The French Embassy in Russia announced the laureates of the government scholarship «Mechnikov» for 2018, among them the director of the Regional Center for International Cooperation, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Irina Kolupanova.
This grant provides for the funding of research work in a French university or scientific laboratory, subject to the candidate’s scientific activity on one of the current topics of modern science and the availability of an invitation from the French side, confirming the intention to cooperate in this field. The grant is awarded once a year by the government commission of the French Embassy, which prefers cooperation projects within the framework of inter-university agreements.
Irina Kolupanova’s project will be implemented within the framework of the cooperation agreement between AltSTU and the University of Franche-Comte. It consists in the development and implementation of a plan for scientific research in the field of the history of international tourism, under the guidance of Mr. Paul Diechy, professor of historical sciences at the University of Franche-Comte, which presupposes training in French doctorate. An agreement with the French side on the possibility of joint leadership of the doctoral thesis of Irina Kolupanova was achieved during the application for the grant «Mechnikov." Professor Diechy expressed great interest in the subject of scientific work, as well as his readiness to facilitate the implementation of the agreement on cooperation between our universities.