Moscow calling

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies, at Oxford Brookes University, and Moscow State University of Printing Arts notched up another first when the new Master's in Publishing opened its doors to a 50-strong cohort in Moscow on 1 November 2008.

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 State University of Printing Arts. The new qualification will 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.

The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies is one of the leading centres for publishing education in the world, with a reputation for innovation and excellence in teaching and research. The Centre offers a range of postgraduate and undergraduate awards in book, magazine and digital publishing, and also carries out professional development programmes and consultancy. Angus Phillips, Director of the Centre, said about 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.'

Moscow State University of Printing Arts (MSUPA) was founded in 1930, and is the leading university in Russia providing education and training for the publishing and printing industries. Ranked 35 out of over 1,000 higher education institutions by the Russian Ministry of Education, MSUPA has five faculties (including Publishing and Journalism and Digital Communications Systems) and provides courses for 6,000 full-time students from all over Russia.

For more information about the programme, please visit The Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies web site

Zoe Townsend
Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

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