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Jean-Luc Petitjean, Director of Institute of Finance, Audit, and Accounting of the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, visited Plekhanov Russian University of Economics within the framework of international cooperation between the universities from 16th to 24th of January 2019.
Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, have been undertaking a mutual international agreement on students exchange in the Faculty of Finance at Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. Institute of Finance, Audit, and Accountancy was established in 2018 and reaches two main goals such as providing interaction between the University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, and different universities and companies on variable seminars, student and professor exchange.
On January 21st, 2019, Jean-Luc Petitjean met officially Dmitriy Shtykhno, the Vice-rector of Development, Leonid Bragin, the Head of International Department of the University, Vasiliy Badulin, the Deputy Head of Department of Relations with International Organizations and Foreign Universities, Olga Shemetkova, the Dean of the Faculty of Finance and Inga Koryagina, the Head of International Division of the Faculty of Finance. During the negotiations between representatives of Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, students exchange programs were introduced by both sides as well as double Master's degree program. In conclusion professor, Jean-Luc Petitjan handed to Dmitry Aleksandrovich Shtykhno Letters of Gratitude addressed to Olga Leonidovna Shemetkova and Inga Anatolyevna Koryagina for the intensification of cooperation between the universities.
During his visit, Jean-Luc Petitjean had also meetings with Alexey Bolvachev, the Director of Educational-Scientific Center 'Finance', Gjenshen Chzhou, the Head of Basic Department of Finance and Economics of China and Marat Ressin, the Head of Department of International Finance and Small Business Development Economics, York Entrepreneurship Development Institute (Canada). During the meeting, a strategy of the further development and cooperation in science, as well as interaction between the international businesses and the Faculty of Finance, was developed.
Professor Jean-Luc Petitjean, Director of Institute of Finance, Audit and Accounting of University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France, conducted a number of guest lectures for bachelor's degree of the 3rd year students and master's degree of the 1st year students on the following topics: 'Financial Value Management: Value Creation Measure and Management' and 'Investment and Risk: Operational Risk, Financial Risk, and Bankruptcy Risk'. Students asked questions very actively, participated in all the initiated discussions and demonstrated their real interest in understanding the international financial trends along with good knowledge of English.
As the result of the meetings, agreements about empowering connections between Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and Institute of Finance, Audit and Accountancy arranged on the basis of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Social sciences of University of Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, development of exchange programmes and programmes of a double degree for Bachelor and Master Degree students, creation of student's projects on development of "soft skills" for effective cooperation in international business-projects.