Glasgow signs agreement with leading Finance Institution in Russia
Published: 21 December 2009
The Department of Accounting and Finance has signed a Collaborative Agreement with the Finance Academy, Moscow to develop a double Masters degree.
The Department of Accounting and Finance has signed a Collaborative Agreement with the Finance Academy, Moscow, under the government of the Russian Federation to develop a double Masters degree in Accountancy and Finance.
The agreement with the leading institution in the Russian Federation was signed by Professor Mike French, Dean of Law, Business and Social Sciences, watched by Prof Kwaku Opong, Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, Dr John McKernan, Mr Chris Coles and Dr Mark Aleksanyan, all of the Department of Accounting and Finance of University of Glasgow.
The agreement will see students begin their studies at the Finance Academy in Moscow before moving to Glasgow to complete the two-year course.
It is the second such agreement between the department and a Russian institution following on from a similar agreement with St Petersburg State University last spring.
Prof Kwaku Opong, Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance, said: “The Finance Academy of Moscow, like St Petersburg State University, is among the best institutions in Russia.
“I am delighted that the many years of collaboration between colleagues in the Department of Accounting and Finance at Glasgow and the Faculty of Economics at the Finance Academy in Moscow is being strengthened further by the mutual recognition of postgraduate taught courses which may lead to an award by the respective universities.
“The University already has close contact with many of the academics in these institutions and we look forward to working together even more closely.”
Prof Mike French, Dean of Faculty of Law Business and Social Sciences commented: “I am delighted to sign this agreement on behalf of the Faculty and the University which provides an added impetus to the Internationalisation agenda of this University in which the Faculty of LBSS has been playing a pivotal role. I look forward to a successful collaboration and the deepening of ties between our respective institutions in the future”
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First published: 21 December 2009