A meeting of the faculty members and administrative officers from six Russian universities engaged in the economics knowledge field within BRICS NU has been held on March 6th, 2017 at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Representatives of six leading Russian Universities (MGIMO, MISIS, PFUR, UrFU, SPSU and HSE) attended the meeting. It was devoted to the development and implementation of joint educational programs and researches. The participants agreed to develop joint proposal on both the structure and the content of three master's programs as well as identified several research topics for further submission to International Thematic Group (ITG) on economics.
The participants expressed a shared belief that the partner universities of the BRICS NU will be able to work out individual modules to be incorporated the integrated final curriculum, thus ensuring the international nature of the project.
The participants also discussed the organizational framework of the joint programme. They all agreed to consider one semester academic exchanges as the initial implementation pattern of these newly designed programmes.
The research themes of the institutions participating in the thematic group in economics within the BRICS NU can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bV1TL0GWvLFLAR2QLj91rC_AirHsjQHrb1UyEnxA1Ds/edit#gid=0