01.12.2017
Moscow State University opened its affiliated branch in the Republic of Slovenia

On November 20, 2017 in the city of Koper (Republic of Slovenia) the Rector of Moscow State University, full member of RAS V.A. Sadovnichy and the Rector of the University of Primorska, Professor Dragan Marušič signed an agreement on the establishing of an affiliated branch of the Moscow State University in Slovenia. This is the first branch of Moscow State University in Western Europe.

On the basis of the MSU’s Slovenian branch it is planned to launch the curricula of a number of MSU departments, including: the Moscow School of Economics (which was at the roots of this cooperation and is already engaged in the implementation of the joint Russian-Slovenian Master’s program “Economics and Finance”), the Faculty of Political Science, Faculty of Biology and others.

The Russian delegation that attended the signing of the agreement included:

• Rector of Moscow State University full member of RAS V.A. Sadovnichy

• Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Slovenia D.G. Zavgaev

• Vice-Rector — Head of the Department for International Educational Cooperation of Moscow State University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Professor Yu. A. Mazej

• Vice-rector of the Moscow State University — Head of the Department of Professional Orientation and Work with Talented Youth, Doctor of Philology, Professor Т.V. Kortava

• Director of the Moscow School of Economics, Moscow State University, full member of RAS A.D. Nekipelov

• First Deputy Director of the Moscow School of Economics, Moscow State University, S.V. Shakin.

• Counselor, press attaché of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Slovenia, S.A. Ivanov

On the Slovenian side the ceremony of signing of the agreement was attended by:

• Rector of the University of Primorska, Professor Dragan Marušič

• Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Karl Erjavec

• Head of the Secretariat of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Vlasta Vivod

• Mayor of the city of Koper Boris Popovič

• Dean of the faculty of Management of the University of Primorska , Prof. Matjaz Novak

• Advisor to the Rector of the University of Primorska, coordinator of the dialogue between MSU and UP Ante Levaj,

as well as representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Innovation of Slovenia, leaders of the Croatian region of Istria and other officials.

After the signing of the agreement the participants in the ceremony delivered welcoming speeches.

This historic event was preceded by long-term work, many meetings and negotiations with our Slovenian colleagues. We would like to remind you that at the origins of this Russian-Slovenian dialogue, which began in 2014, stood the leaders of the Moscow School of Economics of MSU and the University of Primorska.

More details on the history of cooperation between Moscow State University and the University of  Primorska, which began on October 2, 2014, when the Slovenian colleagues at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia initiated the signing of an agreement on cooperation between the Moscow School of Economics of MSU and the Faculty of Management of the University of  Primorska can be found in the news of our website from 12. 02.

 

A photo report on the signing of the agreement on the opening of an affiliated branch of MSU in Slovenia, see here

 

 

See also the note on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia:

 

Online portal of the news agency RTV of Slovenia

 

 Note on the site of MSU

 

Publication in the Slovenian newspaper Primorske Novice of November 21, 2017

Online portal Academlink

 

Publication in the newspaper «Dnevnik»

Publication in the Croatian online portal Narod.hr

The website of the news agency of Slovenia STA  

Regional news website Regional Obala

Site ECoper

Video of the news release RTV Slovenia

Video RTV Slovenia

Video recording of the news release Primorska kronika from 21. 11 (from 4,33 till 6,29 min.)

Video recording of the news release Primorske Kronika ( from 0,05 min)

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