Rustam Minnikhanov, president of the Republic of Tatarstan, last week signed an agreement with Moscow State Institute, and the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy of MGIMO.
The agreement calls for creating a program that trains public authorities, both locally and nationally, in order to keep their energy, oil production and refining skills top-notch. The program will incorporate initial training, as well as retraining new and existing authorities.
Officials attending the meeting also discussed options for creating master's degree programs, MBA and professional development programs tied to the energy, oil and refining industries. Specialized programs will be tailored to international relations concerning energy trade with the Republic of Tatarstan.
Energy, oil production and refinement are the main staples of Tatarstan’s export economy, which trades with Africa, Southeast Asia and the Persian Gulf.
Officials also scheduled time during to meet leaders, teachers and students from Kazan Federal University.