17 February 2021
Dr Hilligje van’t Land, Secretary General of the International Association of Universities (IAU), congratulates the UMTE on behalf of the IAU.
Hilligje van’t Land: «On behalf of the IAU President, the members of the IAU Administrative Board and the members of the International Association of Universities let me please congratulate UMTE on its 30th anniversary.
Umte is an esteemed member of the IAU since 2011 and I’m honored and pleased to work with a rector professor Oleg Smeshko. Rector Smeshko was elected to the position of IAU deputy member of the IAU Administrative board at the IAU 16th General Conference in Thailand in 2016. He has been actively involved in the life and work of the Association ever since.
We look forward to continue our stall cooperation with Saint Petersburg University of management technologies and economics for hopefully at least another 30 years!»
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