The University of Primorska and the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University Will Open a Joint Research Centre

The University of Primorska and the M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University will open the Slovenian-Russian Educational and Research Centre. The idea of establishing the centre belongs to Professor Dr. Dragan Marušič.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Karl Erjavec, who took part in the implementation of the joint research project, highlighted the impact of cooperation between the Slovenian and Russian educational institutions on other spheres of social life, including on the economy of both countries. The Board of Trustees will work as part of the Centre. It will include the chairs of the boards and supervisory boards of companies from the EU and Russia. The Minister stressed that economic sanctions and restrictive measures against Russia would not threaten the project.

The agreement signed on 10 November paved the way for the foundation of the joint educational and research centre of the Moscow State University in Koper, which will act as a representative office of the Russian University. The Centre will be a coordination structure aimed at strengthening the economic cooperation between Russia and Slovenia. Its activities will provide an opportunity to set up joint training programs with a view to obtaining a double diploma.

The Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Co-operation and the Slovenian-Russian Business Club expressed interest in strengthening the international cooperation. In this context, the Commission will consider 34 projects including the Središče Lomonosov joint research and educational centre in Koper. The minister is convinced that interaction between the Faculty of Management of the University of Primorska and the Moscow School of Economics has a positive impact on the economic cooperation between the two countries.