On March 22, 2021, a Finnish delegation headed by Antti Helanterä, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland in Russia, visited the Financial University.
The purpose of the visit is to develop educational programs in the field of economic security and protection of innovation as well as academic mobility programs between universities of Russia and Finland.
Rector Prof. Mikhail Eskindarov and Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Alexander Linnikov welcomed the guests and elaborated on the activities of the Financial University.
I am glad to welcome you to the Financial University! We are always open to new collaboration opportunities that can help us develop
Currently, Financial University is actively and fruitfully cooperating with a number of universities in Finland. Cooperation agreements and study abroad programs were signed with the following universities:
– LAB University of Applied Sciences (Lappeenranta);
– Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Vantaa);
– The University of Oulu (Oulu), updated in December 2020.
In addition, the Erasmus+ program is successfully implemented within the framework of international academic mobility programs with the University of Applied Sciences LAB (Lappeenranta). The FIRST+ program was launched with the Laurea University of Applied Sciences (Vantaa) and the University of Turku (Turku). A joint education program for bachelor’s degree studies in the field of "Tourism" is also being developed in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences of LAB (Lappeenranta).
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland to the Russian Federation Antti Helanterä is looking forward to launching joint projects in the economic and educational fields.
"Our well-being largely depends on science and innovation. We understand that science is based on open cooperation between countries and universities. That is why it is so important to continue developing cooperation between Finland and Russia, between our universities and, of course, the Financial University", says the Ambassador.
The meeting took place just before the International Round Table "Effective Anti-Corruption Policies as a Key Factor for Ensuring Economic Transparency" organised by the Department of Economic Security and Risk Management on March 24, 2021. On taking the floor, Head of the Department Igor Lebedev said, "First of all, we are very grateful to Mr Yurki Aho, Police Adviser of the Embassy of Finland. We are very pleased that Mr Aho Yurki is participating in our conference and will give a presentation. Secondly, it is essential for us to expand further cooperation in the field of education for our students. Having analysed the data, we noted that several FinU graduates work in the sphere of internal audit, internal control and security of large international companies of Finnish origin".
Sari Eriksson, Counsellor at Finland's Embassy, also attended the working meeting together with Deputy Vice-Rector for International Cooperation Maxim Kotelnikov, Head of the Department for International Cooperation Lilia Prikhodko, Head of the International Students and Faculty Department Anatoly Kislyakov and Associate Professor of the Department of Economic Security and Risk Management Igoris Krzhechkovskis.