Founded in 1907
Recently, International activity of the University takes a special place in its development, and this kind of activity refers to not only to students but also to academic and administrative staff of PRUE. Becoming global, the system of the higher education consists of traditional students` and staff` exchanges, as well as activities of cross-border investments and competition of universities in the global education market. Before, many institutes of higher education focused on the training of the personnel only for national economies; today, external influence made universities estimate its missions critically mostly because of the global movement of resources (financing, exchange of ideas, students and staff exchange). Inter-institutional comparison indicators are taking on the greater significance for universities' development. Nowadays, world-class universities have become a subject of national pride as long as countries consider the status of national universities in the global context.
In 2014-2015, PRUE had signed cooperation agreements with Durham University (UK), London Metropoliten University (UK), Nottingham Trent University (UK), Peking University HSBC Business School (China), University of International Business and Economics (China), Aix-en-Provence Institute of Political Studies (France), Jean Moulin University Lyon 3 (France), Lille 1 University (France), Soka University (Japan) and other educational institutions worldwide. These agreements included academic exchange and mutual degree programs, scientific and research cooperation.
In 2014, world-famous scientist and expert in marketing Philip Kotler (USA) obtained a status of the Emeritus Professor of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. On the January 15 2015, the delegation of the International Association of MBA programs, one of the three worldwide leading accreditation organizations in the education sphere, visited the University. ABMA accreditations allow PRUE to position its MBA programs at a high level and to meet the European and world standards of additional education.
The quota of foreign students is the recognized indicator of relevance of university's educational programs, and therefore is one of the monitoring indicators of institutes' efficiency, which carried out by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and international universities rankings.