The Department of Nanotechnologies is located in Southern Federal University, SFEDU, which is a modern research university with an emphasis on innovations and entrepreneurship traces its history back to 1915... In its academic activities it combines studies with fundamental and applied science, as well as cutting-edge technologies and innovative approaches. Although the University’s position in the national university rankings provides persuasive evidence to its achievements, a positive image and a passion for excellence, this university is not clearly visible on the international and European level. Participation in the MELON consortium will substantially amplify the international links of the Department of Nanotechnologies, and the exchange of ESRs and MSc students not only with MELON partners but also with the wide network of other European Universities. The external collaboration tools, such as ERASMUS+ program and national foundations will be used for this