Working meeting of the Council of the French-Russian University took place on 17 January 2018 

Vladimir Mau, the President of the French-Russian University (FRU), held a working meeting of the FRU Council within the framework of the Gaidar Forum in Moscow on January 17.
Gaidar Forum is an annual event held by the RANEPA – one of the FRU founders. For more information on the Forum, click here.
The meeting was attended by representatives of the Sophia Antipolis University of Nice and NEOMA Business School; Russian Academy for Foreign Trade (RFTA) of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development; National Nuclear Research University (MIPhI); Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN); and Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). The meeting was also attended by Pascal Cauchy, Attaché for University Cooperation of the Embassy of France in Russia.

The participants discussed plans of further development of the FRU including strengthening of academic cooperation and approaches to interaction with business. A report on the progress of implementation of the programs approved by the FRU for the academic years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 was also presented. Issues of expansion of the FRU and the procedure for accepting new members were discussed as well. Signatures were affixed under the Supplement to the FRU’s Articles of Association executed based on agreements reached during the session of the Council of Rectors/Presidents/General Directors that took place in October 2017 in Paris and negotiations that followed the session.

The next meeting of the FRU Council is planned to coincide with the XXII Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum that is taking place on 24—26 May 2018.

The SPIEF will also be coincided with the first session of the Coordination Council of the Trianon Dialogue Forum – a permanent structure dedicated to interaction and cooperation through civil societies. The Forum was formed based on the results of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin and the President of France Emmanuel Macron meeting that took place on 29 May 2017 in Versaille. By the decision of the Russian President, the RANEPA is to perform the functions of the Russian Secretariat of the Forum. Since academic cooperation is one of the key areas for civil society, the French-Russian University  intends to actively participate in the Trianon Dialogue.