6 Октября 2020

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – New Partner of the Financial University

Financial University welcomes its new partners and expresses confidence in long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation!

October 5, 2020, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov from the Financial University and Vice-Rector for Scientific Work and Continuing Education from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Efstratios Stilianidis signed a partnership agreement.

Aristotle University in Thessaloniki is the largest academic institution in Greece and the Balkans. The University is one of the best multicultural universities in South-Eastern Europe, which attracts the best candidates from Russia, America, all the countries of South-Eastern Europe, the Middle and Far East, and the Greek diaspora around the world.

One of the most important achievements of the Aristotle University is that it participates in various international organisations, unions, and university networks:

1. Balkan Universities Network (BUN);
2. International Association of Universities (IAU);
3. European University Association (EUA);
4. European Association for International Education (EAIE);
5. European Center for Strategic Management of Universities (ESMU). 

Within the framework of the signed partnership agreement, Financial University together with the Aristotle University started implementing the international grant of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation entitled “Feasibility Study for Establishing the Black Sea Observatory to Monitor Sustainable Development of the Region”. The draft was presented at the 41st meeting of the BSEC Council of Ministers for Foreign Affairs on December 13, 2020. 

The establishment of the Black Sea Observatory includes the founding of a SDG databank and the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development of the Black Sea Region. As part of the Russian delegation, Financial University was represented by Director of the Center for Regional Economics and Interbudgetary Relations Pavel Stroev and Adviser to the Rector Petr Kuprikov.

This project is of high importance for the Black Sea region, and its successful implementation through the joint effort of the Russian and Greek sides will contribute to achieving the goals in the countries of the region. Using the FinU’s accumulated experience in sustainable regional development and geographic information systems and collaboration with Greek scholars will contribute to accomplishing the set goals.