Annual Conference of the Alumni Association of SPbU at Freie Universität
First Conference of the Alumni Association of St. Petersburg State University
Oct 16, 2019
On the 11th and 12th of October, the annual conference of the St. Petersburg State University Alumni Association took place at Freie Universität Berlin for the first time. In addition to welcome speeches, lectures, a chamber orchestra concert, and an evening reception in the Henry Ford building, over 100 of international alumni of St. Petersburg State University participated in a boat tour together with the hosts from Freie Universität. Among the guests from St. Petersburg was the Vice Rector of international affairs, Sergey Andryushin who also visited the International House, where a liaison office of St. Petersburg State University is planned. Additionally, a memorandum of understanding was signed for the second project phase of the DAAD excellence center G-RISC.
Freie Universität and St. Petersburg State University are connected by over 50 years of cooperation which was tightened further by the establishment of a strategic partnership in 2012. In November 2019, the partnership was celebrated with an event in St. Petersburg that was attended by Vice President Prof. Dr. Verena Blechinger-Talcott and Provost Dr. Andrea Bör.