The Haas School’s partner school at St. Petersburg
University, Russia, celebrated its 10th anniversary
this January. The festivities drew not only the international
press but also high-level government and industry officials,
who have experienced this school’s significant
contributions to the Russian economy.
The first Western-style business school in Russia,
the School of Management (SOM) has benefited from a
partnership with UC Berkeley since its inception in
1993 and is modeled after the Haas School.
SOM has grown to 1300 students and 60 faculty members
during a time when the Russian educational and economic
systems were undergoing dramatic changes. Russians have
come to welcome not only the concept of a business school,
but also that of students having to pay for their education.
“The best reward for all of our hard work with
our Russian partners during these past ten years is
to see the business sophistication of our SOM graduates,”
said Susanne Campbell, program director of the partnership,
who spoke at the festivities.
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