International Relations

The International Relations policy concentrates mainly on actions linked to training in general; leaving the faculties and research groups with the responsibility of carrying out their own strategy in terms of collaboration in conformity to the direction followed in general. While it allows PRUE to attract students and researchers in the world, it also opens to PRUE’s students, professors and researchers chances to gain international experience in partner universities all over the world.

PRUE has partnership agreements with 85 universities and business schools from 28 countries in Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. The result of this cooperation is the development of innovative educational programs, numerous training courses for teachers and students, creation of a modern educational and methodological framework of the International Business School (IBS — Plekhanov) and the School of Business. An important result of partnership with foreign universities is the development and implementation of programs, double/triple diplomas for undergraduate and Master degree students.

PRUE actively participates in several academic networks. The University is a member of various Russian and foreign educational and professional associations: 

EFMD is an international membership organization, based in Brussels, Belgium. It includes over 800 member organizations from academia, business, public service and consultancy in 81 countries. EFMD is a unique forum for information, research, networking and debate on innovation and best practice in management development, recognized globally as an accreditation body of quality in management education with established accreditation services for business schools and business school programmes, corporate universities and technology-enhanced learning programmes. Coordinates projects and activities that foster an active dialogue and exchange between companies and academic institutions. Runs the EQUIS, EPAS, CLIP & CEL and EDAF development programme which all aim to raise the standards of management education around the world. 


The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education, established in 1967 by a small group of business graduates with the aim to raise the profile of business education and the MBA qualification in UK and Europe. AMBA’s accreditation service is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programmes. It currently accredit programmes at over 200 business schools in more than 70 different countries. The Association is the only professional membership association connecting MBA students and graduates, accredited business schools and MBA employers in more than 110 countries. 

EUA is the largest and most comprehensive organization formed in 2001 and representing universities in Europe with 850 members across 47 countries. There are 17 million students enrolled at EUA member universities. EUA supports and takes forward the interests of individual institutions and the higher education sector as a whole.


The purpose of EDAMBA is to promote and facilitate cooperation within the European Doctoral Programmes Association in Management and Business Administration by providing and managing a network to exchange information, to exchange PhD candidates and to promote research cooperation. In many ways, EDAMBA helps the participating schools to increase the quality of their PhD programmes, as well as to create an environment of excellence with a European perspective, all the while pursuing diversity. The ultimate goal is to have the EDAMBA network reach as far and wide as possible, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the various programmes within the network.


CEEMAN is an international management development association established in 1993 with the aim of accelerating the growth in quality of management development in Central and Eastern Europe. Now it is a global network of management development institutions interested in quality of education and innovations in this field, as well as in the broad area of subjects related to change, with more than 210 institutional and individual members from over 50 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, and Asia.


ECBE is an international not-for-profit educational organisation, registered in Brussels as an AISBL – Association Internationale Sans But Lucrative. It is committed to supporting academic and professional learning institutions in business and related fields. It provides advice and consulting services to encourage and support institutions to commit themselves to continuous improvement by engaging in its accreditation processes. It also creates valuable networking opportunities for schools interested in internationalising their curriculum and contacts. Through its accreditation processes, ECBE helps to ensure that accredited members satisfy the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as set out in the Bologna Process and other EU directives. 


Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European leadership centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. It is a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and sharing. They equip academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalisation challenges and provide a platform for strategic exchange. EAIE cooperates with key stakeholder organisations and institutions to promote their membership interests, and advance international higher education in Europe and the rest of the world. 

EDEN is the smart network for the professional community and a professional community for smart learning. Established in 1991 as an international educational association and not-for-profit organisation, EDEN is open to institutions and individuals dealing with e-learning, and – more broadly speaking – open and distance education. With more than 200 institutional members and over 1200 members in the Network of Academics and Professionals (NAP), EDEN assists a wide range of institutions, networks and individuals to become involved in professional information and networking activities. 


Russian Association of Business Education (RABE) is a non-governmental non-commercial voluntary organization of Russian business-education institutions established in 1990. RABE units over 150 Russian and foreign business schools and largest economical institutions represented by departments of business-education from Russia, Kazakhstan, European countries, USA and Canada. Among the RABE members are training, consulting, publishing companies and also corporate members – representatives



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