17 September 2014

QS World University Ranking – MGIMO in Top 5 Russian Universities

September 16th, QS, a leading international rating agency, published the latest ranking of the world’s best universities. For yet another year, MGIMO figures in the top 400, along with Lomonosov Moscow State University, St Petersburg State University and Bauman Technological University.

MGIMO has improved on its 2013 score in fields such as academic and employer reputation. This, inter alia, points to its growing international standing in terms of the relevance of the research performed by its faculty, as well as increased employability of its graduates – both domestically and globally.

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16 September 2014

MGIMO to Launch Three New Masters Programs with Italian, Spanish and American Universities

The new academic year has brought about a marked intensification of contacts with international partners, further expanding the geographical reach of MGIMO master programs and raising the University’s appeal amongst prospective international students.

September 10th, MGIMO welcomed a delegation from Italy’s largest and most renowned University, La Sapienza to discuss a Double Master’s Degree Program in Management. Both parties led respectively, by Dr Alexandra Khudaykulova, MGIMO’s Vice Rector for Curricula Development and Prof. Francesco d’Ascenzo, Chair of the Department of Management at La Sapienza took this opportunity to talk over the student exchange program already in place, with the first batch of students setting off for Italy next spring.

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13 September 2014

MGIMO Takes Stance on Extremism in Education Playing Venue to Major Conference

September 9th, MGIMO hosted the final  plenary of the conference «Security in the educational environment: countering the ideology of terrorism and extremism» Inaugurated by MGIMO's Vice Rector Prof. Podberezkin, it involved numerous delegates from professional and student quarters across the country's vast academic community and was attended by distinguished speakers and policy makers.

The bottom line of the speakers' interventions: the educational system plays an essential part in discouraging extremism. Hence, it must be seen by state authorities and civil society institutions as an important vehicle  in promoting greater openness and an anti-extremism mindset.

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05 September 2014

MGIMO Tops List of Russia's Best Economics and Management Universities

The rating agency «Expert RA» has just made public a new ranking of Russian universities offering degree programs in Economics and Management, with MGIMO coming out fourth amongst the top 50.

The ranking is based on surveys involving over 15 800 representatives from academic, student and professional communities, investigating their views on: Quality Assurance systems, graduates employability and the overall level of research.

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02 September 2014

Sergey Lavrov Meets MGIMO Students on Knowledge Day

On September 1st, MGIMO has traditionally hosted Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He hailed the first year students and tackled some burning international issues.

The solemn ceremony opened with brief welcoming remarks by MGIMO’s Rector Anatoly Torkunov who praised the newly matriculated students for excelling in the very competitive entrance exam. In his turn, Minister Lavrov reminded the freshmen that MGIMO ranks among the best world universities and that it has never seen better days. He commended its academic and administrative staff for promoting innovation and for providing students with the means of attaining academic excellence in an ever changing world. MGIMO has firmly established itself as an institution of choice for training professionals and researchers in the field of International Relations.

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