Koen Berden met with the master’s students of International Trade Policy programme
November 14, 2017, Dr. Koen Berden, director of outreach and member of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Institute (WTI) in Bern, elaborated on all availiable to Russian students study opportunities in WTI, Switzerland.
According to the cooperation agreement signed between HSE and WTI in June 2017, students of the master's program in International Trade Policy can complete cources on international law and economics MILE aiming to get a dual degree.
WTI also offers other options for training: such as short-term interdisciplinary courses of the Summer Academy , CAS (Certificate of Advanced Studies) or DAS (Diploma of Advanced Studies) . Notably, that Russian students can apply for a discount.
In addition, the new format of interaction between the two educational institutions presupposes guest lectures of WTI leading experts at the HSE and joint research projects implementation.
Following that, the Swiss professor presented a brief overview of EU-UK negotiations on social, economic and legal aspects of Brexit. From his point of view, the UK is not prepared to leave the EU because it must fix a large number of strategically important issues in the shortest possible period time. Moreover, Britain has extremely unfavorable negotiation position.
Koen Berden believes that plausibility of Brexit is extremely high. However, given that Article 50 can be withdrawn there is still a chance that Brexit does not happen. In that case it would require a fall of the government.
Vladimir Zuev, the head of the master’s programme in International Trade Policy, organized the meeting. Elena Ostrovskaya also took part in the event.