20 September 2016

UN Model and Student clubs

MGIMO encourages its students to participate in a rich and varied social and cultural life.

Student Union – a voluntary organization which brings students together and helps to guide them on their way through MGIMO. The Student Union plans and organizes a range of social and artistic events, and contributes to professional development through a variety of information initiatives, in addition to providing an effective cooperation mechanism between students and the University administration.

Council of International Fraternities – unites international students from 26 nations who have clubs or associations within the council. It seeks to promote national cultural awareness, and the politics, science and business of different countries within MGIMO, strengthening friendship and cooperation between Russian and international students. They organize more than a hundred events during the academic year – including cultural events, meetings with prominent people, and debates on current political issues and international events.

MGIMO International United Nations Model – is held at MGIMO each year, involving more than 700 students from Russian and international universities. They imitate the work of the General Assembly, Security Council, and most important UN Committees. The working language of the UN Model is English. Many senior UN officials, including Secretaries General, have made opening remarks for the MGIMO International UN Model.

The Student Academic Society (NSO; Russian: Научное студенческое общество (НСО)) is the oldest student organization of MGIMO. Members have the opportunity to master the basics of organizing mass events, public speaking and conducting scientific research, amongst many other benefits of participating in NSO’s projects.

NSO brings more than 20 student interest clubs together, some of them specializing in particular regions or countries (like the African Club, Germanic Studies Club, etc.) and others dealing with particular issues (e. g. Business Club, Negotiation Club, Arctic Club).

Russian Association of Public Relations Students – was established in 2003 at the initiative of MGIMO students. Its objectives include improving vocational training for Association members, and the development of relations between the Association and the leading PR practitioners and international PR organizations. Every April the Association holds Moscow PR week at MGIMO, which attracts more than a thousand students from all over Russia. Top Russian managers and heads of PR companies deliver seminars during the Week.