On June 19th, Mikhail Piotrovsky and Alexey Kudrin hosted the 15th Meeting of Friends and Trustees of the EUSP Endowment Fund in the State Council Hall at the Hermitage. During the meeting the University's top development priorities were announced. Oleg Kharkhordin, EUSP Rector, gave a short discourse about the University's standing within global academic rankings. In conclusion, Alexander Kurylev, EUSP's Vice-Rector for Development, thanked EUSP friends for their continued support. At the end of the official part of the meeting EU's faculty, trustees, donors and friends continued to mingle and to discuss further development strategies.