Meeting with RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau 2017-02-20 17:30:00 The Kremlin, Moscow Vladimir Putin met with Vladimir Mau, Rector of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and member of the Presidential Economic Council. Mr Mau told the President about key areas of the Academy’s work and ways for improving training of future public administration staff. Mr Mau said that around 100,000 students study at the Academy. In total, 180,000 people a year pass through the Academy, taking part in re-training programmes, raising their qualifications, and MBA programmes. The Academy’s regional network has 53 branches. The Academy puts the emphasis on individualising education and offers around 2000 higher and further education programmes. Around 500 people have gone through the programme for training a reserve pool of management personnel. Around 800 people will have completed the two-year regional investment teams’ programme. Alongside Russian specialists, it involves teachers from Harvard University, INSEAD, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore, and a number of other top global schools. Over the past 6 years, 23,000 heads of schools, cultural, and healthcare establishments, and the relevant sector heads at municipal and regional level have gone through the programme for public-sector managers. Over the past 7 years, 20,000 people have completed the anti-corruption course. One important project concerns Crimea: over the course of a year, 28,000 regional and municipal officials in Crimea went through a programme to train them in Russian legislation in order to pass qualification exams for the relevant posts. Over the last ten years, the Academy, together with the Presidential Executive Office, developed and introduced a personality and professional diagnostic system for selecting candidates for the reserve under presidential patronage. Mr Mau noted that Russia has 1.5 million state and municipal officials, whose ongoing education requires much attention. Mr Putin and Mr Mau also discussed the results of the Gaidar Readings forum, which took place in Moscow in January.