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Published on Thursday, 24 November 2016
On 24 November 2016, Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, visited the University of Luxembourg.
Ms Golodets was accompanied by the Luxembourgish Minister Delegate for Higher Education and Research, Marc Hansen, the Luxembourgish ambassador to Russia, Claude Knebeler, and the Russian ambassador to Luxembourg, Victor Sorokin.
Ms Golodets was given an overview and presentation of Belval Campus. The Deputy also visited the “Maison du Savoir” where she was received by Prof. Rainer Klump, President of the University of Luxembourg. Ms Golodets then visited the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) where she was received by Prof. Rudi Balling, Director of the LCSB.
Cooperation with Russian Universities
The University of Luxembourg collaborates with a number of Russian universities, such as the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Peter the Great St Petersburg Polytechnic University, Tambov University, Omsk Medical University, Kazan University and the Stekhlov Mathematical Institute—research areas include computer science, biomedicine, psychology, history, law, economics and political science.
Every year, around 10 Russian Master’s students from the above-mentioned universities come to the University of Luxembourg with a scholarship from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an exchange period of one semester.
Ms Golodets’ visit at the University of Luxembourg was part of a state visit, which also included meetings at various Luxembourgish institutions like the National Library, Kirchberg Hospital, and Philharmonie.