Vladimir Mau elected president of Russian-French University
The Council of the Russian-French University met in Paris on October 20. Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Vladimir Mau was elected president of the Russian-French University (RFU) at the meeting.
The Presidential Academy is one of the founders of the Russian-French University established in 2016. The consortium promotes academic mobility of students and develops joint research projects. The RFU was established by the decision following the results of the 21st session of the Franco-Russian Council for Economic, Financial, Industrial and Commercial Cooperation (CEFIC, January 25, 2016).
The Council meeting at the Russian Spiritual Cultural Center in Paris convened representatives of the eight universities that are members of the Russian-French University: RANEPA, the Economic Development Ministry’s All-Russian Foreign Trade Academy, the National Nuclear Research University, People’s Friendship University of Russia, the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis and the FDNEC, NEOMA and SKEMA business schools.
RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau was approved as RFU President by a general vote of the heads of the participating universities. In accordance with the Charter of the University (signed on April 4, 2016), its president is elected annually in rotation. Prior to him, the RFU was headed by Professor Frédérique Vidal, President of the University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, who was appointed as France’s Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation.