V. Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, G. Schroeder, Federal Chancellor of Germany, J. Deiss, Minister of Economy of Switzerland, J. Leach, American Congressman, Chairman of Banking and Financial Committee, G. Kolodko, Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister of Poland, E. Welteke, President of the Federal Bank of Germany, K. Muller, Commerzbank AG Board Chairman (Germany), M. Franco, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Russia, K. Daikin, State Actuary of the UK, A. Gamarra, General Controller of the Republic of Columbia, S. Fraser, Auditor General of Canada, R. Mundell, winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics, Professor of Columbia University, Professor I. Adizes, an outstanding American scholar in management, founder and Rector of Adizes University, P. Davenport, President of the University of Western Ontario(Canada), D. Kessler, President of SCOR, the largest French reinsurance company.
We have introduced positions of "visiting professors". Series of lectures and master classes delivered by academics from leading foreign universities and international experts are always a great success. Among our "visiting professors" are L. Dore, Professor of California University (San-Diego, USA) and leading expert in appraisal, P. Schmidt, Professor of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, renowned specialist in banking, D. Haase, practicing tax advisor and Professor of Passau University (Germany), R. Frehner, well-known Swiss banker and Vice-President of Coutts Bank, D. Townsend (UK), practicing auditor and prominent expert in international financial reporting standards, A. Pohl (Germany), Professor of Trier University, expert in pricing, and other leading professors from Spanish, Italian and Czech universities.
Since the academic year 2009-2010, the Financial University, pursuant to the principles of Bologna Declaration (1999), has adopted a multilevel system of education and thereby joined in the integration processes that are underway in the European higher education. This has resulted in the further widening of the scope of its international activities such as development and implementation of joint educational programs, promotion of the various forms of academic student mobility, faculty exchange, bilateral and multilateral research projects.
Among the Financial University's foreign partners today are reputable higher education institutions and financial and banking structures in more than 50 countries of the world.
Over several years we've been successfully implementing double degree programmes jointly with the University of London and Northumbria University (UK), Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania (USA), Lyon School of Management and Graduate School of Management "Groupe ESC Troyes" (France).
The agreements that are currently effective have also enabled the Financial University's students take one or two semesters at leading higher education institutions such as Vienna University (Austria), Cologne University, Potsdam University, Otto Beisheim Higher School of Management, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management/University (Germany), University of Bari and Salento University (Italy), the University of Alcala, the Rey Juan Carlos University, and Complutense University of Madrid (Spain), the University of Western Ontario (Canada), Liaoning University (China), University of Paris - I Pantheon-Sorbonne, Rene Descartes University - Paris V, Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, National Insurance School (France), etc. Reciprocally, students of the above mentioned universities can study for a semester or two semesters on undergraduate (bachelor's) or post-graduate (master's) programmes at the Financial University.
Starting from their first year at the Financial University, its students also have an opportunity to take foreign language courses in the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, and China.
Senior-year students can have work placements in foreign banks, financial, auditing and insurance companies both in Russia and abroad - in Germany, Spain, France.