Sergey Puzyrevskiy: the geography of Competition Law Department sprawls from the Far East to the North Caucasus

08-12-2016 | 13:35

It shows high interest of universities in the issues of competition protection and antimonopoly regulation

On the second day of the International Research-to-Practice Conference on “Antimonopoly Policy: Science, Practice, Education” Deputy Head of FAS Sergey Puzyrevskiy discussed FAS work in the field of education and shred future plans.

He pointed out that this year the Conference obtained an international status and the issues of competition law are getting increasingly global.

Sergey Puzyrevskiy reminded the event participants that following the I Conference in December 2015 a decision had been made to establish FAS Research-and-Methodological Council.

“Based on the outcome of two Council meeting, a working draft project of “Competition Law” syllabus for universities” was approved.  Deputy Head of FAS pointed out that it is necessary to study this subject not only for legal and economic students but for any member of the society. "Developing the subject is an element of training qualified specialists. At the same time the basics of competition law should be understandable to any person; it is not possible to build up efficient competition policy without this understanding”, added Sergey Puzyrevskiy.

Deputy Head of FAS gave statistical data on increasing number of Departments of Antimonopoly Regulation and Competition Law: at the moment there are robust and efficient 29 base Department and 8 research centres. In 2016 such Departments have been opened in Plekhanov Russian Economic University, Dagestan State University and Chernyshevsky Saratov State University.

FAS also organized “Olympic” academic contests for schoolchildren and an essay contest – “Point of growth”.

“The panel of judges emphasized very good preparation of schoolchildren and students in the field of antimonopoly regulation. We are grateful to all participants and wish them further success”, continued Sergey Puzyrevskiy. “In view of the popularity of such contests, they will take place on a regular basis”.

Discussing the future plans, Sergey Puzyrevskiy pointed out that the issues of education and science took the leading place in the National Competition Development Plan. “Together with the Ministry of Education we are discussing possibility to include “Competition Law” as a new item on the list of specialties, for which academic degrees can be awarded”, concluded Deputy Head of FAS.