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Moscow State University Delegation Visits UAlbany on 30th Anniversary of Partnership

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 14, 2007)

A delegation from Moscow State University will visit the University at Albany to celebrate and solidify a 30-year partnership in student and faculty exchange, curriculum development, and joint education projects.


  • Victor Antonovich Sadovnichy, rector (president), Moscow State University
  • Susan Herbst, provost and officer in charge, University at Albany
  • Ray Bromley, director, office of international education, University at Albany
  • Nickolay Semin, vice rector for international affairs, Moscow State University
  • Evgenii Mosieev, deputy dean for international affairs, Moscow State University
  • Alexander Lukshin, vice rector for science and development, Moscow State University
  • Petr Vrzhesch, rector for science and development, Moscow State University
  • Svetlana Ter-Minasova, dean of foreign languages and area studies, Moscow State University
  • John Ryder, director, Office of International Programs, State University of New York
  • Olga Zinovieva, program manager of the Center on Russia and the United States

Tuesday, May 15, 2007, 8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Atrium, University Hall, Uptown Campus

The year 2007 marks the 30th anniversary of collaboration between the University at Albany and Moscow State University. Currently, the major programs supported by the two institutions lie in the areas of foreign languages, computational mathematics and cybernetics.

Cooperation in higher education between Russia and the United States was strengthened by a May 31, 2006 Memorandum of Understanding signed by U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and Minister for Education and Science Andrei Fursenko of the Russian Federation.

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