Synergy University ('Synergy'), the largest private university in Russia with over 35,000 students across the world, officially launched its first campus in the Middle East at the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre ('DMCC') Free Zone in JLT. The first university to join DMCC, Synergy has chosen the Free Zone for its diverse international business community of over 7,400 companies, world-class infrastructure and student-friendly environment.

A number of high-profile individuals attended the opening event in the DMCC Free Zone, which included a tour of Almas Tower, the tallest commercial tower in the Middle East. The Russian delegation included: Dr Veniamin Kaganov, Vice Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; Larisa Efremova, Deputy Director of Department of General Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation; Mikhail Degtyarev, State Duma Member and Moscow Mayoral Candidate, Vice Chairman of State Duma Committee on Science and Scientific Innovations; Robert Shlegel, State Duma Member; and Yan Yanovsky, Founder of Bioenko and First Nation Societe Bancaire, member of International Committee of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Russia. Members of DMCC and Synergy University's leadership were also in attendance.

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