freie Universität in Berlin, the Harriman Institute at Columbia University as well as the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. The program is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for an initial period of two years. The decision for funding has been taken in September 2015. The main aim of the project is to enable and support student as well as intellectual exchange. This happens via different tools, like online discussions, the participation at online webinars, University Consortium modules (trips of a group of students to another UC institution) and the writing articles for blogs, journals etc. Topics discussed all evolve around the tense relationship between Russia and the West in the current times of crises. Freie Universität Berlin has organized the University Consortium Module in November 2016 and has been happy to welcome researchers and students from the partner institutions for this one week event in Berlin. However, due to disagreement about various topics, Freie Universität Berlin representatives decided to leave the cooperation at the end of 2017.
For further information on the network and the upcoming events please take a look at the following homepage:http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/university-consortium