Adapting the Tuning Programme Profiles to the Needs
of Russian Higher Education

Yevgeniya V. Karavayeva and Yelena N. Kovtun

About Authors


   Yevgeniya Karavayeva ( is Deputy Vice Rector of Lomonossov Moscow State University (Russia), Executive Director of the Association of the Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR). She has a PhD degree in Physics and Mathematics (Lomonosov Moscow State University). Her research focuses on the modernisation of Higher Professional Education, including the adaptation of the European methodological approaches to the Russian educational environment, and University Management and Quality Control. Between 2005 and 2012 she coordinated more than 10 research projects on innovation in education. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Karavaeva was a member of the Task Force of the Russian Ministry of Science and Education that designed and developed a new model ‘Federal Educational Standard’. She participates in a number of international projects, including TUNING Project, in the field of higher education and has published more than 50 articles on the development of higher education and innovation in education in Russia and abroad.


   Yelena Kovtun ( is Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the Lomonossov Moscow State University (Russia) and Chair of Slavic and Central European Studies at the Russian State University for the Humanities. Her research activities focus on Slavic culture and literature, theory and history of science fiction, and methodological approaches to the modernization of Russian higher education. She has more than 20 years of experience in working with the Curriculum Development Association in classical university education as the Secretary and Deputy Chair of the Council on Curriculum Development in Philology. Since 2000 she participates in a number of international projects in the field of higher education, including adaptation of the European teaching methods in Russia. She is an expert of the Association of Classical Universities of Russia (ACUR) and participates in the TUNING RUSSIA project. Dr. Kovtun holds a PhD in Philology (Lomonossov Moscow State University, Russia).


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