A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Poznan University of Economics and Business (PUEB) in Poland and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI).
This new academic agreement is the first the CISI has ever signed with an academic partner in Poland. This arrangement will allow PUEB students the opportunity to complement their academic qualifications with a CISI vocational qualification, giving them a competitive edge in the global financial services market.
Poznan University of Economics and Business (right) is one of the oldest, most prestigious schools of economics in Poland. Since 1926, it has been continually developing higher education and ensuring the high quality of scientific studies and constant development of research infrastructure. As a university of economics, PUEB develops all forms of academic teaching and places great value on academic research. It is a leading expert in economics and innovation. PUEB is actively involved in international cooperation with businesses in Poland and beyond.
The CISI is the membership body of choice for financial services practitioners within the securities and investment profession with a range of globally recognised qualifications, providing specialist knowledge, developing skills and expertise. The offering of the CISI UK Level 3 International Introduction to Securities and Investment, which is widely recognised by global firms operating in Poland, will enrich PUEB’s existing curriculum and impact graduate employability. All PUEB students will benefit from a 50% discount on CISI exam fees. The CISI has also offered to waive the exam registration fee for all PUEB candidates registering for their exams until March 2022.
On behalf of PUEB, the MoU was signed by Maciej Zukowski PhD, Principal at PUEB, and on behalf of the CISI by Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, Director, Global Business Development.
Maciej Zukowski PhD, Rector at PUEB (left) said “Obtaining the International Introduction to Securities and Investment certificate can help our students find employment in international financial institutions that operate in Poland and serve as an important first step in the process of building an international career in one of the prestigious financial centres across the globe, like London or New York”.
Kevin Moore, Chartered FCSI, CISI Global Business Development Director, said: “We are honoured to be partnering with Poznan University of Economics and Business, our first academic partner in Poland. We believe it is beneficial for PUEB students to now have the opportunity to access CISI programmes that are recognised by the global financial firms operating in Poland and all over the world.”
The CISI programme will be available from October 2021.
For further information on CISI, please visit www.cisi.org and contact CISI Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 20 7645 0777.
For further information on PUEB, please visit https://ue.poznan.pl/pl/
Here is the Polish translation of this announcement.