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25 Сентября 2020

Qatar-Russia Delegation at the Financial University

September 24, on the initiative of the FinU International Service, a business meeting was organised with representatives from "Qatar-Russia" at the Faculty of Economics and Business. "Qatar-Russia" is a non-profit organisation established under the Embassy of Qatar in Russia for developing bilateral relations in the field of education, science, culture, sports, and tourism.

On behalf of the Financial University, the guests were greeted by Deputy Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Maxim Kotelnikov. He emphasised the importance of the partnership between Qatar and Russia in the field of science and education.


Today, in the conditions of the pandemic, Financial University created successfully functioning mechanisms, which allow to implement new joint educational programs online

Maxim Kotelnikov

Head of the Office of Knowledge and Innovation of "Qatar-Russia" Andrey Egorov detailed the work of the organisation, adding that today Qatar prioritises the development of cooperation with Russia in the field of education.

Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Ekaterina Bezsmertnaya introduced the structure of the faculty, identifying a number of areas for prospective joint projects.

During the meeting, Deputy Director on Education of the Office of Knowledge and Innovation "Qatar-Russia” Lyudmila Evstratova proposed to hold student online forums and conferences, and to develop joint educational and academic exchange programs between the Financial University and leading educational institutions of Qatar — Qatar University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Deputy Dean of Graduate and Postgraduate Studies of the Faculty of Economics and Business Marina Pukhova and Deputy Dean for International Cooperation Khvich Kharchilava also participated in the meeting.

"As it seems to me, one of the most important aims of cooperation is to develop joint educational programs and student exchange programs and to organise reciprocal visits by teaching staff," - notes Khvicha Kharchilava

In addition, the representatives of "Qatar-Russia" offered to organise a lecture by HE Ambassador of Qatar to Russia Fahad bin Mohammed Al Attiyah for the FinU students on economics, as well as his subsequent meeting with the professors of the University.

Maxim Kotelnikov supported this proposal. On behalf of Rector Mikhail Eskindarov, Mr Kotelnikov invited the Ambassador to participate in the VII International Forum of the Financial University.

Moreover, Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, the Chief Executive at the Qatar Financial Center will join the conference online during the first day of the Forum.

Thus, it was decided that the Financial University will receive information about programs from the universities in Qatar as soon as possible. Also during the discussion, the parties agreed to sign cooperation agreements between universities.