Built Environment builds links with Russia
09 February 2011
The School of the Built Environment is currently working towards the development of a postgraduate programme in Property Management in collaboration with Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography.
Although the project is in its early stages of development it is hoped that this will develop into a partnership that is mutually beneficial to both partner universities and therefore Merseyside, as the School partners with many industry leaders both in the local area and nationally.
Vladimir Golubev, Dean of the Faculty of Land Economics and Management, and Irina Fartukova, Vice Dean in the same Faculty recently visited to decide the programme content and structure. During their stay they also visited the Astrophysics Research Institute where Professor Mike Bode facilitated a tour of the LJMU facilities. This was especially interesting to the visitors as their University trains Russian cosmonauts how to prepare maps of space and how to position satellites.
Michael Riley, Director, School of the Built Environment said:
“This partnership is aimed at enhancing skills in the Russian Real Estate sector by transferring established knowledge and research from UK practice. It is intended that a series of continuing professional development programmes will be developed and delivered in Moscow and in Liverpool. The events will provide an excellent platform to illustrate the context and value of real estate assets in the economy and to provide a mechanism for UK based practitioners and academics to disseminate their expertise.
“Real Estate valuation and property transactions are now considered as a fundamental element of corporate business strategy and the development of these programmes underpins the fact that UK based practice is considered World Leading. In the recent UK Research Assessment Exercise the research undertaken at LJMU in this field was also recognised as World Leading.”
Vice-Dean, PhD, Assistant Professor Irina Fartukova, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography commented:
“Nowadays the development and improvement of urban space, real estate management, creation of living environment with a high level of environmental quality is vital for Russia's development. The content of this postgraduate programme ‘Property Management’ (Real Estate Management) corresponds to the strategic and national priorities and demand for specialist in real estate appraisal ( valuation) and property management. It is extremely important to the exchange of experience between teaching staff, and to activate students and staff mobility within this project which will contribute to educate high-qualified specialists in Property Management in the new market conditions.
“We are sure that collaboration and partnership with LJMU and The School of the Built Environment will be mutually beneficial to both universities. It was a great pleasure to visit Liverpool, LJMU and School of the Built Environment and it was very interesting to become familiar with the Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Institute, Astrophysics Research Institute and Liverpool John Moores University as a whole.”
Pictured (l-r): Director the LJMU School of the Built Environment Michael Riley, Faculty of Technology and Environment, Dean: Professor Diane Meehan, LJMU Faculty of Technology and Environment, Dean, PhD Professor Vladimir Golubev, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography, Vice-Dean, PhD, Assistant Professor Irina Fartukova, Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography
Pictured: Professor Ahmed Al-Shamma'a, Head of Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) Research Centre with Professor Vladimir Golubev and Assistant Professor Irina Fartukova