10 August 2015

Anatoly Torkunov Awarded Alexander Nevsky Order

By the recent Presidential Decree (№369 from 16.07.2015), MGIMO Rector Anatoly Torkunov has been bestowed the Order of Alexander Nevsky for his “significant contribution to the implementation of the foreign policy of the Russian Federation, his achievements in academic and educational activities, for the training of highly qualified specialists and for many years of conscientious and dedicated work”.

The award comes as the public recognition of Anatoly Torkunov’s exceptional work in the field of enhancing MGIMO’s international profile and of his team’s commitment to training top-rate professionals in international affairs.

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07 August 2015

MGIMO’s Competitive 2015 Intake for Bachelor’s and Master’s Programmes

Following extremely competitive entrance examinations, MGIMO has enrolled this year some 1160 students for its Bachelor’s programmes and some 950 students for Master’s programmes. An average of 33 students applied for each Bachelor’s place and of 10 applicants for each Master’s place. At Master’s level the number of applicants rose by 20% compared to last year.

The newcomers of the 2015 intake are in the majority residents of Moscow and the Moscow region (55%), with a further 45% coming from over 80 federal entities of Russia. Some 35 different nationalities living in Russia are represented in this year’s intake. A novelty of these admissions has been attributing extra score points to Bachelor’s applicants for their personal achievements: Gold medals from high school or a University distinction, first prizes in Russian and European academic championships and for sports competitions.

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01 August 2015

Solemn Ceremony Marks Conclusion of MGIMO’s International «Summer School 2015»

July 31st, MGIMO’s international English-language "Summer School 2015" Students, Faculty and Staff Members celebrated the completion of yet another annual endeavour. This year saw an unparalleled surge of interest in the program: a record of over 40 students attended the school, from a dozen of different countries.

The graduates were awarded certificates by Egor Andreev, MGIMO’s Head of International Office. Deputy Director of the International Institute of Energy Policy and Diplomacy (MIEP MGIMO) Sergei Vasilev made a whole-hearted speech, wishing the participants of the Summer School success in their future careers. In turn, the Students Stolarikova Katarina (Slovakia) and Stefan Vefler (Switzerland) extended their heart-felt thanks to MGIMO professors and personally to Sergei Vasilev for their highly stimulating workshops and lectures.

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10 July 2015

MGIMO Marks Completion of Summer School’s First Module

July 10th saw the conclusion of the first module of MGIMO’s International English-language academic program "Summer School - 2015", devoted to the study of Russia's foreign policy and diplomacy.

Participants of the first module were presented with academic credits in accordance with international standards and certificates awarded by the Head of the International Office, Egor Andreev. MGIMO’s Vice-Rector for International Cooperation and Public Affairs Andrey Silantiev congratulated the students upon the completion of their course. The ceremony took place in a festive and friendly atmosphere, with graduates actively sharing their impressions of their stay at MGIMO.

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08 July 2015

MGIMO Makes it into Top Five Russian With QS BRICS Ranking

July 8th, QS unveiled its latest ranking of higher education institutions of BRICS countries - «QS University Rankings: BRICS».

This rating which assesses universities in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was first initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia in the framework of the Fifth Forum of the BRICS countries in March 2013. Since then three ratings have been compiled and published. MGIMO regularly appears in the top five Russian universities and in the top 40 universities of the entire BRICS rating.

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