25 May 2016

MGIMO co-organizes the association of BRICS scientific and educational centers

May 24th, the International Scientific Conference «Current problems of global research: formation of a polycentric model of the modern world» was hosted by Lomonosov Moscow State University. MGIMO was represented at the event by its Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov.

On the sidelines of the conference, unfolded an inaugural meeting of the BRICS Association of Scientific and Educational Centres founded by 15 BRICS universities, including MGIMO.

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25 May 2016

MGIMO Receives Indian Council for Cultural Relations Delegation

May 25th, a delegation from the Indian Council for Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India came to MGIMO.

The delegation included Professor Veena Sikri, former Ambassador, and Anirban Ganguli, Director of the Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherji Fund. They were accompanied by the Director of the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre Ashish Sharma. The guests were received by MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs, Andrey Baykov and the Head of the University’s International Office Egor Andreev.

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24 May 2016

MGIMO Steps Up Cooperation With Top French and British Universities

May 11th to 20th, MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for Graduate and International Programs Andrey Baykov met with representatives of partner universities in the UK and France to review the current status of existing programs, to participate in a meeting on admissions of new students and consider new joint projects.

While in the UK, Andrey Baykov delivered a public lecture at the School of Oriental and African Studies, at the University of London and met with its management to discuss prospects for cooperation. SOAS ranked 11th worldwide in the QS rankings by subject in «Development Studies» and for the «Quality of Faculty» in «Arts and Humanities». The parties signed an agreement on the creation of an umbrella double program specializing in diplomacy and international development; regional studies; and global energy and climate policy.

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24 May 2016

Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law Gives Talk at MGIMO

May 23rd, MGIMO welcomed the Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Dr. Christophe Bernasconi. The purpose of his visit to Moscow was to sign a new cooperation agreement with MGIMO designed to increase awareness about the Hague Conventions in Russia and other CIS countries.

During their interview Christophe Bernasconi and MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov had a fruitful discussion about multilateral cooperation in the field of International Private Law. The parties then proceeded to signing the new agreement, which prolongs the previous one, all the while placing an emphasis on intensifying the cooperation between the Hague conference and MGIMO, which is one of the leading institutions to provide education in the fields of private international law and comparative law.

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23 May 2016

MGIMO At X Week of Education of SCO Member States

May 16th to 22nd, MGIMO participated in the X Week of Education of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization «Education without Borders» in China. The University was represented by Alexei Dundich, Head of Educational Programs at the Master’s Training Department and Yulia Magdalinskaya, Senior Lecturer of Chinese.

It is the first time Education Week is held in China and the event was hosted this year by the Dalian University of Foreign Languages. The Conference was opened by the Chinese Deputy Minister for Education, Liu Limin. MGIMO representatives participated in the «Regional Studies» section and presented a report describing MGIMO’s activities within the framework of SCO Network University, a program which has been operating since 2009 and aims to increase links and exchanges between participating universities.

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