On Wednesday, January 26, UNN Rector, Prof. Evgeny Chuprunov met with Assoc. Prof. Davide Infante from the University of Calabria, Italy, and Yaroslav D. Sergeyev, Professor at Lobachevsky University and Head of the Laboratory at the University of Calabria. Prof. Yaroslav Sergeyev and Assoc. Prof. Davide Infante are coordinators of Russian–Italian University, the joint research and educational program.

The visit was part of celebrations of the centenary anniversary of Lobachevsky University and among the attendees of the meeting were Martin Paul (President of Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and Co-Chair of UNN International Council), UNN President Roman Strongin, Mr. Alexander Bedny (Vice-Rector for International Affairs), Prof. Alexander Grudzinskiy (Director of the Institute of Economics and Entrepreneurship) and Mr. Ilya Kuftyrev (UNN International Office Director).

In June 2015, Lobachevsky University and the University of Calabria celebrated 20 years of Russian-Italian University, which is the first ever dual degree programme launched between Russian and EU universities, and signed an updated partnership agreement on student exchange.