The SPIEF Trail: a Triad of Partnership Agreements
HSE updated the cooperation agenda with the EEC
HSE already has the status of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s reference university. Now new areas were added to the university’s cooperation programme with the EEC for 2019-2020 (educational programmes, expert analytical and research support, regular information exchanges), and new topics including import substitution, common electricity, oil and gas markets, and social, humanitarian, and S&T cooperation. The university plans to hold a research competition on Eurasian integration, and implement the EAEU Higher School project to (re)train experts employed by various national departments.
Looking for projects with ‘major integrational effect’
The main area of HSE’s cooperation with the Eurasian Development Bank will be research, expert evaluation, and analysis to expand trade and economic ties between the EDB member states and make full use of their investment potential. The university is willing to offer expert evaluation services for the Bank’s projects in the more promising areas such as energy, industry, agriculture, transport; help with finding and evaluating projects with ‘major integration effect’ consistent with the EDB mission and strategy; offer consulting services on project management issues, PPP mechanisms, decision-making in financial and capital markets. Both parties expressed interest in implementing continuing professional education programmes for the bank employees at HSE. In turn, internships with the prospect of future employment will be organised for HSE’s best students.
HSE’s cooperation with the EEC and the EDB will be coordinated by the recently restructured ISSEK Competence Centre for Cooperation with International Organisations.
Expert evaluation services for the agricultural sector
HSE and Rosselkhozbank are joining forces to create the country’s leading centre of industry expertise for the Russian agro-industrial complex. The partnership programme provides for joint research in the field of agribusiness, rural development, finance and banking, the development of joint analytical products for the proactive solution of agribusiness development issues at the national, regional and industry levels, as well as the implementation of the results in the bank’s practical activities. In addition, Bank employees will be able to take advanced training courses and retraining programs at the HSE.