Webster, RANEPA Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jul. 23, 2015

ST. LOUIS (JULY 24, 2015) - Webster University and the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) this month. Under the agreement, the two institutions will explore cooperation in areas of student and faculty exchanges, joint areas of study and research.

“Partnerships with educational institutions around the globe are essential to our students and faculty, as they create opportunities to enlarge our understandings and meet global needs,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President of Webster University. “We look forward to building on this relationship and advancing Webster’s leadership in global academic excellence.”

The MOU was signed in mid-July by Julian Schuster, the provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Webster University and Vladimir Mau, the rector of RANEPA.

“This agreement secures for our students, faculty and staff a wealth of cultural, scientific and educational resources,” Schuster said. “Both Webster and RANEPA have many similar majors, so there are significant opportunities for our students and faculty to exchange ideas with their Russian counterparts.”

Some of the majors offered at RANEPA include finance, public administration, marketing, business management, public policy and security. The institution also is home to the Center for Russian Studies.

RANEPA was founded in 2010 through the merger of two existing Russian colleges, The Academy of National Economy and the Russian Academy of Public Administration. For more information about RANEPA, visit http://www.ranepa.ru/eng.  

Webster University has entered into several MOU’s in the past few years. Among those are agreements with Oxford-Brookes University in London, England; Mexicali, the Mexico-based CETYS University; Universidad Nacional De Cuyo in Argentina; Caucasus University in Tbilisi, Georgia; Perm National Research Polytechnic University in Russia; Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges & Institutes Division in Saudi Arabia; Daugavpils University in Latvia; and University of Havana in Cuba.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Webster University (www.webster.edu) comprises an action-oriented global network of faculty, staff, students and alumni who forge powerful bonds with each other and with their communities around the globe. Founded in 1915, Webster is a private non-profit university with almost 20,000 students studying at campus locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa and in a robust learning environment online. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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