RAU Among the Founders of the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network
On May 26-27, Head of RAU Department of Economic Theory and Challenges of Transition Economies Associate Prof. Irina Petrosyan represented Russian-Armenian University at the founding conference of Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Academic Network (BSEMAN) in Thessaloniki, Greece.
The initiative to set up an academic network of universities was launched at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
23 universities from Eastern Mediterranean and Black Sea Regions participated in the founding conference of BSEMAN as full members. Among them were the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Tsenov Academy of Economics, Bulgaria, the French University of Armenia, etc.
Following the conference, the parties signed a multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), defined the first action plan and the bodies for the Network.
The MoU aimed at developing and realizing common research projects in the whole range of scientific disciplines, focused on the global and regional issues such as water supply, energy environment, Green Economy and Blue Growth, issuing periodicals and organizing scientific workshops and conferences, developing educational cooperation, fostering innovations and startup development, realizing initiatives to bring youth together in the region, academically, culturally, vocationally, etc.
The conference in Thessaloniki gathered representatives of more than 50 universities from the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea Area.