Skolkovo Stays on Track with MIT Link

The middle of an economic downturn may not seem the best time to launch the most ambitious new management education project anywhere in Russia. But Wilfried Vanhonacker, dean of Moscow's Skolkovo School of Management, shows little sign of being fazed by the economic crisis. "This is the kind of environment we would enjoy, because that's what we want to prepare people for," he says. "If anything, there is stronger commitment now. If anything, if you look at the crisis in Russia now, it clearly shows the need for real management skills."

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