graduationarch2020On June 8-9, 2020, the sixth graduation of 16 students of the dual degree programme KSUAE-University of East London (UEL) in the area of "Architecture" took place at our University. The presentations of graduation projects took place online. All presentations were entirely in English. The examination Board consisted of professors from the University of East London:
- Renee Tobe - Doctor of Architecture, Head of Research Programs in the History and Theory of Architecture, Professor; Honorary Professor of KSAUE; an active participant in all ongoing joint projects and events in architecture;
- Alex Scott-Whitby - Senior Lecturer in Architecture; founder and head of the ScottWhitbyStudio architectural studio; Honorary Citizen of the City of London (the title is awarded to Britons and foreigners who have contributed to the improvement of business relations between the United Kingdom and other countries, as well as achieved success and recognition in their field); currently leads one of three international teams in the final of the open international architectural and urban planning competition for the development of a general layout of the territory in the city of Almetyevsk, Republic of Tatarstan; very interested in cooperation with our university and alumni of our program;
- Maria Alessandra Segantini - professor of architecture; director of the architectural studio "C + S Architects" (London, Venice); author of numerous architectural projects; participant of the international conference KSUAE STCCE-2020;
as well as the teaching staff of the Institute of Architecture and Design of KSUAE, involved in the delivery of the programme.

The topics of the projects were various topical issues of architectural design: a multifunctional e-sports complex, reorganization of retail spaces of markets, a rehabilitation center for medical and social assistance for children and adolescents, residential, tourist, museum complexes, residential buildings, a biopark and many other interesting architectural projects.

Students successfully answered numerous questions from foreign experts. In the meantime. Colleagues from the University of East London noted the high quality of the projects completed, the unusual presentation format and the competent use of professional terminology in English. In addition, they gave each student some recommendations for even more successful implementation of future architectural projects, focusing on the sustainable development of the designed territories, ecosystem, landscape, which are important components in the world architectural activity.

All Board members wished the graduates success in their future careers and the implementation of their projects. We congratulate the graduates of 2020 with the completion of the Programme and with that in addition to the Russian bachelor's degree of KSUAE, they will get its international (British) equivalent - from the University of East London!

The KSUAE-UEL dual degree programmes have been delivered at our University since 2012.