HRH The Princess Royal visits Moscow

The University of London’s Chancellor, HRH The Princess Royal, meets ICEF students, faculty and alumni
HRH The Princess Royal visits ICEF
HRH The Princess Royal meeting ICEF students
We attach great importance to her visit, and we believe that it will contribute to ICEF's further development and the expansion of its educational programmes

On 4 February 2014, Princess Anne, HRH The Princess Royal, visited the Higher School of Economics International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) in Moscow.

During her visit The Princess Royal, who is leading the UK delegation to the Sochi Olympics, met with senior-level HSE and ICEF management and with ICEF students, faculty and alumni.

"The fact that The Princess Royal chose ICEF as one of the places she is visiting in Moscow certainly indicates that our project has been successful; much of the credit for that goes to our colleagues – professors of the London School of Economics. We attach great importance to her visit, and we believe that it will contribute to ICEF's further development and the expansion of its educational programmes," said HSE President, Alexander Shokhin.

The meeting with The Princess Royal was also attended by HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov, First Vice Rector Vadim Radaev, ICEF Director Sergey Yakovlev, and the ICEF Project Director at LSE, Professor Richard Jackman, who spoke about the development of the cooperation between the HSE and the University of London under the ICEF Project.

The Princess Royal was particularly interested in how this cooperation has influenced the transformation of educational standards and approaches to learning at the HSE. Yaroslav Kuzminov noted that the HSE continues to move towards integration into the global academic community, in particular through the international recruitment of teachers and by increasing the number of courses taught in English.

Following her meeting with the HSE and ICEF administration, The Princess Royal met with students, faculty and alumni. Afterwards, The Princess Royal asked about the motives of non-Russian students from Latvia, China and other countries for choosing ICEF, and about the students’ career plans. The Princess Royal, who supports numerous charitable causes, was particularly pleased to learn that some students are engaged in environmental issues and helping children.

  • This article first appeared on the ICEF website on 5 February [authors: Marina Ryklina, Vadim Vorobyov and Oleg Seregin].
  • ICEF is an Affiliate Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
  • Find out more about studying for a University of London degree in Russia.