The Committee for Control and Management of State Property of China has visited SPbU.

The University told the Committee what trends were emerging in the economy and how we negotiated in Russia.

The event was visited by the Committee for Control and Management of State Property of China: the representatives from Energy, Tongrentang, Fashion, Ershang, Zeren, Panlong, North Star, Xianlong, Chuhong, a cooperative for supply and sale, municipal and federal agencies for road building and construction, foreign trade, and water disposal.

SPbU is the first university which the Ministry of Defense of China has signed a direct agreement of collaboration.

SPbU Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs Sergei Andrushin greeted the delegation: “It is a great honour for us to welcome our Chinese partners as the collaboration between SPbU and China is on the rise, — said Sergei Andrushin. — For the last several years, the University has successfully opened a number of programmes to study law, economics, history, and culture of China. We are becoming more and more interested in collaborating with our Eastern partner as more and more students opt for those educational programmes that focus on China”.

Another overarching priority is collaboration between the University and employers. Today we have the representatives from the biggest Chinese industrial enterprises and we are sure that our collaboration will ensure that we are at the forefront of education and our graduates are competitive in the labour market globally.

SPbU Deputy Rector for International Affairs Sergei Andrushin

SPbU Professor Sergei Sutyrin and Associate Professor Irina Vorobieva delivered lectures on economics.

The report by SPbU Professor Sergei Sutyrin focuses on the history and current state of affairs in the Russian economy, the challenges it is facing and prospects for development. He outlined three stages in the Russian economy after the USSR collapsed: from 1991 to 1998, from 1998 to 2008, and from 2008 until our time. He told about the strong and weak aspects in the Russia’s economics. Among the important achievements are external surplus, gold and foreign currency reserves, relatively small national debts and budget deficit, relatively high employment rates and favourable demographic tendencies. The weak points are corruption, decrease in industrial production, and low efficiency of labour.

The report “Strategy and tactics of negotiating in Russia” by SPbU Associate professor Irina Vorobieva sheds light on the history and current state of affairs in negotiation processes in Russia, key factors that determine how we negotiate and what we negotiate about, with a particular focus on the most popular negotiation strategies and tactics in Russia.