RANEPA and the University of Cote d'Azur expand interaction (VIDEO)
The Presidential Academy has hosted a meeting between officials of RANEPA Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS) led by Director Igor Bartsits and Dean of the School of Law and Political Science at UNS Xavier Latour.
Opening the meeting, Igor Bartsits underscored the importance of the principles of education without borders, academic mobility and the long-established friendly relations between the two universities. “We have a great responsibility today – we absolutely have to train only world-class professionals in all areas. I am confident that our French colleagues will help us in this difficult, but very important task,” Igor Bartsits said.
Mr. Latour, on his first official foreign visit in his new capacity, reaffirmed the intention to continue to maintain the long-standing friendship of the two universities and expressed confidence that such cooperation is contributing to a deeper overall mutual understanding between the two countries. “It’s been very flattering and pleasant to realize that the level of mutual understanding and development of our relations is quite high. But this is absolutely no reason to slow down the pace,” Xavier Latour said, talking about their grand plans to expand cooperation.
During the meeting, Dean of the Higher School of Law at RANEPA IPACS Oleg Zaitsev thanked his French colleague and Administrative Head of International Office at the Côte d'Azur University Olga Criez for their attention to the development of law education in Russia and in France. According to Mr. Latour, one of the main goals of his visit is to “inspect” the launch of the 2019 admissions campaign at the Presidential Academy. “Hundreds of intelligent, purposeful, beautiful young men and women will come to you. I sincerely believe that many of them will be able to continue their studies in double degree programs in Nice,” he said.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director of RANEPA IPACS Alexander Bystryakov, Dean of the Faculty of International Regional Studies and Regional Management Valentina Komleva, Director of the Russian-French Education and Consulting Center Yelena Ponomarenko and Director of the Center for Comparative Law Alexander Yeryomenko. They discussed opportunities for the development of joint double degree programs between universities; there are already six of them – three bachelor’s and three master’s programs.