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17 Декабря 2020

Russia and China: Interaction between Universities during the Pandemic

The traditional VIII Annual Congress of the Russian-Chinese Association of Economic Universities (RCAEU) took place December 16, 2020, which was organised online due to the current restrictions. 

Financial University is a co-founder of the RCAEU and was among the first universities to sign the declaration.

During the conference, leaders and representatives of the RCAEU member-universities summarised the results of their work and shared some future plans for the development of the Russian-Chinese partnership.

On behalf of the Financial University, Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov spoke at the meeting and noted the FinU achievements in the field of distant education and international cooperation.

"Despite the current circumstances, Financial University is actively developing relations and cooperation with educational organisations in China. In particular, in 2020, cooperation agreements and agreements on academic exchange programs were signed with two member-universities of the Association — the Harbin University of Commerce and the Shandong University of Finance and Economics. In addition, Financial University is planning to establish a legal partnership with two leading universities of the People’s Republic of China — Beijing Foreign Studies University and Shenzhen University, which are not members of the RCAEU because of their profile. Our immediate plans are to establish a joint double-degree educational program in partnership with the Shandong University of Finance and Economics. This program will be the first experience at the regional level; its implementation will be carried out by the Penza branch of the Financial University", noted Alexander Linnikov.

Alexander Linnikov finished his presentation by inviting all the participants to visit the Financial University in the coming year. As agreed with the RCAEU Presidium, the IX Annual Congress of the Association will be held at the Financial University in the second half of 2021.

Financial University is looking forward to meeting its Chinese partners!