At the end of November 2019, the short but fruitful took place a visit of KNUTE`s rector A. Mazaraki, accompanied by Vice-rector V. Sai, to the long-standing partner institutions of higher education of France. In one of the leading Western European Business Schools – «Audencia», which is in Nantes, with its General Manager Christoph Germain, it was signed two documents over the next 5 years: the Memorandum of Understanding and the Exchange and Double degree Agreement.
These documents are first and foremost about enhancing the opportunities of double diploma not only at the bachelor, but also at the master's levels, as well as the exchange of teachers of both higher education institutions. Such expansion became possible after successful cooperation over the last 5 years. Here and now the rector has met with our students who are successfully studying at this esteemed business school, which is accredited by all three leading MBA agencies: EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA. By the way, three representatives of the Audencia Business School are currently studying for a semester course at KNГЕУ щn English master's programs.
During the negotiations, representatives of both institutions agreed to go beyond double diploma and expressed interest in developing a joint project within ERASMUS + KA2 Capacity Building for Youth program, in particular on food quality and safety.
At Grenoble Alps University, it was a matter of updating the program and signing a corresponding agreement on a bachelor's degree programs in distance form and double diploma. During the discussion, the relevant agreement was initialed and will be signed soon. The main attention was paid to the coordination of new master's programs in two specialties: «Human resources management during economic changes in the enterprise» and «Management of organizations in the process of foreign economic activity». Both programs, depending on the level of French and English, will be implemented on a distance and full-time forms.