During VI International Forum of the Financial University, Rector M. Eskindarov gave an interview to the influential economic newspaper "Italy Today".
Questions were devoted to artificial intelligence and digitisation in the economic development. M. Eskindarov shared information about the research carried out at the Financial University in the field of artificial intelligence, and also shared what had changed in teaching and didactics.
In 2017 an experimental laboratory "Neurotechnology in Management" was established at the Financial University and is now actively working. The laboratory is equipped with the latest neuroequipment. In this laboratory scholars test the concept of advertising campaigns, study the digital environment of educational organisations, and assess motivation and effectiveness of staff. The laboratory of the Financial University actively cooperates with the Scientific Council under the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences on methodology of artificial intelligence and cognitive research.
To the question "How does Financial University interact with Italian universities and what prospects are there for further cooperation?" M. Eskindarov replied that Financial University tries to strengthen cooperation with universities in Italy. There is an active cooperation with nine leading higher educational institutions in Italy, including the University of Turin, La Sapienza University, Rome-3 University, Perugia University, The University of John Cabot in Rome, etc. Also more than 10 highly qualified professors and teachers from Italy visited the Financial University last year to give lectures on most topical issues within the framework of the program "Visiting Scholar". In addition, academic exchange of students has been recently established.
Over the past two years, Financial University, as well as the international events that took place with its participation, have been mentioned more than 15 times in the Italian press, including in such influential newspapers as Il Sole 24 Ore and La Stampa.
Central event in developing cooperation between Russia and Italy in the field of education was the meeting of representatives of the relevant foreign departments of the two countries in Moscow, organised with the active assistance of Department of International Cooperation of the Financial University. During the meeting, the parties agreed to develop a joint program of cooperation in the scientific and technical sphere in 2020-2022.