International Cooperation


Examples of international events held at the Academy online and offline:

  • A master class from conductor Giacomo Sagripanti (Italy) for students of the Faculty of Vocal Studies
  • Master classes from Giuliana Panza, Professor at Arrigo Boito Conservatory of Parma (vocal studies)
  • Lectures on music management from Emmanuel Hondré, Director of Concerts Department, Philharmonie de Paris
  • A Meet the Artist event with composer Andrew Thomas (USA)
  • A Meet the Artist event with the Folk Choir of Gnesin Academy of Music and Coro Brenta (Padova, Italy) – the Department of Choral and Solo Folk Singing
  • A Meet the Artist event with the Choir of Gnesin Academy of Music and the Yale Russian Chorus (USA)
  • Meet the Artist events with vocal and instrumental ensembles from Georgia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, New Zealand, Italy, and other countries
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International mobility & exchange programs

The international strategy of the Academy follows the goals outlined in the Bologna agreement and the documents of the Association of European conservatories (AEC) (Erasmus+ programme), of which the Gnesins RAM is a member. One of the main objectives of the Bologna process is the development of mobility of students and teachers for the effective implementation of free movement principle. In this regard, the Academy conducts an active dialogue with universities in Europe, Asia and America, takes part in international projects aimed at improving the quality of educational programs, enhancing the international prestige of the Academy and it’s promotion in the international market of educational services.

The list of foreign partners of the Gnesins RAM includes numerous educational institutions within the framework of bilateral agreements on cooperation, including short-term exchanges of teachers and students, during which participants have opportunities to conduct or attend master classes at a partner university.

Participation of students in academic mobility programmes is regulated by the local normative act published on the official website: “Regulations on the organization of international academic mobility of students”.

Students are informed about participation in academic mobility programs through the website of the Academy, which contains a list of partner conservatories of the Academy and step-by-step instructions for participation in the exchange programs. In addition, the information is distributed during personal consultations with interested students conducted by the staff of the Department of international relations and creative projects.

Informing foreign students about possibilities of studying at the Academy in the framework of the academic mobility program takes place through international coordinators of partner universities: in person – during meetings organized by the Association of European Conservatories, as well as by e-mail after receiving a request. 

To apply for international mobility project please contact:

Department of international cooperation: +7 495 691-15-72


ERASMUS+ PROGRAMME is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014-2020. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion.

Erasmus+ Programme implements the following Actions:


This Key Action supports:

  • Mobility of learners and staff: opportunities for students, trainees, young people and volunteers, as well as for professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers, staff of education institutions and civil society organisations to undertake a learning and/or professional experience in another country (Russia can participate as partner in projects);
  • Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees: high-level integrated international study programmes delivered by consortia of higher education institutions that award full degree scholarships to the best master students worldwide (Russian HEIs can participate as partners in projects on invitation from Programme Country if  their participation brings an added value to the project);
  • Erasmus+ Master Loans: higher education students from Programme Countries can apply for a loan backed up by the Programme to go abroad for a full Master Degree. Students should address themselves to national banks or student loan agencies participating in the scheme.


This Key Action supports:

  • Transnational Strategic Partnerships aimed to develop initiatives addressing one or more fields of education training and youth and promote innovation, exchange of experience and know-how between different types of organisations involved in education, training and youth or in other relevant fields. Certain mobility activities are supported in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project (Russian HEIs can participate as partners in projects on invitation from Programme Country if  their participation brings an added value to the project);
  • Knowledge Alliances between higher education institutions and enterprises which aim to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, employ ability, knowledge exchange and/or multidisciplinary teaching and learning (Russian HEIs can participate as partners in projects on invitation from Programme Country if  their participation brings an added value to the project);
  • Sector Skills Alliances supporting the design and delivery of joint vocational training curricula, programmes and teaching and training methodologies, drawing on evidence of trends in a specific economic sector and skills needed in order to perform in one or more professional fields;
  • Capacity-building projects supporting cooperation with Partner Countries in the fields of higher education and youth. Capacity-building projects aim to support organisations/institutions and systems in their modernization and internationalization process. Certain types of capacity-building projects support mobility activities in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project (Russian HEIs can participate as partners in projects on invitation from Programme Country if  their participation brings an added value to the project);
  • Capacity-building projects supporting cooperation with Partner Countries in the fields of higher education and youth. Capacity-building projects aim to support organisations/institutions and systems in their modernization and internationalization process. Certain types of capacity-building projects support mobility activities in so far as they contribute to the objectives of the project (Russia can participate as partner only in Cross-Regional Projects, No national priorities) ;
  • IT support platforms, such as eTwinning, the School Education Gateway, the European Platform for Adult Learning (EPALE) and the European Youth Portal, offering virtual collaboration spaces, databases of opportunities, communities of practice and other online services for teachers, trainers and practitioners in the field of school and adult education as well as for young people, volunteers and youth workers across Europe and beyond.


  • Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth for evidence-based policy making and monitoring, in particular:

country-specific and thematic analysis, including through cooperation with academic networks;

peer learning and peer reviews through the Open Methods of Coordination in education, training and youth.

