10 Февраля 2021

Memorandum of Understanding with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

February 8, 2021, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Financial University and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Rector of the Financial University Prof. Eskindarov and Head of the Foundation Representative Office Dr. Thomas Kunze agreed upon starting cooperation. 

The main objective of this cooperation is to strengthen partnership between the academic communities of Russia and Germany in the field of education and science.

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is a political foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany, which advocates peace, freedom and justice through civic and political education. It is engaged in fostering  European integration, promoting art, culture and the Christian democratic movement, and supporting the initiatives of talented young people from Germany, Central and Eastern Europe as well as from developing countries.

Rector of the Financial University Prof. Mikhail Eskinarov opened the meeting and welcomed the guests.

Welcome to the Financial University, the university which has been strengthening its international relations with German universities for more than 15 years! Today I want to thank the representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for their interest and active assistance for developing cooperation

Prof. Mikhail Eskindarov

Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov greeted the colleagues and also gave them a tour of the Financial University and the Museum of Finance.

As a result of the meeting, it was agreed to carry out joint research on the development of laws and the judicial system of the European Union, federalism and local self-government, current problems of a market economy, activities of political parties and parliamentarism, international security cooperation and other issues of mutual interest.

Deputy Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Andrey Rementsov, Head of the International Cooperation Office Lilia Prikhodko, Vice-Rector for Strategy and Working with the Authorities Alexander Safonov, Head of the Office for Working with Authorities Yuri Litovkin and Head of the Group for Working with International Organisations Yevgeny Osetrov participated in the event.

Representatives of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, namely Deputy Head of the Foundation Representative Office Andrey Zybkin, Coordinator of Fellowship Programs Anna Smolina, Assistant Head Mikhail Frolov, Assistant Head for PR Alexey Radyvanyuk joined the meeting.

During the negotiations, both parties expressed great interest in developing joint educational and academic exchange programs. The possibility of participating in the Russian-German “Summer School” and scholarship programs for talented youth was also discussed.