Within the cooperation agreement between Voronezh State University and PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V. a first year Master's student of the Economics Faculty Yulia Chirkova and a second year student of the Economics Faculty Ruslan Shchekin were awarded 36 000 roubles personal scholarships.
'Presence of one of the worlds largest auditing and consulting companies in our city with a population of over a million citizens is good evidence of its investment attractiveness. As a rector, I am very positive about PwC's academic cooperation strategy and the company's decision to award VSU best economics students with personal scholarships indicates the high level of the business' social responsibility' said VSU Rector, Professor Dmitri Endovitsky.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia B.V. is one of the worlds largest auditing and consulting companies that have chosen VSU as the Black Earth region strategic platform for implementation of joint teaching and research activities in the field of tax, accounting, auditing and financial consulting. This long-term partnership includes:
- organisation of professional testing and selection of senior economics students to fill job vacancies in the company;
- organisation of practical training for economics and law students in one of the company's subdivisions (based on competition and with personal scholarships offered);
- participation of the company's leading specialists in lectures and practical classes on accounting, auditing and tax.
The Department of Economic Analysis and Audit (according to the results of II Federal Competition, the best economics department of Russia in 2010) has been chosen as a VSU base unit responsible for the agreement implementation.