15.02.2017
The memorandum on the establishment of the Slovenian branch of Moscow State University was signed in the MSU main building

In the framework of the President of Slovenia Borut Pahor’s visit to Russia and his meeting with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin the memorandum on the setting up of a branch of Moscow State University in Slovenia was signed on February 11, 2017 in the main building of MSU.

On the part of Slovenia the memorandum was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia K. Eryavets and on the part of Russia by the Moscow State University‘s  Rector V. Sadovniochy

According to the MSU’s press service the purpose of MSU’s branch in Slovenia is to implement joint educational programs of MSU and the University of Primorska aimed at training specialists who will be able to address issues of the Russian-Slovenian economic cooperation.

In accordance with the initiative and the request of the Slovenian side the training in the branch will be based on the standards of MSU and cover following subjects: Russian, Slavic Studies, History, Cultural Studies, Mathematics, Economics, Biology and a number of other fields of interest for the citizens of Slovenia and neighboring countries.

In addition, work will be done on joint research and educational projects aimed at addressing development challenges of economic cooperation between the two countries.

It will be recalled that an agreement on the establishment of the research and educational center “Lomonosov” on the basis of  the University of  Primorska in the Slovenian town of Koper and Moscow State University was signed in November last year. The Center is already developing common educational programs that involve the issue of two education certificates of both MSU and the Primorska University.

In December the Slovenian colleagues proposed the establishment of a branch of Moscow State University in Slovenia.

Sources:

AIF.Ru

TASS (Russian News Agency)

MSU website

See also Slovenian media:

STA

Ministry of the Foreign Affairs  website

The University of Primorska website

The Faculty of Management  UP website

Primoske Novice

 Siol net (telekom Slovenia)

Dnevnik



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