TEMPUS is the programme of European Union the aim of which is to help to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and New Independent States in reorganization of their system of higher education. Programme TEMPUS consists of three stages:

1. A pre-project is the programme during one year. It is the stage of analysis, the determination of the strategy of activity and the elaboration of the programme for a long period of time. The best preproject will get financial support for fulfiling the project (about 1/3).

2. A project is the programme for three years financed by European Union.

Novgorod University takes part in the programme from the beginning of 1993-1994 academic year, when Russion Federation was included in TEMPUS.

Novgorod University is one of four Russian universities which entered nowadays to system INTERNET, it has a great serveur.

1.The history of the programme.

The work started in 1990. It became possible thanks to the collaboration of University Nancy II and Novgorod Pedagogical Institute (now the part of Novgorod University) through Institute of Slav Languages (Nancy) and French Department (Novgorod).

In 1992 the contract with Pedagogical Institute af Lorraine appeared.

In 1994 Nottingham became the third parther.

All these educational establishments collaborate in clearly determined limits of activity: the teaching of foreign languages and mutual recognition of diplome from one side, Pedagogy and preparation of teacher from the other.

2. Definition of coordination.

Vertical responsibility:

European organization

Nancy II

Nottingham-lorraine Pedagogical



ibility: University Nancy II - Jeanne Gucker, the coordinator of a pre-project >f Lorraine Pedagogical Institute - Claude Kerviel

Novgorod University - Nonna Likhtarnikova

Nottingham University: Philip Hood.

3. The aims of collaboration in TEMPUS

4. The aspects of pre-project Nancy - Nottingham - Novgorod.

The pre-project means the elaboration of the strategy of the development in three directions:

  1. The preparation of teachers.

  2. Languages teaching.

  3. Communication.

According to the pre-project two missions were made: to France (4.03 - 8.04.1995) and to England (14.05 - 21.05.1995).

The following work has been made:

During the business trips it was possible to distinguish some partners of future working programmes:




5. Priority aspects of long-term work:

All mentioned above must help to make a project which will be presented to European Association with the aim to be included to the three-year programme.