Wednesday, August 23, 2017

UrFU to participate in anti-money laundering initiative

Ural Federal University will participate in a pilot project aimed at training specialists to combat money laundering and terrorist financing through a so-called network institute.

The institution will be open to 15 leading universities, research and educational centers in Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The program will help train specialists who will then be integrated into the state system to combat financial crimes, according to Alexander Klimov, the deputy minister of education and science for the Russian Federation.

The decision to develop the institute came from negotiations between Yuri Chikhanchin, the minister of the federal service for financial monitoring; Anton Federov, the head of the president of the public service and personnel; and Mikhail Kotyukova, the head of the federal agency of scientific organizations.