On June 25, an online meeting on the double degree programme in "Economics and Management" (Bachelor's degree), which is implemented jointly with the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France).
An open online meeting included a presentation of the programme to all those interested in joining it. The participants were able to hear the programme authors describing the training course, prospects for graduates, enrolment requirements and conditions, and many other peculiarities and a number of additional opportunities offered by both universities to students in this field of study.
The meeting was attended by coordinators of the program from the University of Grenoble-Alpes: Farouk Ulgen, Director of the Department of Distance Education and International Projects, and Natasha Collé Head of the International Department. The IKBFU was represented by Varvara Altunina, Director of the Institute of Economics and Management, Violetta Filippova, Deputy Director of the International Office. Programme coordinators from the IKBFU are Nikita Zonin and Alexandra Gulina.
Varvara Altunina, Director of the Institute of Economics and Management:
"The double-degree programme gives students a unique opportunity to study methods of teaching economics and management, to become more fluent in a foreign language, to develop skills necessary for working in an international team and gain valuable experience of communication with students and teachers from different countries of the world".
Farouk Ulgen, Director of the Department of Distance Learning and International Projects of the University of Grenoble-Alpes, said:
"We have great experience in the implementation of this program, and its graduates are highly qualified specialists who occupy high-level positions in different countries of the world. The programme has ambitious goals. Firstly, to establish international partnerships between people from different parts of the globe, to help countries develop international relations. Secondly, to train specialists with diplomas recognized in the international space, which will be an undoubted advantage when entering master's programs, including those in European universities".
Natalia Milyavskaya, Deputy Vice-Rector for International Relations at the IKBFU:
"The program of two diplomas in economics between the IKBFU and the University of Grenoble-Alpes has been operating for 6 years (the agreement on the implementation of the program was signed in 2014). For this time, many students of our university were able to actively engage the European education system and, when applying for a Bachelor's degree at the IKBFU, get both Russian and French diplomas. The highlight of this program is also the opportunity to study not only remotely, but also in a face-to-face mode, which allows students to fully immerse themselves in a foreign language environment and know more about a foreign culture".