In education news, Moscow Lomonosov State University has just launched a first-ever outreach to Europe, with the University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia working as a template for success. An agreement on cooperation between these two universities, as well as setting up of a joint research center was signed by Moscow State University rector Viktor Sadovnichy and the University of Primorska rector, Dragan Marusic.
According to the news, the first joint study plans will open for enrollment at the beginning of next year across the subjects of; economics, management, mathematics, and information technologies. Dr. Sadovnich had this to say about the new initiative:
"We plan to develop further the already existing cooperation between our universities. We’re pondering a system of exchange of study programs and students and the issuance of dual graduation certificates, which I hope will draw the attention of Slovene and other European students."
He went on to point out that the initial cooperation will focus keenly on tech such as the development of new materials based on nanotechnologies for the manufacturing sector. Other realms are to include IT and security, as well as supercomputing technologies. Moscow State University has a lot to offer the scientists in Slovenia, according to Sadovnichy, but he also said there is a lot to be gleaned by both universities in the bilateral relations in general.