09 June 2015

MGIMO Expands Cooperation with LUISS University of Rome and Enel Russia

June 8th, a trilateral memorandum on academic cooperation between MGIMO, LUISS University of Rome and the Italian energy corporation Enel was signed in the reception hall of the Italian embassy.

The ceremony brought together MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, the Rector of LUISS University Massimo Egidi and the General Director of Enel Russia Carlo Palasciano Villamagna.

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03 June 2015

Erlan Abdyldaev Becomes MGIMO Honorary Doctor

June 3rd, MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov gave the title of Honorary Doctor of MGIMO to the Foreign Affairs Minister of Kyrgyzstan E.Abdyldaev in a solemn ceremony.

In his welcome remarks, Anatoly Torkunov noted that is it a “double pleasure for MGIMO to award the title of Honorary Doctor to such an outstanding figure who is also a graduate of our University”. MGIMO’s Academic Council unanimously determined to assign Erlan Abdyldaev this title for his contribution to the strengthening of international peace and security and the development of good-neighborly relations between the Russian Federation and the Kyrgyz Republic."

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02 June 2015

MGIMO Receives Delegation from the University of Tehran

June 2nd, MGIMO welcomed a delegation from the Allameh Tabataba’i University of Tehran led by its Rector Hossein Salimi. During a meeting with MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov, the parties discussed topical issues of academic cooperation.

Hossein Salimi started by describing Tehran Allameh Tabataba’i University as the largest university in Iran in the field of humanities and social sciences, and spoke about its history and current international standing. H.Salami then observed that academic research and student exchanges are the main avenues of collaboration between universities.

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21 May 2015

MGIMO Hosts Chinese UMBE Delegation

May 20th, MGIMO represented by its Vice Rector for Program Development greeted a delegation from the University of International Business and Economics (China), including its Vice-Rector, Professor Zhao Zhongxiu and the Director of the Confucius Institute (a UMBE partner) Professor Han Lihua.

The purpose of the meeting was to fine-tune the joint Russian-Chinese Master's program to be launched in the autumn of 2015. This double degree crowns over a decade of fruitful cooperation between the two universities, which started in 2003 with an agreement for student exchange.

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18 May 2015

MGIMO Welcomes the Independent High Level Panel on UN Operations for Peace

May 15th, MGIMO hosted the Independent High Level Panel on UN operations for peace led by its head Jose Ramos-Horta, Timor Leste’s former president and head of the United Nations peace building offices in Guinea-Bissau.

The visiting delegation also included Rima Salah, former Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the UN mission in the Central African Republic and Chad, Ameerah Haq UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support, Major General Floriano Peixoto Vieira Neto, Wang Xuexian a representative the Executive Board of the United Nations Association in China, and the Russian diplomat Alexander Ilitchev.

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