On 25 March 2021, the official meeting with professors and admissions of HSE University took place in renewed Campus of Higher School of Economics University at Pokrovsky Boulevard. Two Secretaries of the Embassy of the State of Qatar and QRCC managers met with representatives of HSE University. The embassy of the State of Qatar was represented by Mr. Rashid Majid Al-Sowaidi  – First Secretary of the Embassy and Mr. Abdulla Yousuf Al-Saai – Third Secretary of the Embassy.

14 professors and faculty in person and 8 professors online took part from HSE University. The meeting was moderated by HSE University Vice-Rector for International Relations – Dr. Ivan Prostakov.

During the meeting, the main collaboration aspects and projects were discussed: MoU signings, degrees’ recognition, students and faculty exchanges, current collaborations in the different fields of research and education, alumni cooperation, etc. Among other topics, it was discussed the launch of the joint seminar dedicated to the economic, cultural, political, and global issues of the Qatari/Russian cooperation and the Middle East perspective.

The initiative with the opening special Qatari space or class as a part of the SPIEF Legacy Program will be the next significant project in the cooperation of the Embassy, QRCC and HSE University.