Oxford Brookes builds bridge to Moscow

Liz Thomson
News - International 10 Dec 2008

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University has launched a new Master's in Publishing in conjunction with Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MSUPA). The two institutions have been working closely together over the past four years to develop the award, which gives the graduating student an MA in Publishing from Oxford Brookes and its equivalent from Moscow. The new qualification should significantly increase the student's employability both in Russia and beyond.

The programme was developed with funding and support from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS), the British Council, and the Russian National Training Foundation (NTF). The degree is designed to equip publishers from book, magazine and newspaper publishing with the skills to operate in a fast-moving environment full of competitive and technological challenges.

Angus Phillips, Director of the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, said of the Master's programme: 'We are delighted to be working with colleagues at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts to deliver the course. The publishing industry in Russia is keen to upgrade its skills and embrace new ways of thinking about publishing, and our partnership is an exciting new development.'

MSUPA, founded in 1930, has five faculties (including Publishing and Journalism and Digital Communications Systems) and provides courses for 6,000 full-time students from all over Russia. Further information about the award is available from the Oxford Brookes website.

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