  • Initiatives for policy innovation to stimulate innovative policy development among stakeholders and to enable public authorities to test the effectiveness of innovative policies through field trials based on sound evaluation methodologies;
  • Support to European policy tools to facilitate transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications, as well as the transfer of credits, to foster quality assurance, support validation of non-formal and informal learning, skills management and guidance. This Action also includes the support to networks that facilitate cross-European exchanges, the learning and working mobility of citizens as well as the development of flexible learning pathways between different fields of education, training and youth;
  • Cooperation with international organisations with highly recognized expertise and analytical capacity (such as the OECD and the Council of Europe), to strengthen the impact and added value of policies in the fields of education, training and youth;
  • Stakeholder dialogue, policy and Programme promotion involving public authorities, providers and stakeholders in the fields of education, training and youth for raising awareness about the European policy agendas, in particular Europe 2020, Education and Training 2020, the European Youth Strategy, as well as the external dimension of European education, training and youth policies. These activities are essential to develop the capacity of stakeholders to actively support the implementation of policies by stimulating the exploitation of the Programme results and generating tangible impact.


The Jean Monnet Activities will support:

Academic Modules, Chairs, Centres of Excellence in order to deepen teaching in European integration studies embodied in an official curriculum of a higher education institution, as well as to conduct, monitor and supervise research on EU content, also for other educational levels such as teacher training and compulsory education.

These Actions are also intended to provide in-depth teaching on European integration matters for future professionals in fields which are in increasing demand on the labour market, and at the same time aim at encouraging, advising and mentoring the young generation of teachers and researchers in European integration subject areas;

Policy debate with academic world, supported through:

  • Networks to enhance cooperation between different universities throughout Europe and around the world, foster cooperation and create a high knowledge exchange platform with public actors and the Commission services on highly relevant EU subjects;
  • Projects for innovation and cross-fertilization and spread of EU content aimed to promote discussion, reflection on EU issues and to enhance knowledge about the EU and its processes;
  • Support to associations, to organise and carry out statutory activities of associations dealing with EU studies and EU issues, and to publicize EU facts among a wider public enhancing active European citizenship.

The Jean Monnet Activities also provide operating grants to designated institutions which pursue an aim of European interest and organises Studies and conferences with the purpose of providing policy-makers with new insights and concrete suggestions.

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Partners and International agreements

Institution Country Date of the agreement iniciation
1 LUCA School of Arts Belgium 24.04.2015
2 Slavų tradicinės muzikos mokykla Lithuania 08.09.2015
3 Seoul Cyber University South Korea 23.07.2016
4 Norwegian university of science and technology Norway 28.07.2015
5 Conservatorio di Musica C. Pollini Italy 20.11.2015
6 Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad Serbia 11.11.2016
7 Алматинский музыкальный колледж им.П.Чайковского Kazakhstan 21.03.2017
8 University of Macedonia Greece 15.05.2016
9 Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna Austria 25.04.2017
10 Toronto Academy of Music Canada 26.02.2016
11 La Universidad Nacional de Música Peru 07.03.2016
12 National University of Music Bucharest Romania 15.02.2019
13 MDW University of Music and Performing Arts Austria 17.06.2016
14 Conservatorio di Musica Arrigo Boito Italy 05.02.2015
15 Conservatorium Maastricht Netherlands 17.04.2014
16 University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music USA 02.09.2014
17 The Mongolian State University of Arts and Culture Mongolia 05.10.2013
18 Ж. Елебеков атындағы Республикалық эстрада және цирк колледжі Kazakhstan 10.12.2013
19 Belarusian State Academy of Music Belorussia 01.03.2009
20 Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory Kazakhstan 07.08.2012
21 Pyongyang Kim Won Gyun Conservatory North Korea 29.11.2012
22 Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory Armenia 29.05.2012
23 R.M. Glier Kyiv Institute of Music Ukraine 01.08.2012
24 Muzičke akademije Univerziteta grada Istočno Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina 10.10.2019
25 Consernatoire Francis Poulenc France 24.09.2012
26 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Musique et Théâtre de Cannes France 18.10.2013
27 Lietuvos muzikos ir teatro akademija Lithuania 01.09.2013
28 Université Laval Canada 01.10.2009
29 Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts Netherlands 02.04.2013
30 Hellenic Conservatory of Music and Arts Greece 01.06.2014
31 Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya Spain 12.06.2013
32 Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Danse the United Kingdom 17.06.2013
33 Shenyang Conservatory of Music China 18.03.2019
34 Liaoning Normal University China 05.04.2019
35 Fundación Universitaria Juan N. Corpas Columbia 01.09.2019
36 The Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse France 20.05.2019
37 Akademia Muzyczna im. Grażyny i Kiejstuta Bacewiczów w Łodzi Poland 10.2019
38 London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art the United Kingdom 02.2020
39 Lubek University of Music Germany 21.11.2019
40 The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Hungary 18.10.2021
41 Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “P. I. Tchaikovsky” Italy 27.11.2021