Published: 28 August 2013 at 15:46
Anglia Ruskin signs agreement to provide education to one of Russia’s biggest companies
Anglia Ruskin University and Knowledge Associates Cambridge Ltd have signed a deal to provide training for managers at Russian Railways, one of the country’s biggest companies.
Russian Railways has over one million staff and nearly 150 associated companies in areas as diverse as freight transport, passenger traffic, logistics, production and engineering.
The partnership will see academics from Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School work together with experts from Russian Railways’ Corporate University to develop a joint learning programme for senior executives, covering project management, cost and revenue generation management, risk management, innovation management and efficient decision-making.
The programme will be delivered to Russian Railways’ senior executives in English by Anglia Ruskin academics, with simultaneous interpretation through headphones. The next level of management will be taught in Russian by their own training team at their Corporate University in Sherbinka, near Moscow.
Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways, pointed out the significance and importance of the partnership. He said:
After working with Russian Railways’ Corporate University for two years, Knowledge Associates Cambridge was asked to help select the best university to partner with. Having emerged from a traditional hierarchical structure into a more solutions-focused, business-oriented organisation, Russian Railways sought a university that embraced innovation and flexibility.
Ron Young, CEO of Knowledge Associates, said:
Jon Bouffler, Director of Learning Development Services at Anglia Ruskin, said: