Mike Winter and Lewis McKinnon were in Moscow on 9 October for a high-profile launch of three University of London postgraduate programmes as parallel degrees with RANEPA: MSc Data Science; MSc Supply Chain Management and Global Logistics; and the LLM.
Mike Winter spoke alongside the Rector of RANEPA, Professor Vladimir Mau, and the British Ambassador to the Russian Federation, Sir Laurie Bristow. After a ceremonial signing, Russian TV and media journalists asked questions on the place of education in Anglo-Russian relations; student outcomes and employability; quality assurance; and student mobility.
The Ambassador pointed out that in contexts where political relations become difficult, the role of educational collaboration becomes even more important since it engages future generations of influencers and decision-makers; and, crucially, enables continuing long-term society-to-society engagement when, as sometimes happens, government relations become strained. Sir Laurie cited the University of London as an exemplar in building sustained engagement with the Russian HE sector.
Today, the University of London has some 1,200 students in Russia, 85% of which are at the 11 institutions we are now working with across four cities.
Today, the University of London has some 1,200 students in Russia, 85% of which are at the 11 institutions we are now working with across four cities; and working towards degrees in economics, management, finance, undergraduate and postgraduate law, English, data science, supply chain management and postgraduate accountancy.
Mike Winter said: “We are both delighted and privileged to be working with RANEPA, an acknowledged elite institution with a distinctive history and place in Russian higher education. Our engagement will offer RANEPA students a unique opportunity to gain two world-class degrees, and I am confident that we have a strong platform on which to build our engagement in future years.”
[Main image, pictured left to right: Professor Sergey Kalenjan, Dean of the RANEPA Higher School of Corporate Management; Sir Laurie Bristow, HM Ambassador; Mike Winter, University of London; Professor Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA.]