On May 28, 2019, a delegation from the Zhejiang Financial College (Hangzhou, China) visited the Russian New University (RosNOU). The delegation included Rector Zheng Yali, Director of Education Kun Delan, Director of International Affairs Liu Fang qiang, Lecturer in Accounting Jin Jianwen and Lecturer in Humanities Zhang Yu.
After a short tour of the university building, guests of RosNOU met with Rector Vladimir A. Zernov, Vice-rector for Development Elena V. Lobanova, Vice-rector for Academic Affairs Igor V. Darda and Director of International Affairs and Academic Mobility George A. Gabrielian.
Rector Zheng Yali presented Zhejiang College of Finance. This vocational school was founded in 1975. Formerly it was called Zhejiang Bank School and was associated with the People’s Bank of China. In 2017, the Department of Education and the Department of Finance of Zhejiang Province recognized Zhejiang Financial College as one of the five key provincial vocational colleges.
Over the past 40 years, about 60 000 specialists in the field of economics and finance, including more than 5 000 presidents and directors of banks, have graduated from Zhejiang College of Finance. For example, Yi Huiman (Yi Huiman), now – Chairman of the Board of Directors and General Manager of the world's largest public company ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China) graduated from Zhejiang Financial College.
Participants of the meeting discussed potential areas of cooperation between the Russian New University and the Zhejiang Finance College in the field of education, including students and teachers exchange, joint research projects. The Director of International Affairs of the Zhejiang Finance College, Liu Fang qiang, outlined five main lines of collaboration:
- advanced training for businessmen who are going to invest in Russia;
- advanced training for professors, academic exchange, joint research;
- postgraduate education for graduates abroad;
- short- and long-term exchange programs for students, summer schools;
- joint educational programs.
Following the meeting, it was decided that the Russian New University will start cooperation with the Zhejiang Finance College with the mutual exchange of students, the development and implementation of short-term programs, as well as the preparation of joint educational programs.