The ceremony of signing the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Principality of Monaco on the mutual recognition of education, qualifications and academic degrees took place in Monaco.
The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of Science and Higher Education Petr Kucherenko, the Monegasque – by the Minister of the Interior of the Principality Patrice Sellario. The signing ceremony was preceded by a meeting with Prince Albert II of Monaco and a joint visit to the “Most Beautiful Country” photo exhibition dedicated to the nature and culture of Russia and organized by the Russian Geographical Society in cooperation with the Foundation of the Ruling Prince of Monaco.
The document provides for the recognition of secondary general, secondary vocational and higher education, as well as academic degrees and qualifications. Thanks to him, the holders of certificates and diplomas of the two countries study and work in Russia and Monaco.
The agreement will remove excessive administrative and financial barriers in the field of science and education and create favorable conditions for the development of academic mobility and scientific interaction between countries. According to Peter Kucherenko, the number of foreign students and highly qualified personnel in Russia and Monaco will expand student and teaching exchanges.
“The agreement will contribute to the development of cooperation in the field of education and science, the intensification of business contacts between educational institutions of the countries,” – Deputy Head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia.
Russia and Monaco began preparations in 2016 following the results of agreements reached at a meeting between President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and Prince Albert II of Monaco.
In early November 2021, the Government of the Russian Federation approved a project with Monaco on the mutual recognition of higher education, qualifications and degrees. The corresponding order was signed by the Chairman of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.
The order of the Government of the Russian Federation can be found on the portal of legal information.