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Dual-degree agreement with Russian university

Partnership enables students of the study programme Media and Communications Consulting to obtain an additional degree from a Russian university

Group photo: Academic Director Harald Wimmer, Johanna Rakaseder, International Coordinator in the Department of Media and Economics, Natalia Papka, University of Pyatigorsk, UAS Managing Director Gabriela Fernandes and Helmut Kammerzelt, Department Head of Media and Economics

St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and the Russian University of Pyatigorsk recently concluded a dual-degree partnership. Beginning with the winter semester 2018/19, students of the Master Programme Media and Communications Consulting at St. Pölten UAS and students of the Master Programme in Advertising and PR at the University of Pyatigorsk will be able to spend one year at the respective partner university and thus obtain academic degrees from both universities.

Three students from St. Pölten and three from Pyatigorsk per year will take part in the dual-degree programme and thereby combine their study abroad with a second degree.

"In the partnership with the University of Pyatigorsk, we have a university with many years of expertise in the areas of advertising and communication. Even those students who do not participate in the programme will benefit from the cooperation, because each year up to three Russian students will be able to study with us at St. Pölten UAS and thus contribute to an international exchange of experience", explained Academic Director Harald Wimmer 

"Internationalization is an essential cornerstone of our strategy. With this cooperation, we promote an international orientation at St. Pölten UAS, and with the possibility of a double degree we offer students added value for a successful career", said UAS Executive Director Gabriela Fernandes.

Second dual-degree cooperation

This agreement is the second dual-degree cooperation between St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences and a Russian university. As part of a cooperation between the Department of Rail Technology and Mobility and the Moscow Railway University, two Russian students are currently spending one year in St. Pölten.

About the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University

The state University of Pyatigorsk was founded in 1939 and currently has more than 9,000 registered students, 1,200 of them from abroad. The educational offer includes, among others, 49 different master degree programmes. The city of Pyatigorsk has a population of around 143,000.