MCU signs agreement with UNESCO IITE

On March 5, a delegation of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) paid a visit to the MCU’s building on Sadovaya-Samotechnaya Street. The delegation included 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.

Rector Igor Remorenko, Vice-Rector for Strategy Kirill Barannikov, Daria Milyaeva, Head of the International Relations Department, and Svetlana Shilkina, Head of the Innovation Policy Department, represented Moscow City University.

Rector Igor Remorenko delivered a welcoming speech and spoke about the MCU’s history and directions of academic and scientific activities. Mr. Tao Zhan highlighted the importance of reinforcing partnership with MCU and expressed his gratitude for the hospitality provided.

The parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will support cooperation in the field of digital didactics. The delegates discussed the prospects of the planned partnership, including joint research, events, and projects promoting digital didactics and online technologies, as well as design of electronic courses.

The Memorandum of Understanding will facilitate the exchange of international experience on the issues of digital transformation of general and higher education, implementation of innovative teaching and learning technologies, and development of networking.

The UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education was established by the decision of the 29th session of the UNESCO General Conference being the only UNESCO’s Institute of the 1st Category that specializes in the application of ICT in education. The mission of UNESCO IITE is promoting the innovative use of ICT and serving as facilitator and enabler for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) through ICT-enabled solutions and best practices.