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Adam U. ALBEKOV,

Rector of Rostov State University of Economics, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor, Holder of the title of Honored Scientist of the RF, Member of the Presidential Council of the Russian Federation on interethnic relations

Rostov State University of Economics was established in 1931; it is a modern university with strong traditions. The university is located in the south of Russia, in Rostov-on-Don city, which is informally regarded as Russia’s southern capital. Historically the city was and still remains one of Russia’s most multinational cities offering a friendly and safe urban environment.

For a long time RSUE belonged to a special system of applied research universities of the Soviet Union; it was a system of institutes of national economy. Only 14 universities of the former Soviet Union were included into this system and they supplied the whole country of about 300 million people with highly-qualified specialists in economics and management.

Today’s RSUE is a classical university delivering 150 educational programs; it still enjoys the status of one of the most reputable higher education institutions in the country, especially in economics and management.

Nowadays RSUE is completely integrated into the European Higher Education Area; its educational process is conducted in full compliance with the principles of the Bologna process; the diploma of the university is recognized and highly valued at the national and international levels. RSUE offers seven Bachelor’s and five Master’s double degree programs developed in network cooperation with strategic international partner universities worldwide.

The university maintains academic cooperation agreements with 20 leading universities abroad. It is continually developing interuniversity partnerships and international academic mobility programs. Due to the well-established bilateral relationships the RSUE educators and students regularly go through training courses and internships in Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Spain, Italy, China, Serbia, the USA, France, and South Korea. The geography of cooperation is constantly expanding: in 2016 the agreement between Rostov State University of Economics and UniversitéLumiére Lyon 2 (France) was extended;

in addition, RSUE signed agreements on cooperation with Kobe Gakuin University (Japan), the University of National and World Economy (Bulgaria), and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).

RSUE has full membership in five international associations, including the Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU) and ASECU Youth; Visegrad University Asso­ciation (VUA) and VUA Youth; the Eurasian Economic Uni­versity Association. The university was among the initiators of establishing the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Net­work, which starts its activities this year.

Rostov State University of Economics maintains well-established cooperation with higher education institutions from the countries of the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean region. Close contacts within the region were made, first of all, through the membership in the Association of Economic Universities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region (ASECU), which includes about 50 member universities.

International cooperation within ASECU was further advanced in 2011 by RSUE’s initiative to establish the Students’ Association of Economic Univer­sities of South and Eastern Europe and the Black Sea Region. In 2016 RSUE hosted the Sixth ASECU Youth International Conference and Summer Economic School; the university became a venue of the annual student conference for the second time.

Signing of the Agreement on Cooperation between Rostov State University of Economics (Russia) and Université Lumière Lyon 2 (France).

RSUE’s educational and scientific activities are carried out within the paradigm of the European Higher Education Area. As a member

of the consortium comprising nine universities from Germany, Kazakh­stan, Russia, Sweden, and Estonia, RSUE successfully participated in the first round of the Erasmus+ program, an updated EU’s program to support education and research. The project “Development and Implementation of the Master Programme—“Green Logistics Management”: Advancing Trans-Eurasian Accessibility through Sustainable Logistics Management and ICT Competence” (LogOn-U) started in 2016 and will take three years; the project outcomes are expected to become a benchmark for all Russian universities and programs in logistics. The same year RSUE entered the databases of the two world’s top ranking agencies, Times Higher Education and Quacquarelli Symonds.

Rostov State University of Economics has recruited international students since 1960s. Currently, 745 students from 30 foreign countries are enrolled in different university programs. They come from Asia, Africa, Europe, South America. The share of international students of the total number of student body is almost 5%. The university provides its international students with the opportunity to take further education programs during their undergraduate study course, including the parallel program of undergraduate study. Moreover, international students have free access to abundant hard-copy and e-library resources, take part in numerous international conferences in Russia and abroad, get additional scholarship allowances for special achievements in study, research, sports or participation in students’ associations, take part in international exchange programs, and after graduation are awarded with the national diploma and a European Diploma Supplement.

 

Contacts

Rostov State University of Economics

Established in 1931

Student body—over 20,000

Educational programs—150

International students—750 from

30 countries

69, B.Sadovaya Street,

Rostov-On-Don, 344002, Russia

Tel.: +7 863 263-30-80

Fax: +7 863 240-43-44

E-mail: rector@rsue.ru

Web: www.rsue.ru

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