The delegation of Wismar University, Germany, has visited SPbU to discuss the opportunities to open a joint graduate programme in law.

The event was hosted by SPbU’s Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Extracurricular Affairs and Methodological Support Ekaterina Babeluk. 

The University is particularly critical about opening new programmes, said the Vice-Rector. “Today’s students want to know where they can work after they graduate. That’s why SPbU open only those programmes which are in high demand in labour market or there is an employer who in interested in opening a new programme to provide an internship or employment”, — said Ekaterina Babeluk.

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SPbU’s Senior Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Extracurricular Affairs and Methodological Support Ekaterina Babeluk

“Wismar University provides applied, rather than fundamental, education in law. So, theory and practice is closely connected at our university. It is vital for us that our students can solve not abstract problems but have an insight into how companies are working”, — said the Vice-Rector Professor Michael Schleicher.

The university has an opportunity to attract big companies, said the Vice-Rector of Wismar University. One of their partners is Nord Stream 2 AG that is implementing a project on main gas pipe laying from Germany to Russia “Nord Stream – 2” (the company is a shareholder of Gazprom).

The partners of this kind are solid grounds for opening a joint master programme in European law in energy industry. What is more Gazprom is going to have its headquarter in St Petersburg. Nevertheless, it is not the only sphere which can spur interest in students: the universities are contemplating about such areas as insurance, banking, and intellectual property protection.

“it is vital to have a clear view of which Russian and German companies are ready to become our partners and by taking it into account to identify the areas that the programme will focus on”, — summed up Ekaterina Babeluk.