As part of the Russia-Egypt Year of Humanitarian Cooperation, Volgograd Institute of Management, a branch of RANEPA, has become a partner of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Russia for implementation of cultural and educational projects.
About 200 events are planned for the Year of Humanitarian Cooperation in Russia. VIM has a long-standing partnership with the Al Mansour University in Egypt. More than a dozen online events have been held, including workshops, conferences, and round tables. The professors and students of the Al Mansour University and the Volgograd Institute of Management delivered reports and presentations on scientific and educational achievements and open lectures have already been held. VIM professors are honorary members of the editorial board of the scientific journal of the Faculty of Law, Al Mansour University, and Egyptian colleagues are members of the editorial board of the Volgograd Bulletin “Paradigms of Management, Economics and Law”.
This year, the planned events include inter-university scientific and methodological workshop “Today’s Trends in Management of Public and Commercial Sectors”, research workshop “National Projects in the State and Municipal Governance System of Russia and Egypt: Advantages and Challenges of Project Management”, quiz conference for students and graduates “Youth Entrepreneurship” (on private and public law aspects).
Employees of the Volgograd branch of the Academy conduct joint research with colleagues from the Al Mansour University. The studies concern the field of economics and law: “Structural Analysis of Egyptian and Russian Economies”, “Today’s Issues of Digitization of Public Services and Cyber Security Problems”, “Use of Genetic Technologies in Agriculture as a Mechanism of Competitiveness and National Security During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, “Towards a Sharing Economy: Factors, Trends, Risks”, “Electronic Employment Record Books: the Russian and Egyptian Experience.”
Co-authors of the research paper on the structural analysis of Egyptian and Russian economies were Andrey Egorov, Dean of the Faculty of Law, VIM, and Professor Sherif Kater, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Al Mansour University.
Olga Demushina, Associate Professor of the Department of Linguistics at the RANEPA VIM, and Natalia Buletova, Doctor of Economics, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Sector Finance at the Institute of Public Administration and Civil Service (IPACS), in collaboration with Professor Mohamed Atwa, Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Al Mansour University, and Professor June Lee of the Essex University, have published a joint monograph “Towards a Sharing Economy: Factors, Trends, Risks, and Prospects.” As a result of this joint work between Doctor of Economics Natalia Buletova, associate professor VIM Ekaterina Stepanova, and cultural attaché of the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Moscow Mohamed El Sergany, a publication was made titled “Spatial and Territorial Structural Analysis of the Egyptian Economy: Peculiarities of Development.”
The partners also can be proud of three joint student publications. These are “Creating Conditions for Entrepreneurship Development in Egypt and Russia” by Khadir Essam Al-Din Ali and Anastasia Zaitseva, “Global Economic Implications and Possible Solutions for COVID-19” by Marwan M. Aburaya and Polina Petrova, and “State Support to Business During Crises” by Abdelrahman Magdy Mustafa Ahmed and Yulia Selivanova. Expert in International Education and Cooperation of the Volgograd Institute of Management, a branch of RANEPA, Ekaterina Stepanova spoke about the tasks and results of cooperation with Egyptian counterparts: “Now that live communication in conferences and round tables is limited, we have been focusing on virtual communication and collaborative research. We should note that the international online meeting for young researchers in Russia and Egypt was enthusiastic and, most importantly, it introduced young specialists from the two countries to scientific practices and achievements in economics, law and public policy in the framework of the pandemic management. In the first five months of this year, Russian and Egyptian scientists have already published eight scientific articles in journals, including those included in Scopus and WoS databases.”
The cultural and educational component of the exchange between the two countries is not neglected either. For example, today you can visit a virtual photo exhibition dedicated to contemporary Egyptian art. Ekaterina Stepanova adds: “Our cooperation with our Egyptian colleagues has been ongoing for more than four years, and I am sure that in the Russia-Egypt Year of Cultural and Educational Cooperation we will further reinforce this cooperation with joint scientific research, publications, online discussions and interesting educational projects.”