Thursday, July 16, 2009

Russian, German railways create International Logistics Centre

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Russian Railways (RZD) CEO Vladimir Yakunin and Deutsche Bahn Chairman Ruediger Grube Thursday signed a general agreement on the creation of an educational and research center for international logistics andsupply chain management.

The agreement, signed in Munich, was witnessed by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel during the current round of high-level Russian-German inter-governmental consultations.

The center will be based both at the Higher School of Management at St. Petersburg State University and the St. Petersburg State Railway University, in Russia; in Germany, the center will be located at the European School of Management’s Berlin campus. The center is scheduled to open this fall.

“Russian Railways and Deutsche Bahn have been working together on staff training for several years now. But this is the first time the two companies have signed a document on developing a joint syllabus covering both training and skills enhancement. In addition to this, we will also be working together on scientific research projects,” said RZD CEO Yakunin in a statement. 

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