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Russian regulators reinstate a prominent private university in St. Petersburg


Roughly two months after regulators pulled the accreditation of “Shaninka” (the Moscow School of Social and Economic Sciences) — sparking fears of a government crackdown on independent private universities — the outlook is now much rosier for a sister school.

On August 10, Russia’s Federal Education and Science Supervision Agency restored the operating license for European University at St. Petersburg, which was revoked in late 2016. The school says it will reinstate all students whose studies were disrupted by its regulatory problems.