Dear teachers, undergrads, grads, and PhD students!
We resume offline classes starting from February 8, 2021. All health and safety standards will be strictly observed. This means that all lectures and seminars will be held according to the approved schedule. I would kindly ask you to take this with understanding and responsibility. FinU services will be ready for classes at all campuses of the university, including its branches. A sufficient number of masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment have been purchased.
I don’t want to hide that during the distance learning period we observed a slight decrease in the quality of the training, as well as violation of the examination procedure. In order to fill the gaps in knowledge, I invite all departments and faculties to analyse the results of the distance learning period and prepare some proposals for organising additional classes and advice hours. If considered necessary, all the required resources will be allocated.
I was approached by several students with a request not to switch to offline studies until the COVID-19 pandemic is over. Understanding their concerns, I suggest that those who find it impossible to attend offline classes in person should switch to the correspondence form of education at the Institute of Online Education. Alternatively, one can take a leave of absence, which will be granted to the student without any further personal inquiry.
Despite all the difficulties and inconveniences, we should continue working together to preserve the health of everyone and to ensure high quality of the educational process.
Rector Mikhail Eskindarov