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On September 12th Anya Oskamp, the President of the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities (EADTU) and Rector of Open University of the Netherlands; and George Ukhabs, the Executive Director of the Association visited Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The meeting was organized by Faculty of Distance Learning of PRUE.
The purpose of the visit was discussing the possibility of the University to join the Association. It began with greeting the EADTU representatives with Victor I. Grishin, Rector of PRUE, who pointed out the importance and necessity of further progress of distance technologies on both intra- and extramural bases. The following University members attended the meeting: O. Grishina, Vice-rector on educational work; A. Bolvachev, Vice-rector on research and development work, L. Bragin, Head of International Office, , Dean of Faculty of Distance Learning, and N. Dmitrievskaya, Dean of Faculty of E-learning.
The guests with great interest got acquainted with IT-infrastructure of PRUE, which was presented by the Deans of FDL and FEL who expressed their readiness to cooperate further. At the end of the visit the delegation took part in a University historically significant places tour.