December 10, 2020, the FinU team met with representatives from the University of Southampton (England).
The University of Southampton is proud to be one of the flagships of British research, and it is steadily included in the top 20 universities of Great Britain and in the top 5% of the best higher educational institutions.
On behalf of the Financial University, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov welcomed the participants of the meeting.
Financial University is a historical university, therefore our mission is to open it to the whole world
The FinU Faculty of Economics and Business showed great interest in developing the partnership. Deputy Dean for International Cooperation Khvicha Kharchilava welcomed everyone on behalf of the Faculty. Head of the Department of Corporate Finance and Business Analytics Konstantin Ordov also joined the event.
"From our perspective, academic mobility is particularly popular among the FinU students, and we would be honoured to have an exchange program with the University of Southampton as part of our cooperation agreement. Also we are interested in collaborating on joint research", says Khvicha Kharchilava.
On behalf of the University of Southampton, Deputy Head of the Centre for Digital Finance Larisa Yarovaya sincerely appreciated the interest in collaborating.
"The programs we are offering should be appealing for Russian students who potentially want to continue their studies abroad or who want to find a job outside Russia and who want to be more competitive in the job market", notices Larisa Yarovaya.
Associate Dean (International) of the Faculty of Social Sciences Professor Sabu S. Padmadas gave a presentation on the opportunities available at the University of Southampton.
During the negotiations, the University of Southampton expressed particular interest in developing joint educational programs, double-degree programs, and academic exchange.
The parties also discussed the possibility of developing joint research projects and the "Visiting Professor" program, including working online.